My hair is naturally wavy, but like most girls with this type of hair, I usually straighten it or curl it because I feel like it is not enough of either to look polished. Some days though, I just own it. Beachy, textured hair can be really pretty and definitely creates a cool, laid back vibe.

I thought I would share some ways to create beachy waves. This picture is of me today with nothing done to my hair whatsoever. I just washed it last night and woke up like this so as you can see, I don't really use any product because this is my natural texture. But, if you want to create waves or amp up your natural waves, here are some ways to do it:

1. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray - This stuff is pretty legendary, and is known for creating the perfect beachy waves. It mimics the effect of salt water, creating body with a light hold, but is better for your hair. It's $24 but it lasts forever.

2. Hair dryer with a diffuser - Girls with curly hair use these a lot. A diffuser is an attachment for your hair dryer that blows air across a broader surface area, rather than a straight shot of air, which makes your hair less frizzy and keeps the curls from flattening out.

3. Sleep in braids - This is the good old fashioned way to get wavy hair. I used to do this all the time in high school. Just french braid your hair at night when it's wet (I would just do one braid down the middle to keep the waves loose) and in the morning take it out and dry your hair. This brings me to my next tip:

4. Dry your hair with a t-shirt. If your hair is damp and you just want to towel dry it, don't use a towel! I know that sounds weird, but use a t-shirt instead. The fabric is softer and makes your hair less frizzy.

I know there are lots of Youtube tutorials with different ideas too.

I hope you enjoyed these tips - do you have any other ways to create beachy, wavy hair? 

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  1. I love the T shirt advice! I tried it and it totally works. To tame my fizz I use mousse and a LOT of hair spray!
    Thanks for the tips! :)

  2. To get loose curls, I sleep with my hair in a sock bun. If I want waves instead, I just brush it out. Simple and heat free :)


  3. Holly,
    I just LOVE your blog. Everything from hair, to coffee, to crafts, it's simply relevant and exciting. Keep it up!!



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