Sexy yet casual, loose waves are the perfect style for the this spring and upcoming hot summer months. Can you get beachy, bouncy hair at home without the salt water or the sand? Yes, you can! Even if you can’t make it to the islands this summer, you can still get textured, tousled waves with expert tips from Edward Tricomi of the Warren Tricomi Salons.
My favorite celebs who are always sporting sexy, beachy waves (that look so effortless, don't they?) are Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner.
"The salt in beach water roughens hair up, giving it texture and a certain look women love. It’s a great alternative to straightening hair and worrying if it’s going to withstand the humidity and frizz. Getting the look at home without taking a trip to the sandy beach is simple," says stylist Edward Tricomi. "By using a combination of the right styling products and techniques you could create the same effect easily, no matter your hair texture.”
How to get the beachy, bouncy waves:
Step 1: Start by spraying a volumizing spray on damp hair at the roots and hairline. The spray boosts lift at the roots, creates the right amount of bounce and volume without the stickiness of salt water, imparts shine and de-frizzes strands.
Step 2: Using bobby pins, secure hair in loose spirals all around the head.
Step 3: Allow hair to air dry or speed up the process by blow-drying; then remove pins and shake out hair using fingers. “It is best to blow-dry hair on high heat for a shorter period of time rather than exposing your hair to medium heat for a longer length of time” explains Tricomi.
This is also a much safer alternative as hanging in the sun can dry and damage your strands. If you opt to bathe in the sun, Tricomi urges that you protect your hair and scalp by using a leave-in product with SPF.