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Ok so to begin with you want your hair to be wet. I prefer to dry my roots a little because it helps keep more volume in it, and makes it fall more nicely, but if your hair looks nice when you let the roots air dry, go for it.
If you DO decide to dry your roots a bit, make sure that you only dry the top. From you ears down should still be soaking wet. You can re wet the ends if you needs to.
Next I like to use some hair oil. At the moment I am absolutely in love with the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment. It smells SO GOOD, and makes my hair super soft too.
The hair oil is a very important part of this process, because on its own sea salt spray can make your hair a little crunchy, and dull. The oil helps keep it soft and flowing, and gives it a nice shine.
I use about three pumps and spread it though my hair from the ears down. If you have less hair, you can use less. Use your fingers to rake it through and distribute it evenly.
Now it’s time for some salt spray. I use the Tigi Catwalk Sea Salt Spray. I find that it gives a good amount of texture and hold.
Spray your salt spray on your hair, again from the ears down (don’t wanna weigh down those roots). Make sure not to go crazy, a few sprays on each side are enough. Too much can make it dull and crispy.
Next I take my hair in four big sections, two on each side, and twist the sections into little rolls. I twist them away from my face because I feel like that’s more flattering. I then take two of the sections together and tie them at the ends with a small hair tie, and do the same on the other side. That will keep them twisted while you wait for them to dry.
Now the important thing is to leave them in as long as you can. Preferably you would leave them in until they were completely dry, but that isn’t always an option. Just keep in mind the longer you keep them in, the more your waves will hold.
This time around I gave myself a manicure, checked emails, made some phone calls and then took them out. I left them for around an hour. Then I just took my little rubber bands out and gently shook out the ends of the hair with my fingers. When I took them out they were still damp, but just a little.
Once your twists are out you want to take your favorite hairspray and spray a little of it on your hair. This time you can spray it all over instead of just from the ears down. Don’t OD on it because you already have a lot of product in there, and you don’t want it to get weighed down and sticky, you want to keep some movement in it.
The hairspray will help set the waves in place, so they stay in longer.
Once you have sprayed in your hairspray it should look like the above picture, but as it dries it will look even better.
I snapped a few selfies in the car later that day so you could see how it looks when it’s fully dry! Personally, I love it! It’s so easy and it looks effortless but still finished, which is totally my favorite type of hair style. The bonus is it saves time, and you don’t have to use damaging heat tools on the delicate ends AND it lasts longer than heat styled waves. Winning!
Give it a try, and let me know how it goes!