Beach waves are a timeless summer trend. Yet, you don't have to be on a tropical getaway or beach to embrace them.
Do you have straight hair and want to achieve that perfect "I've just come back from the beach" - look? Or do you have a natural curl in your hair that you want to accentuate?
With these 6 handy steps, you will have the desired result in no time!
Wash and condition your hair
First you start with a freshly washed head of hair.
If you have straight hair, you should choose a volumizing shampoo like the Amplifi-Hair Micellar Shampoo. Because this will give your hair a fuller look.
If you already have nice curly hair, then it is sufficient to use a refreshing shampoo like the Inspiramint Shampoo.
Use a primer to protect your hair
Drying your hair is the next step. If you use a hair dryer for this, you want to protect your hair as much as possible against heat damage. That is why the use of a good heat protector or primer makes sense.
Spray the primer all over your hair while sectioning your hair, like you see in this picture.
Use a blowout cream for extra volume
Do you also want defined voluminous locks full of shine in addition to heat protection? Then add a good blowout cream to your routine.
This cream protects the hair right down to the cuticle and gives it enough body. Most important, it provides the perfect hold when you're about to use a straightener or curling iron.
Start drying your hair
Now comes the essential part: drying your hair.
It's recommended you use a large, round brush to brush the hair from the crown upwards. After about 10 cm, twist the hair around the brush and brush out.
It does not have to be perfect brushing.
Another option is to dry your hair in a bent position. If you straighten up afterwards, you'll have instant volume.
Prefer to air dry your hair instead? Just make sure your hair is towel dry, use a quality style and restyle spray on your towel-dried locks, and crunch your hair with your fingers upwards towards the crown. Finish off with the Flex Form hairspray and that's it for you!
Create your curls
A curling iron or straightener will come in handy to put some curls in when you have natural sleek hair.
A curling iron is more likely to result in a 'perfect' curl, a straightener gives you more of a wavy, flat curl.
If you have put in some curls to your liking, you can choose to use a texture comb to brush out the curls a little.
If you don't have a texture comb, then your fingers can of course serve perfectly as well. This way you smooth and soften the curl for the ‘looser’ effect, desired with a beach wave.
Finish it off with hair spray
Ready to put the finishing touches to your beach waves?
Fix your curls with a light hairspray for an optimal, long-lasting result. Shake the hair for a playful effect.
Want to make some waves stand out a bit more? Model and define the curls with a soft matte paste.
There you go, beautiful, voluminous, shiny beach waves!
Pro-tip: pack a Bell-Curve Curl Reviving Spray when going to the beach and apply after you get out of the water.
The saltiness of the water combined with the spray will give you that instant beach wave hair.