Now that summer’s here, styles are changing. People have started to store away their thick cotton blouses and tight jeans for more comfortable, airy, summer-time options. Aside from the changes in clothing and fashion, hairstyles have also seen a shifting trend. Summer time means fun and frolic, so those uptight buns and effortful up dos need to take a backseat for something a little more reflective of the season.
Beach waves is a common sight this time of year because it’s easy to achieve and easy to maintain, allowing girls and guys alike to enjoy the summer sun without having to think too much about their hair. But using heating tools to achieve your beach waves just might bring you closer to damaged hair than you think. The harsh heat of the sun, the saltwater, and the hot weather are all enough to guide your hair towards frizz and dryness, but add in that extra stress from heat styling, and you’re on a one way ticket to split ends and breakage.
3 tricks to get beach hair without heat
Yes, beach hair can look very appealing, but you don’t need to subject your hair to harsh styling techniques just to get the look. If you want to achieve the perfect beach waves minus all that hair stress, read on through these 3 easy tricks to get beach waves without heat.
1. Twisting and tying – If you have straight hair, it might be difficult to achieve beach waves without heat. This is because straight hair has a tendency to return to its original state after just a few hours of styling. Getting waves, curls, and other styles to stay on straight hair can be quite a challenge, especially if you refrain from using heat, but this simple hair hack will give you beautiful bouncy waves using nothing more than a few hair elastics and a little patience. After you wash and rinse your hair, towel dry them and get rid of any excess moisture. Separate it into sections just enough for a small hair elastic. Twist each section and secure the ends with the elastics. Take a bobby pin and clip the ends of each section to the hair at the scalp. Do this all the way around and leave your hair to dry. If you want to make the process faster, simply sit in front of a fan or assist the drying process by patting the hair dry with a towel. Once everything is completely dry, take out the pins and the elastics and allow the hair to fall over your shoulders. Avoid combing through the hair or brushing it to keep the beach waves intact. You can also choose to apply a leave on hair product to maintain the look all throughout the day.
2. Braiding – Once upon a time, the braid was the hairstyle of choice for many young girls all over the globe. These days, braids are hardly ever seen except on music festival enthusiasts, but they can still be very useful. Anyone who has ever spent the day with braids will tell you that once you remove them, you should expect to have a few soft curls in place. Yes, braiding your hair can be the easiest way to get beach waves, but waiting an entire day just for the effect to settle might be a little inconvenient for most. If you want to speed up the process with braids, simply secure your braids while your hair is still wet. Separate your hair into equal sections and braid each section accordingly. Leave them on until your hair is completely dry, and then undo each braid. Ruffle your fingers through the hair and avoid combing through it. Apply high quality leave in conditioner or hair spray to maintain your look all day long.
3. Bun – Probably the most common hairstyle for women on the go, the bun is the go to up-do for those who don’t want their hair in their face (or on the backs of their necks) while they get down and dirty to complete their daily responsibilities. But the bun is more than just the busy bee’s hairstyle of choice. A bun is a great way to achieve beach waves, especially if you’re able to twist the hair and secure the elastic the right way. Take your hair as if tying it into a ponytail and twist it around one finger. Support the hair at the root of the ponytail and hold the ends with your other hand. Slowly wrap the hair around the base making sure it’s tight all the way through. Secure with an elastic and leave to dry.
Do you know any other ways you can achieve beach waves minus the heat? What other summer hair care and styling tips do you know? We’d love to hear them! Share your experiences with us in the comments section below and let’s start a conversation!