If it isn’t obvious by now- I miss living at the beach. I miss being tan and the sun taking care of my acne. I miss leaving the beach with perfectly tousled beach waves. I miss the salt air that held in my locks and curls. What a time that was.
Now that I live in Raleigh I actually have to deal with my hair. It requires a little more styling and a little more upkeep but I’ve finally discovered a way to get those perfect beach waves back. Today I’m sharing my top three products to achieve that beautiful effortless looking hairstyle.
1 // Hot Tools Professional 1 -1/4″ Curling Iron – This is the holy grail of curling irons that I’ve owned thus far. I have long thick hair and most curling irons have failed me. This gold plated iron helps me achieve amazing waves, curls, and volume. I crank it up to the max temp 450F – and wrap my freshly washed and dried hair around the barrel for 5-10 seconds depending on hair thickness. I’m working on making my own video – but in the mean time you should check out @jamienkidd and her hair styling video for this look!
2 // Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturing Shampoo – I’m a huge fan of this brand. I use this spray after I am done curling my hair, and spray around the middle to ends of my hair. Keep in mind- a little goes a long way so you don’t need to use a ton. I use this to add extra texture and for a windswept look and apply it at the very end of styling because it leaves me smelling sooooo good. (Am allergic to coconut but this is artificial so I can acutally use it and it smells amazing!)
3 // Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse– I use this volume-enhancing mousse right before I blow dry my roots. It adds lift, shine, and softness to your hair and makes your hair feel weightless. It’s made with fatty acid- and antioxidant-rich argan oil so that it nourishes your hair to and still provides a medium hold that still moves. This is also an item where a little goes a long way. Find it on amazon for $28 and it will last you months.
That’s it! Again I try not to use too much product in my hair. I typically sleep with damp hair so it air dries over night. If i’ve just come off the beach and showerd I’ll only use the Not Your Mama’s spray. More for the smell if anything. But I love these product combined and it always leaves me feeling like i’ve just stepped off the beach with perfect waves!