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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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@rainbowpoptart  When I originally talked to my father, I was given the opportunity of good timing to bring it up. Luckily, there was no anger like I was partially expecting and I remained calm, which I definitely wasn't expecting. My fathers main concern was just worry and having seen other teens run away from something later getting themselves in trouble. He even brought up how he had run off at 18 and joined the Air Force, which I already knew. But, with this round, there is no perfect time to bring it up and he's always busy or we're having to do something so it's just very frustrating to find at least alright timing to bring it up, if that makes sense.
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My advice on this may not be the best because I haven't personally dealt with this yet, but... Parents, or guardians, get used to having their children around. You're [usually] with them for 18 years, which is a long time, so of course they - or in this case, your father - is going to feel like he's lost something very dear to him once you move out. To me it seems like he does truly understand that you're growing up. He just doesn't want it to happen. He knows that you're leaving soon - he just doesn't want it to be soon. Parents/guardians who are close to the children usually feel that way. If you're really so concerned, talk to him about it again, in a similar way you have done already. Or perhaps just a "Wow, my birthday is just around the corner". Once you do move out, visit him as frequently as you're able to and feel like. I'm sure he'll appreciate it, and it'll help you maintain a close relationship with him.
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Usually I wouldn't come here for advice, but I am really needing it. To sum it up, my birthday is in 21 days. Not only will I be leaving KW, but home as well. My mother has made it to where I have had plans to leave since I was around 11 or 12; so about 7 to 8 years. I won't get into everything, but we'll just say that my mother and I do not have a good relationship at all. My father on the other hand, I am very attached too and always scared of upsetting him. Things are not always very good between us at times, but we rarely fight. When we do, it is always bad nor ends well. So, having plans to move out are very scary to me and causes me plenty of anxiety that fights are going to break out when I have my help to get my belongings out.   For the record, I have talked to my father about leaving, why I want too, etc. But, more in the sense of that I want too, not that I am. Which, in a way, my parents understand I'm moving out as well as already pretty much know where I'm going without my mention. But, I don't think they, my father especially, understands how soon that is despite my saying of I want too when I'm 18 or when I say, "Soon." It doesn't help that my father told another that his "little girl is growing up" on him and that he is scared of the day I go because he will be alone. Which makes me feel guilty despite the fact I won't even be that far away. How should I talk to him once more and go about this or even when? I really want him to understand that I have thought everything through and that I will be in safe hands.
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