What is it about being at the beach on a warm day, messing around in the surf and the sand that makes both men and woman's hair look great.
Even for those who are follicly challenged the sea air and salt water can add volume and thickness they did not realise was there. But whilst this is great, for the majority of us this only happens when we are enjoying a holiday. So how does one go about recreating this look in a less sun soaked setting.
There are plenty of ways to do this-
Sea Salt Spray
The simplest way is to spray sea salt into your hair. This should be done when your hair is damp, for the best results (time allowing) you should leave your hair to dry naturally. If time constraints make this impossible, using a hairdryer should help recreate the warm sea breeze (for absolute best results use a diffuser on your dryer). A simple tip is to curl your hair whilst drying it- this we add texture and some wave to your barnet.
Here are some links to good sea salt sprays
Murdock Sea Salt Spray £24
Lush Sea Spray £13
Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray £22
One way of adding some texture and volume is to use texturising powder. The amazing powder has long been a secret of woman, who often use it to give added volume and thickness to their hair. The way it works is by increasing the friction between hair strands, thus creating a fuller looking mane.
Using the powder is very simple. Hair must be dry when applied, simply either pour some powder into your hand and spread evenly across the hair or pour directly into the hair from the tube. Play with hair until powder has been absorbed and style into desired look
Here are some good powders
Schwarzkopf Osis Dust £5
Got2b Powder'ful £3.73
American Crew Boost Powder £15.50
Beach Inspired Waxes and Clays
There are certain waxes and clays that will help you achieve this look. The best example is Hanz De Fuko’s Quicksand. This unique powder hair clay eliminates excess oil on hair and scalp and gives a cool matt finish. This can be applied to damp hair or dry, but I think for best results use on dry.
Here are some of the best beach inspired waxes and clays
Hanz De Fuko Quicksand £18
Baxter Of California Clay Effect Style Spray £25
Triumph & Disaster Coltrane Clay £21
- Certain mousses are designed to recreate the beach effects also. A leader in this field is Moroccan Oil Beach Wave Mousse
What If I Have Very Light/Fine Hair?
- If you have very light or fine hair it can be more difficult to recreate the beach effect. However it is by no means impossible. Our tip would be- Use a sea salt spray (a slightly heavier one i.e. Murdock or Lush) and follow up with a heaver clay (perhaps the Triumph and Disaster) to add some weight to get the desired look
Where Can I See Inspiration For Looks?
- See below a link to a good site