When I first wrote this the title was 'Just in time for Spring — the long awaited beach wave hair tutorial!’ and while that statement is still true I think we will all be practicing new skills from the comfort of our own homes. Plenty of time to perfect it — am I right?
It seems like every time I went to film this video I was interrupted, so without further ado here it is! Following this video you will find step by step instructions along with some of my favorite products and styling tools.
In this video I have freshly clean hair. I try to only wash my hair 2-3 times per week. To accomplish this I have to be very careful about the products I put in my hair. If you find your hair has a lot of build up from dry shampoo and other styling products I would highly recommend this scalp mask. I use it once a week and it leaves my hair feeling super fresh and clean.
On other days I just use my shampoo and conditioner.
Step 1: Apply a heat protectant to your wet hair, I cannot stress the importance of this. Step 2: If working with wet hair start out by blow drying entire head to take the majority of the moisture out. Brush out hair and clip up the top 2/3 of hair. Using a round brush blow out hair in circular motions. Once finished take down middle section of hair and repeat until entire head is blown out. I like to let hair fully cool down before moving onto the curling step. Favorite Curling Iron
Mason Pearson Pocket Bristle Hair Brush Favorite Round Brush Olivia Garden NanoThermic Ceramic + Ion Round Thermal Hair Brush Some of my favorite hair products including heat protectants, dry shampoo and hair sprays —
Step 2: If working with dirty hair follow same steps as above, this will help take out any kinks in hair. Once finished add dry shampoo and massage into place. Step 3: If working with clean hair you have (hopefully) already applied your heat protectant. If starting with dry hair I would suggest using a heat protectant spray. Plug in your curling iron of choice, I prefer a 1.25in barrel to achieve the best beach waves on my hair. Similarly to blow drying I section off my hair, starting with the bottom section first. Take a one inch section in your hand and place then curling iron close to your head, curling away from your face. I like to keep 1/2-1 inch of hair out of then barrel to keep my ends flat. You can also use a straightening iron to get a similar look. Unless your using a heat protectant spay, no other spray is needed until the end. Step 4: Repeat step 3 on each section of chair and continue working away from the face in one inch sections. Step 5: Now that your hair is completely curled step away from your work station or apply your makeup. I like to let me hair cool completely before moving on. Step 6: After hair is completely cool use a texturing spray. Spray upwards (from the bottom up), carefully pulling apart the curls. You can also use a large comb to do this.
I’m going to just come out and say it, but you get what you pay for when it comes to styling products. Here are a few of my favorites and why!
T3 Curling Iron - I splurged on this over a year ago and it changed my hair for the better. The ceramic barrel makes it easy to work with since it glides through my hair. What I love most is how versatile it is, it pulls apart allowing you to switch out different size heads and it even has a curling wand option. The fact that it comes apart makes it easy to travel with too. G3 Straightening Iron - I don’t wear my hair straight often but when I do this one is the best for the job. My hair is naturally wavy and living in Florida doesn’t help with that. This is the only straightener that keeps my hair straight even in the most humid of days. An investment yes, but if straight hair is your thing this will be your best friend! Mason Pearson Brush - Whats not to love about this classic? Its perfect for getting the knots out and slicking my hair back too. Best part is I found it on sale here. (LINK) Wet Brush - This is definitely a favorite of my girls and something I always carry in the beach bag.