How do I use hair spray to create beachy waves?

How do I use hair spray to create beachy waves featured

Invest in a quality hairspray

Before you start creating beachy waves with hairspray, make sure you have a high-quality hairspray that is designed for your hair type. Look for a lightweight or flexible formula that will hold your waves in place without weighing them down or leaving them crunchy.

Some popular hairsprays for creating beachy waves include OUAI Wave Spray, Bed Head Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray, and Matsumoto Surf Styling Spray.

Prep your hair

To prepare your hair for beachy waves with hairspray, start with clean, dry hair. Apply a heat protectant spray to your hair to avoid damage from heat styling tools. Next, use a curling iron or wand to create loose waves throughout your hair. As you work, use a comb to gently separate and loosen the waves for a more natural look.

Alternatively, if you prefer a heat-free approach, try braiding your hair while it’s damp and letting it dry overnight. In the morning, undo the braids and use hairspray to hold the waves in place.

Apply hairspray strategically

Once you have the waves you want, use hairspray to lock them in place. Hold the can about 10-12 inches away from your hair and lightly mist your waves. Be sure to apply hairspray throughout your hair, not just on the ends, for a more natural look. A light coat will provide a flexible hold, while a heavier application will create a stronger hold for longer-lasting waves.

Refresh your waves

If your waves start to fall flat throughout the day, don’t be afraid to refresh them with a little extra hairspray. Simply mist a light layer of hairspray over your hair and scrunch your waves to restore their shape and volume.

Another option for refreshing beachy waves is to mix a small amount of hairspray with water in a spray bottle. Shake well and mist over your hair, then scrunch and reshape your waves as needed.

Set your style

To ensure your beachy waves last all day, finish with a final layer of hairspray. Hold the can about a foot away from your head and spritz a light coat over your hair. Allow the hairspray to dry completely before touching your hair again.

By following these tips and using hairspray strategically, you can create beautiful, natural-looking beachy waves that last all day.

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