To get beach waves in your hair, wash and condition it, let it air dry, mist it with texturizing spray, wrap wide sections around a curling iron, and apply hairspray. This 20-minute process requires shampoo, conditioner, a towel, a comb, texturizing spray, a curling iron and hairspray.
- Wash and condition your hair
Shampoo, condition and rinse your hair with cool water. Squeeze out the excess moisture, and wrap your hair in a towel. Remove the towel after five minutes, comb your hair, and let it air dry.
- Wrap the hair around a curling iron
Preheat your curling iron, and mist your hair with texturizing spray. Separate a 2-inch section, and hold it in one hand. Pick up the curling iron, hold it vertically, and wrap the hair around the barrel. Keep the iron stationary. Hold the hair around the barrel for 10 seconds, then release it. Repeat with the rest of your hair. For the most natural waves, use a combination of 1-, 2- and 3-inch sections.
- Apply hairspray
Unplug the curling iron, tousle your hair with your fingers, and break up any tight curls. Lock the waves in place with flexible-hold hairspray, and smooth your hands over the crown to contain flyaway strands.
For hair that is already wavy, try letting wet hair dry in a loose bun. Then curl any flat sections with a large barrel curling iron. When the right texture has been achieved, spray the hair with texturizing spray and scrunch the waves.
People with curly hair should start by blow drying their hair straight. Anti-frizz serums, like Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Extra-Strength Formula, can help combat frizz-prone hair. Once the hair is sleek and straight, use a curling iron to make large waves. Spray hair with a texturizing spray if it still needs more texture.