Summer is right around the corner, and beachy waves are the move this year. It’s a go-to style for celebrities everywhere, and these loose waves flatter all face shapes and hair types. So why not try it? We’re here to tell you about some of the easiest ways to achieve beach-ready waves for the season. Let’s start!
What Are Beachy Waves?
If you don’t know what beachy waves are, you’re missing out. These tousled curls look effortless, similar to the way your hair might look after you just swam in the ocean
(except minus the ocean). If you don’t live on the shore, don’t worry. There are tons of ways to recreate this type of wave without the salty sea.
Difference Between Waves And Curls
Sometimes people get waves and curls confused because they’re so similar. We get it! While they do share some of the same characteristics, waves are usually less structured than curls. Although curls can be brushed out to look wavier, there’s a bit of a grey area where curly hair stops and wavy hair starts.
If you want to get technical, people who have wavy curl patterns are categorized differently than people with curly hair. Curly hair is usually springy and much tighter, whereas wavy hair has a zigzag pattern, and the hair at the scalp is generally straighter. If you were born with naturally wavy hair, just know that we’re jealous.
Techniques For Waves
If you’re looking for the best ways to get wavy, beachy hair, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our top techniques for perfectly touchable waves.
One of the simplest ways to achieve waves only involves one thing, and it’s not a curler. Overnight curls only require a bathrobe tie or a soft belt to tie your hair with. To begin, section your hair in half and twist your hair around the belt, and tie it at the ends.
Twist the pieces into a bun and then head to bed! The hairstyle itself shouldn’t interfere with your sleep because of the soft material, and when you wake up, you’ll have perfect wavy hair.
The next method involves a flat iron which can be used to make the waves look shinier. Face the flat iron towards the floor and create bends in the hair, almost as if you’re crimping the hair. The key to this technique is clamping your straightener in an “S” shape. Repeat this same motion on every section of your hair until you achieve your desired style. Don’t forget to finish with some hairspray!
Next, have a method that involves a curling wand or iron. To get wavy hair with this tool, start the curl at the top of your hair instead of the bottom. Use a one and a half-inch barrel curling iron on one-inch pieces of hair.
Leave the last one to two inches out of the curling iron and pull down as you release the hair. You can mess with the pieces as much as you want to get the tousled finish.
This technique works best on slightly damp hair. Add some mousse or volumizing spray to your hair before you start to give it some texture. Then, put on a headband and place it around your head like a crown.
Next, start looping small sections of your hair through the headband on both sides of your head. Do this until all your hair is secured around the headband and leave it on overnight. Shake your waves out and fluff it with your hands. Add hairspray for extra hold and run your fingers through it to finish.
One of the easiest ways to get effortless waves is by simply using a texturizing spray on your hair. To create these waves, spray the mist on damp hair and twist two-inch sections of your hair away from your face.
Finish it up with a quick blow-dry, and enjoy! VoCe’s Surf Mist Beach Waves are perfect for this style. It includes pomegranate and red wine extracts for UV protection, as well as soy protein for structure.
Heat Vs. Heatless Waves
It’s always a struggle to determine whether or not to use heat on your hair. Achieving waves can be done so many ways, but a lot of them require heat tools. If you’re deciding what to do with your hair and you want to use a curling iron or straightener, don’t forget to use a protectant beforehand! This step is so important for the health of your hair so that it doesn’t start to break or fray at the ends. Heat protectants add a barrier between your hair and your styling tool so that you can retain the moisture in your hair and reduce frizz. It also helps your hair feel softer and smoother because it smooths the cuticle layer of your hair down.
Our Thermal Heat Mask is the best way to start your wavy hair routine. It’s alcohol-free and has a weightless application for all hair types. Not only does it protect, but it also increases shine and conditions at the same time. To use the heat mask, mist your hair once or twice on each section.
Waves For Short Hair
If you have a cute bob haircut, you might find that getting the waves you want is a little trickier. That’s okay, because we have tips for your short hair too. Use a one-inch curling iron and alternate the directions that you curl as you go around your head. You can also add a bend in the middle of the hair’s length and smooth the ends to get that “undone” look.
Waves Need Proper Care
Achieving waves with headbands and flat irons is easy, but it’s not the only step in getting the most gorgeous wavy hair possible. Before you even start styling your hair, you have to take proper care of it first.
This includes shampooing and conditioning, as well as keeping it free of brassy tones and deeply moisturizing. VoCe offers haircare that’s vegan-based with globally harvested ingredients and certified organic extracts. Our products are also paragon and sulfate-free
We have a variety of shampoos that cater to your hair needs, whatever they may be. Our Hydrate Wash Moisture Shampoo targets hydration for your hair as well as anti-aging properties. It contains shea butter which adds a protective moisture barrier, and white tea extract that enhances color protection.
If your hair needs a little extra volume, our Lift It Wash gives you exactly what you’re looking for without any buildup or extra oils. It contains sea silk and acai berry extract to protect it from free radical damage.
For our blonde friends, we have a Purple Wash that provides just the right amount of violet pigment to wash away brassiness and unwanted yellow tones. It’s perfect for white, silver, and blonde hair and can be used once a week for the best results.
Other Tips For Wave-Ready Hair
While hair products are a great way to improve the health of your hair, your body also requires a list of other things to keep it going. Looking and feeling your best starts with healthy lifestyle choices every day.
One of the best things you can do for your hair is getting a good night’s rest. This allows your body to rejuvenate itself and produce more collagen. This helps your hair grow faster and produce the right amount of sebum to keep it shiny.
The next thing you should do is exercise daily. We know life can get busy, but even a 30-minute walk on your lunch break can make a huge difference. Find an activity that gets your blood flowing, and your body with thank you.
Hydration is a huge key to your overall health. Not only should you hydrate your body with water, but you should also hydrate your hair. When your body is hydrated, it helps the hyaluronic acid in your skin function better. This makes your skin fuller, healthier, and firmer. Our Hydrate collection is perfect for dry, brittle hair that needs an extra boost of moisture!
Protecting your hair and skin from the sun is another essential part of staying healthy and happy. UV rays are extremely damaging to your skin and can also affect your scalp when you overexpose it to the sun. When you go outside, don’t forget the SPF, sunglasses, and a hat to keep yourself safe!
The waves that you want are a lot easier to accomplish than you think. As long as you stick to a consistent hair routine, these easy techniques for beachy waves should be a breeze! Good luck!
Sources:The Truth About Beauty Sleep | WebMD