You see it everywhere, those oh-so-wonderful beach waves. Sometimes natural, sometimes dramatic. If you are new to the land of beach waves, you might be wondering how to achieve this look.
You might be thinking, how do I find the right technique to curl my hair? What type of curl will suit my hair type? There are many ways to curl your tresses. The curl will depend on the occasion, your hair type and the weather. The key to finding the ideal look is trial and error. Once you’ve figured it out, you’ve got sexy locks ‘till the sun goes down.
To achieve this look, my go-to tool is a flat iron.
Check Out: This is the best flat iron for curling hair!
Yes, you can get perfect curls by using a flat iron. It’s recommended. Curling irons and flat irons both have a place in the world of waves. Curling irons are great for creating bouncy, perfectly rounded ringlets. But they can’t add life, volume or create gentle waves.
Here’s where the flat iron comes in. Flat irons help you create messy, loose waves. It deviates from the polished look to create a look that is sexy, yet effortless. It’s the ideal tool for creating perfectly imperfect waves.
Before you race off to buy your flat iron, here’s something I tell everyone considering using a flat iron in their daily routine. No one ever said flat-ironing was a conditioning treatment. It’s damaging, no matter how you slice it.
Heat protectant to your hair is what sunscreen is to your skin.
It prevents damage and protects your strands natural health. Without it, your hair can become dry, dull, and limp. If you’re considering styling your hair every day or even several times a week, hydration is essential.
Consider deep conditioning regularly and investing in a heat protectant spray that can be used often. Curling your hair is a commitment–to deep conditioning and heat protectant. But the rewards are well worth it.
Most definitely yes!
With long hair, you've got more to play with. And it's much easier to use a flat iron to curl long hair than short hair. And you can play around with different hairstyles depending on the type of curls you want. Beach waves? You bet! Pin Curls? Definitely possible! Read on below for a tutorial on how to do them!
I’ve vetted the very best YouTube tutorials for curling long hair with a straightener. These tutorials provided 5 different ways you can easily curl your long tresses. Each tutorial provides you with a step by step guide to creating different lustrous waves. Ready to transform your hair?
Camila Coelho takes us through a tutorial on how to create a modern wave. If you are going for a voluminous, sexy look this tutorial is for you.
Alex Gaboury shares with us the easiest techniques to create the mermaid wave. The waves look natural and effortless. The perfect beach wave for summer.
The pin curl creates a dramatic glamorous look. If you have an event and you are looking for bounce and dramatized hair, don’t miss this tutorial by TheChicNatural.
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A tutorial for waves that look soft and effortless by Naomi Boyer. Check out this look if you are looking for a natural everyday look.
This tutorial by Kerastase provides a simple way to intensify your beach waves. It involves a flat iron and simple twist. It can be done in minutes. Another version of this is the braid. Use this technique if you're short on time and need quick curls.
See what I mean? The tutorials are straight forward and give you an idea of how different waves and curls can be created with a flat iron.
Pick one of these flat iron hairstyles for long hair and try it! Once you’ve had time to try them out, begin experimenting and trying different techniques with your hair. You can alter the tutorial to suit your hair needs. Once you know what you love and how to achieve it, there’s no looking back.
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