22 April 2012

Taming the Wave

I dread washing and drying my hair – and I know I’m not the only one. It’s not because I don’t like my hair, I do, it just takes forever to dry and style so that I’m actually happy with it.
Not only do I have thick hair (and I mean thick – hairdressers run when they see me coming) but I have naturally very wavy hair. I can’t let it dry naturally otherwise it looks like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards, birds would take residence up in it.

I spend around half an hour blow drying and styling my hair after it’s been washed – and that’s also after leaving it in a sexy towel turban for twenty minutes. I know a lot of people have the same trouble as me so...

Here is my general routine:

I use Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly shampoo and conditioner. I am a complete Herbal Essences addict and switch between different types, but this is my love at the moment.
It really helps to actually control my waves as well as the frizz that comes coupled with waves. Not only that but it smells amazing. It really leaves my hair feeling soft once it’s been blow dried as well which I have discovered is a hard thing to achieve with my hair!
Once I am all clean and out of shower I spritz my hair with GHD heat protector. As well as being a heat protector I have found it actually helps to straighten my hair out – whether it means to or not I’m not sure but it does!

I have had really dry hair as late due to an accidental hair dying incident a couple of years ago so I always use a heat protector now just to be sure (and I don’t let drunk guys dye my hair anymore either!).
Once I’ve left it in its turban towel for twenty minutes i brush it out and then blow dry it. I have to do this section by section so that it dries straight and keeps my wave under control. I used a round barrel brush as well to keep the volume.

I would also always suggest drying your fringe first (if you have one) as otherwise it’ll dry a different style to the rest of your hair!
My one tip for taming and controlling wavy hair is this: take your time with it! If you try and rush it, it won’t look the way you want it to! I would use trial and error with products as well, products that have worked with controlling my mums waves or my friends waves haven’t necessarily worked on mine. Different products work differently on different types of hair!

What's your hair routine?


  1. your hair looks lovely! I tend to curl my hair alot! Would love it if you could take a look at my blog - http://lucy-abigail.blogspot.co.uk/

  2. I love the colour of your hair, it looks so nice xx

  3. I feel exactly the same about my hair, it's a nightmare!!
    I've got my routine down now thank god. Great post!!
    x x


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