Saturday, March 16, 2013

How- to Beachy Waves

My most viewed post to date is my How to do a Sock Bun without the Sock post which I originally posted because its a fast a super easy hair style for the classroom. Warm weather is approaching and we all know once summer hits we all crave that effortless beachy look. After years of hair dying, blow drying, straightening and curling I am happy to try any new hair style that requires little to no heat! This beachy wavy hair does just that!

I do have naturally wavy hair but with no products it looks like a frizzy mess! After browsing pinterest I came across a summery easy way of achieving beautiful waves without a ton of damage or time. After testing it out for a few weeks I knew I had to share! Ladies, here is a super easy and fun hair style for the spring and summer that requires 10 minutes -- tops!

The final product -- keep reading for the step-by-step How- to

All you'll need: 
- A heat taming spray, I use any time I use any type of heat on my hair no matter how little! 
- Sea Salt Spray 
- Small hair ties 
- Straightener 


This is what I am left with after letting my hair air dry. 


I have fairly fine hair so I am able to get away with sectioning my hair into quarters. You'll notice I start my first section on the top and somewhat high. 

If you have thick hair I would suggest adding a couple more braids -- the more/tinnier the braids the tighter the wave. 




 I then continue with a braid on the underneath. 
I repeat for the other side. 

 I am left with this beauty! 2 braids on each side. 


 I then place my straightener around the braid. I press down firmly for a quick second (and by quick I mean just enough time to secure a tight squeeze and then I release)


 Continue all the way down the braid. 


 Repeat on the opposite side. 

  I let the braids cool down for about 2 or 3 minutes and then take out each braids. Just enough time to put a face of make up on when I am in a hurry! 







I finish off with a Sea Salt Spray -- the brand I use is Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texurizing Sea Salt Spray, I picked mine up at Urban Outfitters for $8.00. 




The final product -- a lose beachy wave :)



Bailey says hi!  
  

Let me know in a comment below if you try this look out! I love finding new easy and healthy ways to fix my hair so if you have a how-to don't forget to share! 

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13 comments:

  1. That sounds so easy and looks great! Tempeted to try it. I love your straightener and your dog is ADORABLE!

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    1. Thank you Jen! It is super easy and so fast! I think she is a little cutie but I am a little biased :)

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  2. This is awesome! I need to try this and see if my hair looks as good as yours.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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    1. Thanks, Carlee! It is super easy and quick I am sure it will look gorgeous on you!

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  3. Super cute! Loved the post! What nail color are you wearing in the picture?

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! I am wearing Essie 'Cute as a Button' :) a gorgeous bright spring/summer color!

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  4. What a great idea! Now if only my hair would - grow!

    Monica
    www.-pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. I am wishing mine would grow fast too! It use to be so much longer and won't stop breaking from all the heat damage! Which makes this style a recent favorite :) xo

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  5. Wow. I'll try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. So instead of waiting for hair to dry entirely could you like wait until it's 80% and then use the straightener?

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  7. I have done this look a 100 times before. If you have time doo it the night before and sleep with your hair in the braids. When you wake up spray some soft sculpting hair spray and key it dry then use the hair straightener. You get a large amount of waves and it stays all day. It's nice.

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  8. I have done this look a 100 times before. If you have time doo it the night before and sleep with your hair in the braids. When you wake up spray some soft sculpting hair spray and key it dry then use the hair straightener. You get a large amount of waves and it stays all day. It's nice.

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  9. Bailey is adorable <3_<3 Love this hairstyle I'll have to try it when my hair grows out! :)

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