To all my fellow wavy gals looking for THE product, look no further. Lo, I have found it. (And you all know I’ve tried everything under the sun, right?)
Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse. It’s the best. Smells amazing, doesn’t make hair stiff or crunchy, keeps frizz at bay, AND defines waves or curls like no other. Here’s how I got the above look.
1. Wash, condition, and towel dry hair. I try to scrunch the extra water out of my hair with the towel, but very gently. Too much and I’ll be in frizz city.
2. Using a wide-tooth comb, comb through hair one time. Set your part.
3. Apply mousse throughout hair, starting in the back. (That way, if too much of the product comes off at first, it won’t be around your face.) I usually use two dollops for my thick hair.
4. If you have bangs, blow them dry. If you have cowlicks, follow my method for perfecting the sideswept look. I usually gather the rest of my damp hair behind my shoulders so I don’t accidentally blow any of the wave out.
5. Once your bangs are dry, allow the rest of your hair to air dry. Do not touch it. I repeat, DO NOT TOUCH. The more you fiddle with it, the frizzier it will get. Think about it, you know those times when your hair looks completely awesome after spending the day at the pool or beach? And you’re all, “why doesn’t my hair usually look like this?” Well, it’s because you DIDN’T MESS WITH IT. You most likely let it air dry and didn’t touch it all. (You can tell I messed with mine a little too much in the above photo…that’s why it’s a bit fuzzy towards the back. Geez…I can’t even follow my own rules.)
HOWEVER, like most, if you don’t have time to sit around while your hair dries, use a diffuser to speed up the process. This one was the most mentioned and loved on the Whoorl Facebook page, and I’m a fan. I use it all over my head, careful not to mess up the wave by overly scrunching. I spend about half of the time bent over at the waist.
6. Once dry or barely damp, I spray a few spritzes of my favorite beach spray to finish the look. Oribe Apres Beach spray is the perfect complement, but if you want to save some moolah, try my homemade recipe!
I’ve found this method to be the best in regards to waves, but on some days, it still isn’t totally foolproof. Any tips you would like to share in regards to styling curly or wavy hair?