A’head’ of the Crowd
Giving good hair isn’t always easy, but knowing the right tools to get the hair you want helps. Coming from a frizzy and wavy hair girl like myself, I’ve had to learn from a young age how to achieve the hair I would dream about. Loose and beachy curls were my goal, but I didn’t know where to start. Watching hours and hours of YouTube videos helps, but so does having the right products. Since I am a broke babe, I can’t always afford the creme of the crop hair tools. Therefore, I have spent time researching, buying and trying different products throughout the years and here are my favorite inexpensive products to attain that perfect curl.
The HAIR Necessities
First, you need your main power tool – the Conair Curling Iron. I swear by this thing. Yeah, I’ve seen amazing curling irons for double the price, but I get everything I want out of this baby. There’s no need to be spending that much on your curling iron. Instead, save that dough for your straightener. Wrapping your hair around the curling iron is a great way to achieve that loose, wavy curl. My hair holds a curl like nobody’s business, so I tend to brush out the curl afterwards. I have literally had this curling iron for 5+ years in different sizes (1 inch and 1-1/4 inch)
Now, if you’re trying to produce that beachy look that is perfect for summer, you’re going to need to invest in a sea salt spray. Bumble & Bumble is known for their spray (which is fabulous), but if you don’t want to break the bank then head on over to your local drugstore and pick up some Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. Spending six dollars has never felt so good. After you’ve styled your hair with the curling iron, use this spray on the ends of your hair and play around with it. This will give your hair that “piecey” look.
My other current favorite product comes from Garnier Fructis. It’s their Pure Clean Finishing Paste. This gives you a messy beachy look, but with a glossier finish. Sometimes if I use too much sea salt spray, I feel as if my ends are becoming extra dry. That is why this product is perfect because it doesn’t dry out your ends, but you can still execute that loose waves look. It gives your hair definition without leaving it feeling sticky. Now you can have beachy texturized hair without having a sticky situation.