Shu Uemura Wonder Worker Blow Dry Perfector, $47, available at adorebeauty.com.au
Using a blow-dry spray without any plans of getting a blow-dryer involved? Actually groundbreaking. This pre-styling primer is generally used to prep tresses for a silky blowout, but hey, we see no reason why its frizz-taming, hair-conditioning and shine-boosting powers can't be harnessed in the air-drying realm too - just spritz and scrunch to your heart's content.
The Wet Brush Original Detangler, $16.95, available at adorebeauty.com.au
Van Ness uses this brush to work his oil of choice (more on it in a minute) through strands to detangle and smooth. Its ultra-soft bristles glide through hair without pulling, so it's stellar for minimising split ends and breakage while taming tresses.
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil, $59.90, available at haircareheaven.com.au
Ah, further proof that Van Ness has phenomenal taste. He uses this smoothing styling oil to get some gloss going - it takes the surface to new levels of shine and silkiness while also diving deep within to repair damage.
R+Co Motorcycle Flexible Gel, $42, available at rawhair.com.au
He seals the deal by applying a bit of this multipurpose gel on the hairline for part control. It works on both wet and dry strands (both offering different results), but when applied wet, it's all about controlled hold that still feels soft to the touch.
And that's it. Don't stress if your wave shape isn't immaculate, either - undone is the aesthetic you're after anyway. To quote the man himself, "imperfection is beautiful." Praise. Be.