We’ve all seen movies and television shows where someone emerges from the sea in slow motion, looking positively gorgeous, and wanted to replicate that for ourselves. Well, luckily with the help of Additional Lengths, you can get all of the tips and tricks you need to perfect effortless sea beach waves.
Preparing the hair
Before you do anything, you should make sure that your hair is clean, but for this look to work the best, you need to apply products to day old hair, or even longer. This will give it volume and more maneuverability. However, depending on your hair type, you may want to try it on freshly cleaned hair instead – it’s best just to find what works for you.
Using the correct products
As this look is quite effortless, you don’t need to apply many hair products. If you want, you can add some mousse or hairspray to keep it in place, but the main thing that will be your best friend throughout this look is a quality salt spray, whether you buy it or make it yourself.
To make a simple salt spray for your hair, mix a bit of conditioner, sea salt and coconut oil (oil is optional). Place this into a spray bottle and you have nourishing and texture giving spray. You can add some water to make the spray easier to apply.
Creating the curls
One important thing about effortless beach waves is the curls – they need to be subtle, yet noticeable. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, you have nothing to do except ensure that your curls are looking gorgeous as usual, so follow your regular routine. Then simply apply some salt spray, scrunch and you’re ready to go. If you don’t have naturally curly hair, the process is still simple. You can either curl your hair using electric curlers or use a heatless application, which is what we recommend the most.
- Heatless method
Start with slightly damp hair and spray with a generous amount of salt spray. Then, take one inch sections of your hair and twist them, and tieing it into a small bun. Repeat this until your entire head is put into twisted buns. Then you can either sleep on it or wait until it is dry, depending on how damp it was when you started. Once completely dry, take out the buns, scrunch and apply a small amount of hairspray.
- Heated method
If you’re in a rush, you may want to try to use a heated method instead. There are few ways in which you can do this, one being by simply curling your hair and applying salt spray – scrunching where necessary – or by following the steps in the heatless method, but using a hair dryer to dry it.
Once you have finished curling and applying salt spray, simply apply a small amount of hairspray to your hair to make sure that it stays in place all day. Remember that with this look, it needs to look effortless, like you’ve just walked out of the sea, so don’t worry if your wave curls fall during the day; it will look more natural this way.
If you’ve attempted this look, send us a photo on social media to show off your fantastic new hairdo!