Blue Velvet: the wave


the wave

aka the beachy waves that Mary-Kate Olsen has been sporting all these years and every girl wants to copy.

After much digging around websites, trying on many different products and getting disappointed by it all, I managed to find the magic combination that somehow makes that nonchalant, I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-after-a-crazy-night-partying look actually work.

Talk has been going around about surf sprays and how they instantly give the beach look without the need of messing it yourself a bit. Truth is, a surf spray by itself won't do the deed for you. It needs a combination of different products, the most important of which is dry shampoo. Hair experts swear by it, as it helps not only refresh greasy hair, but it also creates a messy 'second day' texture, which, after all, is what Mary-Kate has always been known for.

My own tips:

+ Try to get some texture in the hair itself -- hand dry and scrunch the hair to get that texture in, as it goes from wet to dry. I usually spray a bit of Moroccanoil Frizz Control and let it dry naturally, in order to avoid all the ugly frizzing that usually comes with too much styling.

+ Add mousse on wet hair. The best products I find to do that is Moroccanoil Curl Control Mousse, mainly because it does have a little bit of oil so the hair has a nice texture to it. Hair stylists on all the major fashion shows are addicted to it too, so who am I to say no to that?

+ Sea salt spray. Toni&Guy makes my favorite one so far (which also tastes fun too if your hair happen to get into your face). Spray in the middle of the hair and scrunch until you get them as messy as you want.

+ Spray dry shampoo all over the roots and gently massage. I use Batiste dry shampoo - it had been the first one I bought, it was okay so I sticked to it, but I would try other brands to see what else is out there too.

+ Straighten the edges of the hair to make the waves look even more random and see they fall into place perfectly, and you're good to go!

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Barbara de Robles said...

i need and want the moroccan oil!!! i like your blog honey!
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Eva M. said...

They look like amazing products!