My current summer hair inspiration came from a pretty unexpected source—at least as far as hair is concerned. Victoria’s Secret’s current spread of models not only have totally rocking bodies, but they’re sporting some pretty great hair too—like they all went swimming and then let their hair air dry with all the saltiness of the sea still intact. The good news is, you don’t actually have to step foot in the ocean to get the same effect. You just need these products, and a little patience.
Step 1: If you’re starting with freshly washed hair, spritz Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray all over. Gently lift hair while you’re spraying to get directly at the roots, but be careful not to use too much product. About 5 pumps is enough for your whole head. Scrunch and twist small sections of your hair often.
Step 2: Let hair air dry for as long as possible. When you think you’re five minutes from a fully dry head, twist hair into a loose bun high on your head and place the Conair Euro-Style Diffuser over it. Don’t worry if the hair comes loose once you set it in the diffuser, you actually want the bun to start out tight while it’s wet and loosen up as it dries.
Step 3: Once hair is fully dry, lightly spritz 2-3 pumps of Tigi-S Chic Shine Spray over your whole head. This will add just a bit of shine to your end results. Tousle and scrunch hair until you get the desired Victoria’s-Secret-sexy-messy finish.
Step 4: I mentioned patience above, and here’s where that comes in. This look is actually better the second day! So don’t wake about and start all over again, instead empty a quarter-sized pile of Lulu Organics Hair Powder into your palm. Rub together, and quickly apply at the roots or wherever you feel there might be a little oily buildup. Really work the powder in until you don’t see any white left. Give hair a quick hit with the diffuser to work out any bed head kinks and then give a final shine-boosting spritz.
There you have it: 48 hours of good hair, half-an-hour of work.
Conair Euro-style diffuser, $6.99 available at J&R.com