Styling your hair in the colder months can be a pain. It’s hard to create an updo of any kind when you just want to stay warm all the time! For those who simply can’t be bothered with intricate styles when it’s cold outside, we got you: A smooth waves hairstyle is the perfect classic look that’s also great for any occasion. Whether you’re going to work, school, or a fun weekend activity, a loose curl style is the best. What’s even better about this look, besides it being trendy all the time, is that you can rock it for about 3-4 days before throwing in the towel and washing your hair. Here’s how we achieve smooth waves, from shower to styling to completed look.
Tips and Tricks to Create Smooth Waves Even in the Winter
Get smoother strands in the shower
Styling your hair with a curler will give you a beautiful style, but it’s important to get them as healthy and smooth as possible before styling. Find a shampoo and conditioner duo that emphasizes moisture and nourishment. You want the smoothest base possible so that you don’t have to keep heat on your hair for longer than necessary. We love Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner for the job. This combo will quench even the driest hair!
Nourish with an Oil
After your shower, you should further nourish your strands with a hydrating oil. This will help keep your strands healthy when you apply heat and prevent flyaways and frizz. TIGI Copyright Custom Create Colour Lustre Oil will give your strands all the nourishment you need will adding that extra shine you want in your smooth waves.
Heat protectant is a must
Before beginning the loose waves process, it’s key to use some kind of heat protectant. Not only will it protect your strands from damage, but it will give your curls a flyaway-free finish, essential for smooth waves. Spray some TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray all over your strands prior to styling.
Don’t keep your hair on the curler for longer than necessary
When you’re creating a soft wave hairstyle, you do NOT need to keep your hair wrapped around the curling barrel for more than 5-7 seconds. Try to move the barrel down the length of your hair as you curl it so that your wave is even and not more defined in one section. If you do happen to over-curl a section, wait for it to cool and then gently run your fingers through it to loosen the style.
Set your style
Keep your smooth waves intact with a lightweight hairspray that will give you some shine and won’t make your strands crunchy. Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece Shine Hairspray will give you the perfect finish!