Want to lean how to get beachy waves in your hair by tomorrow? Get started tonight to make the romantic hairstyle an easy ‘do in the morning. This process is so simple, you’ll be wearing waves every time you want your look to stand out.
Wash your hair in the evening before going to bed. Use an extra moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to give the hair ample shine. If you usually use a leave-in conditioner when styling dry hair, consider using a hot oil treatment before shampooing. This will leave your hair tangle-free and extra soft. (You won’t want to work leave-in conditioner through the dry waves. This can make the look frizz.)
Towel-dry your freshly washed hair. Now, create long, loose three-strand braids. Section the hair into 1-inch sections for a loose perm look. For just a few gentle beachy waves, gather the hair into a low ponytail and create one three-strand braid. Make sure to braid the hair as far to the ends as possible. This is how to get beachy waves throughout the entire length of hair. Use soft-covered hair elastics to secure the braid(s).
Wrap a bandanna around your braided hair. This will help prevent frizzing as the hair naturally air dries over night. Plus, the bandanna keep the braids from rolling onto your face while sleeping. Go to bed and let the magical hair waves set.
In the morning, feel the braids for dryness. If the hair is still damp, use a blow dryer on a low, cool setting. You don’t want to create frizz by using a forceful, hot burst of air. Once dry, undo each braid carefully. Let the hair hang long, in chunky waves. Finally, use your fingers to gently separate and fluff your hair when first learning how to get beachy waves. As you do this wavy style more often, you may find that you don’t want to separate the strands so you can create a surfer-girl look.
Finish your romantic hairstyle with a spritz of shine or gloss spray. This will tame any flyaways and add a pretty sheen to your hair. Use embellished bobby pins to hold some of your hair back, or slip on a cloth headband to show off your flowing style. Use a spray-in hair gel or mist of hairspray to set the look. That’s it!