Beach waves are gorgeous, but they require a lot of time and effort to achieve. You might be wondering how to get beach waves naturally. If you have medium-length hair, you’ll be able to create the perfect beach waves in no time at all!
Natural waves for long hair
First, apply a heat protecting spray to your hair and blow dry it with a round brush. Then, section off your hair from ear level down and curl each section with a curling iron on the lowest setting possible. After you’ve curled each section with an iron, use your fingers or a fine-toothed comb to smooth out any flyaways that remain.
Finally, mist your hair with a finishing spray and run your hands through it in an upward motion to loosen up the curls. The result? Natural-looking beach waves that will make you feel like you’re on vacation!
Beach waves are the perfect hairstyle for summer. They’re loose, soft, and full of movement.
Here’s how to get beach waves naturally:
- Start with clean hair that’s been thoroughly towel dried.
- Take a small section of hair near your face, twist it around itself, and secure it with an elastic band at the bottom (or wherever you like).
- Repeat this step until all of your hair is in little twists or braids.
- Wrap each little twist or braid around itself to form loose curls across your head (this will make sense when you see it!). You can use bobby pins if necessary to secure them in place if they fall out during the night or day—just remember to take them out before washing!
- Wash out these curls the next morning by combing through them with a wide-tooth comb while wet—this will give you slightly more defined waves than if you let them air dry overnight.
- Apply a styling cream or mousse to damp hair and blow dry straight with a round brush until it is completely dry. This will create some volume at the roots and give your hair that messy look we all want!
- Now it’s time to add texture! Take sections of hair from the top of your head down to just above the nape of your neck and wrap them around a 1 inch curling iron in alternating directions (i.e., clockwise then counterclockwise), leaving them loose at the ends so they’re not too tight against your scalp when they dry naturally overnight). If this sounds confusing, watch some videos on YouTube so you can see exactly how it’s done step-by-step before trying it yourself next time!