She sings. She acts. She parties up a storm. She's been in a dozen movies and she's still a teenager. Lindsay Lohan has spawned a red hair trend all on her own, and no wonder '- she is often described as a young Ann-Margaret. To find out how Lindsay gets her graduated, Raphaelesque waves, we interviewed Ouidad, known as the "Queen of Curl." Ouidad's pioneering curl expertise can not only tame, but can also create any curl in any hair type. Here's how to make Lindsay's ultrafeminine hairstyle your own.
STEP 1 Start with a gentle shampoo, massaging the roots of your hair and sudsing downward, taking the lather along the length of your hair.
STEP 2 Apply a balancing, rinse-out conditioner, holding the hair in a ponytail and distributing the conditioner onto the outer surface of the hair. Start at least two inches from the roots, so as not to clog the pores on the scalp.
STEP 3 Rinse, but leave some conditioner in your hair. If you just rinse at the scalp and nape of the neck, leaving approximately 10 percent of the conditioner in, your hair will be soft, extra moist and easier to work with.
STEP 4 When you get out of the shower, drape a towel over your hair and gently take the excess water out. Rake your fingers gently and evenly through your hair.
STEP 5 Apply styling mousse or gel. Distribute evenly, starting at the nape of the neck and moving up to the crown of the head.
STEP 6 Next, separate your hair into five sections. Working section by section, twist your hair around your fingers, sculpting wavy curls. Don't forget the top of the head, or the crown area. Ouidad points out that many women forget how important curling the crown is to achieving a style that has balance.
STEP 7 Dry your hair with a diffuser to set the waves you sculpted, which should take 15 or 20 minutes. As you're drying, gently bring your head down and hair forward to diffuse the center, being careful not to disrupt the curls you've created.
STEP 8 Now that the hair's dry, smooth the bangs by pulling up a small section of hair from the front and roll it in a medium-sized hot roller. Ouidad recommends fabric-coated rollers, which aren't as likely to damage the hair.
STEP 9 When the roller cools down, take it out, run your fingers through the bang and position it in the curl pattern that you've created.
STEP 10 For the finishing touch, put a drop of shine product in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and pat it lightly onto the outer part of your hair. Spray your hair with a light-hold product.
Product Name: Ouidad Clear and Gentle Shampoo
Removes styling buildup and is still gentle enough for color-treated hair.
Price: $10 for 8 ounces
Product Name: Ouidad Balancing Rinse Conditioner Detangles, seals the cuticle and moisturizes.
Price: $12 for 8 ounces
Product Name: Ouidad Volumizing Mousse Moisture-rich foam that builds body and exaggerates fullness.
Price: $18 for 8 ounces
Product Name: Ouidad Finishing Spray Holds your style in place softly.
Price: $10 for 8 ounces
Product Name: Shine Hair Glaze Offers wonderful shine in a lightweight serum.
Price: $25 for 4 ounces
To learn more about Ouidad and her services, go to Ouidad.com