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How to Get Wavy Hair

Nothing says summer to us like wavy, beach hair! No matter how straight or flat our hair looks, we know there are some easy ways to create wavy locks that don't involve getting a perm (eek!). And hair product companies are heeding the call for help with wavy hair - there are more and more products available to help your hair achieve the perfect beach-head texture! Salt spray, beach hair spray and any kind of bed-head spray will make even straight hair bend to the will of the wavy by creating texture and hold for the hair to bend and stay tousled. There are numerous ways that you can achieve wavy hair, it just depends on how much time you have! The easiest of course is to braid your hair in small, loose sections when it's damp the night before and sleep on it. Don't use elastic bands that are too tight and voila - wavy hair when you wake up! Check out our cheat sheet for the perfect tousled summer waves!


Using a curling iron

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  • 1. Wash your hair and apply mousse while it's still damp. This will help your hair with some much needed volume and texture if your hair is naturally straight. If you have slightly wavy hair already, this will just help it hold the new style. Blow dry your hair upside down. Do not use a brush, just your fingers!
  • 2. Get your curling iron out - the best size is one that has a 1 and 1/4 inch wide barrel - you don't want the waves to be too small!
  • 3. Work from the bottom section of your hair to the top and use a clip to keep hair out of the way while you curl each section.
  • 4. Take 2 inch sections of hair and wrap it around the barrel of the curling iron (do NOT open the clamp). Stop twisting the hair about 2 inches from the bottom so the ends aren't curled. Pull downward and release the curls until your entire head is done. Make sure you also don't start the twisting too close to the scalp - you want your hair to look naturally tousled and wavy and not too "done".
  • 5. When you're finished, shake your hair out and spray with beach spray and voila!

Pin curls

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  • 1.This is a retro way to get waves - women used to do this in the 1940s to get wavy hair! You'll need leave-in conditioner, a pack of bobby pins and light hold hairspray
  • 2. Wash your hair and lightly mist your hair with leave-in conditioner while it's still damp. Don't dry it completely, if you leave it a bit damp it makes it much easier to do the pin curls.
  • 3. Section your hair into 10-15 sections of hair about 2 inches wide. Take each section and wrap it around your fingers and roll it and secure the curl against your head with a bobby pin.
  • 4. Let hair air dry overnight and remove the bobby pins. Your hair should have defined waves! Lightly mist with hairspray and run your fingers through them. The best thing about the pin curl method is that they last a long time!

Flat iron

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  • 1. Wash your hair and mist it with thermal heat protectant spray. Completely dry it before you use your flat iron. It is best to use a narrow, smaller iron as it is easier to work with.
  • 2. When your hair is totally dry clamp the flat on a 2 inch section of hair close to the scalp. Raise the hair up 90 degrees and then turn the flat iron 180 degrees (or half a turn).
  • 3. Without releasing, slide the flat iron down and do the same but turn the flat iron in the opposite direction a half turn.
  • 4. Continue until your entire head is done - the section don't all have to be even - it looks better when it's not!
  • 5. Finish your hair with some light styling spray or hairspray.
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jordand08
Sounds like you have a crush. 
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Kaori_46
Talk it through. Ask them out maybe? don't worry about it. It'll work out. If they like you as much as you them, you have nothing to worry about. :)
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PerksBeingABookworm
How do I stop thinking about this guy in my school? Like seriously it's pissing me off. Every time we're in the same room, I have this uncanny awareness of where he is and what he is doing. He makes me want to watch the door of the two classes we have together whenever he enters or leaves the room, he makes me look forward to Art and Spanish and disappointed when he isn't there despite the fact I don't even talk to him much. He makes butterflies surge in my stomach and my heart pound in my ears, he makes me so nervous when I'm around him and I have to keep myself from making shaky movements. He makes me want to stare, but I don't want people to know that I care. (And great, he just made me rhyme as well).And a series of coincidences have resulted in me having to interact with him in Art. Ex). We had to draw a # out of a hat and review someone else's artwork...guess whose I got? And my teacher randomly gave us new tables-so now he sits right across from me. ...this is driving me insane. What do I do? (And I'm praying to God right now that he doesn't go on Kidzworld-if he does I hope he doesn't put two and two-oh look fantastic I rhymed again. I'm not even trying make this STOP I'm not even writing rationally anymore)
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PerksBeingABookworm
"Dpsdps55" wrote:someone likes me and I like them but we dont know what 2 do... plz help!!! P.S if you help thanks soooo much I'm not exactly an expert on this but...why not talk it out with them? Get to know them better and figure out what you both want? I mean, you both apparently feel the same way, that's half the battle.  I can only assume you both are unsure what to do because you guys are hesitant about making a move and actually forming a relationship. I mean, I get it: relationships are scary; though I've never actually been in one, I know the thought of it can be. You're voluntarily making yourself vulnerable to another human being, you're letting someone in to your life in a way that you've never done before, a way that can leave you hurting or actually make your life better.  Humans fear the unknown and crave familiarity, and a new relationship is definitely new territory.  But just because there's the possibility of getting hurt doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Take that plunge into the unknown, let yourself fall, say Geronimo and dive into that waterfall (see what I did there?)-because you'll never know what could be unless you take a chance. 
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Dpsdps55
someone likes me and I like them but we dont know what 2 do... plz help!!! P.S if you help thanks soooo much
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