How to Make Your Hair Large and Tousled
The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and I can assume a lot of you all will be headed towards those salty waters with tote bags full of your most favored beauty and health products. The great thing about swimming in those salty waves this summer is that large, tousled hair waves (or sea hair, as my BFF likes to call it) have never been more in then they are now. So be sure that you have packed the proper hair products in your tote to achieve those luscious, tousled waves that will make you look camera ready for any impromptu picture your BFF forces you to take and also have you channeling your favorite Instagram beach-models because we all know we have at least one.
The glorious thing about tousled waves being the go-to hairstyle for the summer is that, if done right, it doesn’t take too much styling effort on your part. You simply have to make sure you are using the right type of product for you hair, and you can be done in under 10 minutes time. How does that sound against your 45 minute hair straightening routine? Not to mention, with all the sun your hair will be under, it is wise to give your hair a holiday break also and to try and style it, every so often, without the assistance of hot curlers, straighteners, etc.
You will want to master this look before you hit the beach, so that once you arrive at your destination, you have the products you used to create your look in tow. Then all you need to focus on is arriving early to the fireworks show or freshening up your hair while already by the water and enjoying the fireworks from your lounge chair.
I will list the products I use below, which is for hair that naturally dries with a slight wave to it.
Once you are out of the shower, comb John Frieda’s Sea Wave Salt Spray thoroughly through your hair. This product smells like the beach and will help to amplify your waves when it dries.
After the product is combed into your hair, grab strands of your hair and twist them around your finger — a la flirting mode. Then tie the bottom of the twist with a small elastic hair band. Focus on making hair twists towards the front of your face. You can always make the tousled look easier on the back of your head then the front, since the back of your hair tends to have more volume them the front.
Now that the hair twists are in, use a texturizing cream called Beach Babe, which has a stronger hold to it then the spray. This cream is on the sticky side and is what you will need to ensure those twists stay put and stuck. Apply cream on your hands then rub into your hair twists starting from the very top to the bottom.
Don’t leave the twists in for much longer — probably about 5 minutes to let the texturizing cream settle. Take out the elastic hair bands and shake the hair twist from the top, letting it unravel itself as much as it can — it shouldn’t be too much since the Beach Babe has been applied. What has not unraveled, separate with your fingers stretching out each hair strand as far from the other strands as possible to give your waves more volume. The farther you stretch them from each other, the larger the tousles will be.
Since the texturizing cream dries with a matte look, top it off with OGX Keratin Oil, which comes in a spray bottle, to give your hair a subtle, natural sheen to it. You don’t want your hair looking parched, so this spray does just the trick.
And there you have it. Your hair will have a tousled look that will stay put and does not look overtly tangled, but instead, effortlessly made up. Once you have done this, you can maintain your luscious waves by simply spraying Sea Wave Salt Spray on your hair throughout the day and scrunching right after.