How to Get Beachy Waves with Dirty Hair Tutorial

Fashion Jackson Beachy Hair Waves Tutorial
Fashion Jackson How to Get Messy Waves Tutorial Dyson Hair Dryer Conair Curling Wand Living Proof Olaplex

When it comes to my hairstyles, I really just have a few looks. Either in a low bun, or beachy waves. I typically just wash my hair 1-2 times a week, so I have a few products that help to keep my hair looking and feeling fresh all week. I have my tried-and-true products, but I also love trying out new products/tools. Walmart has become one of my favorite destinations for all things beauty. They have so many great products to choose from, I can always find what I'm looking! One of my most ask questions, is how I get my beachy waves. Today I'm sharing the hair products I use as well as the tools to achieve this look.


Hair Styling Products/Tools

Olaplex Bond Smoother Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast Living Proof Dry Shampoo
Fashion Jackso Dirty Hair Beach Waves Tutorial

Since I work out 3 times a week, I'm often re-styling my hair right after the gym. Like I said, I only wash my hair about 1-2 times a week, so I need a good dry shampoo to help reduce any excess oil. This one is a new find and I'm loving it so far! Just a few sprays at the roots, then quickly blow dry while massaging the hair at the roots helps to blend/absorb the oils. I have found this method to be the best! Plus it helps to dry my hair if it feels damp after working out.


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Fashion Jackson Using Dyson Hair Dryer

After that I begin curling my hair, and my preference for years has been a wand. I just love the look of the curls so much better than a traditional curling iron. I picked up this wand by Conair from Walmart and love how quickly it heats up and how well it holds a curl! Its funny because Conair was the first brand of curling iron I ever owned and nearly 20 years later, it's still a favorite of mine. Plus how pretty is this rose gold one?!

I always curl my hair away from my face using about 1" sections. I don't care to make it look perfect; thats the great thing about creating beachy waves. They are supposed to look messy, so don't worry about making it look perfect. You can always go back and re-do the curls as needed.

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Conair Curling Wand Dyson Hair Dryer Living Proof Hair Producst Olaplex Hair Products

Once I've curled all my hair, I spray the roots all over my head with a volumizing texture spray. This is important because it helps to lift the hair and bring it back to life, especially on day 5 of dirty hair. Since I'm going for beachy waves, I like to comb through the curls with a rake comb. This breaks up the curls and also softens them. It really gives the relaxed look almost like the curls are from a day or so ago. I continue spritzing with volume spray until I get the desired texture and lift I'm looking for.

The last step is important for protecting the hair, especially when using hot tools. I love this bond smoother and apply it to the mid-ends of my hair. This leave-in styling cream eliminates frizz, hydrates, and protects all hair types. Definitely one of my favorite hair products!

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I'm sharing a video tutorial on my IGTV showing exactly step-by-step how I created these curls using all my beauty products found at Walmart. It takes less than 10 min from start to finish and the great thing about the products are, I don't have to use them every day. The dry shampoo/volume spray paired with the Conair wand holds my curls for at least 48 hours. These beachy hair waves are so easy to create and perfect for summer!

Olaplex Bond Smoother Hair Treatment
Fashion Jackson Hair Waves Tutorial

Hair Product Details

1" Curling Wand (similar) | Hair Dryer | Dry Shampoo (also here) |
Volume Spray (also here) | Bond Smoother | Hair Clips | Comb

A special thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Photos: Arielle Levy

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  1. Olivia said:
    Posted 6.20.19 · Reply

    Obsessed with your top!!!