Beauty blogger I am not, but I have been getting some questions about my beach waves so I wanted to share my steps for getting slightly messy beach waves.
Here goes! Excuse my crappy iphone photos for the tutorial below. I was the only awake when I did this so, it was a bit tough to take the photos.
You can start out with second day hair or clean hair. Up to you! I recently purchased L’Oreal Smooth Intense shampoo and it’s been great for my hair and has been taming down the frizz that this humid summer weather brings.
Next step is to just blow dry your hair.
Now I part my hair to start curling it.
Then I start to curl 1″ sections away from my face. I think the key to my effortless waves is my curling iron. I have a Beachwaver S1 curling iron and it is seriously amazing. I love it and talk it up to anyone who will ask. It makes curling my hair so easy, because it is a little button that winds the hair up for me. So it is idiot proof. It heats up super quickly so I can started fast in the morning and I only need to leave it on each section for between 7-10 seconds for a good curl. At first people are intimated by the winding fixture, but you control the speed (there is a slow or fast setting) and you can unclamp at any time if you feel like you grabbed too much hair, etc.There are also a ton of youtube tutorials with how to use it if you are nervous the first time. I LOVE it!
Once you are done you will be left with banana curls/prom curls. Haha. Great look, right? At this step I spray my hair with John Frieda Frizz Ease flexhold hairspray. It’s great because it holds nicely, but doesn’t get crunchy. After I spray the curls I let the curls cool.
That’s it! I typically add a little more hairspray now and get ready for the day!
Honestly though I don’t know how fashion/beauty bloggers do it. I hate having photos taken where I’m the main attraction. I spent most of the time doing this!