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Top 5 Lazy Day Hairstyles

Top 5 Lazy Day Hairstyles

While we love to style our hair for hours on end, sometimes simple is best. Which is why we need to know how to perfect the art of sleepy strands for our low-maintenance lazy days . Luckily for the laziest girls out there, messy hair is a hot trend right now. Here’s how to do off-duty manes like a celebrity. This proves that you can get great hair without going to great lengths.

Quickest Curl

Top 5 Lazy Day Hairstyles

MIST-DRY your hair with hairspray and wrap it around four or five medium sized Velcro rollers. Blast with hot air to set the curls, then leave the rollers in as long as you can – although it also works well if you only have five minutes. This is a super simple way to transform hair into soft, polished curls. Laverne Cox’s curls can be easily copied without the celebrity hairstylist, elaborate set of rollers or the early wake up call.

Top Knot

Top 5 Lazy Day Hairstyles

The half top knot styles are versatile and easy to pull off. You can style them curly or straight (think how much easier it is to only have to curl half you hair!), or leave your hair to do its own thing with its natural texture. Plus, the half pulled back look is the perfect way to hide greasy roots on days when you’ve skipped a hair wash or want to stretch out a blowout. Use just your hands for a messier look to pull the front half of your hair back. Twist your hair into a high knot, like Jennifer Lopez, and pin any loose pieces back, then style (or leave as is) the bottom section of your hair any way you like, finishing with a flexible hold hairspray.

TIP:

TAME fly-aways by heating up a curling iron and carefully skimming the sides down the length of your hair. It smoothes without flattening.

While You Were Sleeping

Top 5 Lazy Day Hairstyles

CREATING volume on days when you are in a rush is close to impossible. Hair almost never co-operates when you’re on a time crunch. But simply following a few steps before bed the night before can guarantee va-va-voom volume. Wash your hair, spray volumiser at the roots and apply leave-in conditioner over the lengths and ends and sleep in a loose top knot. Your roots will be pulled upwards while you sleep, adding volume, while the bun creates soft waves.

Smooth And Simple

Top 5 Lazy Day Hairstyles

PULLING your hair back into a sleek pony is one of the easiest and most versatile lazy-girl looks, since it works for most hair types and lengths. Everyone has done this at least once. With ponytails, the biggest problem is you get bumps. To avoid this, start by taking product, like a cream or a leave-in conditioner if you have curly hair, and run it through your hair. Then, decide the height of your pony

(high, low, or middle of the head) and pull most of your hair back. Tip your chin up as you pull the bottom section of your hair into the pony to make the whole ponytail super tight and smooth, even in the back, then secure it with a band

Perfectly Air-Dried

Top 5 Lazy Day Hairstyles

DON’T think beach hair is just for the beach. Look at Gigi Hadid’s appropriate-for-anywhere waves. To get the look, start with a quick shampoo and conditioner. Then, simply towel-dry your hair and twist it up in a high bun and let it dry. If you don’t have time to air-dry, dry with a hairdryer. Once your hair’s dried in the bun, it’s left with a really nice bend. Remove the bun and give the hair a shake. Finish with a spritz of texturising or salt spray through the ends and you’re good to go.

Carli

Carli

I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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