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There are so many pretty hairstyles to wear during the summer months. One of the most popular has always been beach waves. You know, the messy waves when your hair is kissed by salt water and dried by the sea breeze? Yes, those! The messy waves that look effortless yet take so much time and effort to recreate in your own bathroom. It’s actually not difficult and doesn’t have to be time consuming. I have a technique to share with you that not only works on short or long hair but also minimizes the use of heat so you don’t risk causing damage to your hair. Don’t believe me? Hang in there, we are seriously going to create something amazing together using Garnier Whole Blends REFRESHING HAIR CARE WITH GREEN APPLE & GREEN TEA EXTRACTS!
The first trick to getting perfect beach waves is to have hair that moves! This means no need for back-combing, excessive styling products, or shampoo and conditioner that weighs your hair down. For this tutorial, I’m using Whole Blends Refreshing Hair Care with Green Apple & Green Tea Extracts. This is a wonderful set of products that allows me to create light and airy beach waves. The formula is paraben-free and made with wholesome ingredients gentle enough for daily use. The Whole Blends Refreshing Hair Care formula I chose boosts shine and revitalizes the hair. There is also a wonderful 5-in-1 spray that detangles, softens, lightly conditions, and protects the hair. And the scent? It is enchanting, fresh, and summery! Truly, a delight!
The Whole Blends Refreshing Hair Care products are ideal for me as I don’t want my hair weighed down. Also, I genuinely appreciate the brands commitment to creating a line of products that are environmentally responsible. A perfect match for my lifestyle and my hair needs. Garnier purchases ingredients fairly and sustainably to support local farmers and communities. They demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. That means something to me and I feel good about using the brand knowing this is their philosophy.
So, now that we have the perfect products to create summery and natural beach waves, let’s get to it!
Tutorial: How to Create Perfect Beach Waves
What you will need:
- Whole Blends Refreshing Hair Care (I opted for the Green Apple and Green Tea Extracts collection since I needed something light weight that would also boost shine and revitalize my hair)
- Styling clips or bobby pins
- Optional: Round hair brush
- Optional: Large barrel curling iron (1 1/4″)
Step 1 – Wash and protect your hair
To begin, I washed my hair with Whole Blends Refreshing Hair Care and towel dried it. I used the Whole Blends 5-in-1 Lightweight Spray to detangle, add shine, and protect my hair. No other styling products are needed (so convenient!) unless you would like to use a bit of hair spray later.
Step 2 – Air dry or blow dry hair (no styling necessary)
It’s great if you can allow your hair to dry naturally. I have a lot of hair and that would take forever so I use my blow dryer (you can see it is a well-loved device). Sorry, I know my dryer is hideous but we’ve been together for years! My ends can get frizzy so I tame them with a round brush. This isn’t needed unless your ends are unruly. No other styling effort is necessary.
The key is to get your hair about 95% dry.
Step 3 – Create pin curls and secure with styling clips
You can see in the above photo, my hair is almost entirely dry now. Beginning with a one inch section of hair, place two fingers underneath the hair and wrap it loosely around your fingers. Slide your fingers out of the loop and use a styling clip to keep the loop in tact. This is called a pin curl. The smaller the sections of hair you use, the tighter the curls will be. I’m using larger sections to get loose soft waves. Varying the size of the sections of hair used to create the pin curls creates a really pretty effect.
Step 4 – Wrap all hair and allow it to set
The pin curls are finished and I’ve wrapped large sections all over my head. Now, it’s time to let the curls set. This is an ideal time to do chores or put on makeup. You need about 30 minutes for the curls to set. You can use a light weight hairspray to increase the setting of the curls. If you’re in a rush, you can also use a blow dryer to get the remaining moisture out of the hair.
Step 5 – Remove styling clips and shake out curls
After approximately 30 minutes, your hair should be completely dry and you can begin removing the styling clips. You will have clumpy waves and that’s perfect. The longer you can leave the pin curls in, the better your waves will be. Once the clips are all removed, begin to run your fingers through your hair to soften the curls and shake them out. The curls will come together and be soft and full of body.
Step 6 – Add some finishing touches
If you prefer to have more definition around your face or some areas didn’t curl well, use a large barrel curling iron for finishing touches. I usually add one or two curls on each side beside my face for extra definition. Gently shape the curls and I prefer to use a light weight hair spray for hold.
All finished! Enjoy your soft, natural sexy beach waves!
I’d love to hear how this tutorial works out for you and what Refreshing Whole Hair Care Products you would like to try! I picked mine up at Walmart where I always find great prices! Walmart had the entire collection of products available in the Health and Beauty section. You can see the entire collection here. You can’t miss the beautiful brightly colored bottles!