There are few things in life that inspire such great longing as do the sounds and smell of the beach and as soon as summer hits, it’s all we can think about. Even if you’re not near an ocean and your summer is spent in the city, the easy, effortless look of beach-waved hair is one that’s synonymous with the warmer temps and one of my personal faves. But because it’s hot we wanna keep things easy breezy and don’t want our hair to look too done or contrived – fashionably undone you could say.

It’s all about the products, tools and technique you use to achieve perfectly tousled  waves, and once you nail it it’s super easy and looks amazing.

I like to start with clean dry hair. I let my hair air dry because I’m lazy AF and blow drying my hair in the heat is a special kind of torture (under boob sweat is not sexy at all).

Before I let it air dry I use a volumizing mousse in it so that my waves will hold and stand up to humidity. Also a mousse is usually lighter so it won’t weigh down your hair. Right now I’m loving “This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse” by Davines (pretty self-explanatory). I use an amount about the size of a golf ball, running it from roots to ends.

Once my hair is dry I section it and using a regular curling iron (I prefer a 1 ½ inch barrel) I start curling my hair taking small to medium sized pieces.

This is an excerpt from the article BRINGING BEACH HAIR TO THE BIG CITY which originally appeared on The Rebel Mama.