This week, I'm daring myself to rock a 'do slightly more OTT than my usual Thursday style, thanks to Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe. Read on for the results...
As much as I'd love to parade a new style everyday, when it comes to hair I can fall into the trap of being a one-trick pony. Well, perhaps 4... There's the pony tail, the top-knot, the out and straight (natural style) and ever so often, I'll mix it up with a few waves or curls when I have the time in the morning. This is a shame though, as achieving 'good hair' (or feeling like I do) really puts a pep in my beauty step. I propose that it is impossible to have a bad day when you are having a good hair day - and often the opposite is also true. Bad hair can even mean tantrum time for some (Me. Cough! Cough!) So, with this in mind, I've decided to try something new and a little outside the box, with a product from inside the bb box in June.
I've always loved a side swept 'do, so when the new generation of side heavy hair and deep parts hit the RC recently, I was in hair heaven! Most notable locks go to Kristen Stewart, Lucy Hale, Thandie Newton (yes, her fringe fell forward in this pic, but extra points for the pink lip and dark locks combo) as well as the lady with the best coloured locks in the universe, otherwise known at Jessica Alba - she's been loving a side-parted 'do this year.
So, I decided to try it for myself. Here's how:
Start by blowdrying your hair with a deep side part. I am dedicated to my Parlux! It creates a nice smooth finish, meaning less straightening. Win! And don't worry if there is extra volume on the heavy side once dry - you'll need a bit of body there anyway. You can also choose to go as deep as you'd like - the deeper the part, the more body you'll get on the heavy side.
Then, get your hands on your Toni & Guy Creative Texturising Glue. I like it, because whilst maintaining a very strong hold, the texture is still creamy upon application, not gel-like at all. Plus, you only need a little. Just over a pea-sized amount was more than enough, so the tube will last me ages!
Rub the product through hands, then spread it through the lighter side of your hair, starting right at the roots and working back. Then, grab a brush and comb the product through for even distribution - this will help your hair sit tighter too. I kept the product closer to my ear (rather than applying it higher up, near my part) as I didn't want my part to look too product heavy.
Then, start to braid your hair, starting right below your ear and keeping close to your head. You want to braid along the base of your hair, from left to right (or right to left!) Don't worry if it looks a little messy - the other 'heavy' side of hair will fall back and cover most of it anyway. If it's easier, tie up the hair you'll leave loose at the end, to keep it out of the way.
Once you run out of hair to braid, secure with a small hair tie. You can also pin the braid up, tucking it under your loose hair, if you think it's a little too visable. Then release the hair from the heavy side - it should fall back and cover most of the braid.
Tadaa! Finished product...
You can always curl the hair left out for a more glam look. I perfer a straighter style for a casual night out and curls for a special night event - but it's totally up to you! If your slicked hair is still a little untidy, you can always comb a little more product through it to keep flyaways in place too. Finish with a spritz of conditioning spray in the loose hair for added shine.
Will you try this hair beauty dare? Or have you worn it before? Are you excited to try this product from Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe? Let me know! - Lauren