Adding waves to your hair is no news! But, if you’re a beauty junkie (just like me), you’d know that there’s a vintage hairstyle with waves as its central focus. In fact, it actually is the edgiest way of wearing your hair. We’re talking about finger waves! First spotted in the 20s and 30s, finger waves did make a comeback in the 90s but disappeared soon after. And now, thanks to divas like Rihanna and Tessa Thompson, finger waves have made a comeback yet again, and it’s becoming a red-carpet favourite too.

While finger waves look elegant, edgy and classy, recreating them all by yourself can be challenging. To get the shape of your curl right, you need to be a pro at it. And that’s not all! Heat-styling tools can be another pain to work with. But, what if we tell you that we’ve discovered a hack to achieve no-heat finger waves? Yes, you read that right! If you’re someone who limits the use of heat-styling tools but is always up for experimenting with new hairstyles, then you’re in for a treat.

 

The hack

The hack

To make your finger waves look like they’re professionally done, you need to work on damp hair. Once you’re out of the shower, reach for a hair cream or gel for better hold. You can use the TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Styling cream which works wonders for any hair length or texture. Then, give your hair a deep side-parting because finger waves look better on side-parted hair. Now, here comes the hack. You will need the most basic hair accessory to create finger waves without heat-styling tools. We’re talking about bobby pins! Use bobby pins on damp hair to create the spiral shapes you want your hair to have. The wavy side of a bobby pin will give your curls its shape. Simply take tiny sections of your hair and push the pin inside securing those sections. Spritz some hair spray over all the sections that you’ve created in your hair, and release the pins after about 15-20 minutes. You’ll be ready with no-heat finger waves!

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