Everyone wants perfectly textured beach hair without the expense of a blowout—or actually dipping into the ocean every morning. Click through the gallery to see three super-easy ways to get those dream locks, no sand required.
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TIP #1 This is one of beauty’s oldest tricks
for wavy hair, and it’s been around
so long because it actually works.
Use your choice of a paste, mold,
or gel—I like the ones from Oscar
Blandi and Verb—to sculpt a braid in
place, then secure it with an Emi-Jay
elastic band, which won’t leave a
blunt line on your ends. A few hours
later when you unravel your braid—voilà, a mess of curls you can brush
out for flawless #wokeuplikethis hair.
TIP #2 Tools. I know what you’re thinking: “But I
don’t know how to use them!” Totally get
it—but hair tools aren’t as scary as they
look. Try Sarah Potempa's Beach-waver:
The rod rotates in different directions
for your hair to dive off into a perfect
wave. And remember those old-school
hot rollers by Conair? Well, they've been
redesigned for the modern girl. And
Amika’s conventional curling iron has
a wand for sculpting some wavy locks.
TIP #3 My personal favorite: texturizing and
sea salt sprays. There are so many
on beauty aisles now, but I have tried
and tested (practically) everything
out there. My choices: Oribe's Dry
Texturizing Spray, Göt2B's Beach
Trippin' Waving Spray, and Herbivore
Botanicals Sea Mist. All of these
deliver that pretty-gritty texture
without any grimy residue or sticky