3 Easy Ways to Get Beach Waves
Ah, the beach waves – those effortless, tousled, and carefree curls that make you look like you just stepped off the sandy shores. Whether you're hitting the beach or simply craving that sun-kissed, laid-back look, beach waves are the perfect style for summer. In this blog post, I'll guide you through some easy and fun ways to achieve those coveted beach waves right at home. So grab your sunscreen, put on your favorite beach playlist, and let's dive in!
1. The Classic Sea Salt Spray Technique:
To kick off our beach waves journey, let's start with the classic technique of using sea salt spray. This method works wonders in adding texture and creating those natural-looking waves. Here's how you do it:
Step 1: Start with damp hair. Either wash your hair, or spritz some water to dampen it slightly.
Step 2: Apply a generous amount of sea salt spray evenly throughout your hair. You can either use a store-bought product or make your own DIY version.
Step 3: Scrunch your hair gently with your hands to encourage wave formation.
Step 4: Let your hair air dry, or use a diffuser on a low heat setting. Avoid using a hairdryer as it may cause frizz.
Step 5: Once your hair is completely dry, tousle it gently with your fingers to loosen the waves and give them a more natural look.
Step 6: Finish off with a light-hold hairspray to maintain the beach waves all day long.
2. The Braid and Beach Technique:
If you prefer a heatless method, this technique is perfect for you. All you need are a few hair ties and some patience.
Step 1: Start with damp hair and apply a curl-enhancing mousse or texturizing spray for added hold.
Step 2: Divide your hair into two sections, parting it down the middle.
Step 3: Take one section and braid it all the way down, securing the end with a hair tie. Repeat the process with the other section.
Step 4: Leave the braids in for several hours or overnight to allow your hair to set and form waves.
Step 5: Once you're ready, undo the braids gently and use your fingers to separate the waves.
Step 6: Finish with a sea salt spray or a light mist of hairspray to hold the waves in place.
3. The Curling Wand Magic:
For those who prefer a quicker method using heat styling, a curling wand can work wonders in achieving beach waves.
Step 1: Start with dry hair and apply a heat protectant spray like AOB Miracle Spray to shield your hair from damage.
Step 2: Divide your hair into sections, starting from the bottom and clipping away the top layers.
Step 3: Take a small section of hair and wrap it around the curling wand, starting from the middle and leaving the ends out for a more relaxed look.
Step 4: Hold the hair around the wand for a few seconds and then release.
Step 5: Repeat this process for all sections of your hair, alternating the direction of the curls to create a more natural look.
Step 6: Once all sections are curled, run your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls and transform them into beach waves.
Step 7: Finish with a light mist of hairspray to ensure your waves stay intact throughout the day.
With these fun and easy techniques, you can rock those beach waves and bring the summer vibes wherever you go.
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