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How to Make Waves

We all love to change up our look and hairstyle once in a while! For those of us with naturally straight hair, we always want waves or curls. Those of us with curly hair want poker straight hair. Luckily for us, nowadays it’s super easy to change up your hairstyle at home whenever you feel like it - no hair stylist or salon visit is necessary! For straight haired gals, making waves in our hair is something that we love to do - it’s a nice change from our regular pin straight locks and isn’t hard to do at all! Wavy hair gives a more relaxed, care-free look to your hairstyle and is a softer look to flat-ironing your hair into perfectly polished sleekness. Some techniques are more complicated than others but turning your hair wavy is can be as simple as just braiding your hair and sleeping on it overnight! Girls with naturally wavy hair can count themselves lucky - all you have to do is shape the natural bounce in your hair! Check out our top tips on how anyone make waves!


Wavy Hair Tools

  • 1. Curling iron (should be around one inch to one and a half inches for longer hair)
  • Conair Satin Smooth Tourmaline curling iron 1”, $17.99Conair Satin Smooth Tourmaline curling iron 1”, $17.99
  • 2. Volumizing or texturing body spray or beach hair spray (too add texture and control to your hair)
  • ULTA Ultimate Styling Thickening Spray Volumizer, $8.99, Ulta.comULTA Ultimate Styling Thickening Spray Volumizer, $8.99, Ulta.com
  • 3. Bobby pins and Ouchless hair elastics
  • Blax Snag-free hair elastics, $3, www.HQHair.comBlax Snag-free hair elastics, $3, www.HQHair.com
    Bobby pinsBobby pins

Pin Curls

Women used to use this method in the 1930s to make retro waves in their hair so this is a tried and true method for making waves! After shampooing your hair, towel dry it until damp. Flip your hair upside down and spray it all over with volumizing or texturing spray. Take small two inch sections of your hair and wrap around your finger to make a curl. Pin it to your head with a bobby pin. Repeat until you finish your whole head. Let your hair air dry or blow dry it on low heat. When your hair is completely dry, take out the bobby pins and shake your waves out. Mist your hair again with volumizing or texture spray to give it hold.

Braid Your Hair

This is the simplest and lowest maintenance way you can make your hair wavy. It’s also the least damaging to your hair because it does not require anyheat styling tools or much product. Simply wash your hair and towel dry until damp. Spray your hair with volume/texture spray or beach waves spray. For big overall volume and large waves, french braid your hair while it’s still damp. For smaller waves, loosely braid your hair into three to four inch sections (you should have about 5 braids depending on how thick your hair is). Use Blax snag-free hair elastics (www.HQHair.com, $3.00) elastics so they don’t leave an indent in your hair. Simply go to sleep and you’ll have bouncy waves in the morning!


Curling iron

Wash your hair and spray volumizer or texturizing spray all over your hair. Start by blowdrying your hair with a round brush until it’s completely dry. Hold the barrel of the curling iron vertically and wrap two-inch section of our hair around the barrel. Hold and release. Make sure you are NOT clamping the hair, wrap the hair sections until your entire head is done. Use your fingers to brush it out a bit to make it look a bit messy. You can go over the ends again to make them more defined but wavy hair looks best undone! Finish with a light spritz of light hold hairspray.


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Fun_125
Fun_125 posted in Friends:
I've had friends like this. The relationship made me unhappy so I took a step back. From what I think is that she isnt your real friend. This happens to the best of us. Does it suck? Yes. It does very much. When she grows up and realizes that you aren't there then she can be annoyed. But until then maybe stop spending a lot of time with her...
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"Lulu335" wrote: I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!! Oh sweetheart, your situation is so, so very far from being complicated. In fact, it's actually, entirely simple. But I'm here to help you see that, because you can't see it yourself quite yet. Brace yourself, you may never hear such advice in your life ever again. Or you might, I can't predict the future. You're in sixth grade, you said. Assuming you live in the United states and weren't held back, you're probably 12, maybe 11. The problem is, the human brain isn't fully developed until a person hits the age of about 25. This means, without debate, that your brain unable to fully grasp what being in a relationship actually entails, what it means, what the consequences are, and so forth. You can't even fathom it, my dear. I couldn't at your age; no one can. You've just begun to hit puberty at this point in your very young, completely normal life. Certain hormones are now being developed by your body that, up until puberty began, your body did not produce. Let me explain, in simple terms, what this means: these new hormones are giving you fuzzy feelings for boys, but these feelings are not what people with fully developed brains call "love." Love means being self sacrificing, compromising, giving and taking, communicating clearly and honestly, and so much more. What you're feeling is a part of love-romance-but it's not all there is to love. It's actually just a few simple chemicals being released in your brain: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and few others. Your brain releases those chemicals when, say, you see a boy you like, and those chemicals make you feel all fuzzy inside. In fact, (brace yourself,) there's nothing inherently special about the boys you like, or the boys that like you; in fact, they're also, entirely normal, and aside from a few minor differences in character, completely like most other boys their age. Had you been born in another town, gone to another school, you would have gotten the same fuzzy feeling about whatever boy you thought you liked at that school. You see? I'm not saying this to make you feel insignificant, but perhaps the insight will make moving easier for you. The next place your militant parents settle down in will also have a middle school, with a bunch of normal 11-14 year old boys and girls, all doing the exact same things the kids at your school do right now. Does that put things in perspective for you? The world is a very, very big place, and it's home to billions upon billions of people. Your situation is far from being a needle in a hay stack; it's more like a blade of grass, in a vast field of foliage. The feelings you're feeling aren't uncommon or complicated, they just feel that way to you. (Now, really brace yourself, because this is going to get uncomfortable.) We, as people, tend to think that we're special. Each one of us a unique snowflake, drifting about in big blue sky, that exists solely to show the world how special we are. The problem is, the other seven billions snowflakes (people) think exactly like we do, and in this way, we are all the same. We think our problems are new problems that no one has ever dealt with before, and no one else could possibly understand the pain and suffering we're going through. We all think this way, by nature; but it's simply naive. Heartache and suffering have existed since people existed, and possibly before then. Your situation may not be ideal to you, but once you come to terms with the fact that life isn't ideal for anyone, you might actually feel comfort. The easiest way to cope with our many problems, is to accept them for what they are: a part of the human experience. Natural, normal, repeating generation after generation without end. Again, these are concepts that require some deep thought, and you might not fully grasp them quite yet. But remember them. With time, as you grow, think about them more, and you will find peace with your life. And remember this: although you're stuck (for now) on a giant rock hurling around the sun at an incredible speed, you're not alone. With billions of other people stuck here with you, you'll never be without friends.
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Fun_125
I personally think that when you ARE ready then go for it! As long as the person you like isn't a jerk to anyone or you go for it! Just don't get too serious. It's middle school. Good luck!
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"Lulu335" wrote:I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!!I know, it is too late but I think you should not go for a deeper relationship, don't make it hard for yourself and try to be his just friend because you are so young .
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"queenslay173" wrote:I was at school when I noticed people started to tell me this boy liked me and I thought it was cool because I'm used to that type of stuff then we started to dated in October we broke up right before christmas and it was so strange. we got back together in the beginning of January and we broke up again on the 4 my friends are really mad at me and he seemed really upset I like him but I just don't want to be with him anymore what should I do ?- confused lover Tell him your reasons and make it clear for both of you
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