How to Get Beach Waves in Your Hair

Love the look of surf-tousled, carefree beach hair? Despite the fact that we live in San Diego, we don’t always have time to spend a day at the beach to get those effortless, just-emerged-from-the-water beach waves in our hair.

Perhaps you’ve tried giving yourself beach waves at home only to end up with a mess of tangled hair. Fear not. Flirt Urban Salon in San Diego is here to give you the lowdown on how to achieve beautiful beach waves.

Start with Surf Spray for Beach Waves:


There are tons salt sprays on the market, but many can stiffen and dry out your hair when used regularly. If you want a salt spray that gives you billowy, soft waves without drying out your hair, we recommend Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray. Great for all hair types, this salt-infused bottle of amazingness creates body, a light hold, and a matte finish– the perfect formula for windswept beach hair.

For a softer, shinier twist on sun-dried, beach wave hair, Bumble and bumble’s Surf Infusion is an oil and salt-infused spray that builds a textured look with a soft sheen finish to capture the sunlight.

How to Use Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray:

You can use Surf Spray on dry hair, but for best results, we recommend starting with damp hair. After you’ve towel-dried your hair, spritz it with Surf Spray and work it through. Start with spraying your bangs or the hair at the top of your head, and then move down to the back and sides of your hair. Let your hair dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser.


Beach Wave Curls:


Add some curls with a hot tool or an air-dry curling technique. There are a few ways you can do this, which will produce varying looks. To start, choose the right products to compliment the Surf Spray for your beach wave hair. We recommend using Bb Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry before you blow dry. Section your hair and apply it in layers so that it’s evenly distributed.

You can then curl your hair the standard way with a curling iron, curling wand, or flat iron. For loose, easy curls, try pulling your hair into a ponytail and curling just the tied section. At Flirt Urban Salon, we like to keep the ends straight to achieve a lived in look. When curling your hair, pull the curling iron downward so that it stretches the curl. Make sure your ends run all the way through so they look sealed. Another method is to twist your hair into two sections and use your flat iron to press into the twists all the way down your hair.

If you’d prefer to air dry, twist your damp hair into strategically-placed loose buns. Part your hair how you like it and divide your hair into three sections: two at the back of your neck and one in the front. Just twist, pin and wait it out. We recommend using Don’t Blow It (fine) and Don’t Blow It (thick) for those of you who already have some waves in your hair. These products will help encourage your curl and also minimize frizz, making your hair look amazing without a lot of effort.

Adding Beachy Volume:

If you want to add volume, apply thickening hairspray from roots to ends and blow dry. Flip your head upside down to get some more lift. For those of you who love big hair, Bb’s Styling Creme is also a great product to include in your blow dry. For dry hair styling, gently tease your roots and finish your look with Bumble and bumble’s Strong Hold Finish Spray. This will lock in your look.

Where to Get Bumble and bumble in San Diego:

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Flirt Urban Salon in San Diego is a Bumble and bumble salon. Stop by our Downtown San Diego location to pick up all the products you need to get beautiful beach waves or any other hair style. Our expert stylists are happy to answer any of your questions and provide recommendations on how to get the most out of your hair products. Call us today at (619) 501-6890.

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