How to Get Beach Waves, According to Your Hair Type

By Amorfia Team,

Renowned hair expert Howard McLaren once said: “The whole idea is to look like you couldn’t care less even though, of course, you do.” And when it comes to hairstyling, his sentiment truly rings true: We really do have to work harder to get that effortless-looking head of effortful hair.

However, no two people are the same, and that, of course, encompasses matters of tresses. One thing we all have in common, though: the tousled texture goal. Here’s how to achieve it, depending on your hair type:

NORMAL HAIR

For the obedient-haired few, opt for a texturizer, like Eva NYC Surf’s Up Texture Spray, which gives both body and hold to hair without weighing it down.



Eva NYC Surf’s Up Texture Spray, P899
To use: Spray 10 to 12 inches away from damp hair—from mid-lengths to ends—before styling with a curling tool. You can also lightly spray before braiding or twisting hair into a bun to add grit and hold, then undo later for effortless waves.

  
Eva NYC Tourmaline Clip-Free Curler, P3,099
Get bouncy waves fast with this easy-to-use curler that doesn’t dry out strands.

THIN/LIMP HAIR

The reality for thin-tressed girls is the more you subject your scalp to heat, the more the oil drags your mane down, more so if you add product. We’ve realized this can be a win-win situation—limp hair, product and all: A heat-protecting spray like Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray adds instant volume to locks while staying weightless, which is crucial if you have thin strands.


Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray, P799
To use: Spritz on damp or dry hair before curling with a heated tool. You’ll want to curl closer to the scalp to give your mane extra body. (A little teasing helps, too.) For a full-bodied finish, throw your head down so hair is over your face, then flip back up.

Wet Brush Custom Care – Thin Hair, P699
This has widely spaced, flexible bristles to respect thin and delicate strands.

 

DRY/DAMAGED HAIR

Dehydrated hair needs products that’ll moisturize no matter how hot it gets. After setting hair with a curling iron or curlers, apply a small amount of glossing serum, like EVA NYC Get Glossed! Hair Serum, on the mid-lengths to the ends to tame frizz and smoothen locks. Give hair a gentle tousle with your fingers for a voluminous finish.


EVA NYC Get Glossed! Hair Serum, P899
To use: Apply one to two pumps to the palm and rub hands together. Lightly distribute through hair with scrunching—not dragging—motions to keep your waves intact.

 


KISS New York InstaWave Automatic Curler, P3,599
This self-turning curler can transform your frizzy locks into tangle-free waves in an instant.

Shop more hair tools and styling products here.

This article originally appeared on Preview.ph. With additional reporting and product recommendations by the BeautyBeat.ph editors

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