I’ve heard from thousands of women who struggle to embrace their curls or waves. But fret not, curl-friends! There are products and tools that will help you tackle and tame your texture with ease.
National Trainer Tracy Ftacek recently gave us this tutorial for achieving a wavy, braided style with Ultimate Wave® (our Pick of the Month for October!). This product is a cream-gel that helps to form and separate waves, while adding mega texture.
Here's how to get the look:
- Begin with damp hair. Dispense a quarter size amount of Ultimate Wave into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together until the product is clear and evenly distributed across both hands.
- Starting at the ends, firmly squeeze Ultimate Wave into your hair using your hands and thoroughly distribute throughout hair.
- Gently blow-dry the product into your hair with a diffuser until your hair is 90% dry and your waves are defined and tousled.
- Part hair to one side. Start a small French braid toward your face. As you add to the French braid, take hair from underneath/along the hairline to frame your face. Once the braid reaches your ear, use a pin or band to secure in place.
And voila! Waves and texture in 4 simple steps.
Rachael Plotts is the Education Brand Manager for Paul Mitchell. She works closely with our Educators and Artists to coordinate outstanding educational materials and opportunities. Fun fact: Rachael is a proud vegan and aspiring bass player.