Beach waves have proven themselves to be more than just a passing trend. The best part about beach waves is that it suits everyone irrespective of their hair type and length. But just like how the ‘no-makeup-makeup’ look takes some amount of effort to perfect, the same is the case with achieving beach waves, especially if you have fine hair. Fine hair tends to sit limp and lifeless. And without the right products and techniques, making beach waves look bouncy and carefree can turn out to be quite a task.
But worry not ladies, read ahead as we’re share some tips and tricks to create beautifully textured beach waves that are perfect for anyone with flat hair
What you will need
To create the perfect beach waves, you do not need too many products or styling tools. You will need a hairdryer, curling wand, a boar-bristled brush and some texturising spray. These four products will work just fine to create perfect beach waves and make your hair look voluminous.
- Step 01: Start with blow drying
- Step 02: Split your hair into small sections
- Step 03: Use a barrel according to your hair length
- Step 04: Continue with the rest of your hair
- Step 05: Brush out the waves
Step 01: Start with blow drying
The first step to achieve beautiful beach waves is to start blow-drying freshly washed hair. While doing so, remember to keep the nozzle angled downwards facing the ends of your hair. This will ensure that your hair looks silky smooth and there will be minimum flyaways. Make sure that your hair is completely dry, because applying heat on wet hair can lead to serious breakage.
Step 02: Split your hair into small sections
The next step in styling fine hair into beach waves is to divide it into small sections. This step will make styling your hair easier and more time efficient. Before you start with the actual process of curling, divide a bottom section. You can do so by lifting the top two thirds of your hair and securing it at the top of your head, using a clip or an elastic. This will keep your hair safely tied up and out of the way.
Step 03: Use a barrel according to your hair length
Once your curling wand has heated up, start with wrapping small sections of your hair around the barrel. Ensure that your curls are facing outwards, as this helps your hair look more voluminous. Hold each strand for about 5 seconds before realising it. Remember to pick a barrel size that is appropriate for your hair length if you want to achieve the perfect beach waves.
Step 04: Continue with the rest of your hair
Once you’ve finished curling the bottom section of your hair and are completely satisfied with the results, follow the exact same steps with the rest of your hair as well. If you don’t want your waves to look too poufy and fake, avoid curling them too close to the roots. Instead, start curling from around the middle of your hair.
Step 05: Brush out the waves
The whole point of beach waves is too keep your hair tousled, slightly messy and bouncy. To achieve this look, you will need to lightly brush out the waves immediately after curling. Brushing through your hair before the curls have set will enable them to drop subtly, which softens your look.
Step 06: Finish with a texturising spray
The biggest problem of fine hair is that it tends to fall flat and look lifeless. To avoid this issue, you can take the help of hairstyling products. To ensure that your curls stay on longer, use the Toni&Guy Casual : Sea Salt Texturising Spray. This is a perfect finishing product that will give your beach waves more character, volume and the much-needed weight to hold them curls in place.