Summer is on and even if you are not near the beach, you can achieve the beach waves at home just the way I do. It’s a quick and easy way using heat and a tool I have had my eyes on for a while – Rowenta Waves Addict. Here are the steps I follow.
Step 1: Preparation
It is important that I have my hair nourished and healthy, as well as easy to style. This is why I use keratin-based hair products, which strengthen my hair and give it elasticity, so it doesn’t break. In the shower I use Kérastase Extentioniste or Discipline Series. However, as part of the preparation I apply heat protectant. A keratin-based one is Kérastase Résistance Extentioniste Thermique.
*There’s a myth that keratin straightens the hair but it does not. Other chemicals like formaldehyde are used along an in-salon keratin therapy and they play this role.
Step 2: The wave creation process
To create the waves, I use Rowenta Waves Addict. What I love about it is it has a few positions for different wave effects. From 1 for loose waves to 4 for Hollywood ones. I personally use the fourth setting as I like how it looks on my short hair and I feel it still looks kind of beachy not as Hollywood.
Here are a few tips to follow when creating the waves:
Start 6-7cm down from your roots unless you want an unruly volume
Grab medium to large sections of 6-7cm – it’s a real quick way to create waves thanks to this!
Avoid curling the last 3cm of your hair to protect the ends (and it looks much more beachy)
Step 3: Fix & hold the result
You have plenty of fixation options here, but I recently tried Morrocanoil Texture for beach hair effect. It’s a great product and definitely achieves the beach hair effect, but it is so strong that hair must be washed afterwards. There’s no way you can comb through your hair with this product on! If you do not like strong hold and wet hair effect, you can opt for a regular hairspray. Just make sure you create this messy effect with your hands while applying the fix & hold product of choice.