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Updos and half updos can dress up your everyday 'do, whether you're going to the mall or heading to a cocktail party. Texture keeps pulled-back locks looking soft, rather than severe. Add waves to your updo or keep your natural texture for an easy, pretty style that you can rock with jeans and boots, or that little black dress.
Work a curl enhancing spray gel or mousse through damp hair. Scrunch your tresses and blow dry them with a diffuser.
Curl sections of your hair with a 1-inch barrel curling iron. If you have a lot of natural wave and curl, you may not need to do more than touch up your natural texture. Straighter locks will require more time to get the waves you want.
Rake your hair back using your fingers, rather than a brush or a comb, to keep your waves in place. Gather your hair into a low, rather loose ponytail at the nape of your neck or just below one ear.
Wrap the ponytail with a hair elastic, catching the hair into a large loop on the last wrap if your locks are on the shorter side. Pin the ends of the hair into place around the elastic.
Fasten your hair into a low ponytail if your locks are quite long. Twist the length of your ponytail until it coils into a bun and pin it into place. Work your fingers into the bun to loosen it if it's a bit too tight.
Loosen tendrils or shorter layers near your face. Touch up your waves with a curling iron and finish with hairspray.
Change up your style by making a higher or lower ponytail.
Dress up your wavy 'do with braids or twists. You can keep your texture by styling with your fingers.