"Wave" Winter Hello
Although I am sad to kiss summer and autumn goodbye, it does not mean I have to let go of the great hair that comes along with the seasons. One of my easiest and favorite hairstyles during the summer season is loose, beachy waves that are perfect for the girl on the go. What if I told you that instead of leaving these easy waves behind with the summer heat, we could in fact "wave" winter a big hello! These winter waves are super simple to achieve, and will make you believe you are on the beach instead of walking through a pile of snow!
I use three products and a 1-inch curling iron to give me these perfect winter waves. I prefer for my waves to be a little looser, which is why I use a 1-inch curling iron. If you prefer tighter waves, you can always use a curling iron with a smaller barrel. The three products I use (pictured below) are It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Product, Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide, and Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves Spray. Read on as I show you how to use them, and the benefits they offer!
After my hair has been washed, I soak up any excess moisture with a towel and then apply my "It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In Product". This has been a favorite of mine because it protects color-treated hair, repairs damaged hair, and offers flat iron and heat protection. Another bonus is that although it is a small bottle, it has lasted me about six months! Score!
After blow drying my hair fully, I use a dime-size amount of Kerastase Crystalliste Lumiere Liquide from mid-length to the ends of my hair to fully cover where most heat will be applied. The benefits of this product leave your hair looking shiny and feeling silky smooth. It is very lightweight and gives an extra "pop" to your strands.
Now to the waving part (the moment we’ve all been waiting for)!
I have a lot of hair so normally I will split my hair into sections using a clip, working my way up from the bottom to the crown of my head. I typically do about 4-5 sections. This will vary depending on the amount of hair you have!
This is probably one of the most important steps to this whole process! Always make sure that you are curling away from your face and starting from the top, wrapping down! Notice that my hair is being wrapped away from me, rather than toward me. There is only one time (or a few) that we will break this rule for this hairstyle, but that will come later.
In order to achieve this winter version of the "beachy" look, this next step is the most crucial. When wrapping your hair from the top down, you want to always make sure you leave about a half of an inch to 1 inch of your hair out at the end. In order to smooth out the untouched ends, unwrap the hair that has been waved and pull the ends of your hair through the curling iron to give it a straight and sleek finish.
In order to achieve a textured and piecey look, near the frame of your face on both sides, curl your hair TOWARD your face. This is the only time I do this for this hairstyle. This will just add extra dimension to the look. You can also do this in other sections, if you would like to add more texture to a certain spot.
This is the last and final step! You have made it! To finish off these beachy waves, I spray Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves Spray to the roots of my hair to give it extra volume and texture. I like to massage my roots while lifting them and tossing my hair for a piecey look. This spray is a great sea salt spray that smells amazing and definitely brings a hint of summer to the cold winter months. Just make sure to use wisely, because used in excess it can start to dry out your hair!
There you have it! Use a little dry shampoo for the next couple of days, and this hairstyle will last you a good amount of time (usually a week for me). Time to kiss summer and autumn goodbye and wave winter hello!