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Editor: Neha Gandhi, VP of editorial strategy
Hair type: Curly and medium-coarse
Daily 'do: Down and straight with the help of a blowdryer and flatiron
In our many years at R29, we've never seen Neha Gandhi without straight hair. Of her natural texture, she says, "I like curls — especially on other people — but I’ve never learned how to master mine with the right amount of product." So, to help her embrace her natural waves, Rosenkranz shares a quick 'do-over that won't totally nix the need for a flatiron or give her the crunchy curls she dreads.
Start by separating your hair into three sections — around the crown, from ear to ear, and at the bottom. If you have thinner hair, just create two sections from top to bottom.
To curl, first spray a one-inch section of hair with a heat protectant, like Pantene Pro-V Stylers Heat Protection Spray — a crucial step to protect your hair from damage. Twist the section around your fingers in a forward motion and then wrap it backward around the barrel of a curling iron. This forward-then-backward step will give your strands a lived-in, not-so-perfect look, says Rosenkranz. You can also alternate the direction of how you curl for a more natural-looking texture.
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Once you've curled your entire head, lightly spray with a flexible-hold hairspray, and then rake your hands through your hair to break up the curls. Finish with a shine serum for shiny, static-free strands.
See, natural-looking curls that didn't take a ton of time and aren't crunchy.
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Editor: Zooey Purdy, product manager, publishing platform
Hair type: Thick and curly
Daily 'do: Top knot all day, every day
As you can see, Zooey Purdy has very curly hair — and a lot of it. "When I want it out of my way, I just do a top knot," says Purdy. "It’s hard to do a lot of styles because my hair tangles easily." Ready for a challenge, Rosenkranz created a simple plaited style that didn't take much more time than it takes for Purdy to pull up her hair on the reg. Click ahead to get the look.
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