Beachy Waves & Headband Hair Tutorial

May 7, 2018

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Ok, so I never really felt comfortable with hair tutorials because I've always felt my hair was super messy (hence the blog name) and unpolished, but over the years I have learned to embrace my half super curly half beach waved head and pick my hairstyles based on the least amount of work involved...just keepin it real. 

PS: This style does a lot better with dirty hair, but for tutorial purposes I started with just washed

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Normally I would scrunch my hair in this step and just do touch ups with the curling wand, but since most people don't have curly hair I blow dried my hair straight to 'start from scratch' so to speak haha. For this I've used one pump of Aveda Smooth Infusion (c/o) throughout my hair before drying & I've sprayed the top portion (root area) with Biolage Volumebloom. I love this T3 hair dryer (c/o) because it dries my hair at lightning speed and never makes it frizz!

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Next I section my hair by layers, so there's a top layer and a bottom layer. I just pin it in a little bun with a couple bobby pins to keep the top layer out of the way while I curl the bottom layer. I use this T3 wand with the 1" barrel (c/o) for loose waves. Always curl away from your face for more flattering look. Also, wands are a bit different from curling irons. You want the wand to be upside down and just wrap your section of hair around the barrel, ending at the bottom of the barrel (which is actually the top since it is upside down).

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After I curl the bottom I start on the top layer and do the same thing, sectioning my hair into 1-1.5" pieces and curling away from my face. 

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Next I add texture. I use Aveda's Texture Tonic because it adds texture but doesn't dry my hair out. They sent me a bottle to try in a PR package last year and I have since bought TWO bottles, I love it that much. 

((Crazy eyes because taking photos of yourself while scrunching your hair is hard.))


Now it's time to decorate your just fixed hair :) 

I have so many of these headbands. I've had this one for about 5 years, it's from Ulta. I've also found some great velvet ones on eBay and have even seen super cute ones at Walmart. I don't recommend paying too much for these because they are out there for cheap!


You may need to tease your roots to get the 'poofy' effect, sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. This time it was just already big...my hair just depends on how much product I used and it also has a lot to do with the weather. I am forever at the mercy of the humidity haha. As you can see, this look is super easy (as all of my hair styles are) and looks effortless! 

xo, Samantha Brooke










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