Who doesn’t love the smell of the ocean, the sand beneath their toes and the salty wind whipping through their hair? But what if your summer plans don’t include the beach but sitting at the desk instead? How can you pretend you’ve been at the beach? Here are some tips and tricks to achieve beachy hair.
Product will be your best friend when trying to recreate beach hair. You want to pick a product that has salt in it. Salt will make you feel like you’ve been at the beach and look like you just walked off the boardwalk. A salt hair spray like Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray will do just the trick. After spraying it in your hair, run your fingers through your hair to spread evenly through your hair and scrunch together. You can also use a diffuser to create added waves and curls. Other hair salt sprays to check out include Wave Spray by Sally Hershberger, or Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray by Lee Stafford . Regardless of which one you sea salt spray you use, you’ll get the look you desire.
Some other advantages of sea salt sprays include adding volume and help with keeping frizz at bay. Remember that sea salt sprays will dry your hair out so it is a good idea to not have beachy hair every day of the week. And remember to use a clarifying shampoo about once a week to keep your hair healthy. You don’t want dried, frizzy hair on non beach hair days.
Besides product and your hands, also try using your faithful standby- the curling iron. Want loose, free-flowing curls? Use a curling iron with a large barrel. For tighter curls use a small barrel iron. Finish up with a hairspray and you’re ready to rock out the day pretending you just stepped off the beach.
Another easy way to achieve the beach hair look is to wash your hair before bed and either braid it or make small buns with bobby pins. Wake up, roll out of bed, drink some water, undo your braid or buns and boom! You have instant beach hair! Apply a little sunkissed lotion to your face and arms and no one will ever guess the difference! That wasn’t so hard, was it?