photos/post/design: Kristin Ess

Every once in a while we like to mix it up and throw in a weekend hair idea. Since there have been so many emails about texturizing powder, we figured it was the perfect pairing! Texturizing powder is used for many things: building body, creating more texture and mattifying. In this tutorial we’re using a simple fishtail braid to demonstrate. As you see in the before photo on the left, her hair is shiny, clean and tidy– looks great as is. But sometimes you just feel like your hair is “too clean”. That could sound insane to some, but if you really want that messy second day hair look, here’s how you get that.

  1. Start with clean dry hair. (If your hair is already a little dirty and on it’s second or third day but you really want more texture through the middle and ends, it’s fine, just use a little less in the next step!)
  2. Shake some texturizing powder over the top of your hair (or have someone else do it for you if you’re doing a braid in the back). MY FAVORITES ARE THIS AND THIS!
  3. Using the base of your thumbs (as you see in the photo), massage the powder into the hair.
  4. Gently use your fingers to get more detailed texture.

That’s it! You will find that the powder takes away most of the shine which creates a more “editorial finish” like many of the gorgeous models we pin on our Pinterest boards. Try it and if you don’t love it, just wash it out!