By Alex Edwards
While living and working in the city, it’s sometimes hard to embrace the look of summer without the help of the ocean. Luckily, we’ve found a couple of DIY beach wave tricks and products to help get the mermaid look you want.
Windle & Moodie Oceanic Spray
For beach hair in a bottle, try the spray that is at the core of Windle & Moodie’s summer collection. The non-sticky and non-tacky ocean spray is 100% vegan and totally healthy. When using, you’ll not only get a lived-in look, but your locks will also be revitalised and moisturised immediately. After a shower, spray the Oceanic Spray all over your hair, followed by a natural or finger dry. The waves will come out tousled and casual, and will only grow stronger over time.
A common method for YouTube beauty bloggers, braiding is an easy technique if you know how to do it. Most often, it starts with French Braiding slightly damp, clean hair. To hold the wave created by the braid, it’s advised to use some sort of hairspray or holding spray. In the video above, TRESemme Extra Hold Hairspray is used, followed by aussie instant freeze spray. But, any similar products you prefer should work.
A method that looks a little funny but is common among the curly-haired community is plopping. It breathes more life into your curls than the typical limp wave, adding some bounce but still looking beachy and natural. All you need is an old T-shirt and a no-frizz product of your choosing to complete. Just watch the YouTube video above to learn how to plop and transform your hair.