Step-by-Step Guide to
Creating Beach Waves
Creating beach waves in your hair is a popular and relaxed style that mimics the natural, effortless waves you get from a day at the beach. Here's a step-by-step guide to achieving this look:
Start with clean, dry hair: Begin with freshly washed and fully dried hair. This style works best on second-day hair or hair that's not too clean, as it provides better texture.
Protect your hair: Apply a heat protectant spray to shield your hair from the heat of styling tools.
Section your hair: Divide your hair into sections for easier styling. You can use hair clips or ties to keep them separated.
Heat up your curling iron or wand: Set your curling iron or wand to a medium heat setting, typically around 300-350°F (150-175°C).
Curling technique: Take a small section of hair, about 1-2 inches wide, and wrap it around the curling iron or wand, leaving the ends out for a more relaxed look. Hold for 5-10 seconds, then release the curl gently.
Alternate directions: For a natural look, alternate the direction of your curls. Curl some sections away from your face and others toward your face.
Don't curl the roots: Avoid curling the hair too close to the roots; instead, start a couple of inches down from your scalp for a more casual appearance.
Allow curls to cool: Let each curl cool and set before moving on to the next one. This helps the waves hold their shape.
Finish with a texturizing spray: After all the curls are done and have cooled, apply a texturizing spray or sea salt spray to give your hair that beachy texture.
Finger comb: Gently run your fingers through your hair to break up the curls and create a tousled, beachy look.
Optional: You can finish with a light hold hairspray for extra staying power.
Enjoy your beach waves: You now have gorgeous, relaxed beach waves. This style is perfect for any casual or summery occasion!
Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't worry if your first attempt isn't flawless. With time, you'll become a beach wave pro!