Summer might seem far away right now, but who’s to say that you can’t give yourself gorgeous beach waves at home? There’s plenty of reasons why beach waves are a beloved hairstyle. Whether you want to create more precise waves with hot irons and wands or prefer a more laid back and natural look, there are plenty of foolproof methods for you to perfect at home beach waves.
Curling Iron/Wand Waves
Arguably the most well-known way to get textured beach waves is by using a hot curling iron or wand. Curling irons and wands do all the work for you, so they’re great for beginners. We suggest using a barrel that’s approximately one-inch in diameter and always be sure to apply a heat protectant before styling. Run your fingers through your hair after curling and you’re ready to go.
Sleep-in Braid Waves
Sleep-in braids are an effortless overnight solution for stunning results. Flip your head over like you’re going to make a high ponytail on top of your head – leaving the front pieces out for next morning styling. Separate your ponytail into three equal sections and form into a regular braid. In the morning, gently unravel the braid and shake out your hair from the roots.
Headband waves are another simple, yet effective overnight method for creating stunning beach waves. Using a cotton headband (the softer the better) wrap your hair around the head band in small individual sections to achieve a more loose, lived in look. This method requires zero potentially damaging heat and only takes a few short minutes to finish before bed.
Made popular by social media platforms like TikTok, you may be surprised to know you can curl your hair using a thick bathrobe belt. Place the band at the top of your head where you’d typically wear a headband. Next, twist small sections (around 2 inches) of hair one at a time around the belt. Continue this process until you end up with one long twist around the belt. Fasten the end with a hair tie and twist it into a high bun. Repeat this process on the other side of your head and untwist the next morning for slowing waves.