3. Styling Your Hair Proper
You have selected the right waving tool, and your hair has been prepped for styling. The next is to style your hair. Follow these basic steps to style your hair properly:
When your hair is in sections, you can focus on styling each section instead of doing it randomly. To part your hair for styling, start by pulling the top half of the hair up, holding it in place with a ponytail holder or a large clip. Then grab a one-inch section of hair and part the rest of the hair to the other side. When you clip your hair as described, you can easily focus on the hair you want to style, without the other part disturbing you.
You can make a wave by placing the hot part of the barrel on the bottom of your hair and then clamping the triple barrel waver down at the top of that one-inch hair section you want to wave. You should move further away from the base of the hair if you’re going to achieve a beachy, looser wave. Conversely, if you set out to make vintage waves, you can start very close to the roots of the hair so far it doesn’t make you comfortable.
Once at the preferred spot, depending on your intended results, clamp and hold your waver down for about four or five seconds. This creates the first wave. If you keep the waver stationary in a spot for long – 4 to 5 seconds is fine, except the heat supply is not enough.
After making the first wave, start moving down the hair at a pace of one-inch. You can make a single long continuous wave by lining up the first barrel of the waver alongside the last indent you create in your hair.
When waving, continue from one side to the other, while working on a single one-inch at a time. To ensure that the styled section doesn’t disturb you, always keep it out of the way by pulling it over the shoulder. Using a ponytail holder will only crumple the already-styled hair. Finish up the bottom half before proceeding to the top section of the hair. Once you are done with the bottom section, un-clip the top half of the hair and continue with the same one-inch section at a time approach for the upper part.
- Add the finishing touches
After styling the entire hair, complete the look by spraying lightly with hairspray. If you want a more natural look, you can loosen the waves by running your fingers through them, or turn your head upside down while shaking your hair.
You can add extra texture by spraying a light mist of sea salt pray, after which you use your hands to rough up the waves a little. In the case of a tight, retro wave, do not loosen or distort the waves; just apply a hairspray mist, and that’s all.