Saturday, June 13, 2009

Waves like Sarah Jessica Parker

If you have chin-length to long hair, with at least a little natural wave, then follow these simple strategies for a great day or evening look.

STEP 1: Start with clean, but damp hair. Begin dividing the hair into four sections, including the two sides, the back and top (section off the top area by making two parts on either side of the head, about three inches apart). You will be left with a section of hair running down the middle of your head. Secure this top section of hair with a clip. Then, using additional clips, secure the sides and the back of the hair, so that it is now divided into four fairly even sections.

STEP 2: Beginning with the center chunk of hair, take the end of a small section (about a quarter-inch) and fold it back and forth in an accordion-like pattern until it is flat against the scalp. Spray with setting lotion and secure with a flat hair clip. Follow this pattern for the rest of the front, the sides and the back of the head in that order.

STEP 3: Blow dry the hair (on low air but high heat) for about 10 to 15 minutes.

STEP 4: Let your hair cool for 10 minutes and remove the clips. Don't touch the hair yet, though, let it set for another 10 minutes. This will allow the curl to relax.

STEP 5: Now, separate the curls with your fingers and create a finger part. Apply a pea-sized amount of holding gel, first to the ends, and with the remainder of the gel, gently scrunch it into the base of the hair.

STEP 6: To tame any stray ends, rub a very small amount of hair finishing cream between the palms and apply to the ends of the hair.

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