Between fashion weeks and summer holiday this year, I rocked the beach wave hair trend without even trying. During fashion weeks it was all the buzz and everyone wanted to know how I kept the beach wave and the beachy tousled look.
Beach Wave Hair Look
I am here to tell you that mixed-race curly hair can look surfer girl cute. You just have to know what products to use. Truth be told I was rocking the look because I did not want to put heat on my hair and I was travelling. This hair trend is easy when you know how to do it.
All you have to do is put these products in your hair right after getting out the shower with wet hair. The upkeep is easy too before you go to bed just twist it and pin it up and viola the next day you have beach waves for black girls.
I was actually amazed how soft my hair was after transforming my hair to resemble a Hawaiian hottie, ready to ride a wave. We have the wave already why not try the style.
Start with Leave-In Conditioner
Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In Conditioner is my favourite at the moment. My hair feels awesome after using the products. Infused with 100% Extra Virgin Coconut and Shea Oils, Coconut Milk and Acacia Senegal. The lightweight milk coats hair in a protective and restorative shield to rehydrate and detangle while creating a barrier against heat styling. Helping to soften locks and reduce frizz, the sulphate-free and colour-safe treatment will leave hair feeling sleek and nourished.
Prep with mousse
I love the mouse and find it so hard to find a good one these days. My mouse of choice Innersense volumizing foam. Prepping your hair correctly for a beachy waved summer look is key so let it get dirty. The hair should not be too clean, as it needs to hold the undone wave, so start to build your hair up with a firm, not too sticky mousse or texturizing spray.
Whether you rock long layers, a midi, a lob or even a bob, carefree and unstructured beach waves are easily achieved with the right products. Sparingly apply a texture spray, like Beached. Remember to gentle tousle, (not scrunch!), each section as you work.
My absolute must-have weightless texture spray is by Shea Moisture. This weightless styling spray delivers a balance of body and definition for an effortless lasting tousled look. Certified organic Shea Butter and Coconut Water blend with our proprietary fusion of Dragon Fruit, Lychee Berry and Green Apple Extracts to nourish and energise lifeless hair. Vitamin-rich Imbe Oil helps block humidity to control frizz while Aloe adds weightless shine. Leaves hair marvellously manageable.
BRING THE BEACH TO YOU
“For the ultimate beach wave, sea salt spray is the perfect product to create that textured beachy look”, I also recommend urban waves. natural hair texturiser. If you want for an effortless, surf-swept look without that gritty, crunchy feel.
Their all-natural formula blends sea salt with Aussie fruits and oils to give your hair volume and a healthy, hydrated wave that actually holds. I love to spray it on the front and back of my hair when putting it into a ponytail. It really keeps the waves in place and that is all I need to get up and go hairstyles quickly.
SOFTEN THE ENDS & Brush your Edges
The Cantu moisturizing twist & lock gel is what brings the entire look together. I tried it on myself and Mia’s hair and you can see the results. This natural hair care product with shea butter keeps the curls exactly how I like them. Curly and also holds the curls in place you can use it on wet and dry looks. It is the key to the entire products to Get the Black Girl Beach Wave Hair Look. All you need is an edge brush and you are ready to go.
The Award-Winning formula moisturizes, de-frizzes and adds manageability to hair revealing soft, shiny twists and locks. Controls frizz for a silky smooth hold, Unique moisturizing cream-gel viscosity, Great for twists & braid outs. Made with pure shea butter and formulated without harsh ingredients.
SLEEP ON IT Or Pull It Bac in a Comb
One of the simplest ways to get beach-worthy curls is to twist your hair up into buns or plaits before you go to bed, Henry explains. “Section freshly washed damp hair into four tight space buns, securing with an Invisibobble to avoid kinks. Leave in overnight and then simply get up, unroll and you will have beautiful beachy waves with minimal effort.”
We are off to another sunny holiday and these ingredients are coming with me. I just have to squeeze it all in travel bottles. Because these products are too good to get taken away at custom.