While nothing beats the timeless appeal of long, cascading locks, updos are emerging as fierce contenders. Slicked-back hair comes in trend cycles through hairstory and never goes out of style in Black and Latinx beauty. Perhaps, the rise of the “clean girl aesthetic” from a few years back has contributed to this shift again. What was once a simple updo to hide unwashed hair has transformed into a cultural sensation. Even Sophie Richie swears by her flawlessly polished bun on freshly washed hair. Now, how do you ensure those strands stay perfectly styled all day? The hidden secret lies in the magic of hair wax sticks, and we are here to share all the expert tips you need to know.
But remember depending on your hair type, not everyone will need all the products listed below, and you’ll likely find you can substitute some with what you have at home.
When working with dry hair, incorporating some hair oil can enhance the pliability of your strands, making them more manageable for achieving that sleek updo. Begin by applying a generous amount of oil, and gently massage it into your hair, making sure to avoid the scalp. Next, section off the front of your hair and secure it with a clip. Using a thick-bristled hairbrush, gather the remaining hair into a ponytail at your preferred height and fasten it with a hair tie. Apply a touch of pomade to the front section of your hair that was left out, then carefully brush it back. Secure each side by using bobby pins to attach it to the ponytail. You can also twist your hair into a bun for a different look!