How Can You Get Beachy Waves on Your Hair?

An easy way to get the beachy waves hairstyle is to apply thickening mousse, scrunch the hair, apply curl-defining gel, scrunch again, seal the cuticle with a blow-dryer and apply shine serum. This 20-minute process requires thickening mousse, curl-defining gel, shine serum and a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment.

  1. Apply thickening mousse

    Dispense a large ball of thickening mousse into your hands, rub them together, and distribute the product throughout your dry, clean hair. Start at the ends, and work up to the scalp.

  2. Scrunch your hair

    Squeeze handfuls of your hair for five seconds, then release and repeat.

  3. Apply curl-defining gel

    Dispense a small amount of curl-defining gel onto your fingers, rub your hands together, and apply the gel to the ends of your hair. Scrunch your hair a second time.

  4. Blow-dry your hair

    Fit your blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment, turn it on, and select the "cool" setting. Hold the dryer beneath your hair so the diffuser points up. Scrunch your hair while you dry it.

  5. Apply shine serum

    Dispense a pea-sized amount of shine serum onto your fingertips, and apply it to the ends of your hair. To preserve your beachy waves, do not touch your hair after you apply the serum.