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Beachy Hair - How to Have it Beyond Your Holiday

Lily Charles - 28th October 2015

Hi Sarah!

Beach holidays are the best! I'm lucky enough to live a few minutes from our beach, but I still don't get there as often as I like. Crocodiles, anyone? There is something so relaxed and cool about beach hair. To me it's a more glamourous version of the 'I just woke up like this' bed hair. Plus, there are so many products out there that can help you get amazing beachy waves without even stepping foot on the sand. These are generally a better option for your hair, as most contain ingredients that will help your locks retain moisture and stop them drying out, which can often happen if you spend a lot of time in the water (and forget to treat your hair afterwards!)

Did I mention that beachy waves are perfect for Summer? Well, they are. Beachy waves that can be created without a hair straightener or curling iron are even better. Seriously, who wants to add more heat when you're probably working up a sweat just by towelling off after your shower? So in saying that, here is my favourite way to get beachy waves!

No Heat Beachy Waves - You'll Need:

Sea Salt Spray - I love this Surf Bomb sea salt texture spray, this Toni & Guy version and the Shore Soap Co product too.
If you haven't got any in your vanity, you can DIY your own by adding about a cup of water and a handful of salt to a clean spray bottle and giving it a good shake. This is what I'm using in the video below.

1. Start with damp, towel-dried hair. If your hair is dry you could end up using too much product which can make your hair look and feel dirty and that's not great any time of the year. Lean forward and tilt your head so your hair is hanging down around your face and spray your locks evenly with your chosen spray.

2. Section out your hair and twist each section away from your face before giving each twist another quick spritz. Now, if you have shorter hair like me, twist each individual section into its own bun and secure them with bobby pins OR if you have longer hair it might be easier to gather all of your sections together and then twist that into one big bun. Your choice!

3. Let it dry baby! While you're waiting, why not check out some of the other posts by Jenni, Emma and Evie or the Travel Girls, but don't forget to come back when your hair is dry.

4. You're back! Now that your hair is completely dry, undo your bun/s and tousle your new waves with your fingers.

5. If you're worried about your curls falling out you can add a little hairspray to keep them intact. Otherwise, your relaxed, beach babe waves are ready to go.

Thanks for the great question Sarah!

Until next time,

Lily x

P.S If you have a hair or beauty question don't forget to send me an email at and I'll make it into your very own post!