Tease & Tie

15 Mar

Just another reason why I LOVE Pinterest – I come across fabulous hair images and I learn how to recreate and share with my readers! The Tease & Tie is ideal for medium to long hair, but your bob wearing women out there can totally rock it too.

Texture is key to creating this controlled, disheveled look. If your beginning point is freshly washed wet hair, start by spraying a root lifter on your roots – I prefer to use Aquage Uplifting Foam. Next, apply a texturizing, volumizing and/or thickening foam throughout your strands. I recommend using TIGI’s Bed Head Candy Fixations Totally Baked Volumizing & Prepping Meringue – it is a fantastic hair plumper and texturizer.

Begin blow drying your hair using your fingers, not a brush (tip: blow drying using your fingers speeds up the process). Once hair is about 70% dry, begin sectioning hair off with a hair clip and finish drying with a round brush. I like to divide my hair into three section starting at the nape of the neck.

Once hair is dry (or you are starting with dry hair), you need to add more lift to your roots. A few years ago this meant we would have to take a backcomb and hairspray to get semi decent root lift, but usually resulted in crunchy hair. Nowadays, you can use a root lifting powder with a backcomb to get a smooth lift with insane hold. Seriously, if you have not tried a hair powder out yet, you are seriously missing out. You can not only lift your roots, but add texture to your locks. Check out the full details here. I recommend using either TIGI’s Candy Fixations Sugar Dust or Schwarzkopf OSiS Dust.

Now time for the braid. Pull two pieces from the front top part of your hair and the third piece from the underneath the front part of your hair but above your ear. Braid those three pieces and bobby pin hair in the back. Repeat on the opposite side. If hair is long enough, tie the two pieces together (literally) or use a tiny ponytail holder or your third option is to bobby pin the pieces at the nape of the neck.

Looking for a little more texture? Try spraying a beach spray on pinned back hair and scrunch to create even more texture. Try Bumble & bumble Surf Spray.

 

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