The beach is a place to catch super fun. But for any lady looking to maintain her straight curls and color while diving in the ocean, it can be very hard to understand.
The moment women like you and I started observing celebrities like Scarlett Johnson carry the beach hair waves, a lot of people started thinking about what it would feel like to have those curves all day. It’s not as easy to have as we have found out. People who had gone on to have them as a kid had lost them before they became adults.
How then do you get a beach hair waves to stay longer?
The artificial means of getting them are more common now than finding a woman with a natural beach hair wave. The favorite methods come in the form of using a salt spray, long hair liners, homemade sprays and much more.
Either one you choose to use will be highly dependent on your hair type. Its the reason why we often see people with dry hair only get those curls as soon as they go to the beach and deep themselves in salt water.
People with a more moisture hairstyle find it easy to use beach wave creams and spray to bring it out. But we all know nothing last like the real thing. Had it none being that beach waves are so cute on us, nobody would have bothered having them or going to the beach that much to snap a perfect selfie. Today, the number of girls trying to imitate a celebrity beach wave is alarming.
Regardless of the cost, some women want it by all means necessary. Its no surprise women have delved into different styles of their hair in other to bring out that unique look anytime they hit the beach. Examples would be; carrying the wet look of the hair and still go outings, covering some part of it with oil, forcing a ponytail to absorb as much of the moisture from the beach. Others are, make bitchy braids of the hair, bun it up, half-up hair or donning it with a scarf or hat.
When this perfect look is achieved, what happens? It’s easy to keep them during vacations in the summer, but how long will they last if you have to go to the office tomorrow? The reason why there is a proliferation of different hair sprays and creams to achieve the perfect beach hair waves.
Spray and the effect on beach hair Wave
Those with soft hair noticed that they tend to have ripples in a sea bath. This ripple is due to the salt present in the hair. When the hair dries, the salt crystallizes, and the wicks curl. Hence the undulations that forms. Several brands have created a sea salt-based hairspray that is high in salt. They allow reproducing this effect and favor the waves. No need to apply a lot of product to recreate the wavy effect. Its sea and summer smell will give you the feeling of being at the beach!
There are two ways to use your sprays: either on wet hair by spraying the product before drying for a very natural result, or by applying the product on the almost dry hair and finishing drying upside down with a diffuser. The best method is to make tight balls that you hold with one hand, warm and release. Above all, do not crease the hair because it relaxes the movement.
How do you maintain a hair after the beach and against the sun?
In the summer, the hair is put to the test. Between the sun, the repeated washing, the chlorine of the swimming pools and the action of the salt on the beach. One is likely to end up returning from holidays with a bunch of brassy hairdos! These continuous external aggressions will efficiently dry and discolor the hair mass; it doesn’t matter if your hair is dry naturally or if it is colored. However, it’s more comfortable to follow a few simple rules to protect your hair at the beach, enjoy more time to pamper them and come back with a mane more beautiful.
Protect your beach hair in the summer
If the sun can give pleasant reflections of your hair, it is also likely to be a high-fat grilling, combined with salt or chlorine; it will dehydrate and weaken the fiber. If you have dyed your hair before your beach encounters, the color may fade or discolor prematurely and non-uniformly.
The best way to protect yourself is to cover your hair with a scarf or hat. Some specially designed models even indicate a sun protection factor, calculated according to the material used and the color of the hat. In any case, choose dark colors, woven materials and tight weaves for better protection.
A scarf can also be useful and harmonize with your beach look. A hat with wide brim or visor would be better because it also protects the sun from the upper part of your face.
If you use the hat or swim frequently, use and reuse protective oils containing UV filters and renews the application several times during the day and after swimming. On the contrary, avoid oils that are too harsh, it may burn your hair. There are also wax-based treatments that help the hair and protect against salt and chlorine.
In any case, after every bath or dip in the beach, rinse your hair with clean water whenever possible to eliminate salt, sand, chlorine and other residues that make the hair fragile.
Moisturize your hair to repair it
Nothing prepares your hair for the sun or repairs the damage caused by chlorine or salt as specific moisturizing treatments. Choose without hesitation a repairing shampoo after coming out of the sun, a solution adapted to your hair type, especially if they are dry and fragile, blonde or colored. Even if you don’t spend the rest of the year, do not skip using the conditioner by allowing it sit for a few minutes before rinsing to benefit from all its assets and moisturize the hair in depth.
Once or twice a week on the spot and when returning from vacation, use a repair after-sun mask or a nourishing mask. Allow time to settle, possibly under a warm bath towel to intensify the action of the mask, and rinse thoroughly. Your hair should instantly regain volume and shine.
Another solution, after the oil bath: apply before bedtime the vegetable oil of your choice (argan oil, sweet almond, shea butter, etc.) on the lengths and ends, avoiding the roots and scalp. Wrap your hair in a towel and keep everything in place for the evening, or all night. When you wake up, your hair will be repulped and rehydrated intensely.
What hairstyles do limit the damage?
Choosing the right hairstyle is also an essential part of protecting your hair at the beach. If you have long hair, it is necessary to keep them in place and limit the area exposed to the sun and aggression. Avoid wearing them loose, and I would prefer a braid, a bun or a bun made after the application of the protective oil. This will both moisturize the hair thoroughly and limit the deposits of salt, sand and other dust on your hair at the beach.
Take advantage of your beach holiday to take a break from your hair: forget brushing, iron curls and other hairstyles that make your hair fragile and leave as much hair as possible in the open air. A wilder look is tolerated in the summer on the beach, and your return will arrive soon enough to resume your habits of middle part bangs hairdo! Grow your look for this summer! Forget your too smooth hairstyles and give free rein to your wild side.
Remember that in the summer on the beach, the hair has to match your swimsuit. So choose the hairstyle that will go with your favorite swimsuit for your next vacation. Feel free to accessorize your hairstyle with barrettes or headbands matching your beach outfit!