Recently my husband asked me if I like my hair long or short, for which my response was I just love a nice change every now and then. Most of us girls love transitioning from sleek hair that frames the face so beautifully to sexy beach waves that perfectly tousle down our shoulders… Don’t we?
Speaking of sexy beach waves, they always seem to be trending. The most amazing thing about messy but not so messy beach waves is that you can easily achieve this look at home and it doesn’t matter if you have long hair or short. You can pull it off regardlessly. (Yay!)
There are a couple of methods to create this gorgeously tousled look at home. I thought I would share with you how I achieve this look.
It all begins with rinsing your hair.
Use a Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner
I absolutely love John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls but just use anything that works for you. When applying conditioner, be mindful to use less than you usually would. It somehow seems to help with getting the hair to be whatever you want it to be. This is important when we are trying to create these beachy waves at home because, at the salon, we don’t have to worry: they already know this trick!
The diffuser nozzle is your friend
Usually, after a shower, we either let our hair airdry or we blow dry it straight. But when I need more volume and texture, I towel dry my hair and use the diffuser nozzle of my blow dryer. But before we get to that, let’s talk about hair styling tools.
I know there are lots of blow dryers, flat irons and curling rods in the market and sometimes it’s difficult to determine what to get. Yes, I’ve been there. After a lot of comparing and contemplating, about three or four years ago, I bought myself a Remington PROFESSIONAL SILK DRYER and since then I haven’t even looked for any other or better yet gone to the salon specifically for a blow dry!! Yes, it has been that good. I am not sure if they still have the exact product but just check here.
Important: Whatever styling tool you use, don’t put it on a high temperature setting and if you must, always use a heat protector serum or spray. Sometimes, without realising we damage our hair so much by frying them with all these tools(Why?).
I would personally recommend Tresemme Heat Protective Spray Heat Tamer because I’ve been using it for a long time and I absolutely love it, but there are a couple of good products available in the market as well. The Tresemme haircare protectant line for instance has a blow drying balm, flat iron spray, and so on. There is also John Frieda Forever Smooth Blow Dry Styling Spray and Loreal Blow Dry It Quick Spray which I think are equally good.
The idea behind a heat protector is to minimize the irreversible damage that can be caused by heat when styling our hair.
Coming back to our beach waves at home tutorial, I usually put the diffuser on a cold setting at the beginning, cupping my hair into the diffuser to lock in the natural waves.
Then I turn up the temperature by a notch and allow it to do its magic.
To finish up I go back to the cold setting because I have noticed when I do it this way, it gives me less frizz instead enhances my natural waves so perfectly.
Now, if you have hair that is either naturally straight or chemically treated sleek hair, there is ai tendency for your hair to fall flat instead of giving us the bouncy loose waves, we are expecting. That’s where your volumizing shampoo and conditioner, texturing sprays work together, for your advantage.
Most days, when I am going for that wavey hair look, I use the John Freida Curl Reviver Mousse before the diffuser action. I feel like it gives my curls better definition and having the heat protective functionality makes it a real win. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with naturally curly hair. You will fall in love with your curls like never before, with the John Freida (Dream Curls)? products.
At this point I am pretty much done with all the hard work.
So here’s a tip I picked up from Bethany Mota years ago.
Just take a curling rod and create a few curls here and there. You don’t have to section and curl all of it (unless you really want to) but, just a few close to your face and the back. This gives a more defined and put together look!
I love my hair to have a life of its own _ bouncy and not stuck together. So using my fingertips I gently run through my hair, slowly separating the curls. If you want a more neat, no flyout’s kind of look, use a tad bit of hair oil or serum when doing this step and you are done.
See, it’s not so complicated. I know the article may seem long but that’s because I am penning some additional information I deem useful for my readers.
But for all those who just want a quick snippet on how to get beautiful beachy waves for any hair length (short medium or long hair? Yes!), at home…here it is: