The secret to that ever-elusive perfect hair day? A few “PHD” products, a curling wand, and one wash per week. That’s become my simple formula for banishing bad hair days and instead enjoying low-maintenance, effortless hair –all week. It’s amazing what a few just-right products and tools can do to create hair that lasts for days in less than 20 minutes. Especially as I near motherhood and juggle more things than ever, reducing my beauty routine into manageable, time-saving steps has been an absolute necessity. I’ve mentioned before that Living Proof’s sulfate-free products are my secret weapon, but I’ve more recently switched to some newer products in their line, so I knew it was time to give you an update. Here’s a quick rundown to how I easily create loose, polished waves and tame my natural curls. Both looks start with the Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner.
Loose & Polished Waves
- Apply Prime to just-washed hair from roots to ends. Prime makes my style go the distance.
- Apply Perfect Hair Day (a 5-in-1 styling treatment) from roots to ends. Volume, smoothness, conditioning, strength, and polish—all in one easy step.
- Blow dry, flipping hair over to create extra body and volume.
- Using a styling wand, quickly create loose waves. I like to work in 1-inch pieces, which I curl around the wand with one hand while holding the wand upside down with the other. Make sure to leave the last inch of your hair out. I hold and quickly count to 30, then move on to the next piece. Nothing too precise. I also curl away from my face on the left side until I get to the back of my head, then repeat that process on the right side, curling away until I get to the back again.
- Mist curls with Flex then break up the waves using your fingers.
During the week, I apply a tiny bit of Satin Hair Serum on my ends to keep them looking smooth and shiny.
Natural & Beachy Waves
- Apply Prime to just-washed hair from roots to ends.
- Apply Perfect Hair Day from roots to ends.
- Rub a bit of Satin Hair Serum in between your hands, then apply to ends to help smooth out frizz.
- Let hair air dry.
During the week, I rub a tiny bit of Amp in my hands and apply from midshaft to ends and tousle—to give my hair a little volume if it’s getting flat.