Beachy waves are one of the easiest hairstyles to put together and makes you look effortlessly chic. The simple style requires just a little hair styling product and your fingers (and is great for vacation because you don't have to pack any heavy heat styling tools). If you don't have hairspray, we have a little DIY hairspray you can create at home. Here are our tips on how to achieve these sexy waves at home.
HOW TO Sexy Beach Waves
Wash your hair at night and while it's still damp (but not dripping--towel-dry it first), twist it into a loose bun (if you have very long hair or a lot of hair, you can make two loose buns). In the morning, let your bun out and run your fingers through your hair to give the waves a softer look. Spritz some hairspray, gel or mousse onto your strands and give all the ends a good scrunch. To scrunch your hair, grab small sections of your hair and rumple it in your hands toward your roots. For a more polished looking wave, wrap sections of your hair around a curling iron barrel.
A small amount of gel can add shine and help hold your style in place. Apply a small amount of gel onto your palms and then scrunch a section of your hair. Follow the same routine for your entire head.
If you want your hair to last all day, spritz hairspray on your strands to set the style. Start with a small amount first and if you feel like you need more hold, spray on a little more. Just make sure to scrunch your hair again after you apply the hairspray. To make your own hairspray at home, grab a clean spray bottle and mix one teaspoon of epsom salt, one cup of water and 2/4 tablespoon of hair gel. Shake up the mixture and apply it to your mane while the strands are wet or dry. Epsom salt is a great curl enhancer so combine it with ingredients that suit you. You can add one teaspoon of your favorite hair conditioner or a few drops of essential oil into the mix for extra shine and scent.
Mousse gives a much lighter hold than gel or hairspray but leaves your hair softer and more touchable. You get control and structure but without the stiffness. You can use curl enhancing mousse to help define the waves. Just apply some mousse into your palms, rub your hands together and give your strands a scrunch.