In the summertime, I love being able to skip the blow dryer and heat styling tools. Not only does it save time, but it’s also so much better for your hair, especially when it’s already taking a beating from the sun, the pool, the beach, and all of the other summer fun. Today I’m sharing a video tutorial showing how I get natural looking beachy waves with air-dried hair. The secret? Monat Curl Cream!
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Easy Air-Dried Beachy Waves Tutorial
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my very novice-level video skills this step-by-step tutorial showing you just how easy it is to create beachy waves using Monat Curl Cream and air-drying. A few other Monat products are used in this video to condition/prepare/add optional hold, but the main one you need to re-create this look is the Curl Cream.
Results + a Movie/TV Quote Quiz Game for You!
I’m a total video novice, so I’m not the best at pulling stills, thus the weird facial expressions in these photos.. Maybe next time I should just take some photographs of the results….. But for this post I wanted you to see my hair from the tutorial, and I didn’t think of taking photos until a few days after I made the video.
So, since I am sharing these photos with weird facial expressions, why not have a little fun?! Guess what movies/shows the quotes are from and check your answers at the bottom.
IDENTIFY THESE MOVIE/TV QUOTES
1. What’s that? I can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome I am.
2. Ex-squeeze me? Baking powder?
IDENTIFY THESE MOVIE/TV QUOTES:
3. If I didn’t know better, I’d think you had feelings for this monster.
4. Son, your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash.
IDENTIFY THESE MOVIE/TV QUOTES:
5. Call me an elf one more time.
6. Stop trying to make “fetch” happen. It’s not going to happen.
Similar Results Overnight with Air Dry Cream
Monat makes a product similar to the Curl Cream called Air Dry Cream. It’s designed to help hair air dry without frizz. I’ve had great results with it and use it a lot in the winter. With my hair’s natural wave, I get some very light bend when my hair dries with the Air Dry Cream, and it’s shiny, soft, and holds well without any crunchiness. If you have medium-to-longer length hair, you can make beachy waves by adding the Air Dry Cream to your damp/towel-dried hair and then braiding your hair. I recommend letting the braids dry overnight because braided hair takes longer to dry than loose hair. But in the morning you can take out the braids and have pretty, glossy waves.
Of course you can also make beachy waves by blowdrying your hair and then using a curling iron or flat iron, but I like to avoid heat styling whenever possible to save my poor fine, thin hair from damage.
Links to Purchase Products Featured in the Tutorial
Additional (Optional) Products:
- Restore Leave-In Conditioner
- Tousled Texturizing Mist
- Refinish Control Hairspray
- Rejuvenique Oil
More Information About Monat
For more information about Monat haircare products, check out two of my previous posts:
Or feel free to shoot me a question or request a sample. I really love how Monat has hydrated my hair and brought back a lot of the strength and shine I used to have when I was much younger.
ANSWERS TO MOVIE/TV QUOTES QUIZ GAME:
- How I Met Your Mother (Barney Stinson)
- Wayne’s World (Wayne Campbell)
- Beauty and the Beast (Gaston)
- Top Gun (Stinger)
- Elf (Miles Finch)
- Mean Girls (Regina George)