a simple French Twist for that oh so special evening. To prepare your hair cleanse well. Now apply a super light conditioner, rinse well. This is time to use mousse. I prefer Kenra. Apply Kenra mousse from roots to ends. Comb through. Now, apply Kenra Root-Lift. Only to roots. After applying take your fingers and give your hair a good rub.Working from scalp to ends. Comb through into the direction you will style.
dry roots first. Lift roots if you want to create volume. Pull down to create little to no volume. When your hair is about 70-80 % dry grab your favorite round brush. I love Ergo Brushes. To create this UpDo look. I ruff dried the hair. Using the round brush around the face. Pick your favorite spray. Lifting hair up and spray. Adding texture will help to hold the curls better.
Wand or Curling Iron:
what works for me. Hold your wand or curling iron upside down and twist down. Creating more of a texture wave than a curl. Starting at the base of the neck and working your way up the back of the head. The bigger the section you curl the softer the curl. Smaller the section,tighter the curl. After creating the curl. Set with a styling spray and softly lay aside. Working your way to the sides.
down the middle: I recommend your curls directing back off of your face.
off to the side: I recommend your heavier side is directed towards your face and your lighter side directed back off your face.
Before Back Combing:
Pull your curls out with your fingers. Create the curl you love. If needed add a bit more spray. Starting at the nape of the neck start back combing until you reach the crown. Grab a few bobby pins and a few hairpins. Separate the hair around your hairline. I pull out random pieces. This leaves room to be creative after we create the twist.
You will need your hairpins, bobby pins and spray. If you part on the side. Start on the lighter side. Sweep back and smooth with your bobby pins and spray. Secure your pins by crossing them over one another. If you part in the middle. You can start on any side you want. Don’t forget to leave some hair out around your hair line. Now this gets a little tricky. Taking your heavier side, remembering to leave out plenty of hair to play with. Wrap hair around your hand to form a roll. Use your hairpins and spray to smooth. Secure the hairpins under the bobby pins you used on the first side. About four hairpins will be needed.
Now your hair should feel secure. If it doesn’t add a couple bobby pins. Start taking pieces of hair and a few bobby pin. You can simply wrap hair around the twist. Anything that looks good is the goal. Start on the lighter side. Now move over to the heavier side. Decide if you want a heavy bang or swept back off of your face.