We ain’t here to preach! But baby, it’s all about the beach! Let’s have a big ol’ “ocean wave” if you agree! That trip to St Bart’s might exist on your Pinterest board only, but you can still enjoy the sensation of salty air and sun-kissed vibes, thanks to today’s Number 4 “how-to” guide. We’re here to give you the low down on how to achieve perfect beachy waves.
Loose waves are such an effortless look but they require a hella patience, process and the right products to perfect! Luckily, N4 has all three in the proverbial bucket and spade load! From overnight heatless waves to tricks of the trade using a flat iron, gorgeous Insta feed waves are totally doable.
We’ve picked out four different techniques to show you HOW!
Beach Waves with a Flat Iron
You don’t necessarily need a curling iron or a wand. You can actually get excellent results using your hair straightener. This is an especially good option if your hair is on the thicker side. Just remember to use lots of N4’s Super Comb Prep & Protect spray first to nourish and leave hair tangle-free, before roughly straightening. Then, work in two-inch sections, taking hair from the root and gently gliding your iron all the way down the strand, making sure you flip away from your face. You should be left with a pretty decent bouncy curl which you can loosen up with your fingers to create beachy waves.
Summer Waves the Curling Wand Way
If you are the Queen of the curling wand, be sure to prep your hair first using either a heat protectant spray or some N4 Mighty Hair Spray as this will help the curls hold for longer. As a special bonus, Number 4 High Performance Hair Care is currently offering five small and mighty 2oz sprays so you can take a little flexible protection with you everywhere. Starting from the back, work your way forward and curl one-inch sections of hair around your wand, away from your face. Select say five sections for “special treatment” and this time, wrap the hair towards the face to create a lovely, natural alternate curl pattern. Finish with a generous blast of N4’s Sugar Texturizing Spray to add even more gorgeous beachy texture.
Overnight “Ride the Wave” Technique
Love loose waves but want to achieve them the lazy way? Then 90% air dry your hair before bed, making sure you apply plenty of N4’s Support Solution which acts like a “booster” before flipping your hair upside down to create a very simple three-strand braid. Don’t worry if it’s a bit “floppy”. That’s all part of the process. Enjoy your beauty sleep while dreaming of cocktails and coconuts! The next morning, simply unravel and shake to “wake” those sleep-in braid waves.
Heatless “Tik Tok” Bathrobe Waves
If you don’t know what we’re talking about, honey where have you been? It’s the latest beach wave hack doing the rounds and all it needs is your bathrobe belt. Don’t own a terry-toweling bathrobe? Then fake it with a pair of knee-high socks or tights instead. Basically, you need something that’s longer than your own hair. All you need to do is center your belt on top of your head, as though you were placing on a headband, then take two-inch sections of hair and wrap them around the belt to create one long twist. Repeat on the other side and secure in a high bun with something like a scrunchie. Enjoy some shut-eye and simply untwist when you wake up. A quick blast of N4’s Sugar Texturizing Spray should hold your waves perfectly in place.
So there you have it, four quick and easy ways to achieve the perfect holiday beachy waves. One must-have product that will effortlessly transform limp and lack-luster strands into touchably soft, bouncy beach-inspired waves is N4’s Sugar Texturizing Spray. Don’t delay. Order today using CODE SUGAR30 to enjoy a fabulous 30% discount. Now that’s what we call making waves!