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Tamed Roots: How to Get the Sleek Cool Girl Look

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Searching for the ultimate cool girl hairstyle? Look no further. Tamed roots offer a sleek alternative to the high volume styles that have been reigning supreme the last few seasons. Whether you love to rock a smooth texture or a wavy one, check out four ways to wear tamed roots!


Tamed Roots with a Classic Middle Part


Thanks to the 90s resurgence in fashion and beauty, the classic middle part is back and it's the perfect way to wear tamed roots.


If you have ultra-long locks, consider wearing your tamed roots and middle part with smooth, straightened hair. Start by using a heat protectant and blow-drying your hair straight with a large paddle brush. (Apply SERIE EXPERT Inforcer Brush Proof to smooth and detangle as you brush.) Next, reach for a straightening iron and smooth out any unruly areas and smooth some hair oil or de-frizzing cream throughout your hair to tame flyways. For the ultimate cool girl style, tuck each side behind your ears and smooth down your tamed roots with some light-hold gel or hairspray to keep it close to the scalp.


Prefer a little texture? Wear your tamed roots and middle part with a natural wave. Part your hair down the center with a long-tooth comb and use a smoothing cream to tame your roots. Then, apply an air dry cream throughout damp strands and allow your hair to air dry to embrace your natural texture.


Tamed Roots with a Deep Side Part


If parting your hair down the middle is an absolute no-go for you, but you still want to wear this cool girl trend, try a deep side part with your tamed roots.


If you have naturally straight hair this first look is a breeze, as you'll just need to create your deep side part and then smooth down your roots with a light-hold gel or hairspray. But, if you want to straighten out a natural wave, reach for your blow dryer and a large round brush. After drying straight, smooth any flyaways with a flat iron and then spray down your tamed roots to keep them in place.


Think tamed roots always need to be straightened? Think again! This side-parted style proves even natural waves look amazing when worn close to the scalp. To wear your hair with this wavy tamed part, you'll need a strong-hold gel to tame flyaways and a large-tooth comb. Part your hair deep to one side and then apply the gel throughout. While your hair is still wet, comb your hair down and spray your tamed roots with a hairspray. When your hair dries, the tamed roots will take on their natural wave pattern but will stay in place all day.


Top styling tip: To make sure no strand veers out of place reach for L'Oréal Professionnel's Extreme Lacquerwhich has super strong hold though it feels and looks entirely natural. It's just the thing to get your style to stay put and show off those tamed roots.

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