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How to Crimp Your Hair (With a Twist)


From the center-parted, crimped tresses spotted on Gucci’s Fall 2016 runway, to the kinks running down Beyoncé’s lengths in her Formation video, it is safe to say that the popular seventies hairstyle is having a major beauty moment—both on and off the runways. Crimped hair is an undone yet glamorous look that supports fashion’s fixation with all things effortlessly chic, and actually makes a case for embracing the humidity. Fortunately, you don’t have to dust off your crimper (Do they even make those anymore?) to recreate the look. Read on to find out how to crimp your hair in 5 easy steps.

The Tool Kit: A heat protector, hairspray, a flat iron, and lots of hair ties.

1. Apply a heat protector throughout your dry tresses to avoid damage and split ends. We suggest the Phyto Phytokératine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray (US $32; AED/SAR 118), which can be used on both damp and dry hair, as it protects while simultaneously nourishes damaged strands.

2. Next, grab a small section of your hair and twist it into a tight plait.

3. Keep plaiting small strands of hair, until your entire head is braided. Depending on the thickness of your hair, you should have around six braids.

4. Once all of your hair is plaited and secured, run a flat iron over each braid, one by one. Make sure to start at the top of your braid, and hold the flat iron in place for 10 seconds.

5. Undo your braids and sprits your hair with a strong-hold hairspray to keep your style in place. And that’s it.

For a visual how-to, watch the short clip posted by @elizochkaaaa on Instagram below.

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