You don’t have to be at the beach to rock that tousled sun-bleached ’do that Hollywood celebs adore.
The heat and humidity of our sunny island calls for a routine that embraces a more relaxed, undone look. Enter beach hair. It’s the one style that not only encourages messiness but also embraces frizz. Consider it the perfect foolproof look.
BEACH HAIR DON’T CARE
Look effortlessly chic in wavy locks regardless of length and style.
Out of the blue
To achieve that gritty, salty texture like you’ve spent a day at the beach, start by working a shine serum through the ends to reduce flyaways before plaiting your hair.
For a natural (and looser) beach wave, “apply texturising product on hair and blow-dry before you separate hair into two sections and then plait down either side of your head into pig tails, starting around your ears” says Edward Chong of Evolve Salon.
“For smaller, tighter waves, separate hair into smaller sections and do multiple plaits through your hair.” To finish, release plaits and then twist hair as you blow-dry.
OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray, $16.90
Even if you’re a million miles from the sea, faking salty locks is a breeze. Gently mist your hair with a sea salt spray before scrunching up the ends to encourage luscious curls. Give your hair a rough blow-dry then section it off.
“Take large sections of approximately 2 to 3cm, then curl your hair from your cheekbone down, leaving out the ends and alternating the direction of the curls.” Use your fingers to gently shake out the curls for a natural finish.
Original & Mineral Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray, $35
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Just like our skin, our hair can get damaged by the sun’s rays. We all know we need to apply sunscreen on our skin every day, but our hair also needs sun protection to prevent discolouration, breakage and dry ends.
Invest in a leavein treatment with a UV protectant, and use physical barriers like hats and umbrellas to prevent damage. Tying your hair into a plait or braid will also reduce the amount of sun exposure.
Aveda Daily Light Guard Defense Fluid SPF30/ PA++++, $69, Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, $50, and Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray, $40.