Apply Women’s Rogaine foam to dry hair, focusing on the scalp & taking care to not let it drip onto your face (I find that a cloth headband helps). Let the product dry completely – this takes about an hour. I like to do my makeup while it’s drying and then style my hair afterwards. Once dry, lightly run a brush through you hair to break up any stiffness from the product.
Step 1: Use a 1 1/4″ curling iron to begin curling small sections of hair away from your face. Holding the curling iron vertically, without using the clamp, wrap sections of hair around leaving about 1″ free at the bottom (the key to achieving a cool beachy wave and not a ringlet curl is ensuring the ends are straight).
Step 4: To make your braid appear thicker, I like to do a technique called “pancaking”. This is such an important step, especially for those of us with thin hair. Grab opposite sides of each braided sections & pull them apart to give your braid a fuller appearance. You want to do this gently so you don’t completely undo the braid (particularly important if you have bangs that you’re growing out or shorter layers that can come loose). Continue pancaking each section until the desired thickness is achieved.
Step 5: Take two bobby pins and secure the end of your braid underneath hair, crisscrossing the pins to hold the braid in place. You don’t want the end of the braid or the elastic to be visible.
Step 6: Finished product. (You can also repeat the same steps on the other side of your hair and pin it back for a full crown look.)