I think ‘beach waves’ are an obvious hair trend for Summer, and since I have naturally wavy (and frizzy) hair, I am all for this style! Despite my natural texture, I definitely need to use a little product in my hair to enhance and define my waves. There are a multitude of products out on the market at any given time, but these are my all time, tried and true favorites (under $10!) for making those waves that look as if you just came off the beach in St. Barts!
I love, love, love both of these products! I use the Curl Defining cream when I want tighter waves and scrunch it into my hair while using a diffuser. If I want looser waves, I use the salt spray and either air dry or use a diffuser. Both products smell amazing as well. Since I have thick, long hair, I use a ‘generous’ amount of each product – but if you have finer hair, less is more…
I discovered this product a few years ago and always use it during the Summer when I want really wild, wavy looking hair. It’s definitely less polished looking (I’m pretty sure you could make dreads with this product), but a super fun look if you want to go all the way with that surfer chick vibe! They have a newer formula right now, but it still works the same. I usually use a dollop of the product and rub it in my hands before I tousle and crunch it in my hair. To really get the surfer look, I’ll twist and mold a few strands/sections and then use a diffuser. The product also looks great when you just leave it to air dry, which I do more often than not when I’m not in a hurry.
* To eliminate frizz, start when you get out of the shower by using a t-shirt to dry your hair instead of a towel (which tends to roughen up your strands).
* To further eliminate frizz after your hair fully dries, use Garnier Fructis Haircare Sleek & Shine Sleek Finish 5-in-1 Serum Spray.
* When in doubt – just embrace the frizz.
* To touch up your hair either after it dries or the day after styling, use a curling iron on random waves that seem a bit limp. I like using a curling iron that is 1″. I’m also dying to try this type of iron.
Need some inspiration?
Want to DIY your own beach wave salt spray? Try this recipe I found on ashressaday!
Will you be making waves this Summer?