How to: 5 Step Messy Beachy Waves

Happy Thursday! I am so excited and scared for today…I’m getting my hair cut by a new gal for the first time in about 3 years. I didn’t get the chance to squeeze in another cut with my stylist in Iowa before I left and can’t wait any longer. Lately, I’ve been curling my hair a lot because it hides how sad my ends are looking. I wanted to share with you how easy it is to curl your hair, especially with a heat-protecting glove.


Clearly I’m a DryBar fangirl, mainly because I hate washing my hair. I start with day old (let’s be real more like two-day old) hair and lightly spray my roots with the Detox. This stuff is powerful so a little goes a long way. Next I add a little Hot Toddy on my ends to protect my already split ends from the iron and then add a spritz of Triple Sec for volume.


I don’t know a thing about hair or hair tools. I purchased this iron for about $20 a long time ago and it seems to work well. I don’t even know how many inches this is (I’m such an informative blogger). The glove I am using was kindly sent to me from Eqoba to try. You can purchase it on Amazon here. The glove is only $6 and ships free with Amazon Prime. This glove does a great job of helping to protect you from those nasty knuckle burns you can get when you’re moving too quickly.

Fun story (sorry, Audrey): My roommate Audrey has a heat protectant glove but wasn’t wearing it when she was curling one of my other roommate’s hair. We teased her when she did wear it so we are in part to blame for the following: She lost control of the iron and to spare Meg’s foot before it fell (because she’s an angel), she sacrificed herself and grabbed the iron with her bare hand. It’s funny now but certainly wasn’t at the time. Wear protection…always.


My 5-Step Process:

  1. After I’ve prepped my hair with the products, I clip half of my hair up
  2. I curl the bottom in four sections for 15-20 seconds each, curling away from my face
  3. I repeat the same process for the top, normally in 5 sections to include my bangs
  4. I spray my hair again with the Triple sec for some added volume
  5. At the end, I finally comb through the curls with my fingers and shake it out


I’d say the whole process takes about 7 minutes from start to finish. I like it better than straightening your hair because if you mess up all you have to say is, “I was going for that messy look.” Now that I’ve finally mastered curling my hair with this length, time to get a cut…



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