Wavy locks and natural curls are the rave these days. If you are looking for an easy hairstyle that is almost guaranteed to get you dozens of compliments, try scrunching. It is the easiest way to get textured hair without the hassle of fussy tools and heat styling.
Textured hair has become hugely popular as it adds depth to the hair and creates definition. You can use hair texturising sprays for increasing the natural volume of hair.
Another great technique that you can use to add definition and volume to your hair is ‘Scrunching’. The term scrunching refers to the technique where you take your hair and crumple it with your hands. This adds texture and bounce to your hair, along with subtle curls/waves.
Scrunching will have different results for different types of hair. Girls with curly or wavy hair benefit the most from this technique, but even beauties with straight hair can attain the best results, by using a texturizing/ strong hold hair spray.
How to Scrunch Hair?
Wash and condition your hair. You don’t want to try new hairstyles with dirty hair as they will never look good. Also, scrunching hair is only possible when your hair is wet. If you try and scrunch dry hair, it will end up looking super frizzy!
If possible, use a volumizing shampoo that adds bounce to the hair and gives better results.
Use a conditioner so that your hair remains soft and tangle free. Make sure to wash off the conditioner so that your hair are not weighed down.
Part your hair in the way you want; centre or side parting. Since scrunched hair is supposed to be a messy look, you don’t have to be perfect with your parting.
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Once you have washed your hair, towel dry them. You can do this by first squeezing out the excess water with your hands. Take your towel and start squeezing sections of hair with the towel in a scrunching manner. This will provide some shape to the hair. Make sure to only scrunch and not rub the hair as this can cause damage. Avoid using a hairdryer as that will ruin your curls and you will not get the desired result.
After towel drying your hair, apply any curl-enhanching product you select for your hair. This can be a styling mousse, gel, spray or serum. Scrunch hair with mousse as it works best with styling hair, as it adds texture and gives added hold to the hair.
To use the mousse, squirt out 1 pump of the product into your hands, rub it in both hands and apply it to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair. While applying, keep your head upside down so that your hair falls in front of your face. Never apply mousse to the roots as this may cause your hair to look greasy or weigh it down.
Keep your head upside down and use your hands to crunch your hair. You can do this by holding a small section of hair. Start crumpling this section of hair up towards your scalp. This action would resemble what you do when you crumple paper and turn them into paper balls.
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Now leave your hair to dry naturally. Do not comb your hair as that will open the curls and make your hair frizzy. Until your hair is completely dry, keep scrunching your hair every 5 to 10 minutes using the same paper scrunching technique.
Never use a regular dryer to blow dry your hair. This will make your hair frizzy or straighten your curls. Once your hair is dry, you can apply a serum for extra shine or spray for extra hold. You are ready to flaunt the style.
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Once you find the best technique, scrunching hair becomes quick and easy. Try these easy steps and tricks and scrunch your way to a great style. Don’t forget to share your views in the comments section below. Stay stylish!