Sunday, March 9, 2014

Beach Waves in 5 minutes!

Today I am trying something new. I'm attempting doing a "how-to" hair post! Please note, I am not a professional hair stylist, and I definitely would take pointers, but this is what works for me!

Being a teacher, I need to be out the door by 7 am. I also need to make sure my hair looks professional, and not just pulled back in a sloppy bun. Sloppy buns are great if you can pull it off, but I can't, mine look really sloppy!

Enter my quick and easy 'beach' hair. This seriously takes 5 minutes to do in the morning and you HAVE to shower the night before (win-win!).

My hair: My hair is longer, and my cut is long layers. My hair has a natural wave, but not super curly. If your hair doesn't have any wave, I recommend sleeping in the sea-salt spray and using it again in the morning.

Step 1: Take a shower the night before. When you get out of the shower, spray a leave-in conditioner or detangling spray. I really like Pureology Colour Fanatic. Brush out your hair with a comb (it helps prevent split-ends).
Step 2: Let your hair air-dry and sleep with it wet. DO NOT put it in a bun or ponytail because it will leave a crimp mark where your band was.

Step 3: When you wake up, finger comb through the waves. I then apply sea salt spray, staring half-way down my hair to the ends. This helps bring the wave "back to life". I recommend any sea salt spray, today I used Not Your Mother's Sea-Salt Spray
Step 4 (optional): I like to spray some dry shampoo on my roots. This gives me a bit more lift and it smells so good!

Step 5: You'll probably have some fly-away pieces of hair. I use Aveda Smoothing Serum. It only takes a little (dime size) and do not put on your roots! It will make your hair look greasy.

 Step 6 (optional): Bangs! I have long side bangs, that I hate being in my face so I french braid them back. Some like to twist, or you can do a poof on top.

Step 7 (optional): Hairspray! I don't like to use a ton, but it is your preference. This is the best hair spray because it has great hold but it doesn't make your hair 'crunchy'.
And you're done! It is so easy and quick! Here are a few pics of my hair after the process.




 I hope you enjoyed this post!

Always believe in Faith & Serendipity,


  1. I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for new hair products. May have to get my hands on that Aveda serum!

  2. You are looking GOOD!! Your hair is so awesome, too. You always look fabulous.


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