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How-To: Sexy Beach Hair In The City

Salty, wavy, thick beach hair is super-sexy — and it doesn't have to be something that you only achieve in the summertime by the sand. Here's how to achieve this faboo tousled wind blown look during the rest of the year.

  • First, shampoo and condition your hair before bed and towel dry your hair. Evenly distribute either a mousse or product with hold to it, in even sections throughout your hair. If you have thick or wavy hair, apply a relaxing balm to smooth your curls and tame frizz. Comb through.
  • Next, scrunch your hair before you fall asleep and when you wake, your hair will have great texture and volume.
  • To fix the front, just wet and blow out the pieces that are funky. Then take a large sized curling iron and wrap about ten different pieces around it to give your hair some freshness, body and bounce.

For some products to help you achieve sexy beach hair,

Kusco Murphy Beach Hair, $29, was created by Australian hair stylist, Kevin Murphy. It's what this pro uses on his cover girls for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. It contains crushed Bamboo (for volume), Stinging Nettle (for strength) and Coconut Oil with Bergamot (for texture).

When hair is already dry, apply a small amount onto your hands and scrunch your hair from the tips towards your roots. The more you use the stronger the effect. Then, continue to mold your hair until you are happy with the shape.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $21.50, is a seaweed extract based product that gives your hair a sexy, salty "sea" texture.

Spray a couple of spritzes all over your hair and then scrunch away. To refresh your hair throughout the day, continue to spritz and scrunch!

GHD Sea Spay, $23.95, is made of Dead Sea salts to add amazing matte texture and hold to your hair. It helps to create curls and surf-style waves. It also contains UVA protection and helps lock in the natural moisture of your hair.


Hibalicious Hibalicious 10 years
i always try this but since i have long thick hait (i think thats the reason anyway) my hair always turns out looking like some ugly freakky messy lol crap like i didn't brush my hair after waking up and i know abt the bed head waves but noooo this is sooo different loll! ha haa i dont know why i still try!!
purselova418 purselova418 10 years This is a spray that supposedly works just like the John Frieda's Ocean Waves.
purselova418 purselova418 10 years
John Frieda's Ocean Waves product was amazing I never found anything like it
SaRaHandZoE4eva SaRaHandZoE4eva 10 years
i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
this has always been one of my fave hairstyles. if you don't want to go to sleep with wet hair, do the 1st step in the morning & blow-dry with a diffuser while you scrunch your hair. always works for me!
krisua krisua 10 years
You couldn't pick a better picture for this article!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
or you could go riding on a 4 wheeler and achieve that look in about 15 minutes! :oops: works for me~
asco00 asco00 10 years
Ha ha ha if I went to bed with damp hair you don't even want to see what I would wake up with. My hair would completely "set" that way too LOL.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I have tried to get this look - but it just doesn't work too well for me. Maybe I have too thick of hair. :(
megagirl megagirl 10 years
Ocean Waves was the best!! I bought something like six bottles when I found out it was being discontinued and I still have a couple of them. It works so well, smells so good, etc. I have no clue why they discontinued it either. I got the Bumble & Bumble spray but it is just not the same!
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 10 years
my hair never comes out looking like that lol
quietriott quietriott 10 years
frederic fekkai's summer hair in beach waves works like magic and smells sooo summery/beachy. unfortunately it is very seasonal (back out on april 1st), but his luscious curls spray works much the same way.
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 10 years
hahah ahhhh man. tis is why i love living by th beach. and my hair at that.i get perfect beach hair just from the beach water. lol I end up looking like a mermaid. i'd be interested to see what the products would do in comparison.
amofoz amofoz 10 years
Bring back John Frieda's Ocean Waves product!!!
sashak sashak 10 years
I LOVED that John Frieda stuff! I know tons of chicks who used it & I csn't figure out why they'd discontinue it!
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 10 years
I wish I had longer hair to do this...:(
ilove2ski ilove2ski 10 years
Wow this is really cool! I am going to try it.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
JessNess - Yes, that was totally it! Bummer that they discontinued it, it was awesome. And it smelled great - beachy without smelling like you fell into a vat of cocoa butter.
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Hey Eugiebird, Crunching, is scrunching. That was a typo, I just changed it. Nice catch, thank you.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Also they have a different version out of it- Starlet Wave or something like that but it sucks
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Kscincotta- are you talking about Frieda's Ocean Waves? They discontinued it. I LOVE LOVE LOVED it!!!! It smelled like HEAVEN too!!
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
I use to use this awesome salt water spray from John Frieda that I can't seem to find anymore. That gave me great beachy waves.
SpecialSmoothie SpecialSmoothie 10 years
does anyone now any good relaxing balms??? I've never used that but would love to try.
wendyelle wendyelle 10 years
i love the way my hair looks after a day at the beach.. but it always smells all salty and funky! i've tried the b&b surf spray, but i can never get the same kind of volume and texture, my hair eventually flattens out and is sticky from all the stuff i spray in it. >:( stupid stubborn hair!
Eugiebird Eugiebird 10 years
What does crunching your hair actually means? I'm dying to know..
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