I’m what you’d call super low-maintenance when it comes to hair care. My routine typically goes like this: wash, condition, serum, air-dry. That’s right – no styling. Fortunately, my hair is pretty tame and straight on its own, so I’m able to get away with my complete lack of a styling routine.
That’s not to say I don’t sometimes yearn for perfectly styled waves, or pin straight shiny hair. It’s just most days, I don’t have the time nor the patience to grab my straightener or curling iron and get to work.
Fortunately, I won’t be stuck with the same ‘do’ (or lack there of) all summer long, all thanks to a new super quick and effortless little routine I recently discovered. It lets me get pretty beachy waves (perfect for summertime!) without having to reach for a styling tool or worry about heat damage. And best of all, a majority of the work is done while you sleep!
So let’s get to it – here’s my 10-minute, no-heat hair styling routine for natural-looking beach waves, overnight! Best done just before bed, and after a shower. 😉
Step 1: Start with towel-dried hair.
Step 2: Begin by grabbing a small section of your hair and twisting it either an inward or outward using your finger.
Step 3: Continue grabbing small sections of your hair and twisting them in the same direction until you’re covered your whole head. (I typically go for 6 sections to create smaller, tighter waves. Basically, less sections will create looser waves, while more sections will create tighter waves.)
Step 4: Group all the sections together and twist them together once around so that you can easily tie them at the bottom. Finish with a hair tie to hold all the twists in place.
Step 5: Grab your hair twists and hold them at the top of your head.
Step 6: Cover your head with a satin-lined cap to keep everything in place while you sleep. (I find it best to look down at the ground to keep the hair in place while I get the cap in place in the front. Then I’ll pull it around the back of my head while carefully pushing the hair twists under until they’re completely covered).
Here I’m using the Satin-lined Cap by Grace Eleyae (aka ‘Slap’), which works to create a protective barrier between our hair and pillow fabric while we sleep, resulting in less breakage, frizz, and knots. Not to mention, it creates perfectly preserved beach waves that look moisturized and silky smooth rather than dry and disheveled after a night of tossing around. Speaking of tossing around, the satiny-soft Slap is fit with a elastic band that stays in place all night long, while still feeling comfortable while we’re catching those zzz’s.
Step 5: Ensure your hair is contained within the Slap, then it’s off to sleep!
8+ hours (and a good night’s rest) later…
Step 6: Remove the Slap in the morning and gently loosen up all the twists to reveal shiny and healthy looking hair complete with messy, sexy beach waves! All that’s left to do is tousle the waves a bit while spritzing on some sea salt spray for some added texture and hold.
To help keep my beach waves in tack for a few more days, I’ll continue to sleep with the Slap secured over my hair until it comes time to wash again. (The Slap works amazing well at protecting any hair style, so you can literally get up and go in the mornings with minimal to no maintenance. And guess what? The Slap can also be worn throughout the day to protect hair from humidity, sun damage, and harsh conditions, while keeping us looking cute and stylist at the same time! ;))
What’s your favorite low-maintenance hair styling routine?
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