These quick and easy hair hacks take you through the step-by-step of how to get wavy hair without heat. It’s so easy, you can do it with your eyes closed (literally!).
So, look no further than this go-to guide for stylish, natural beach waves without the need for styling tools. And don’t worry, dunking your head in salt water’s not on the agenda!
Read on Aussie adventurers as we break it down for you like a tourist on the dance floor!
There are a few different methods to locking down those beach-like waves and the method you choose will largely depend on the length of your hair. We’ve put together the best A-beauty methods to get short wavy hair and long wavy hair with minimal effort and without the heat.
But no matter which method you choose, there are a few haircare routine staples you need to land to get the best results.
Choosing the right shampoo
Give those tresses a good ‘ol clean with a cleansing shampoo designed to rid the scalp of oil and build-up, while keeping the lengths of your hair happy and hydrated.
Our Mega Shampoo is designed for an everyday clean, so strands are cleansed without compromising on hydration. Infused with Australian Blue Mountain Eucalyptus Extract your hair will love it as much as koalas love to munch on the super snack – yep! It’s the Aussie native’s main meal.
Follow up with the right conditioner
A curl-boosting, moisture-rich conditioner’s what you need here and we’ve just the thing… follow up your cleanse with our Beach Waves Conditioner.
Infused with Australian Macadamia Nut Oil, it’s the hydration therapy that’ll prep hair for a crown-worthy style.
Now you have the basics down, it’s time to get wavy!
Short wavy hair hacks
There are 2 easy ways to get wavy hair without heat if you’re sporting a short mane. If your hair’s really short, try the twisting method. If there’s a little more to play with, give the braid method a go…
Long wavy hair
The benefits of having long tresses is there’s more to play with and a few more options to get wavy. The method you choose here will likely come down to the thickness of strands. The best thing to do is try each method to see what gets the results you’re after! Long wavy hair is just a scroll away…
Braid method: long wavy hair and short wavy hair
This quick and easy method not only works for short and long hair, it can help you make that 2nd day hair last! Why not sport a braid on Monday-Tuesday and bring out the mid-week wave?!
Step 1. Kick things off with a light spritz of texturising sea salt spray like our Miracle Beach Waves Spray. It’ll give you a matt, textured, tousled style like the surf was up!
Step 2. Separate hair into 2 sections and braid each. If you have shorter hair, use a pin to secure where strands are too short
Step 3. Give your hair a once over with a light spray of our Uplift You Hair Hairspray to help those waves hold their shape. This lightweight spray will make sure your hair doesn’t shift in the breeze, but it’ll brush out like one!
Step 4. Leave overnight – sleep tight!
Step 5. Undo the do and use your fingers to separate and smooth strands, twisting bits that stick out and tucking them under
Step 6. Seal the style with another light spritz of our Uplift You Hair Hairspray to leave hair looking and smelling like a Summer breeze.
Twisting method: for long wavy hair and short wavy hair
Whether your strands are on the shorter side or you’re working with longer lengths, the twist method’s an easy one that suits both short and long manes.
Step 1. Separate hair into 2-3 sections (left, back and right side)
Step 2. Starting with one of the sections, split this in half and wrap the 2 clumps of hair around each other tightly
Step 3. Keep twisting into a bun formation and secure the lengths with a tie or pins
Step 4. Continue until all sections are wrapped tightly and secured in a bun
Step 5. Sprits with a little Shine Bright Tonight Flexible Hold Hairspray. Keep a good distance (10-15cm) between your hair
Step 6. Leave for 30 minutes or overnight if you can
Step 7. Unwrap your hair and use your fingers to separate the waves
Step 8. Give those waves moisture and shine with a squidge of our Work That Curl Serum – it’ll protect strands from frizz and give you a nice little shine
Barrel method: for long wavy hair
This one works better for longer hair, the barrel method’s great for loose and natural-looking waves.
Step 1. Work through your hair by creating sections as small or big as you’d like the curls
Step 2. Taking one section at a time, wrap the strands around your index finger forming a barrel.
Step 3. Secure the barrel you’ve created with a hair pin (or a few!)
Step 4. Leave for as long as you can. If you’re planning on keeping your hair pinned overnight, use a shower cap to keep the pins and barrels in place
Step 5. Give you’re newly formed creation a little spritz with our Shine Bright Tonight Hairspray for effortlessly wavy strands that make a statement
Step 6. When you’re ready, take out each pin and let your hair drop, using your fingers to separate the waves
Messy hair bun method: for long wavy hair
The perfect way to get wavy hair without heat overnight, and with minimal effort!
Step 1. Scrunch dry or damp hair into a messy bun
Step 2. Secure with a hair tie and hair pins as needed
Step 3. Let hair dry and release the bun (and the waves!)
Step 4. Seal the deal with a quick spray of our Shine Bright Tonight Hairspray
Top tips on how to get wavy hair without heat
1. Remember, for best results make sure your hair’s clean and hydrated by using the right shampoo and conditioner.
2. For the best results, make sure hair’s dry or damp – not wet.
3. Product is your friend – hold those waves in place with the right styling products. Mousse and a touch of hairspray’s the 1-2 combo that’ll keep those curls in place without compromising the natural look.
4. A curl defining serum will give those waves a natural shine and moisture boost, protecting it from frizz.
Voila! Effortless wavy hairstyles without the heat. Keep riding the wave and get more tips on how to style wavy hair.