Beach Waves Tutorial

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I have straight hair. It’s long, brown, smooth, and straight. I’ve always loved the beachy curl look but I never could get it. I’ve tried almost everything on Pinterest – the no heat sleep method, the hot iron a braid method, the hot rollers, the stick iron, and just putting in a lot of product in hopes that “natural” curls would just pop up. I recently went back to my ancient of days curling iron from my high school bangs days (yes, it was a thing!) and followed some tips I read on Gal Meets Glam. I tried them and they worked! 
The harder part was then getting it to stay without slathering my hair in product. I picked up Beach Blonde™ by John Frieda® while I was at Walmart because I am a sucker for packaging. It also promised “perfectly undone and effortlessly tousled” hair  (which obviously I am going for) and a heavenly sent (aka coconut, mint, and beaches.) Best news, it is not just for blondes – so this brunette dropped it into her basket.
I love this trio and it is the perfect addition to my new summer hair jam! The Sea Salt Spray adds just enough texture to hold the curls and the mint in the hair care duo just leaves your hair and scalp feeling fresh! 
beach waves tutorial
1. Pick up the Beach Blonde™ trio by John Frieda® at your local Walmart
2. Clean your hair and let dry naturally until it is just slightly damp (if you are in a hurry, blow dry halfway.) Spray your hair with the Sea Salt Spray
3. Section your hair putting the top half in a messy bun so that it is out of the way. 
4. Begin curling your hair – position away from your face (pulling away) and start at the top of your strand. This part is kinda trickier but you will catch on pretty quickly. Slide a bit more down your hair and roll back up, and then slide all the way to the end and roll back up until you can feel the heat. This helps the curl get to the top of your hair and not just all at the bottom. 
5. Continue moving around your whole head. 
6. Let down more hair (keep a second up still if you have thick hair like me.) Repeat. 
7. Lastly let the rest down and mark your part with a comb. Repeat curls. 
8. Spray one more time and start scrunching. You will use your fingers to comb out the curls and twist them together. 
9. Enjoy! If you have super straight hair like me, spray real quick with hair spray and you are good to go! 

Have you tried the Beach Blonde™ Collection? I’d love to hear your favorite! Also, tell me all about your go to summer hairstyles – do you ever do the beachy wave look? Have you tried this method?

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • You are a beauty, beth joy. I need to try this curling technique out on my crazy hair!

  • I'm gonna have to give this a try. My hair is board straight, and rarely likes to do ANYTHING I ask of it. Still, I'm always hopeful I'll find the thing that will work, and beach waves are just too adorable.

  • glad to know there's one out there that works for people with crazy straight hair like myself! I might have to give this a try.

  • You are the cutest! This is so great! 🙂

  • Looks great! I need to buy some of the sea salt spray. I have naturally curly hair so getting it to look like this is challenging. A stylist at a trade show recently taught me how to use a curling wand and I think I could maybe learn to master that! A curling iron is beyond me haha

  • I'm so thankful to be back in the dry climate because my hair finally holds curls again! I finally just gave up on curling my hair when we lived in NC, but I wish I had tried this while we were there! Such a great look on you!

  • So pretty! I grew up by the beach, and still managed to never master the look. Until I moved away 🙂 For some reason, if I take a shower before bed, let my hair dry up in a towel, and avoid brushing at all costs, I wake up with some pretty decent waves… 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • I'm also doing this campaign in July and really love it with curly hair so far. Glad to know you are liking it too.

  • I'm glad to know that this product isn't just for blonde hair! I dye my hair a lot so I need products that work with any of my colors. haha.

  • Ive never tried this particular product but it sounds great! I love how you styled it 🙂

  • Mary

    I haven't tried the beach blonde collection, but I think I might!

  • Lindsey Smallwood

    fun! your hair looks great, I want to try this!!

  • I love the look of your hair. My hair is already curly, but it doesn't curl the way I WANT it to. I think I may have to pretend it's straight and go with your steps! #client

  • that looks AWESOME! how long does it take you to curl your hair? mine is like boob-length and thick, and i'm lazy…..but maybe i'll set aside 45 mins and give it a try 😉

  • hahah! Thanks

  • I so agree!

  • yes! let me know how it goes!

  • Thanks Sam!

  • LOVE the salt spray!

  • YAY! so fun!

  • haha! I know – it is a hard one! that is so fun! I love that your natural curl helps!

  • Fun for everyone!

  • totally! I am not blonde. 🙂

  • thanks! and the smell is …mmmmm!

  • Let me know if you do!

  • Thanks so much!

  • totally try it and let me know how it goes!

  • It took my longer at first but then as I got better at the feel of it – I can do it in like 15 min! I have thick hair too. Let me know how it goes!