How to get wavy hair?

While this wavy hairstyle has always been the classic go-to for beach hair, today it has become as pervasive as bellbottoms in the ’60s. Virtually every celeb has tousled her hair for the red carpet. The secret to this look lies in the technique, but also the haircut. Beachy waves work best on medium-length to long hair that has long layers cut into it.

There’s nothing like a headful of loose, shiny waves to up the glam factor. Wild waves are a classic runway trend, and the look has made an easy transition to the mainstream. 

long wavy hairstyle

There’s nothing quite like ocean salt water to create the best hair texture ever. Beachy, sexy waves never go out of style and to get them you have a few steps to make and you can choose from a variety of options.


How to get a wavy hair without having to purchase any additional product, wash your hair, section it into equal parts, and twist and wrap damp hair into two to four low buns.

vanessa hudgen wavy hair

You can experiment to see what works best for you. Smaller sections will give you smaller waves. You can spray a little hair spray, salt spray or extra hold and definition.


This is best to do at night after you get out of the shower, since your hair should be dry by the time you wake up in the morning – just make sure your hair isn’t too wet when you try to do this, since it probably won’t dry all the way especially if your hair is very long or thick. When you wake up, undo the buns and lightly brush through your hair with your fingers. 

rachel bilson long wavy hair3-barrel curling irons, or waving irons can also get you the beach hair look. For loose waves, you’ll want a waver with larger barrels while small barrels will get you tighter waves. 

wavy hair curling iron

Separate your dry hair into sections, spraying your heat protectant as you go, and (starting closer to your roots) clamp down and hold for a few seconds, move down that section of hair, and repeat. Finish with a holding spray, and you’re all done! It’s super easy and pretty quick. 

wavy hair curling iron

Using salt spray to create waves is pretty simple. You’ll have to experiment to find the method that works best for your hair, but you should spray a little. 

Beach WavesLess is more, especially for girls who already have super thick hair, onto wet or damp hair, and then cup some ends in your hand and scrunch up to your roots.

waves and volumeEither let it air dry or use a diffuser, and you’re good to go! This method gives you even better second-day hair than right after it dries – just apply a little dry shampoo, if needed, and a spritz or two of salt spray to rejuvenate your waves. 

summer hairstyle waves