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Heat free hairstyle tutorial: mermaid waves

/ 12.30.2014
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  • Heat-free mermaid waves
  • Heat-free mermaid waves

If you've ever wished that your hair would style itself, we're about to make that wish come true. To get the perfect mermaid waves, most of the styling is really just leaving your hair to its own devices while you sleep, eat, watch TV and generally get on with your life, promise!

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Step one
Spray a wave enhancing spray or sea salt spray evenly throughout, then divide your hair into three or four sections. You can start with either dry or damp hair depending on how much time you have.

Step two
Braid each section of hair all the way to the ends and secure it with an elastic. Keep the braids fairly tight, but don't pull them too tight so that your finished waves look natural.

Step three
Leave the braids as they are and go and do something else for a while. If you began with damp hair, leave them in until your hair is dry. If you began with dry hair, leave the braids in for 20 minutes or longer. In both cases, you can braid your mane then sleep on it for the longest-lasting results.

Step four
Take the braids out, then shake your fingers through your hair to break up the resulting waves.

Step five
Part your hair in the middle with a wide-tooth comb, then gently brush the hair through to unify the waves.

Step six
For long-lasting hold, mist your finished style with plenty of hairspray. This will protect your tresses from the elements and make sure those waves last all day long. All set!

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