Summer Hairstyle: Soft Waves

Hair with that just-got-back-from-the-beach look is perfect for summer.

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Prep Hair


Wash with a curl-enhancing shampoo. Condition, then detangle using a wide-tooth comb. Towel-dry. Apply a quarter-size dollop of volumizing mousse at roots, working down to ends. Comb through to distribute evenly.

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Style Hair


Divide hair into two equal sections, straight down the back of your head. Braid each loosely, starting behind ears; secure with elastic. For thick and coarse textures, make one tight ponytail on top of head and braid loosely. Wrap into a bun and tuck in ends.

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Shake Hair


Let dry for about an hour, then undo braid(s). Pull apart with hands to loosen but only briefly—too much touching creates frizz. As strands dry naturally (no blow-dryer!), they will expand into fuller curls. To finish, flip head over and gently tousle hair with fingers before misting sparingly with shine spray.