How to style wavy hair: My super easy summer look

I’ve finally found a hairstyle that works with my wavy hair, and that suits my super low-maintenance mentality. Since I’ve started wearing my hair like this, I’ve received so many compliments, and I decided to create a quick tutorial.

This look is seriously simple and ideal for summer. You’ll use a combination of mousse and oil to bring the waves together and create structure, and simply allow it to air dry.

There are a few tricks that I’ve learnt along the way. First off, start with a nice, lightweight haircare routine. I really like the Label.M Organic Orange Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner (from R484 for 200ml, Splush). I find it leaves my hair soft and manageable, but still light and bouncy.

When I apply conditioner I will comb it through with a wide tooth comb, and after that I won’t comb or brush my hair again. I find if I brush it after showering, my hair is left flat and slightly frizzy.

Out of the shower, I’ll wrap my hair in a towel to remove excess moisture and to get those waves going. Then mix a bit of mousse and oil, and scrunch it into the hair. I’ll use roughly one pump of mousse with two pumps of oil.

I’ve really been loving the Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse (R420 for 175ml, select salons and retailbox.co.za). Initially I didn’t really rate this, finding it left my hair very crunchy. The trick, however, is to work the mousse loose once it has dried, which will leave you with super soft waves.

As for an oil, I think the System Professional Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir (R488 for 100ml, select salons and everythinghair.co.za) is fantastic – it absorbs completely and nourishes without adding weight or a greasy residue.

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Simply mix these two in your palms and scrunch it into the hair. Then leave to air dry. Once your hair has dried completely, scrunch the waves again until you’re left with soft, wavy hair.

This method has made all the difference in my life. I’d love to hear what you think and whether it works for you. Pop your feedback, questions or suggestions in the comments section below.

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