Beyoncé had a busy weekend, traveling to Chicago to support Hamburger Helper’s Show Your Helping Hand campaign to end hunger among American children. She made an appearance at one of the campaign’s events, posing with the kiddies and even dazzling the crowd with a song.
Maybe it was the glow of a job well done, but we couldn’t help but notice that Bey’s latest hair look, long loose spirals, was even more fierce than usual. Recreate it with your hair (or, umm, anyone’s hair that happens to be on your head):
1. Blow Out. Depending on the state of your hair and the texture, you can start with either wet or dry hair. If your hair is relaxed, it’s probably best to begin with freshly blow-dried hair. Since you’ll be adding texture in the form of waves, you don’t need to worry about getting it super-straight, just use a round brush and a straightening serum, like Frederic Fekkai Straight Away Straightening Balm ($17.50, Beauty.com), to smooth down your hair (especially around the edges).
For natural hair, blow-dry then flatiron straight before you begin to add curls. Use a heat protectant to shield your natural texture from heat damange, like Kiehl’s Heat Protective Silk Straightening ($16.50, Barneys.com).
And if you’re working with tracks, simply dampen the hair and blow-dry with a wide tooth comb before applying a small amount of glosser, like Fantasia High Potency IC Hair Polisher Heat Protector ($7.99, Walgreens).
2. Prep and Curl. Once your hair is smooth and straight, create a neat center part before sectioning your hair into four or six parts (depending on how thick your hair is). Taking small, 1/2-inch sections of hair at a time, wrap the hair around a large-barreled curling iron (not the other way around). Let the hair heat for a couple of seconds before pulling the iron downward. Repeat for the rest of that section, spraying a little glosser (like the Fantasia Hair Polisher) on those strands before moving to the next section. Continue until your entire head is covered in curls.
3. Fluff. Bey’s curls were a little messy-looking, so you definitely don’t want your texture to look too uniform. Pull the curls out a bit, pulling and roughing up the roots a bit for a similar look. The best thing about this style is it’ll look better and better as you sleep on it.
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