how to not do your hair

I have naturally wavy hair, but no "natural" hairstyle works. I can't just leave my hair alone. It ends up this odd frizzy mess with straight pieces and wavy pieces and even a few curls. I generally scrunch my hair to easily take advantage of the waves while forcing the less wavy parts into submission.  The problem is scrunching really highlights the "frizzy" aspect of my hair. It doesn't usually bother me enough to try something else, because it's still the easiest way of doing my hair.

That is...unless I have a day with enough time to not do my hair. Consider the following example. Sometimes I'm at home all day working on a project for school, and I have plans to go out that night. When I know I won't see anyone as I hole up during the day, I can get this hair without actually doing it:
The process isn't quite so pretty, but it sure is easy.

Right out of the shower, I apply whatever hair serum happens to be at the top of my list. Today I used Dove Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum. The name tells you exactly why I start with serum, regardless of how I'm doing my hair. It cuts down on the frizz.

Then I part my hair and divide it into sections: four on my right (where my part leaves more of my hair) and three on the left. I emulsify some Blow Wave Maker lotion in my hands (or my current-favorite curl cream), and twist each section, working the lotion through. It looks a little like this:
(The pics were taken after I had done my makeup, but the twisting has to happen right away, while my hair is very wet.)

Then, I just go about my day. I have a habit of playing with my hair, which actually works to my advantage with this 'do. I just periodically gently twist the sections.

If I'm doing something that makes me want my hair out of my face, I twist the sections together (one around another) and then continue twisting as the sections twist up into little buns on each side of my head. I secure with a small claw.
 This is why this hairdo takes all day...my hair takes FOREVER to air dry, and that is especially true when it's all twisted up. Regardless, when my hair is dry, I rub a drop of serum in my hands and slowly run my fingers through my hair, separating the twists and creating this:
I spray some hairspray to lock in the look, and I'm on my way!

Do you have any tricks for not doing your hair? I'd love to hear!

Comments

  1. This is amazing. I wonder if it'd work with my not-so-wavy hair.

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  2. I do this with my hair too. I don't need my hair to be super wet though. I can get away with just spraying dry hair. I need to get me some of that anti-frizz serum though.

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  3. Love this. It's a great look. I need some serum too, even though my hair is too short. I struggle with frizz so bad.

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  4. I have plenty of options. You should try a couple while you're in town to see what you like.

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  5. I wish I could get away with just wetting my hair and doing this. It would make it so much faster! I've tried doing that to wear for a second day, and it gets really big and unmanageable.

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  6. I'd be interested to hear if it does.

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