Beauty DIY

Beach Wave Beauty

Hello darlings.
This post has been a tough one for me to conjure up…I don’t want to sound like I’m braggart but so many people compliment my hair & ask me how I create my gentle beach waves. This is quite a big deal for me, as I pretty much haven’t changed my hair since birth {with the exception of a couple brief blonde moments}, so thank you for that! 
In the past, I have tried to explain it in a post or in person, but I figured today I’d just show you how. The key secret to creating beach waves is to make your own wand! You’ve heard all the rage about these magical new curling wands right?! Well guess what, they are just your plain old curling iron without the clamp! Since I’m a little cheapskate, I’ve laid it all out steps, so you can be one too!
1. All I did was remove the stand clip…you know the thingy that you rest your curling iron on?

2. Then I unscrewed the clamp using a Philips screwdriver.

3. Finally, I removed & unscrewed the clamp’s spring underneath and voila! You’ve got your very own wand! 
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OK, so now you see how easy it is to make your own wand. But here’s more fun: let’s curl your hair. This usually works best when your hair is a day old; the dirtier the better & as gross as that sounds, it really makes for a better holding curl.
Part your hair in the back and work your way from back to front. Starting about halfway down your hair, take 1″ to 1-1/2″ sections. {For finer & cleaner hair lightly spritz each section with hairspray prior to curling}. Simply wrap the section around your freshly made wand. 
Hold for about 5-10 seconds and work your way from back to front. Spray the completed hair with hairspray. {I like these: here and here}. Repeat on the second half of your head. Once you’ve finished the whole head, check to see if there are any pieces that were missed or need touching up!

When you’ve touched up your whole head, gently tousle your hair to smooth out the initial back part. Give your hair a final spritz of hairspray & a little shake: you just created some sexy, beach waves! 
Also, try to look a little bit better than I do in this photo below 🙂

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