How to: Beach waves with curling iron


Undone, beachy waves are the epitome of summer hair, textured from sea salt and illuminated by the sun. You know it: the post-swim, gorgeously and effortlessly tousled hair that says beach babe without even trying. Dreamy.

Why can’t it be as simple as dunking your head in an ocean of water? Well it can be! A little Aussie secret… beach waves can be an absolute breeze to recreate and luckily, proximity to the shore isn’t needed to achieve the perfect look. Keep on reading to discover the best ways to get the perfect beach waves with a curling iron.

Beach waves for our straight-haired gals

Want the surfer look but end up looking a little flat? Right this way for your straight-hair guide to beach waves with a curling wand. Effortless curls are just a flip, tussle and twirl away…

Step 1. After showering with Aussie Mega Shampoo and Mega Conditioner, simply tousle your tresses with your fingers. The key is to roughly dry it – flip it about a bit! This achieves a rougher texture, taking on the feel of hair that has dried after being in the sea.

Step 2. Spritz those strands with a little heat protectant to prevent damage caused by styling. Aussie SOS Heat Leave on Spray with Tasmanian Pepperberry has the dual action qualities you need here: moisture and protection. Follow up by tussling the lengths of your hair with a smidge of Aussie Turn Up The Curl Mousse – it’ll help hold the beach waves style without robbing hair of that free flowing look or feel.

Step 3. Once dry, wrap small segments of hair around a hot curling iron for 3-5 seconds. The secret? Avoid uniformity – switch up the direction with every curl so they don’t fall into the same pattern, ensuring you get that flawlessly messy beach babe look.

Step 4. Set that undone, care-free look in place with a light spray of Aussie Uplift Your hair Hairspray with flexible hold. No crunch, no worries. Break up your new waves with your fingers and give strands a quick spray.

Nothing beats a week at the beach, but our little beach waves recipe comes pretty darn close!

Beach wave curls for the lucky ladies with wavy locks Got the waves? Check. Not quite beachy enough? It’s a quick fix. To turn your waves from an everyday style to beach waves that rock in 1 super quick and easy step (that’s right, ladies - 1 step!):

Step 1. (of 1) Use Aussie Miracle Beach Waves Leave-in Spray after your usual drying and styling routine for the perfect tousled ‘day at the beach’ finish. Make sure you’re spraying about 15cm away from your head and apply a generous spritz evenly over your strands. This baby will give you a matt, textured, tousled style for hair that looks like you've just been surfing in a sea breeze (a girl can dream). Aussie Miracle Beach Waves leave-In Spray is infused with a little sea kelp extract - a nutrient-rich seaweed believed to have skin-softening qualities. Erm, yes please!

Beach waves for the curly-wurly of the group Woah there! Relax that curl. Time to turn those bouncy curls into a beachy mane of loveliness. It all starts at the beginning of your haircare routine: the wash. So, let’s break it down…

Step 1. What do you need? Some Australian Hemp Seed Extract. Why do you need it? To calm the frizz, get those curls in order, and be beach waves ready. Where do you find it? Well, right here of course! The Calm the Frizz Shampoo is your mate here to help transform your unruly hair. Work into a glorious lather and give your hair a little massage as a sweet treat, then rinse baby, rinse!

Step 2. This essential addition to your wash routine is complimented by the 3 Minute Miracle Calm the Frizz Deep Treatment. Apply a generous dollop to your hair after shampooing and rinse out after just 3 minutes, enough time to let the miracle work its magic. Say bye bye to frizz and hello to hair that’s so smooth it should be illegal.

Step 3. Once you’ve washed your hair, blow dry it straight and then, just like with our straight-haired BFFs, spritz those strands with a little heat protectant to give hair moisture and protection against heat damage caused by styling. Aussie SOS Heat Leave on Spray is just the Aussie saviour you need here.

step 4. Wrap small segments of hair around a hot curling tong for 3-5 seconds. Make sure to switch up the direction with every curl to secure that tousled beach waves look.

Step 5. Last, but not least, give ends a little added hydration with Aussie Work That Curl Serum. This multi-tasking A-beauty secret protects hair, amps up shine and helps keep those newly formed beach waves looking their most Aussome. And voila, hair heaven!

You’ve got the beach waves, now flaunt it.

These easy-peasy tips to getting the ultimate beach waves will be your new go-to. Style it, spray it, own it. Beach goddess vibes? You got it on lockdown.

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