How to Create Beachy Waves in 10 minutes

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I don’t know about you all but after the dishes are done, the meals are prepped, the house is clean and a sweet baby girl is tugging on my leg to look at her new drawing, the last thing I want to do is spend any more time than necessary on my beauty routine. I’ve been lucky that I’ve never had an issue growing my hair long but it does take a little taming to look intentional.

Here is my 10 minute guide to bed head hair.

Step 1: Prep Work (3-5 mins)

More often than not, I wash my hair at night. I usually do this an hour or so before bed so there is plenty of time for it to air dry. It may be a tried and true hair hack but I like to use Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner. When I was pregnant I switched everything to clean, organic and paraben-free products. If clean living is your jam, I used Love Beauty and Planet throughout my pregnancy and breastfeeding journey.

After washing I always spray in a leave-in conditioner in my ends to keep them smooth and untangled. My absolute favorite is It’s A 10 leave-in conditioner. I swear by this stuff.

Once my hair is air-dried I loosely braid it or twist and secure it in a bun at the nape of my neck and head to sleep. TIP: Even with naturally straight hair, this creates a little base wave and cuts down on your styling time in the AM.

Step 2: Morning Day 2, Fresh Hair

Dry Shampoo. (30 seconds) The morning after washing it my hair is always a bit too fresh and a little too smooth for my liking. First, I add a spritz of dry shampoo texturizing spray. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is truly the Cadillac of dry shampoos but I like to keep Suave Dry Shampoo at home for every day use. At $2.95 a bottle. this budget friendly alternative does the trick and it’s signature smell has become part of my daily identity at this point.

Touch up the front and top with a curling wand. (5-7 minutes) The beauty of starting with a “bend” in the hair is that it only takes a few minutes with a curling wand (I’ve been using this one from L’Ange hair lately) to clean up my tossled waves. Spritz a little heat protectant over those locks and be sure to focus on the front and curl around the crown of the head.

Flip it and spray it. (30 seconds) Here’s the moment to release my inner Beyonce. A good hair flip and a spritz of hairspray (my drugstore favorite is TREsemme Mist 3) and this look is as good as gold.

Alright, that’s it guys. I’m off to spend that extra 30 minutes in my day with my daughter, oh and catching up on the latest Game of Thrones teaser.