Start by washing your hair, then towel dry using a gentle squeeze and press to take out excess moisture without causing breakage.
If your hair is easy to control and can hold styles with minimum fuss, simply apply a texture spray. Tip hair upside down and generously spritz in the product you have chosen. Keep to the ends of your hair and avoid the roots. Try Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturing Sea Spray or Evo Salty Dog Spray.
However, if you need added support, use one of the following foundation products before adding the texture spray.
If you find that the above techniques don’t work (i.e. if you have short or extremely straight hair) or you just want a more controlled wave, you will need to use a curling iron. For a natural look let your hair air dry. However, if you want more volume or are in a rush, roughly blow dry your hair running your fingers through it while pulling outwards. Don’t panic if your hair looks a complete mess at this time because the curling iron will bring it all together.
Heat your curling iron and then take sections of your hair in varying sizes. Wrap the section of hair around the tong about 2 inches from the root, hold for 3-5 seconds, then drop and gently pull. Once your curls have cooled gently run your fingers through them to blend.
Whether using a curling iron or allowing hair to air dry, finish the look by adding a spritz of hairspray.
To keep your beach wave for consecutive days use a dry shampoo along the roots and massage with your fingers. This absorbs excess oil and adds volume. This will work for all hair types.