Hairy Situation from Fashion Week
If the runways are any indication, the big hair trend will soon be a trend to embrace
As I try to combat the frizz in my hair thanks to the humidity in Singapore, the runways of Paris, New York, Milan and London seem to have embraced it. Far more glamorous than my unruly mane are the models who have stepped out in variations of the wild style for the likes of Altuzarra, Gucci, Fendi Manish Arora and Maison Margiela.
This “big hair, don’t care” was seen in the form of rainbow afro wigs, voluminous waves, spirals, ringlets and bouffant locks. And while finding a way to tame the frizz may seem like a challenge, achieving the look is one that requires little effort. The secret? Volume.
To get wild, unstructured waves, beauty vlogger Jennaly recommends braiding hair when wet and leaving it in place for as long as possible. This simple yet effective method requires you to section off wet hair in multiple braids and then wind them on to the top of your head, before you call it a night. Come morning, you can wake up to textured waves that give you a youthful, undone edge.
Alternatively, follow model Britney Watkins (aka Bwatuwant)’s advice and use a hairdryer with a diffuser attachment to lift your roots. Watkins deep conditions her hair before applying curl boosting products and scrunching the hair while wet to create the desired shape. She lets it air dry for around 30 minutes before using the diffuser on a high heat setting to boost volume for a bold look.
For those with fine hair that is less resistant to product, Victoria Sun suggests choosing one key curl spray or oil before drying your hair upside down with a hairdryer. Do away with the nozzle attachment for all-over coverage. Another stlye vlogger Sazan Hendrix, suggests brushing through the ends with a wide tooth comb to add more volume. To ensure a cohesive look, simply correct any straight strands with a curling wand.