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Beachy Waves Hair Tutorial

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Summer is fast approaching, and, here in the south, that means temperatures are quickly headed from spring-like and lovely to unbearably miserable. I don’t know about you, but I really dislike a prolonged beauty routine in the summertime because the heat and humidity are going to ruin it by noon. Over the years, I’ve developed a quicker morning routine for the summer, especially when it comes to my hair, because, let’s be real, nothing is more frustrating than spending your time drying, brushing, and straightening your hair only to have it frizz up at soon as you walk out the door.3 Simple Steps to Beachy WavesMy hair isn’t nearly as curly as it was when I was a child, but it definitely still has a little “wave” to it. Because of this “wave,” it only makes sense to work with what my hair does naturally than against it. I’ve tried many methods and products over the years, but I keep coming back to these 3 easy steps because I get the best results from it. Follow my steps below for easy, beachy waves and your morning routine will speed up by 10 minutes or more. I guarantee it.Wet Hair to Start Beachy WavesStep 1: Wet your hair in the shower, but don’t wash it. Using products to clean your hair will make it more difficult for the waves to stay. If I shampoo and conditioner, my hair just ends up looking like a greasy mess. Trust me on this one. Pro tip: Don’t be tempted to wring it out. The wetter your hair stays, the better chance you have of keeping the waves “in.”Towel Dry Hair for Beachy Waves

Towel Dry Your Hair to Set Your Beachy WavesStep 2: Brush and towel dry your hair. Don’t squeeze out the excess water. Flip your head up size down, cover your hair with your towel, twist, and flip back up. Pro tip: Give your hair a little time to dry in the twisted towel. This also helps set the waves “in motion” if you will. Curling Mousse Helps Set Beachy Waves

Use Mousse to Create Beachy WavesStep 3: After a few minutes, flip your head upside down again and remove the towel. Flip your head right side up and apply a small amount of curling mousse to your hand. Scrunch through your hair until the mousse has been worked all the way through. I prefer John Frieda Frizz Ease® Curl Reviver Mousse to paste or gel or gel spray because it doesn’t leave my hair crunchy or greasy when it dries.Use a Diffuser to Set Your Beachy Waves Step 4: (optional) If you have a diffuser for your hair dryer, give your hair a quick blast with the diffuser attachment. This is not necessary, so don’t worry if you don’t have a diffuser on hand. It does help your hair dry a lot quicker, so, if you have one, this is the perfect occasion to use it. Results of Beachy Waves TutorialSee? That wasn’t so hard was it? The best part about beachy waves is that they don’t have to be perfect! No curling irons or other hair tools required. Your hands and towel do most of the work for you.

Speaking of doing the work for you, remember when I said I was going to try the John Frieda Colour Deepening products a few weeks ago? Well, I spent the last two weeks testing out the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Shampoo, Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Conditioner, and Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Treatment, and I am loving my results.

BeforeBefore Using John Frieda Visibly Deeper System

After
After Using John Frieda Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening System

It was so convenient to be able to use these products to change my hair color at home. Not only was it an inexpensive experience, but I didn’t have to drag my kids to the salon with me and listen to them whine about being bored while getting my hair colored. I am all about convenience these days, and these John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ products are especially convenient because I can pick them up on my weekly grocery run to Walmart (don’t worry if you can’t find them in your store; they’re also available on Walmart.com too). John Frieda Visibly Deeper SystemHow would you rethink your color?

  • I LOVE that beachy waves are in… because this is what my hair wants to do naturally and the slightly messy? It’s a win all around 🙂 I LOVE the darker color in your hair and wow that’s a huge difference. It looks fantastic! #client

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