How-To: Lived-In Waves that Last Until Your Next Shampoo

Styling lived-in waves on your own is tricky enough. For all that hard work to not last more than a day is just wrong. But there's a little secret to maintaining your beachy waves until your next wash—OUAI Memory Mist Heat Protectant. The high-octane heat primer protects hair pre-styling and locks in any style or texture. Here, bi-coastal hairstylist Melissa Hurkman shares how she whipped up these dreamy, airy waves that caught our eye, using Memory Mist. 

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  1. Prep the hair with the OUAI Memory Mist Heat Protectant then section off the crown of the hair to style it last
  2. Using the GHD Curve 1-inch Classic Curl Iron, curl vertical 1-inch sections in alternating directions (curl the sections that frame the face away from the face, then once you get to the section behind the ear, that’s when I alternate the wave pattern)
  3. Drag the clamped curling iron through the last inch or so of the hair to smooth the ends out 
  4. Once you reach the crown, use your flat iron to create flat iron S-waves. Alternate the direction for each section for added texture
  5. Rub a nickel-sized amount of R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste through your fingers and massage it really well into the scalp (this will add grit and volume to the roots)
  6. Then spray IGK Beach Club Texture Spray through the mid-length of the hair for more texture and volume
  7. Finish off the look with the OUAI Medium Hair Spray to seal the deal

 

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