Bored of sporting the same hairstyle every day? Well, there’s a smart solution to this universal problem —get experimental with hairstyles! While straight or curly and coiled hair are a convenient base for all sorts of hairdos, the latest rage these days is the choppy, textured look that suits various hair lengths. Many women are showing love to this hairdo as it’s easy, cute, and chic.
So, let’s talk about textured hair and some ingenious ways to add texture to your tresses.
What do you mean by adding texture to hair?
Textured hair means adding body to your hair. Since straight, sleek tresses need some help to appear voluminous, try aiming for more volume a visual separation, when you decide to go for a textured look. Another important thing to know about hair texture is that the method of adding texture depends largely on whether you have straight, wavy, curly, or coiled hair.
The best ways to add hair texture
It’s a misconception that you’ll have to make a trip to the salon each timeyou need help styling your hair. Here are some best ways to add hair texture that will help you recreate the beach wavy hair whenever you desire.
• Get layers
If you are planning on getting a haircut, ask your stylist to give you choppy layers. This haircut gives your tresses natural movement and makes the layers more prominent. Adding layers to your traditional cut gives you the desired hair texture and a much-coveted body.
• Don’t curl your hair ends
Another great way to add texture to your hair is to avoid curling the ends. This is a great hair hack for straight hair. If you are trying to find a middle-ground between tight curls and straight hair, then stick to curling only the mid-section of your tresses. So, when you use your curling iron, separate your hair into sections and place the styling tool on the top and in the middle of your hair. Wind your hair over the barrel 1 or 2 times and leave the ends. This is all the bend your hair needs to create messy beach waves.
• Use sea salt spray
If you aren’t keen on using heat to add texture to your hair, you can always rely on the good old sea salt spray to give you those beachy waves. Dampen your hair, and spritz some sea salt spray from root to tip. Now scrunch your hair with your hands and et voila! You have your beachy wavy hair ready.
• Dry shampoo + scrunching
You can use dry shampoo to get textured hair. You don’t always have to wait for your hair to get dirty to use dry shampoo. You know the drill—hold the bottle 15 centimeters away from your roots and spray it throughout your hair. Now gently stroke the hair strands using fingers and scrunch it up to evenly distribute the product across your hair. This will give you the perfect beach waves. You can use Pantene Never Tell Dry Shampoo to add texture to your hair. Formulated with nourishing Pro-Vitamin B5, this dry shampoo is perfect for all hair types. Moreover, it does not leave any powdery residue behind.
• Texturising spray + curling wand
If you want to transform a basic hairdo into something more interesting, get a texturising spray and a curling wand. Apply texturising spray on dry hair and divide your hair into sections. Hold the wand vertically and wrap one section around it at a time. However, switch the direction of wrapping your hair as you move. It is important that these curls do not go in the same direction, else they won’t appear natural. You can use Pantene Sweet Mess Texturising Sugar Hair Spray to add texture to your hair. This hair spray is formulated with healthy Pro-V nutrient blends to give your gorgeous beach waves. Also, your hair will smell of fresh berries and amber.
• Blow-dryer + flat iron for coiled hair
Coiled hair has a mind of its own. It can be naturally dry and spongy in texture, or it can be soft and fine, or coarse and wiry. Contrary to popular opinions, coiled hair is actually easy to style. Before you start using your styling tools, apply some hair serum throughout your hair to soften your tresses. Then blow-dry your hair starting from the roots to the tip. Once you are done with the blow-drying part, divide your locks into sections and straighten out the curls, using a flat iron. Also, while you are at it, make sure that you tuck the ends in or flip them out.
• No heat? Start braiding your hair
You can add texture to your hair without using heat-styling tools. Spray some mist to dampen your hair and then, make French braids or twisted Bantu knots, or any other type of braids you prefer. Wait for your hair to dry and then undo your braids. You can apply some serum to your tresses to prevent flyaways and hold the texture.
Adding texture to your hair is all about using the right hair product and the right styling technique. And with Pantene by your side, nothing can get in your way of sporting gorgeous runway hair every day!