Yes, you can get big waves without using a curling iron! One of my favorite things about this look is the amount of time you can rock this look. Yes yes, it does take a little bit of time to do but not much more than blowdrying AND curling it, plus it cuts out another heat damaging tool. With the products we used, it allows the hair to stay voluminous for a couple days!



Blow dryer.
Boar bristel brush.
Heat protectant and styling product. Like B&B Prep– heat protectant/detangler and B&B Thickening spray– root lift.
and a little bit of time :)

1. Start by prepping the hair with bumble & bumble prep and thickening spray. This allows the hair to stay in the shape you blow dry. Make sure hair is generously damp with the product (either from the shower or dry hair) Comb the hair evenly.

2. First, dry the roots lifting them away from the direction of the growth. Then start taking sections of hair (as big as your round brush) and start drying the hair as your rolling the brush up and down the shaft of the hair.

3. Once you have dried each section, take your fingers and roll the hair around them, as if you’re “rolling” your hair. (also- make sure there is a good hole in the rolls, this assures a good curl)

4. Pin and spray each roll as you go. Let the hair cool off, once you’re done with the last roll give the entire hair time to set. (we suggest to do your make up at this point)

5. Once the hair sets, take each roll down. Then take a boar bristle brush and start brushing your hair out. This might seem like you’re combing all the curl out, but what you’re doing is creating a wave by combing all the curls together, and taming them.Let the hair do its thing and spray once you achieve the look you love!

Photography and Styling: The lovely ladies of Irrelephant


Comments (9)

Krysthle Poitras | Reply

Love this tutorial! thanks for sharing. love the hair :D

Diamond Bridal Gallery -- Laura | Reply

Great tutorial — so helpful for a bride on her big day!

Jessica | Reply

I am going to do this. My hair is very thick and very stubborn when it comes to curling and even if I get a curl or wave going, it straightens itself within a couple hours:)

McKenzee | Reply

I have the same problem!

Grace | Reply

I did this this morning! Looks wonderful!

Tania | Reply

Absolutely lovely! And certainly cheap.. Thanks so much for sharing!

Monica Bonner | Reply

Thank You for sharing this info, I’m a hair dresser i truly appreciate it! I’m never to smart to learn more!

Tiana | Reply

Thanks i got really thick hair and when a curl it all it does is straighten itself out in like an hour!!! This helps alot thanks

celeste | Reply

This is an awesome tutorial. It truly works!! My hair has natural curl & body but when I want big soft waves this method is the bomb!!