Summers are meant for running barefoot, splashing around in the ocean, and sprawling out in the sun – and your hairstyle should match the mood of the season: carefree, effortless and a little untamed. So what if your hair’s natural texture doesn’t match the vibe?
Now, I consider myself to be a pretty unconventional free-thinker, but my hair has never naturally followed suit. Left to its own devices, it’s adamantly straight, flat and unwavering in its lackluster lifelessness.
Early on, I discovered that top-notch styling products were necessary to breath life and texture into my mane, which is why I was thrilled when natural haircare brand Rahua reached out to me to try some of their products. Rahua’s plant-based line is made from powerful ingredients sustainably sourced from the Amazon Rainforest, so I can achieve my desired hair texture and summertime vibe without forgoing my eco-conscious sensibilities. I was already a fan of their Volumizing Spray that I used in my Chemical-Free Voluminous Waves tutorial, and after trying out a few more products, I have come to consider Rahua as one of the best and most effective natural haircare lines out there.
Follow these steps to achieve natural-looking waves in ten minutes or less using Rahua styling products.
Step 1: Add texture. Wash your hair normally, then towel dry but DON’T comb through. Instead, put a couple of pumps of the Rahua Freestyle Texturizer into your palms and scrunch through wet hair. Grab your hair from the ends and work through to help formulate the waves. The first step is the most important in achieving this look and the texturizer is my favorite product, as it adds noticeably more grit to my silky/smooth strands. If you don’t have time for anything else, just add the texturizer and let it air dry.
Step 2: Avoid frizz. Adding texture can often lead to frizz, so apply the Rahua Control Cream in a similar fashion as the texturizer to hydrate the waves and add shine.
Step 3: Ensure separation. Sparingly spray the Rahua Enchanted Island Salt Spray through hair. This will help separate the waves from each other, but don’t overdo it. It smells amazing so you will be tempted to soak your strands in it, but it’s better to go light on salt spray at this step because you can always add more if you need to once your hair is dry.
Step 4: Dry with a diffuser. At this point you could let you hair air dry, but I find that blowdrying it with a diffuser will add a lot more volume to the look. I’m using the Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000 with a diffuser attachment that I got on Amazon. Make sure you dry from the bottom of your hair up so you get waves on the ends.
Step 5: Curl the front sections. This step is also not necessary, but I find that curling a few pieces at the front of your hair will help your hair to frame your face in a symmetrical way. I’m using the Harry Josh 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron here (without the detachable clip).
Let me know if you try this styling and what you think!