Overnight Beach Waves Rock!
My hair is thick. My hair is frizzy. My hair is wavy. And let me tell you, there is a difference between wavy and beach waves on me. Wavy on my head looks like a total mess. Like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket and “poof” my hair tripled in size. Beach waves on the other hand look elegant with a “maybe she’s born with it” kinda feel. I want that. All.the.time. In the past, when I scoured Pinterest looking for ways to create the ever so captivating beach wave, I always came up empty handed. Either it required a $200 curling iron or I needed to blow dry first, then curl, then pin and release. No thanks. Have I mentioned I have thick hair? I would be in the bathroom for hours.
I don’t like to spend more than 10-15 minutes getting ready each day. I don’t wear makeup daily. Mascara, YES. Otherwise I would look like a zombie and scare small children, what with my blonde lashes and all… So, really the mascara is for the children. The last thing I want to do is blow dry, pin then curl my hair. My hair dresser even knows my aversion to blow drying and styling products. I know the damage that can be done with that stuff and let’s face it, I dye my hair every 10 weeks. I always need to change, like a chameleon. So, the damage I put forth on my hair, is the changing of my hair color. That left with me with a dilemma. I craved the beach wave, but refused to do the work. Until one day.
I decided to give Pinterest another try. I typed in my keywords: Simple Beach Waves. I scrolled and scrolled and found a post that said no-heat waves. I clicked. Then watched the video. And then I fell in love. I needed to try this right away. It worked the first time I tried it. I use this technique almost 3 times per week. It takes me less than 5 minutes and it truly is foolproof. There a ton of tutorials and videos for all different ways to do this, but I find this way the easiest!
2 hair ties
a few bobby pins(just in case)
Hair oil (I use Shea Moisture Coconut Oil)
Brush or comb
What to do:
1. Wash & brush your hair as you would normally do
2. Add the oil. Use the amount appropriate for your length and texture
3. Separate into two sections (think pigtail braids)
4. Grab a section of hair closest to your face at the root.
5. Grab a section from behind it and twist.
6. Repeat adding to each section as you move down (literally just twisting the hair with 2 sections)
7. Repeat steps 5-7 on the other side starting at the base of the scalp
When you are done, it will look like you have two twisted braids. They will be loose. If you want tighter curls, wrap the braids around and create a small bun. Pin in place. Repeat on the other side. I prefer my waves to be big and loose. Sleep the night away and in the morning just undo the twists and you are ready to go. I add a little bit more oil to the palms of my hands and just pat the curls. It gives them a nice shine! If you want beach waves and are short on time or if you worry about heat damage like I do, this is a must try! Rock the beach wave just in time for summer!