When you have pin straight Asian hair like me, you have to actually put in work to create body and texture. Sometimes using a curling iron is just too time consuming.. & since I have long hair, it’s a arm workout I have no interest in participating in.
So, I’ve been putting my hair in 2 zulu knots before I go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning, I have this “natural looking texture” that I’m kind of obsessed with. All you need is a sea salt beach spray, 2-4 bobby pins or hair pins, and a brush!
- Brush out your hair so theres no knots and tangles, my favorite brush now is the Tangle Teezer. It detangles without tearing or breaking your hair. (when you have bleached and damaged hair, it is a life saver)
- Prep your hair by using a sea salt spray. I personally love the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi texturizing sea spray, it’s light, smells wonderful, and doesn’t leave behind any residue. this will help it set your waves and give texture.
- Part your hair down the middle, and twist each section into knots around the higher crown area and secure it with bobby pins or hair pins. Try to use as few pins as you can to avoid any dents in the hair and root area. (Remember, the tighter you knot it, the tighter the curl. the looser you knot it, the looser the curl) Once you’re don’t knotting it up, just head to bed.
- When you’re ready the next morning, unpin yourself, give the hair a little fluff with your hands and you’re all ready to go!