This hairstyle is so easy that it may not warrant a tutorial, but I've received many requests on past posts for a how-to. When my hair gets too long and I'm short on time, I often use this quick trick before bed to add texture. U by Kotex asked me to share about one of their promotions, along with a hair tutorial involving their current gift with purchase (which is the only tool you need for this style). From now until October 4th, text KOTEX to TARGET (or 827438) to receive a coupon for a free pack of Goody hair elastics when you purchase two U by Kotex products. I’m already a customer of the latter, so a free supply of hair ties (where do they always disappear to?) on my Target stock-up trips gets no complaints from me.
As some background, I have coarse and thick hair that dries naturally into frizzy waves. Not soft, sexy, waves...but rather scary mushroom head waves. I usually wash my hair at night so it flattens down when I sleep on it. For this hairstyle, I suggest starting with 90% dry hair to avoid the myriad of ailments (possibly all fabricated by moms and grandmas around the world) that may result from sleeping on wet hair.
Brush your nearly dry hair well and part into at least two sections, depending on the thickness of your hair. I showed 4 sections here for super thick hair, but prefer the results of 2.
Roll hair sections into loose buns and secure with elastics. If you did more than two sections, you can layer onto two buns (as shown below) so it doesn't feel like a bushel of oranges hanging off your head.
Two loose buns will usually suffice for thick hair. The smaller your buns are, the smaller the resulting waves - too small/tightly tied buns will result in crinkles instead of waves, and no one wants that!
Next, get a good night’s rest. In the morning, simply remove elastics and run your fingers through to comb out the buns. The wavy shape gets "sealed" as your hair finishes drying overnight, but add hairspray before taking out the buns if your curls usually don't hold.
Finishing touches: I have a flat head, so sometimes use an iron to add volume just to the top of my hair, as shown (make sure to keep some distance to not burn your scalp!). You can also use an iron to reshape any waves that may have gone wild during overnight tossing and turning. See here or here for a few of many past posts showing these bun waves.
This hair post was sponsored by U by Kotex. To get the aforementioned offer, text KOTEX to TARGET (please note that standard texting rates may apply).