Beachy waves aka the hair waves style are everywhere we look.
On the catwalk, in our salons and all over our social feeds. We can’t away from how it’s taking over our hearts and minds.
Why is it so popular? Because it’s more than a look, it’s an attitude, a lifestyle. It says hey, it says cool, relaxed, it says effortlessly gorgeous. It says ‘Oh my hair? I just woke up like this. *flounce*’
This post is all about how you can achieve these tousled yet still voluminous curls using two tools that are most likely already sitting on your bathroom counter.
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How do you style hair waves?
Styling hair into those loose boho-chic waves we’re after can be done in a few easy ways.
There are five methods you can use to get those beachy goddess vibes:
- Plait or braid your hair and sleep on it.
- Use a head band.
- Use socks!
- Using hair straighteners or flat irons.
- Using a heated deep hair waver.
Let’s find out more about the pros and cons of them all!
How to style hair waves – 5 easy methods
Method#1: Plait or braid your hair and sleep on it.
Best for: All hair types
The most common way you’ll know to get the look is by braiding your hair and sleeping on it.
For this, we recommend spritzing your slightly damp hair with some texturizing sea salt spray. This will give it texture and volume for natural, tousled waves.
Then braid or plait your hair and leave it overnight. In the morning, voila! You’ll be greeted with wonderful waves that should last all day with some strong holding hairspray.
Method #2.Use a head band.
Best for: Fine hair
This is another overnight trick using a headband to create a more defined, curlier look.
Apply some nourishing hair serum then just loop slightly damp hair around a headband placed horizontally like a crown on your head!
Leave your hair wound around the headband overnight, leave your hair to air dry, then simply take the headband off in the morning and free your curls.
Best for: Finer hair and looser waves.
Yes, you read that right! This crazy sounding trend for waving hair using a pair of socks went viral with ‘How to’ films popping up all over Tik Tok.
We’re yet to try it as it looks fiddly to do and also…socks in your hair right?! The Coloured Hair Care jury is out on that.
Method#2 Using hair straighteners or flat irons.
Best for: Creating a variety of wavy hair looks.
Ah, our friends the straighteners!
We have long known that the best straighteners are not just for straightening hair and this new trend is where they prove their multiple talents.
The easiest way to get perfect beachy waves at home starts with heat tools like a curling wand or an even better option–a flat iron!
Using a pair of straighteners that are suitable for coloured hair means you’re free to experiment without wrecking your colour and have more control over your style.
You can create unstructured, high-volume, tousled waves by wrapping dry hair around the barrel of your straighteners and twisting it back and forth to create the waves.
Or you can go for more flowing waves that cascade down the lengths of your hair for a more chilled and relaxed vibe.
After styling, you can brush out the waves using a quality, natural bristle paddle brush and finish with a good shine spray.
Method#3 Using hair wavers.
Best for: Thick hair and effortless waves that last.
Hair wavers are the latest hair styling tool to hit our beauty making collection.
They ain’t pretty, but these innovative stylers use multiple barrels to mould your hair into gorgeous flowing waves. Different wavers have various barrel shapes to create either tight, loose, or S-shaped waves.
Using a hair waver is easy because making waves in our hair is what they were made to do. The beauty of the hair wavers is that they do all the hard work for you.
You use them a lot like straighteners where you work on sections of your hair one by one, from root to tip. But with the wavers, you have to clamp them down on your hair for 20 seconds or so at intervals to create the waves all the way down the length of your hair.
Watch out! These get very hot, but you can adjust the temperature if your hair is finer to protect your colour. Thicker hair will need the heat.
The best thing about using hair wavers is that your hair waves style will stay in for longer. You can wave your hair for a night out and it’ll still be there the next night too. Perfect.
Toni & Guy Deep Barrel Hair Waver.
Check out the Best hair wavers for beachy waves at home.
What are the different types of hair waves style?
This is the perfect blend of cool and relaxed texture that can be worn in loose waves or more defined.
It’s different from curly hair in that the waves run down the length of your hair to create an outrageously sexy style.
Whether you choose long waves or a more structured look, the hair wave style is completely versatile for any hair type length, thickness or colour of hair.
Check out the latest wavy hair looks for ideas and inspiration.
Is the hair waves style bad for colored hair?
Waving your hair risks fading your colour because you typically need to use heated styling tools like curling wands, straighteners or hair wavers to achieve the look.
Heat damages the colour pigments in your hair and can make them fade faster.
Always, always use a heat protection spray before, during and after you style with heated tools.
Will the hair waves style suit me?
The great news is that the soft tendrils of hair that create the look frame every face and compliment every kind of complexion, so there is sure to be a style you can pull off and make your own.
Loose waves are versatile and universally flattering. They can look fabulous on any length of hair, short hair or long hair (with exception of the pixie cut!) and add natural texture and volume, no matter what condition your hair is in.
This is the perfect style for those days you’re running late, or just want to look effortlessly epic. It’s also a great option if your hair isn’t feeling its best and needs some extra TLC!
How do I look after my hair waves?
This style should last from 1-2 days. And more if you’re lucky.
When you’ve finished styling, make sure you set the style with a strong, conditioning hairspray.
And always remember to follow our guidance on How to look after coloured hair and keep it luscious for longer.
So – while wavy hair may seem like a difficult, time-consuming task to do on your own at home, it’s actually pretty simple and easy to do with a bit of practice.
If you’re looking for something new this summer that doesn’t have too much work involved or if you want to shake up your look without having to spend hours in front of the mirror, give the style a go!