Happy Friday, Snobs! Now how’s your hair?
Straight? Curled? Ponytail? Bun?
Whatever style you’re rocking, it’s probably not a naturally acquired beachy look. Well, that’s unless you live in a much warmer climate than Canada (and if that’s the case, I now despise you due to excessive envy).
If you’re suffering from this year’s freezing-cold spring temperatures like I am, I’m going to show you a little trick to get those super beachy waves without the beach. Even if your hair is naturally straight like mine is, this style is so easily attainable.
Before I tell you, I have to admit that I can’t take all of the credit for this easy how-to. The lovely lades of Tone It Up are to thank for some of these steps. I did, however, tweak this guide a little bit to achieve better results.
So without further ado, here it is. Give it a try. I beach you won’t regret it. 😉
What you’ll need:
1. Mousse. Just a regular curling/volume-enhancing/curl-defining mousse would do.
2. Surf spray. I use Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. You can find it at Sephora for $29.50. It’s not the cheapest thing in the world, but it really makes your hair that salt-water texture. I love it.
3. A wide-toothed comb
4. A hair dryer
5. A diffuser.
6. A straightening iron
1. Apply Surf Spray.
As soon as you get out of the shower, apply the surf spray all over your hair.
2. Scrunch with a T-shirt.
After you’ve applied the surf spray, scrunch your hair from the bottom-up with a t-shirt. The t-shirt will work better than a towel at preventing frizz.
3. Continue scrunching as you get ready.
At this point, I moisturize, get dressed, and put on makeup. Just scrunch your hair every now and then as you’re going through your regular morning routine.
4. Apply mousse.
Now that your hair’s dried a little bit, flip your hair over your head and apply your mousse. Scrunch it in with your fingers from the bottom-up. This will help to curl your hair, and since the surf spray is a little on the expensive side, you won’t have to use as much if you’re using another curling product.
5. Lift roots as you blow-dry.
Using your wide-tooth comb, lift your roots as you blow dry with a diffuser. As you’re creating volume throughout your tresses, you want to make sure there’s as much volume at the top as there is at the bottom so that your hair doesn’t look heavy. I turn my blow-dryer’s power and heat on high to speed up the whole process.
6. Continue blow-drying, upside-down and rightside-up.
Dry the rest of your hair using your hair dryer and diffuser. By flipping your hair over, your hair will get even a bigger volume-boost.
7. Fine-tuning those curls.
Once your hair is dry, use your straightener to curl any unruly tresses. You want to curl your hair away from your face, starting just below your crown. I find it’s best to only really curl some of the pieces on top of your hair rather than the bottom, or else it will all look too inconsistent. Also, don’t curl the whole piece of hair; just curl at the crown and a few inches lower rather than the ends. Again, this just helps to maintain consistency.
8. Enjoy it, beach.
Your beach waves should be looking casual, fun, and like you just spent the day in water and sun. You’re welcome :).
Stay fabulous. xo