You can ask anyone interested in beauty and style: getting perfectly coiffed beachy waves is quite a feat. It's like the Holy Grail of hair styling. For many women, there's nothing like trip to the beach. After a day in sun, sand, and waves, you emerge with perfectly touseled, sun-kissed, hair with slight waves is like a little souvenir of the awesome day you've had. This is why we're in awe of the women who constantly look like they've gotten that amazing beachy hair 24/7. Blake Lively and Jennifer Aniston, how do you do it?
I barely see the sun as it is on my current schedule and am pretty sure I have a vitamin D deficiency, so I'll take all the help I can get. Luckily for me, there are plenty of ways to simulate that slightly messy wavy hair overnight without ever having to hit the beach.
Fortunately, the beauty gurus of the Internet have developed tricks, tips, and cool hair products to help fake some sand-and-sun soaked locks and keep you feeling like you just went surfing in Malibu with your pals LC and Heidi. Here are a few suggestions and tutorials from people who know a thing or two about hair to help you out.
1. Wear A Headband
If you want your overnight styling to hold, try attaching your hair to a headband! Just because they aren't as popular as they once were doesn't mean you can't wear them in the privacy of your own home, right?
2. Utilize Coconut Milk
Coconut milk helps with the nourishing, shiny, part of your beachy waves. It also gives you a tropical smell, so you can tell people you went to Hawaii and they might believe you.
3. Wear Rope Braids
Rope braids and French rope braids seem to be the favorites around YouTube for getting overnight beach waves. I can barely do a regular braid, so let this video be your guide.
4. Use Pins Instead Of Hair Ties
Pins will give you lovely waves, plus they can also be less damaging to your hair that elastics. You know, if you can find any!
5. Try The Zig Zag & Twist Methods For Mermaid Hair
This girl is hair goals. Additionally, the zig zag method is a great ploy to keep the waves soft!
7. Mousse & Scrunch For An Even Faster Look
Wow, that was quick! Don't want to do it overnight? Try the mousse and scrunch technique!
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