There is nothing quite like casual beach waves to give a natural and carefree vibe to your entire look. It’s no wonder that women prefer this particular hairstyle for summertime – it exudes a relaxed vibe that is in tune with the summer activities. But even though this hairstyle appears carefree, it can entail a bit of work in order to create the hairstyle and maintain it.
Here is a step by step guide to help you recreate a casual, beach wave hairstyle. This look is perfect for a day out in the beach, when hiking, or when you are about to embark on a fun road trip with your friends.
Getting the Cut Right
The key to a successful beach wave hairstyle starts with the right cut. The ideal type of hair to work with if you want that effortless beach-y look, such as the ones you see in Gisele Bundchen, is a medium-textured hair that comes with a natural wave of its own. Make sure that the hair comes with the right layers or else it will not curl properly. When creating layers, it is best to focus most of them around the face and the back area of the hair must be of one length.
Scrunching for Texture
The next step is to provide texture to the hair to produce more natural waves. Use sea salt spray if your hair already has a natural wave to it. Apply it just below the roots approximately 1-inch from the tip. Let your hair air dry as you scrunch it.
For those with naturally dry hair, skip the use of sea salt spray. Instead, use a styling crème so you can inject moisture while adding texture into the locks. Make sure you use a diffuser as you blow dry.
Start Crimping Hair
At this point, you will need the use of a 3-inch barrel curling iron. If you can find a curling iron with a shape of a wave, that’s even better! Work with one section of hair at a time. Hold the hair within the barrel for at least 5 seconds before releasing and moving onto the next section.
Finish off the hairstyle with a light to medium hold hairspray (depending on preference and how well your hair can hold curls). This will help maintain your waves for several hours.
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