How to get beach waves without heat

Now that we are at the pinnacle of summertime, we all want to look our best and start hanging out in the sun, enjoying the beach with a drink of mocktail or mojito. In terms of look, we all yearn for healthy, glowy skin that’s all about imperfect perfection. Our hair would be a type of careless and slightly messy boho wave that truly exudes the summer spirit. While the hairstyles look super Instagram-worthy, we can’t rely on constant heat treatment. In fact, many women have to  learn how to get beach wave hair without heat.

Beach Wave Hair Is Something We All Miss About Summertime
Beach wave hair is something we all miss about summertime

While getting your skin to be truly healthy and glowy takes time, getting your hair into a beachy wave only requires a heat tool and 15 minutes. But with a heat tool, an imminent D-word is looming. “Damaged hair” can be a nightmare that no woman wants to deal with, but how do we get that delicious wave without any heat damage? We’ve got some good news and bad news. The good news is you can have a perfect beach wave without any heat. Plus you can use these techniques for your hair extensions. The bad news is in order to get that look, you will need to form a new habit and plan ahead for this “effortless” vibe. Let’s go through some of the ways we can transform boring straight and wavy hair into cool beach waves.

Three ways to get a fancy beach wave hair without heat

There can be many methods to transform your hair into a beautiful beach wave lock while not having to worry about heat damage. Each method would work best for a certain curl pattern or hair situation. Please try to find out which methods will be best for you.

The braid method

Braid Is The Most Common Heatless Methods For Your Curls
Braid is the most common heatless methods for your curls

This method works perfectly if you have some natural curls in your hair and is searching for a way on how to get beach wave hair without heat. To make it work well, you need to do it before bed for the hair to transform overnight.

Step 1: Take some water and then spray them down your hair. Make sure your hair is all coated and the droplets are nicely distributed. Use a paddle brush to brush the water through your hair.

Step 2: Take a light, non-greasy styling gel and apply it throughout your hair. Let the styling gel be applied from the mid-section toward the very end.

Step 3: Get your right side and separate the hair into three strands and then start braiding. Braid your hair loosely, but not too loose. Stop when there is an inch of hair left. Tie up the end with an elastic band.

Step 4: Do the same step above for your left side. Apply styling gel throughout and start braiding. Secure your braid with a simple elastic band.

Step 5: Pin both of your braids up with bobby pins so that you can avoid frizz and make sure your beachy waves come out perfectly. Simply coil them up and use 5 to 6 bobby pins to secure each braid.

Step 6: In the morning, let loose the coil and take out the braids as well. Running some hair oil through your hair to make the hair shiny and hydrated. Use this chance to shake out your curl for the most natural look.

Styling with Dry hair

This method should be perfect for people who want to keep their hair dry when introducing beach waves to their hair. To make this style work best, your hair should be best left unwashed for 2 days. If your hair is more of a curly texture then what comes out of this method may be slightly more curly than wavy.

Dry Styling Your Hair Using Sea Salt Spray
Dry styling your hair using sea salt spray

Step 1: Introduce texture to your hair by spraying or sprinkling dry shampoo to your roots. This helps control any excess oil and helps your hair feel clean. Be sure to apply to all parts of your hair, including bangs. Make sure to use color-appropriate dry shampoo for your hair.

Step 2: Spray some sea salt spray onto your hair, start from your mid-lengths until your ends and skip the root. Make sure you focus on the mid-lengths of your end, both the underside of your hair as well as the outside of your hair. Avoid the root area as this would make your hair look flat and unattractive. If you start to notice that your hair becomes limp, adjust further the next time you try this spray technique.

Step 3: Start scrunching! This step doesn’t require much explanation. Just start using your palm to hold the entirety of the hair end and push up a few inches. Just repeat the motion as the hair comes to contact with your palm. Hold the hair up lightly and then let go. Do this process several times as your hair dries.

Step 4: Finish the look with sea salt spray. When you find the hair dry, add some extra light sea salt spray mist onto the hair. Start spraying from the mid-length to the ends. Tease your hair roots with a backcomb for a more voluminous look.

Using Duckbill Clips (pin curling beach wave edition)

Another wet-styling method you can count on is pin curling hair, which is also heat-free. When people think of pin curling, they would think of well-defined, uniform curls. However, this modern twist brings about looser waves that don’t take much of your time.

Pin Curling Heat Free Method
If you have some time to spare for wet styling, you can try pin curling

Step 1: Apply a generous amount of hair styling products (like hair mousse or hair gel) to your slightly damp hair. Take a small vertical section of your hair right above your ear close to your temple. Don’t sweat if the section is not a clear straight line as this is not required.

Step 2: Start wrapping this hair section around your finger. Do remember to let the hair wrap direction turn away from your face. Also, make sure that when the process ends, both your finger and hair wrap lay close to your scalp.

Step 3: Insert a duckbill clip from the bottom up to hold the section in place. Make sure one prong of the clip sits next to your scalp while the other prong is in the center of the curl wrap.

Step 4:  Continue the step above as you move from each vertical section, slowly inching from your temple to the back of your head. Take care to rotate the section away from your face. As stated above, you don’t have to be perfect with the sectioning, just make sure that the curl is wrapped wholly, the pin sits close to your scalp, and move to the next.

Step 5: Repeat the process on the other side of your head. Just this time, the hair will be rotated in the other direction.

Step 6: Once your hair is completely dry, release all the duckbill clips and then start to break your curls by running your finger through.

So which method you deem might work best for you? Tell us more about how you approach this carefree summer look. Whether the beach is on your itinerary this summer, be sure to help your hair and use a heat-free method for your day-to-day styling.

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