How to get Beachy Waves for Every Hair Type

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It’s summertime and beachy hair is back in style. Those tussled locks are the look everyone is going for during the summer months. While it may look like an effortless style when it’s finished, it may take some practice to get your hair into those wavy curls that looked like you just came in from the beach! The first thing to do is purchase a good sea salt texturizing spray. You can find these at most retail stores, beauty supply stores and online. They range in price from $7 to $20, so there is a product for every budget. Or you can look up a homemade recipe for your own sea salt spray online and make it yourself. Here are some tips on how to get beachy waves for every hair type.

Straight Hair

To get straight hair to give you those beachy waves, you will need a clean, air dried head of hair. Spray your hair with sea salt texturizing spray and gently scrunch it into your hair. You can even flip your hair upside down and spray a little from the bottom and scrunch it again. Using a medium sized curling iron on low to medium heat, wrap 2 to 3 inch sections around the iron. Do not roll the iron up into the hair. You want very loose waves. You don’t have to be neat, just grab the sections, wrap and release. You want a messy look! Run your fingers loosely through your hair and spritz it again with the sea salt texturizing spray. Top off with light hair spray if needed.

Wavy Hair

If you have wavy hair, you are half way there already. Luckily, this style actually works better if you have not washed your hair in a day or so. Spray liberally with the sea salt texturizing spray and wrap your hair up into a loose messy bun for about thirty minutes. Let your hair down, spray a touch more texturizer and scrunch your waves. If you have just washed your hair, apply a little curl cream and wrap your hair up in the messy bun and let it dry. You can even sleep on it. When your hair is dry, release it and spray sea salt texturizing spray, scrunch and go!

Curly Hair

Curly hair is probably the hardest to achieve the beachy waves, but it can be done. First you need to wash your hair and do a blowout using anti-frizz cream or serum and a round brush. Using a medium curling iron create some chunky waves and tussle them with your fingers. You do not want to brush the curls out. Spray on sea salt texturing spray while you are scrunching the curls. You may have to do this a couple of times and let the spray dry in between to get the look you want. Top off the look with an anti-humidity hair spray and your beachy waves should last all day!

You can easily learn how to get beach waves for every hair type, and you will be ready to enjoy those long summer days while looking like you just stepped off the beach!

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Originally posted 2015-07-16 10:50:44.


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