There is a big difference between Beach Hair and beach hair: beach hair is hair that has come straight out of the ocean and looks like mine in this photo below - matted, frizzy, may have seaweed hiding in it.
Beach Hair on the other hand, is not OF the sea, it is merely reminiscent of the sea. Sea has waves. So does Beach Hair. Sea has salt. Beach Hair might have a hint of salt. It looks more like this:
What you are trying to achieve with Beach Hair are these things:
- Texture but not frizz
- Waves but not curls
- Movement but not volume.Ok. Let's start waving not drowning (this beach word riffing is fun):
For hair that is naturally quite straight
Completely wet hair. Towel dry then add salt water spray (see recipe below). Smooth with brush and plait and secure ends with a hair elastic. Leave overnight or several hours until dry. Then gently unplait with your fingers and set with a light finishing spray.
For curly hair
Completely wet hair. Towel dry then spray with salt water spray (see recipe below). Smooth with a brush and divide in two pig tails. Twist hair around, then pin each with a clip on top of your head. Leave to dry several hours or use a hair dryer to help speed the drying. Once dry gently unwind and then set with light finishing spray.
For hair that tends to frizz:
Dry hair smooth. Divide in two parts. Plait hair, mainly focussing on middle section. Apply straightening iron to middle plaited section. Leave to cool for a short time. (Perhaps 10 minutes). Then unplait and spray with light finishing spray or salt water spray (see recipe below).
Salt water spray recipe
A plastic spray bottle
250ml warm water
1 tablespoon white pouring salt
Mix together and shake until the salt has dissolved in the water.