Summer is the ideal time to embrace the iconic beach wave. Whether you’re creating this look apres beach or shower, with a few key techniques you can easily tailor your look with ease. Not only can beach waves be the perfect accentuation for any look, but this effortless style can also be achieved with minimal heat styling to cut down on damage and improve the look and feel of your hair.
Start With The Perfect Cleanse
Depending on your hair type, you might want to cleanse your hair the night before you’ll be creating your style. This gives naturally curly or wavy hair types the time to fully dry and for a bit of natural oil to help patterns take on a more defined shape. During cleansing, be sure to choose a duo that can enhance texture and control frizz or add volume where needed. With conditioner still in your hair, use a wide-toothed comb to detangle and prep hair for air-drying.
Once out of the shower, use a microfiber towel to gently remove excess moisture from your strands without causing excess frizz. The less you disturb your natural curl pattern the better. On slightly damp hair apply a styler to add volume at the roots to ensure your style doesn’t fall flat. Then, apply a styling cream to your mid-shaft and ends to enhance your shape. *While hair is air-drying be sure not to touch it!
The last step requires hair to be completely dry before finishing. Once dry, touch up any unruly curls or waves with a curly iron, spritz with a texturizing spray and then separate texture with your fingers for a voluminous ethereal feel.