10 trendy styles for wavy hair !
Wavy hair is a flattering and versatile style, but it’s harder to achieve than you might think. Once you’ve got your products and tools to hand (you’ll probably need hairspray and curling tongs to achieve waves if you’re not blessed with them naturally), it’s important to find a wavy style that suits your hair texture and length, and your personal style. Scroll down to find inspiration for your next wavy hairstyle and tips on how to achieve each one.
This classic, polished style requires wrapping hair around wide-barreled curling tongs. The goal is to achieve super tight curls which you can then comb through with a wide-tooth comb to loosen. Finish the look with hairspray to maintain volume and height.
For summer, nothing beats a beachy wave – and they’re totally foolproof to achieve. Towel-dry hair then mist with salt spray and blow-dry roughly until hair is 80% dry. If your hair struggles to hold a wave, use curling tongs to twist random pieces in different directions to amplify the tousled effect.
This style requires separating hair into three sections – the crown of the head and then two sections below. Use curling tongs to add waves evenly to each section, alternating direction for each one. The result? Buoyant waves that will last all day.
This retro-glam style requires a deep side part for a swept effect. Apply a volume-boosting mousse to roots and blow-dry loosely then use a wide-barreled curling iron to add a soft, loose wave. You’ll need plenty of hairspray to keep the shape in place, but choose a light formula that will maintain bounce.
Remember crimpers? Well, it’s time to dig yours out again because the iconic 90s style is back. Crimp hair from the nape of the neck to tips, from the roots through the lengths, or just a few random strands to experiment with this textured style.
To achieve this groomed finish, you’ll need to start on clean, dry hair. Use a wide-barreled tong and curl wide 2-inch sections of hair, clipping each up for 20 minutes to set the curl. Once hair is cool, use a soft-bristles brush to gently brush out the curls.
If you’re in a rush but still want to add a little finesse to your hair, this style is quick and easy to achieve. Use wide-barrelled tongs to loosely curl the ends of your hair – no higher than the bottom of your ears. Let hair cool then run your fingers through the lengths to finish this tousled look.
If you don’t have a natural wave, use tongs to create one by wrapping random pieces of hair around the wand and lightly tousling with your fingers. This is also a great second-day hairstyle for hair that’s previously been in a more high-maintenance style.
To achieve a style like this one, add a wave-enhancing cream to hair while it’s still damp and air-dry or use a diffuser. If your hair struggles to hold a curl, use straighteners to add shape by twisting random pieces of hair.
This low-maintenance style is effortless to achieve and will stay intact all day long. Just curl your hair from the nape of your neck and through the lengths to the tips, before tying into a loose ponytail and taming loose strands with a lightweight hair gel.
No matter what your hair length or style is, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a wavy hairstyle that works for you.
Let’s learn a no heat style! ￼Start by gathering your hair to one side ￼Begin a rope braid in the front by twisting two pieces. Add hair to each section and twist again. Continue this pattern until you reach your ear. ￼Split the remaining hair into two. While holding the section pop index finger and thumb through. Grab through the other section and repeat! Secure with an elastic. Xo
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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