So many have asked how I get my hair wavy when I take a trip to the coast. I usually straighten my hair out at least 2x weekly since my chi iron and I are very good friends. Ha-ha! My natural hair is more on the straight side but not curly and very thick. It’s like nothing can really tame the beast on my head. When I take a trip to the coast because of how humid it is, my hair ends up extremely frizzy after i straighten it. When on vacation who wants to be worried about their hair? I know I sure don’t.
The only product that I have had success with is Moroccan oil which is very expensive if you have long, thick hair and use it daily like I do. So instead of that I have been using Suave’s version; it’s not only less expensive, the bottle is bigger, and the oil seems thicker. I think it conditions my hair a lot more, definitely detangles it, and the scent is not to strong.
After washing and conditioning my hair, I apply the oil to my hair and brush it through with
my Wet Brush to evenly distribute it as best as I can without the pain of taking tangles out. Even though I have been in the beauty industry over 19 years, I still can’t not French braid my hair…or anyone else’s either. Luckily I have a bestie that can do it for me and conveniently lives near the coast. (She’s also an awesome massage therapist and owner of Massage by Roni.)
French braids seem to work tons better than regular braids because your hair will be wavy from the scalp down to the ends of your hair. She makes two French braid pigtails on me. I leave the braids in till my hair is fully dry. I usually like to do this at nighttime. It may be a bit uncomfortable to sleep with the braids on but it is well worth it in my opinion.
The next morning I take my braids out, run my fingers through my hair, and then I have my beach hair look. No blow drying, straightening or anything. I think it’s fun and perfect while you’re on vacation. Give it a try.
Here are a couple of other Beach Hair Tutorials:
DIRECTIONS: Mix Warm water and salt first and shake well. Add the rest of the ingredients. Spray your hair generously and scrunch.