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Summer is almost here and we swear we can already smell the coconut-scented sunscreen. But while we’re racing to the gym to prepare for bikini season, we also want to spend a little time perfecting our summer tresses. The seasonal look we love most? Effortless beach waves. It doesn’t matter whether you’re landlocked in Nebraska or on the islands of Hawaii, this gorgeous style will make you feel like you’re on vacation everyday.
We know it seems daunting at first, but with our easy step-by-step guide and the use of our favorite Sedu Iron, we promise your hair be summer ready in no time.
Results are best on the day after washing your hair, so break out that dry shampoo and get to spraying those roots! Blow it out a bit to give your hair some extra volume.
Wrap one to two inch sections of hair around the iron, holding for no more than a few seconds at a time. For a more natural look, alternate the size of sections and the directions you wrap the hair. Also, avoid holding your hair to the iron for too long. This will prevent tight curls from forming and keep you from damaging your locks.
Spritz a beach spray throughout your hair and use your hands to gently shake out the waves. We like this one from Oribe because it offers a shine element that prevents excess drying from the salt commonly found in most sprays.
Finish with your favorite hairspray and don’t forget your SPF!
(Photo: Nicole Deanne)