3 Steps to Beachy Summer Waves

Nothing says relaxed summer-style, like a head of tousled beachy waves. If taking a dip in the ocean isn’t an option, try one of our 3-step guides to mermaid hair made easy.

STRAIGHT HAIRED GIRLS

We recommend first washing your hair with the new HairX Advanced Care Volume Lift range.

HairX Advanced Care Volume Lift Fullness Shampoo
HairX Advanced Care Volume Lift Fullness Conditioner

For the look, you’ll need: Heat protection spray, curling wand or straighteners and hairspray to hold the look.
1. Start by applying some heat protection spray to your hair.
2. Now, work your hair into four or five plaits from the midsections to the ends, leaving your roots natural. Using hair straighteners, clamp down the plaits, heating each section several times.
3. Release into curls finishing with holding spray. If you want, try backcombing the underside of your hair to add instant volume!

FINE HAIRED GIRLS

We recommend first washing your hair with the new HairX Advanced Care Volume Lift range.

HairX Advanced Care Volume Lift Fullness Shampoo
HairX Advanced Care Volume Lift Fullness Conditioner

What you’ll need for the look: Volumising Mousse, curling wand or straighteners.
1. Scrunch a volumising mousse through damp hair, working the product form the roots to the tips, and then blow-dry without smoothing over with a brush.
2. Take small sections of hair and tightly twist them. Then using a curl wand or hair straighteners, wrap the hair around the wand at angles.
3. Top up with a very small amount of dry shampoo at the roots if you lose volume during the day.

ALREADY CURLY HAIRED GIRLS

We recommend first washing your hair with the new HairX Advanced Ultimate Repair range.

HairX Advanced Care Ultimate Repair Nourishing Shampoo
HairX Advanced Care Ultimate Repair Nourishing Conditioner

You’ll need these for the look:  Nourishing serum, hair band and grips, hairspray.
1. If you already have curly hair, you’ll want to relax your waves for a mermaid-texture. The night before your big event, gently ring out the excess water after washing and comb the nourishing serum with your fingers through the lengths of your hair. 
2. Part your hair and create two loose plaits, smoothing over your hair to avoid it curling. Pin them to your head and sleep with them like this.
3. When you wake up, release the curls and finish with a light hairspray.


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