The most traditional way to get beachy waves is with a curling iron. Opt for a barrel that’s approximately one-inch in diameter, like this wand from Bed Head, and be sure to apply a heat protectant to your hair before styling. Simply shake out your hair and you’re ready to go.
How can I make my straight hair wavy?
Can you train wavy hair to be curly?
If you want to turn your waves into coils, you can do so by finger coiling your hair while it’s wet and allowing them to dry that way. Try pin curls. Another way to get coils is to create them with pin curls. Use curl activators or enhancers.
Is my wavy hair actually Curly?
Hair texture generally refers to the natural shape or pattern of your strands. If it dries with a slight curve or “S” shape, then it is considered wavy (type 2). If it dries with a defined curl or loop pattern, it’s likely curly (type 3), while tight curls, spirals, or zig-zag patterns are considered coily (type 4).
Does Curly Girl Method work on wavy hair?
You can brush wavy hair
When starting the Curly Girl Method, it’s recommended to throw away your hairbrush. Certainly people with wavy hair type 2a and 2b can brush their hair. You can use a Tangle Teezer or Denman Brush. Always do this before applying the conditioner or else you’ll probably comb out your waves.
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