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Guide to creating amazing beach waves

There is nothing more amazing than the feeling of having a great hair day. Speaking of that, get beach-to-bombshell hair creating beach waves, a low maintenance style that is flattering for everyone. Beach waves look indeed effortless but there is a certain technique to get the right wave and to make the hairdo last throughout the day.
A lot of the focus needs to go into prepping the hair.  After washing, once your hair is almost dry, section and apply the heat-protective spray. If your hair is curly or wavy, just like mine, you need to do a little blow-drying first to get the hair almost straight (if you already have smooth hair, after heat protection gets to creating beach waves straight away!)

My go-to spray for heat protection is the Wella Professionals EIMI Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray.

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I then love using my beloved Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Hot Air Brush to get gorgeous smooth hair, makes my work quick and easy.

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If you have fine hair and need some more volume and texture, apply this amazing thickening mousse to get full-bodied hair, brush it through and then use the hot airbrush.

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Now your hair is ready for heat, you have the green light to create the perfect waves. There are 2 amazing pro tools to create the beach goddess hairstyle: a straightener or a curling iron, whichever you find easier to use.

Beach waves with a straightener
Section your hair with clips first and work 2-inch hair sections at a time.
Depending on your hair type, set the right temperature (the thicker the hair, the higher the temperature) and flip your hair straightener away from your face, then glide all the way down the hair strand, leaving the ends straight. The hair strand needs to be twisted while you’re doing the waves.

Another important thing to mention is the direction of waves, especially the ones at the front, they should be styled away from the face to perfectly frame your face. Leave the endings of your hair straight. When you are done, let the hair strands cool down separately.
Technology has come a long way with the Paul Mitchell – Neuro ® Halo 1″ Touchscreen Styling Iron, it works wonders!

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Beach waves with a curling iron

Award-winning Hot Tools 24k Gold Salon Curling Iron it is easy to handle and has different heat settings. It heats up in just seconds and the results are REALLY long-lasting.Price: £ 70
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Now you went all the way and the hair looks fabulous, run your fingers through your waves, making sure you pull them apart for that specific ‘undone effect’. Feel free to scrunch them and add a bit of texturizing spray at the roots to give your hair a quick boost.url

If you want to enhance the wavy texture, feel free to spritz some Sea Salt Spray, especially if your hair is fine. The absolute cult classic being Surf Spray by Bumble and Bumble. Price: £22
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Once your waves look perfectly imperfect, apply a tiny bit of finishing spray with flexible hold. A staple product is Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray, have you tried it already?! Price: £41.00
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To finish off your masterpiece a.k.a new amazing beach waves, show your hair some extra love with award-winning  Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil. Generally, you can use it in a variety of ways, including mixing a few drops with other hair care products. I mainly use this as a split ends remedy or anti-frizz treatment so my hair stays shiny and healthy.

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Oh, before I leave you to it, remember, always give your bottle or can a good shake before spritzing away to make sure you get the best out of every product.


Article by Viorela Coman