Fact: straight hair does not suit me well. My hair—at least at this length—is best suited for soft, beachy waves and I’m perfectly okay with that. Except of course when my hair got straighter after childbirth and I realized there is no time to curl my hair on the daily while caring for a newborn.
Enter my lazy girl hair solution for waves and volume.
At night, I simply put my hair in a single French braid, starting at the top of my head. (If I shower, I give my hair a quick low dry first.) In the morning, I unravel it, brush it lightly with a paddle brush to settle the waves, and work out a side part that looks good. From there, here are a few tips…
Style It // This gives the perfect thick, voluminous, wavy hair base for any style. Lately I’m all about the loose low pony, but I also love wearing my hair down or with a tiny clip holding it half up. The sky’s the limit!
Give It Texture // Though I often keep it product free since my hair keeps the wave well on its own, a surf or salt spray is perfect for defining the waves and adding volume—especially if you’re wearing it in a ponytail. I like Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray or John Masters Organics Sea Mist.
Make It Last // Dry shampoo not only will cut the grease so you can skip a shower some nights, it also adds even more volume and texture. My favorite kind also happens to be super inexpensive—Suave Keratin Infusion.
What time saving hair strategies do you live by?