GREAT HAIR ADVICE FROM THE BEAUTY BIBLE Allure ...
How to fight the frizzies:
1. STAY HYDRATED. Frizz occurs when dry hair absorbs water from the air, but cream-based moisturizing shampoo and conditioner can prevent it—just be sure to rinse well so hair doesn't look dull or greasy. And lather up only a few times a week: the natural oils that accumulate in the meantime are good frizz-fighters.
2. DRY THE RIGHT WAY. To keep waves smooth, apply styling lotion to damp hair, then let it air-dry—and resist the urge to tousle. The more you put your hands through it, the more likely you are to create frizz. To make straight hair sleek, point the dryer toward the ends— "going against the grain, even a little, can cause frizz. And keep blow-drying until every bit of dampness is gone.
3. COAT WITH CAUTION. Use silicone drops or spray to combat frizz, but don't overdose. Apply a drop or spritz to your palms first, then rub them together and pat them over frizz, starting at the ends and working toward the crown (you can always add more later).
4. OIL WELL. To further ward off frizz, give your hair a twice-weekly oil treatment (pros like jojoba oil). Work about a tablespoon through dry hair, first with your hands, then with a synthetic-bristle paddle brush (boar bristles would just soak up the oil). Leave it on for as long as possible before shampooing as usual; even five to ten minutes helps.
5. CUT AND COLOUR CORRECTLY.Avoid overlayering, which makes short pieces stick out and get fuzzy. If you have coarse or curly hair, stay away from razor cuts, as they rough up the cuticle and exacerbate frizz. By contrast, nearly blunt cuts can help weigh down frizz. As for colour, steer clear of a full head of highlights or a solid blonde: bleaching deteriorates the outer layer of the hair, making it coarser and frizzier.
ANOTHER TAKE ON THE MESSY-YET-GLAMOROUS BED HAIR HAD EMERGED AS A
TREND FOR 2013...
The hair is side parted with a little bit of a messy wave to it and just might be the easiest do-it-yourself hairstyle as it only involves a few easy steps and very little product!
Here's the how-to-do's:
1. Start with a clean head of hair, drying it straight but not straight that it’s sleek. The look here that you’re creating is bed hair so natural texture and waves can be be maintained whether you have short or long hair.
2. Once your hair is completely dry, dampen it with a leavein, volumising spray. Rough dry your hair again using just your fingers, ensuring that you lift your roots a bit to create volume. It’s not 1960s-style volume that you’re looking to create, but rather volume of the ‘just out of bed’ variety.
3. Create a natural side part – there’s right or wrong side for this interpretation of bed hair, simply select whichever parting suits you.
4. Using your hand, section off the part of the front of your hair that going to frame your face. This section will sweep across your face opposite the side part. It mightn’t cover it as extremely as it does for Cara Delevingne in the photo above, but it’s likely that it will naturally fall across part of your face.
5. Roll this front section into pin curls. Use duckbill clips to hold it in place. Leave it for a while so that a subtle wave is created.
6. Repeat the above two steps for the different sections of your hair side from the front. You’ll want to create pin curls opposite your side part and on the rear of your head.
ALEXA IS THE UNPROCLAIMED QUEEN OF THE BEACHY WAVE...
and recently at the British Fashion Awards she went for a shiny, defined look that still held her trademark tousled edge.
To DIY: Apply a volumising mousse to damp hair, then rough-dry as you scrunch your hair with your fingers. Give your hair few passes with the dryer and using a round brush, give your fringe a sleek inward curl, then add further definition by wrapping random sections around a curling iron. Spritz a volumiser onto your roots to give the style lift, then brush through your curls with a boar-bristle brush to loosen them. Finally, work through a pea-sized amount of hair serum
through the ends to add a high-shine, luxe feel.