Let’s face it: Not every girl can lock down the perfect beach wave or get a natural-looking crimped hair hairstyle with a crimping iron. Some may need a little extra help or an additional styling technique—especially those with slick, straight hair who have a hard time holding any type of curl or wave. Annoying, right? Getting this wavy hairstyle at home isn’t rocket science, though. Read on to learn how to master crimped hair with this super easy tutorial:
4 Steps to Getting Crimped Hair at Home
Wash and dry hair.
To achieve the best-looking wavy hairstyle, starting off with a shiny base is vital. Add shine to your hair by using Love Beauty and Planet Smooth And Serene Argan Oil & Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner. Then, apply Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner to hair. Blow-dry your hair straight.
Create single braids.
Create 6-8 braids all over your head. If you have super straight hair, add hair elastics to the ends of your braids to prevent them from coming undone.
Set braids with heat.
Using a blowdryer on a high heat setting, blow-dry each braid for about two minutes to set your hair waves.
Lock in your style by spritzing your hair with some Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Spray. This product will give you some serious hold and sheen to your crimped hairstyle.
Now that you’ve learned how to create crimped hair, you can experiment with some different ways to wear this style. Here are 10 ways to style your new crimped strands:
1. Loose Crimps
Wear your crimps super loose for an undone and chic look worthy of an editorial spread in your favorite magazine.
2. Tight Crimps
Run a crimping iron through the length of your hair for a classically tight crimped look.
3. Crimped Bob
Upgrade your bob hairstyle with some easy and light crimping, which can easily be done by leaving small braids in overnight.
4. Oversized Crimps
Keep the texture to the lower half of your hair with some oversized crimped texture.
Experiment with color and texture at the same time and opt for crimped multi-colored highlights.
6. Classic Crimps
Longer hair can often weigh itself down and cause your hair to flatten. Add classic crimps for extra volume and drama that won’t deflate throughout the day.
7. Highlight your Highlights
Show off your color with some defined crimped texture.
8. Intentional Frizz
The intentional frizzy hair trend is all kinds of high-fashion trendy, and crimped hair is by far the easiest way to achieve this look.
9. Subtle Crimps
If you’re not quite ready for an all-out crimped look you can always try something a little more subtle.
Run a brush through your crimped hair for even more texture!