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Guest post: 2 ways to achieve beachy wavy hair

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Guest post: 2 ways to achieve beachy wavy hair

Bio: A little about me? I am in my third and final year studying journalism at Humber College in Toronto. I’ve always felt this powerful pull to write, whether it was creative or journalistic. Comfort and a little vintage feel is what I shoot for in my wardrobe and I don’t go anywhere without a nice pair of boots. By: Megan Mallaoch I love the look a loose wavy hair. It's that perfect mixture of  wind, salt and sun kissed texture. But these imprefect waves are not always the easiest look to achieve. Not everyone has the time or money to go out to a salon and get it done professionally, so I decided I would share some home remedies for the perfect do-it-yourself beach wave. If you have medium to long hair and you're looking for a bouncier wave:

  1. First spray a heat protector on to damp hair then separate hair into four even sections. Twist each section from root to tip.
  2. Next, take a flat iron and clamp on heat to the each twisted section. Be sure to add hairspray to each twist before you apply the heat. The longer you apply the heat to each twist, the longer the curl will last. I like using Herbal Essences Set Me Up Extra Hold Hairspray, $3.99, available mass-market retail.
  3.  Undo each twist and comb fingers through. If you want extra hold, you can add more hair spray.
  If you have long hair, little time and just want a few waves: 

  1. After washing your hair, let it air dry for 10-15 minutes. Then, brush it out and apply a mousse and scrunch your hair. I like using Moroccan Oil Volumizing Mousse, $28, moroccanoil.com.
  2. Next, pull your hair back and twist it from root to tip and twirl it into a bun. Secure it with bobby pins and leave in over night.
  3. In the morning remove the pins and take down the bun.
A third way to get waves is with a standard French braid. For best results, I braid my hair before bed and in the morning I'll undo it. Leaving me with tight waves. So easy!
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