urban nirvana - get beach waves

Hotter temperatures mean beach season is close, and in South Carolina, we love our beaches. Don’t worry; this isn’t a post about getting your “beach body” back. ¬†However, we do want to talk about how to get those easy, beach waves even if you’re not hitting the sand for a few more weeks (or months)!

1. Enhance your texture

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This texturizing spray from Kerastase (Spray a Porter) is one of our favorite products and a best-seller. That’s because it can be used to tousle some beachy waves or to style second-day hair. And as any hair aficionado knows, it’s not wise to shampoo your hair every day (it strips of your hair of its natural oils). That means this spray can be your best friend if you’re trying to create a voluminous look the day after shampooing.

So how do you use it? Simply spray into your towel-dried hair and use fingers to create piecey waves or scrunch as you blowdry. No brushing necessary!

2. Work the iron

Heat styling tools can be your best friend when trying to get that beach wave look. For medium hair lengths, try using a 1.5″ or 2″ barrel curling iron to create a bend in the hair (instead of a full-on spiral curl), not curling the ends (so that they remain straight and stick out a bit). If you have longer hair, you can use the same size curling iron or a straightener to achieve the same effect. After curling all your hair away from your face, relax the wave by flipping your hair over and pulling your fingers through it a bit. If your hair holds curl very well, you can even brush it out. Then add your texturizing spray or hairspray, depending on the level of hold you prefer.

3. Embrace the body

Beach waves are about working with what you got. Don’t worry about making it perfect and don’t worry if you have some natural body (or the unfriendlier term, frizz). Just use your products that will help you smooth your style and remember that rocking the wave is all about confidence and your natural beauty.

Want a professional to show you how to get the style (and recommend the best products)? Book your appointment at Urban Nirvana Hair today!