Creating Beach Hair
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There are a couple ways to create the waves that beach hair has.
- You can use a 3 barrel or dual waver
- You can braid your hair before bed and take the braids out in the morning
There are pros and cons to each method.
3 Barrel or Dual Waver - I believe that this is the best way to wave your hair. This method was used to create the waves you see in the picture above. This waves your hair from roots to ends and is not hard to do. To learn this method, click Beach Wedding Hair to learn this technique.
Old Fashioned Braids - To do this method, you simply braid your hair before bed in 1/4 to 1 inch braids all around your head and secure with small rubber bands. The bigger the braid, the larger the waves, but if the braid is bigger, it will be hard to get close to your scalp. Getting as close to the scalp as possible and braiding as far down as possible is important to keep the wave from roots to ends. If it is not possible to braid all of the way down because your hair is layered, you will have straight ends. That is what happened when we tried this method.
To really set-in the waves, braid your hair when it is damp, and make sure it is completely dry before you unwrap the braids. Usually overnight is enough time, but if your hair is especially thick, do not wet your hair too much or it will not dry easily.
We went a step further, and gave our wild beach hair waves a more "finished" classic-beauty look.
We took the sides and twisted them back - meeting at the back of the head and securing with a ponytail holder, but you can also use a barrette.
Wavy hair looks best if you have long, full hair. If you do not, why not try clip-in hair extensions that you can curl straighten, or make beach waves with your dual waver?
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