Summer might be over, but we’re still loving the textured hair look. Luckily for us, textured hairstyles transcend seasons.
Even though we’re now in fall, beach waves, undefined curls and voluminous spirals look hot – and are lusted after – all year around. Here’s how to create the perfect textured hairstyle, no matter what time of year it is.
Put on a repairing oil or mask.
Sachajuan Hair Repair Treatment 250ml, £23.00
Nanogen Hair Thickening Mask 200ml, £29.95
The first step when creating the perfect textured hairstyle is to wash and condition your hair as normal.
Then, before you dry your hair, apply a moisturizing oil or mask onto your tresses that actively promotes healthy hair growth. Look for a product that uses keratin, in particular, to restore damaged hair, nourishes the scalp and intensely moisturizes the hair.
If your hair is naturally curly, it might become dry or damaged easily, so you need to make sure that you’re regularly revitalizing your hair and infusing it with a hydration and frizz-defying formula. Alternatively, if you have thin, lackluster hair, use a thickening product after you’ve washed it that will enhance its natural volume.
Only half-dry your hair.
After washing and conditioning your hair, and applying a repairing oil or mask, you then need to partially dry your hair.
In summer, you might want to let it dry naturally; however, in winter, we suggest that you grab a hairdryer and spend some time getting rid of any extreme moisture. After all, you don’t want to catch a cold! Also, make sure you use a nozzle to avoid creating unwanted frizz and staticity.
Use plaits to create waves.
Whether it’s in the form of a French or Dutch braid or two pig-tails, the best way to create a perfect textured hairstyle is to plait your hair when it’s damp. If you need to get your Mum or a friend to help you, that’s okay! Just make sure that you do your plaits as tight as possible and leave them to dry overnight.
Apply a curl-enhancing product.
Sachajuan Hair Mousse (200ml), £14.00
Hair Paste Sachajuan, £26.38
The next day, when your hair is fully dry, let down your braids to reveal your magical masterpiece. Sometimes, just plaiting the hair and leaving it overnight creates the desired textured effect, with minimal adjustments needed. However, most of the time you need to apply a curl-enhancing product.
Mousse or hair paste works quite well; you just need something that’s going to keep your wavy style in place, without letting loose fly-aways go free.
If you want more texture and definition, the best way to develop your hairstyle even further is to use products. Products can help enhance the body and shine of your hair and boost the appearance of flat, difficult-to-manage hair.
Just make sure that you use a product that doesn’t make your hair feel too stiff or crunchy: flexibility is the key to success!
Backcomb and use hairspray to finish.
Anna Sui Hair Comb, £10.00
Boohoo Hair Spray White, £3.00
If you’ve followed all of the steps thus far, and even used a curl-enhancing product, but you’re still finding that your hair is lifeless and looks flat – don’t despair.
Simply take a tail-comb and start backcombing the top sections of your hair near the roots. This will give you instant volume and lift, and allow you to style as desired. Then, all you need to do is use a spritz of hairspray with long-lasting-hold to perfect your look for a full day, or night, out.
Drink green tea.
Perhaps you’ve followed all of our steps and are still struggling to create the perfect textured hairstyle? In this case, start drinking regular cups of green tea.
Not only is green tea rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, which maintain healthy hair growth, but it also contains vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to add beautiful shine and sleekness to the hair.
In a nutshell, green tea will prepare you for the next time that you try to create the perfect textured hairstyle!
No matter what your natural hair is like, we guarantee that anybody can create the textured look that they desire, just by doing the right things and using the correct products. It’s all about trial and error to figure out what works for you but, once you’ve found the winning combination, you’ll be able to use it again and again. Then simply wait for the compliments to roll in.
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