How To Get Gorgeous, Smooth Waves Without Hot Tools!

Spring has officially sprung, friends and that means it’s time to take a good look at my hair and make the necessary changes to express a new style and of course, to keep my color bright and lovely. BTW – did I mention I’ll be at Ulta Beauty in Brentwood, California (in Northern California) on June 29th to hang out with y’all and chat all things hair with my partner Frédéric Fekkai? My look will be on point that day, inspired by the season! :)

I’ve been feeling serious un-done vibes when it comes to my hair lately, and with Earth Day just behind us and the flowers in my yard coming in to full-bloom I’m feeling very much like a woman looking to embrace natural beauty inspired by the season. I’ve found however that unless you’re using a great volumizing shampoo and conditioner like Frédéric Fekkai’s The Uplifting One, and styling products that won’t weight the hair down, that achieving an un-done look (mostly by lightly styling wet hair and allowing it to air-dry) can be pretty hard to accomplish. Hair can be frizzy instead of smooth and glossy due to environmental elements, and it can literally fall flat, weighed down by both gravity AND the wrong products.

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So today, check my step-by-step tips for gorgeous, full hair that’s accomplished through a specific air-drying technique I’ve mastered over the years. Both the technique and the products used are important, so don’t discount one or the other!

Step 1:

Wash hair with Frédéric Fekkai’s The Uplifting One Shampoo and then condition with The Uplifting One Conditioner.

Benefits: See ya hot tools! Formulated for fine or limp hair, The Uplifting One Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner contains South Sea Blue Seawood Extract, the perfect natural ingredient that provides uplifting volume, thickness, and body. Because we’re air-drying our hair in this little scenario, this ingredient, along with the absence of sulfates and parabens, really helps provide a great shape without the use of a blow-dryer.

 

Step 2:

Towel dry hair well and apply Frédéric Fekkai’s The Gifted One Multitasker to damp hair, applying a small amount to the palms, rubbing the hands together, and smoothing over the hair starting at the ends.

Benefits: GORG-CENTRAL! The Gifted One Multitasker is full of powerful Norwegian Sea Extract, marine technology that helps transform hair from the inside out against external pollutants and environmental conditions. It’s a lightweight formula that helps hair stay smooth when air-drying!

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Step 3:

Comb through damp hair and choose a straight part that goes against your traditional one. Section damp hair into 2 inch pieces and spray a generous amount of Frédéric Fekkai’s One Up Lift and Volume Spray from the roots to mid-shaft to add volume and life. Then, twist these 2 inch pieces of hair, and continually twist and twirl them in your hands until your hair has air-dryed. This helps to set a loose-wave style that’s smooth and pretty and looks totally flower power-esque without the use of hot tools

Benefits: VOLUME, VOLUME, VOLUME! This product gives lift and boosts any style, even an air-dried one! The One Up Lift and Volume Spray has no parabens and is a hydrating, lightweight formula.

 

Step 4: 

When hair is dry, with loose curls in place, revert back to your original part and be delighted by the volume created by that simple trick of drying your hair with a rarely used part. Use your fingers to comb through hair. If you’re looking for extra texture and to set the style, spritz Frédéric Fekkai’s One and Then Some Texturizing Spray throughout hair, starting from the roots to the ends. 

Benefits: The One and Then Some Texturizing Spray provides hair with extra fullness and volume without dulling the hair. Your air-dryed waves will have a soft, touchable feel that will last all day!

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And that my friends, is how to achieve perfectly un-done hair that’s air-dryed! It’s so nice to take a break from hot tools every once in a while, especially during the spring when a natural look really blends well with the season. If you have any tips on how you style your hair when it dries naturally, please let me know in the comments below!