Storm Ciara got your hair wavier than ever? Or have you always been blessed with such lovely locks? Either way, that flowy, gorgeous appearance is guaranteed to attract admiring glances and bouts of envy from onlookers wherever you go. Still, it’s nice to mix things up sometimes. If you have natural waves in your hair and you’re wondering what hairstyle you should go for to enhance, rather than temper, your look, then read on; our 5 styling tips for wavy hair.

HALF STRAIGHT, HALF WAVY, ALL GRAVY

When your hair is the combination of two hairstyles, the juxtaposition serves to emphasise both. So, if you want to try something new for yourself, then try to keep your hair half straight and half wavy. For this look, just give your hair that texture of waves at the bottom only, and further up settle for straight. Both elements benefit from the contrast.

To achieve this look, avoid keeping your hair on your curling irons heat for too long. Instead, wrap the hair around it a couple of times and pull the iron down through the ends – this will give you looser looking waves that look effortless. 

PART YOUR HAIR FROM THE MIDDLE

An on-trend hairstyle, this, and very easy to maintain throughout the day. Middle parted hair also signifies a bold, confident personality. Indeed, parting in the middle will add a boon to your waves and give you a classy look simultaneously. If you’ve worn a side parting for a long time and find your hair naturally falls this way, you can retrain it whenever you blow-dry. 

WEAR A WAVY PONYTAIL

The ponytail does not belong only to straight hair. Oh no. In fact, it can look amazing worn with wavy hair, perfect when held together with a tie which leaves the waves to flow at your shoulder. This style allows for a carefree look but also one which is manageable for the entire day without any tension. With the help of a simple tool like the Cloud Nine The Waving Wand, you can settle for such a look fuss free. 

LET IT ALL HANG OUT

How about you don’t contain those waves at all? Instead, encourage them to go tidal. Simply let it all hang out, uncontained, unrestricted and confidently. Check out Cosmopoltian’s guide to on 5 ways to get wavy hair (and what they look like IRL) to give you the inspiration to embrace your look untamed.

USE THE FINGER TWIST 

The finger twist or coil is one of the simplest ways to get wonderfully wavy hair, especially if your locks are naturally curly. Simply apply a curl enhancing styling cream to your hair, then twirl and twist your hair around your fingers. Start at the end and twist all the way up to the roots.