The lazy-girl trick to undone hair is being picky with strands that need waving, so only seek out pieces that are just too straight or need some taming. For a natural-looking wave pattern, vary each section of hair between about centimetre and an inch. And don’t stress if a section is on the thicker side, Dyson’s first of its kind manganese copper alloy plates flex and gather hair as they move down your lengths, preventing unwanted tension, uneven heat distribution and missing rouge hairs.
For those who need a refresher course on waving hair with a straighter, here’s the lowdown: Start creating loose bends by closing the straightener close to your roots, then twist away from you and glide downwards to frame your cheeks, leaving the ends untouched for a more relaxed look.
If this technique feels tricker than you remember, celebrity hairstylist and Dyson ambassador Jen Atkin recommends pointing the base of the straighter upwards and keeping the device parallel to your hair, for a smooth, kink-free finish. If you still feel like a klutz, just keep practising – Dyson’s rechargeable Corrale provides cordless styling for up to 30 minutes, making mastering the technique easier and more graceful, with no tangles or too-short cords to tie you down.
Set & Forget It
To lock in your style, finish by misting and massaging a texturizing hairspray into hair to embrace natural movement. The best part about these waves is they just get better as they wear in, so doing your hair each morning (and the damaged, lacklustre hair that follows) is a thing of the past.