Twisted & Textured Hair Tutorial with Living Proof
This post was written in partnership with Living Proof, all opinions are 100% my own!
We’ve all seen it mastered, the effortlessly chic tousled waves that grace the highly desired pages of Pinterest. The look itself is not so much the precision, but rather the perfectly unpolished hair that makes you want to run to the bathroom to recreate the look at home. I’ve experienced this more than a few times, and more often than not, I am left with a style that looks overdone rather than natural. After a few failed attempts I was determined to figure out just how I could create the look without the endless hours that normally ensue. The key? Finding the right products to enhance the texture of your hair, without weighing it down.
Are you dying to know the products behind the look? Well, it’s not multiple serums, sprays, or gels, but just one product: the new Living Proof T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler. Living Proof has nailed it with this one, and created a lightweight cream that has multiple uses! You can use it for a smoother and more polished look, use it to tame that second-day hair or use it to create effortless deconstructed waves on damp or dry hair (which is how I’ve been using it lately). In fact, check out their entirely re-launched Style Lab line of styling products!
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Step 1: My hair tends to be wavy when naturally dried. If you classify your hair as the same, start this style with dry hair and part down the center.
Step 2: Add a dime-size amount of Living Proof’s T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler to the palm of your hand and begin to work through the lower third of your hair. When applying this product, I work in the styler cream in a scrunching fashion, clutching a handful of hair in my first and pushing upwards. This will help begin to form the waves, giving it a finished look. The T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler gives just enough hold to your waves while still looking perfectly tousled and textured.
Step 3: Using a blow-dryer (if starting with damp hair), continue this scrunching technique while drying hair. Before this step, I also like to give my hair a few spritzes of the newly relaunched Living Proof Blowout spray as I dry my hair as it helps to provide heat protection (side note – the Blowout spray is another great product to use if you are looking for the ultimate at-home blowout). After a few minutes, your hair should begin to take on the shape of loose waves. At this time, you can stop and dry as you normally would.
Step 4: Once hair has dried, heat up a 1-inch curling iron. Taking small sections of hair, wrap around the wand, alternating hair backwards and forwards. The curls are just to enhance the waves created earlier, so no need for precision, just hold the hair on the wand for a few seconds and release.
Step 5: Your hair should resemble loose waves. If your curls are looking too tight, run your fingers through the hair to break them up. Section hair towards the front of your face – this hair will be used to twist back into the hair-up style. Starting on either side of the head, lightly twist the hair towards the back of the head. Once both sides are done secure with a clear or hair-colored elastic. You can also use criss-crossed bobby-pins.