Easy to achieve beach-inspired waves are in reach for the everyday girl, and you don’t need to follow a complicated routine to get the result you crave. Here are a few beauty hacks on scoring perfectly tousled strands without the stress.
Create texture without heat: There are actually a few ways to create texture without heat. You can braid the hair in large sections and let it air-dry or make loopy pin curls, pin to the head, and patiently let it air-dry.
Avoid using hot tools on dirty hair: Never use hot tools with dirty hair for if the cuticle is open again, because you haven’t washed and blow dried in a few days, you are going to further dehydrate the strands, causing more damage and frizz. It also bakes in all the toxins, free radicals, grease and dirt on your strands
Sleep with rollers on: A soft sponge type roller is most comfortable. You can wrap a scarf around your head so that the rollers stay in place as you sleep. Another, very vintage way to achieve a roller look is to take strips of old t-shirt, roll them, and tie them to your head. It is much softer than traditional rollers.
Prep your hair properly: Using a volumizing mousse and heat protectant is super important to protect and prep your hair. Always blow dry your hair before using other heat tools like a curling iron or straightener. This seals the cuticle and prevents damage from the additional heat tools. Follow, with your curling iron or flat iron for the desired final look.
Shake it up with salt spray: Sea salt spray works on all hair types, but you should be careful with the amount you use. Again, blow dry your hair first and then apply just a few sprays of a sea salt spray, holding the bottle about 12-inches from your head. This offers just the right amount to create the texture without weighing the hair down.
Make your curls look natural: No natural curl is exactly like another, so alternating the size of your curling irons from strand to strand makes it look more believable. You can also use a texturizing product to scrunch and break apart curls after you are done curling to give it a lived-in look rather.
Avoid over-brushing: Separate curls with your fingers, brushing the hair makes it look more polished, but the key to natural looking curls is to separate them with your fingers. The key is not to mess with it throughout the day or play with your hair like you might if it was straight – just let it be.