For the past 10 years in Boston I have not had to adjust my hairstyle in the summer because the heat and humidity was not so extreme. But now that we are in the Washington D.C. area and summer is here (it is officially summer today) I need new no fuss and no heat hairstyles to make it through the sultry summer.
I have been experimenting with new hairstyles that do not require a 20 minute styling session consisting of torturous blow drying and straightening and I have to say this soft beachy wave style an excellent alternative. I also love this hairstyle because it is effortless, natural, and is healthy for my hair and sanity. Also I have been wearing my hair straight for so many years so it's nice to change things up and play up my naturally wavy hair.
The two products I use to master beach waves are L'oreal Texture Expert Curl Corset Energizing Mousse and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. I also just read about Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray and it looks like it might be a great product as well to achieve tousled beachy waves.
Additional Style Tip to Achieve Beachy Waves
Waves do not fall right on hair that is all one length so you need to remove the excess weight by getting long layers cut into your hair. (I am getting my haircut this afternoon so I will be requesting some long layers for sure!)