The beach is not everyone’s cup of tea—the scent of saltwater, the constant call of seagulls, and sand sticking to just about every part of your skin—but many of us beauty fans can agree that we love those sexy, tousled waves the beach gives us, especially when they last for days. While textured waves are styled naturally by saltwater and the overall beach atmosphere, there are some tricks to getting this look without the trip to the shore. Sea salt products can help you create beautiful beach babe hair right at home.
Scrunch and Air-Dry
An easy method that you can do right after you have washed your hair, the scrunch and air-dry technique takes seconds to do. Flip your damp hair forward, and then scrunch it with your hands. Since you’re starting with wet hair, you’ll achieve a longer more textured finished hairstyle. Using a few sprays of Sexy Hair’s Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray can help your hair form even more waves! With ingredients like sea salt and algae extract, this product, once it’s set into your locks, will make those beachy waves appear like magic. All you have to do is let your hair air dry naturally.
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A safe way to create tighter waves or curls without using harsh heat is with braids. Before you go to bed, or while you are getting ready to go out, tightly braid your hair into a few sections. Either leave them in for a couple of hours or the entire night while you’re sleeping, and then let the braids loose. You’ll have gorgeous tight curls! If you desire looser waves, simply run your fingers through your hair to soften the style. Adding one of our favorite sea salt products Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to your hair will make that sexy and tousled look even easier to achieve!
(Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray $8, Urbanoutfitters.com)
A great benefit to a beachy hairstyle is that you can do just about anything with it, including updos. Slick it back into a trendy low-pony by brushing back all of your hair and securing it with an elastic, and show those waves off from behind. Or style it into a thick braid, letting some pieces stick out for a chic, messy look. To keep your hair out of the way, throw it up into a tousled, textured bun. The choice is up to you!
Photo credit to lauren rushing on Flickr.