My friend, who shall remain nameless, who occasionally visits those crazy reblogging sites, tells me my nickname has become “MMBH” which stands for Mare Mare Beach Hair. First of all, that’s hysterical. I think it stems from my days living in Playa del Carmen with this particular friend and posting pics where I didn’t have a stitch of make up on or any product in my hair.
Tons of you wrote in asking “how do you make your hair wavy like that?” I had a method back then. I never posted it. (Sorry!)
Recently, since I’ve been doing nothing really but spinning, I don’t do my hair or my makeup. I feel like a ragamuffin (as my mom would say). So you can understand my surprise when I get consistent compliments on my hair! I should say, EVERYONE likes my hair better this way.
Well, I don’t! <<stamp my foot with a pouty face>> I prefer it straight, I feel better when it’s straight, and it’s easier to manage when it’s straight.
That being said, to straighten it is a process and time consuming. In order to get this wavy look everyone loves….I don’t have to do a THING to it.
The secret I’ll offer you is this: DON’T BRUSH YOUR HAIR after the shower.
Throw it up in a towel to let it dry and then shake it out with your fingers 10 minutes later. Then you have a wet head until it dries. The wait can be a little annoying if you’re trying to get out the door, but if you’re not doing anything to it, your hair will just dry on the way. I always bring a rubber band in case it falls flat so I can just throw it up in a bun or pony tail.
My friend Lily actually has long thick beautiful hair that couldn’t get curly if she tried, but she refuses to brush it an so she has this nice little wave going on.
You can try a light gel product to scrunch into it. Just make sure the weight of the product it’s heavy because it will pull your hair flat. I’m going to look into a few other kinds of products and I’ll report back.