How-to: Wavy hair

By Amy Lawrenson


The thought of my leaving my naturally wavy hair to its own devices has always irked me because it just looks so unruly. Usually I blow-dry or straighten it in an attempt to tame it but this morning I was left with little choice. I woke up late with just 10 minutes to get out the door, so instead of using my hairdryer to dry it straight, I ransacked my hair products, slathered them on and ran out the door with it still sopping wet.


Well! Today I've more comments on my hair than I’ve had in months so looks like I’ll be sleeping in more often!


Here are the products I used –

Nutritve Oleo Relax Slim Crème, £14.60 by Kerastase at

This hair calming crème contains oils including apricot which work to control the hair. They also form a barrier to stop it becoming frizzy later in the day.

Thickening Spray, £20.45 by Bumble and Bumble at lookfantastic

Bumble’s spray works to add body and lift into the hair, while also protecting it from heat and setting it in place.

Every expert I speak to says the best way to dry curls is to leave them and let nature take its course. This seems to have worked well on my wavy locks and not only is this technique time saving but it’s kinder to my hair too.

Spun Satin Styling Souffle, £14.30 by Tigi S-factor at lookfantastic

Once my hair was about 95% dry I worked a couple of dollops in using a scrunching motion. It increased the wave, while the sunflower seed extract, aloe and green tea helped it stay looking shiny and soft.

Let us know which products and techniques you rely on when your alarm clock has failed you. Comments in the box below!

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