· By Carly Bitz
5 Styling Methods to Achieve Perfect Beach Waves
Summer is right around the corner and beach waves are on trend.
Sadly, we can't all have sun-dried, salt-sprayed waves straight from Malibu. Luckily, we have hot tools and products that can replicate the must-have mermaid locks. Now is the perfect time to learn the style of the season.
Keep reading for 5 tried and true methods for achieving the coveted undone waves you see all over IG. Opt for one that works best with your hair type.
1. Flat Iron Waves
Wait, but I thought flat irons were for straightening? False! They are multi-use and can create a beach wave that will stay-all-day.
Spray heat protectant on your locks to prevent damage while your flat iron is heating up. Section your hair and flip your straightener away from your face, and slowly glide down the strand. Repeat til you have a head full of curls and brush out when you are finished for a tousled, undone look.
Try practicing at night or before you're about to wash, that way if you mess up - it's NBD.
2. Overnight Waves
3. Au Natural
If you naturally have wavy, textured hair - this is the style for you. Let me introduce you to salt spray, your new BFF. Spray into damp hair and let air dry for a carefree, tousled texture.
Another option to create an au natural look would be using a diffuser. Apply a lightweight mousse to your hair and scrunch while diffusing for best results.