Beachy waves are the enviable locks we all long for, not only during the summer months but all year round. When perfected these carefree, laid back locks look effortless however, the art of perfecting them takes a little more effort than sunbathing on the sand. Follow our five steps to perfect beach waves for textured, tousled tresses that will look like you’ve just come from the beach!
Step 1: Protect
Before any styling routine, it’s important to protect your hair from heat and environmental aggressors that can damage strands over time, resulting in split ends and dullness. Keep your locks luscious and lively with a leave in spray that will guard against damage.
This all in one leave-in Spray shields against atmospheric pollution, heat damage and colour fading aggressors, perfect for keeping your hair hydrated and healthy when creating your beach waves. The lighweight mist comes with scalp nourishing benefits and strand strengthening properties to completely nourish your locks. Spray onto towel dried hair and comb through for all round protection.
Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer
Formulated with conditioning ingredients to tame, soften and smooth, this Protective Primer by haircare experts Bumble and Bumble forms a defensive barrier that prevents breakage and dehydration caused by heat damage. Simply spray all over hair before applying heat and expect to see shinier, sleeker strands.
Step 2: Texture
For the perfect sea-swept waves hair requires texture and body to hold the volume and curves. Add volume and thicken your locks before styling to create a more authentic look.
Herbivore Sea Mist Coconut and Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist
label.m Sea Salt Spray
This professionally developed formula adds a twist to your tousled style with a modern matte finish. The label.m Sea Salt Spray will thicken the hair, prepping it for styling and gives extra protection against heat styling as well as UV rays; perfect if your planning on wearing your beach waves for a day at the beach!
Step 3: Prep
Prep your hair for styling by making sure it is dry and manageable for creating your desired wavy look. Remove any knots with by brushing through the hair with a de-tangling brush such as the Tangle Teezer Compact Styler Detangling Hairbrush that will smooth out any kinks or knots without pulling or snagging the hair. Next loosely blow dry your hair to create body and make sure that it is dried, ready for heat styling. Designed for an effortless blow-dry in minutes, the Tangle Teezer Easy Dry & Go Vented Hairbrush is designed to allow air to style strands whilst the teeth untangle without tugging.