Easy, Beachy Hair for Wavy Gals (+ Summer Hair Giveaway!)

This post is sponsored by Sally Beauty. Thanks for supporting this site! (And my hair.)


First things first. My hair is SO LONG right now. I’m getting it cut tomorrow, and couldn’t be more excited. *cue fanfare*

Since it’s summer, I’m giving the good ol’ curling iron a rest, and enhancing my natural waves, which requires a LOT less effort. Hallelujah. Here’s how you can do it in 5 easy steps.


Products used – Ion Summer Shampoo, Ion Summer Deep Conditioning Treatment, Ion Spray Gel for Wave/Curly Hair, and Ion Texturizing Sea Spray. Also, a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment. (All from Sally Beauty.)


1. Wash and towel dry your hair, squeezing any extra moisture out of your hair. Try not to rub the hair – just gently squeeze it.


2. Apply Ion Spray Gel all over your hair.


3. Give it a good scrunch.


4. If you have the time, let your waves air dry, but if you are pressed for time, use a hair dryer with a diffuser attachment to keep hair frizz at bay.



5. After your waves are dry, spray Ion Texturizing Sea Spray to create definition and texture throughout for a true beachy look. I like to twist a few small sections of hair, however, the key is not to fuss with your hair too much – the more fuss, the more frizz. Seriously, that should be a t-shirt slogan. More fuss, more frizz. 

Voilá! Go forth into the summer months like a beachy, mermaid goddess.

Oh oh oh! Did I mention that Sally Beauty is running a fantastic sweepstakes right now? BEACHES RESORTS, PEOPLE. To be specific, a 4 day/3 night Caribbean Vacation to any Beaches Resort. Hmmm, should it be Turks and Caicos or Jamaica? You can enter between 7/1/14 and 7/31/14 right here.

Also! I’m giving away an adorable tote bag filled with Ion products – Ion Dual Voltage Ionic Travel Dryer, Ion Swimmers Shampoo,
Ion Miracle Leave-In Conditioner, and Ion Sun Protection Spray. Just leave a comment here before Monday, July 14th to be entered! And if you can’t wait, you can get a free tote bag when you Buy 3 ION products or 1 ION styling tool appliance at Sally Beauty. Click here for locations.

Cheers to summer!

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  1. Sunshine

    July 8, 2014 at 6:15 am

    I love hair products!

  2. Sarah

    July 8, 2014 at 6:19 am

    all that I know about hair styling, I’ve learned from this website!

  3. moorni

    July 8, 2014 at 6:29 am

    always looking for ways to tame the frizz, thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Mina

    July 8, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Frizz has been killing me this summer, regardless of what I do! I always do the texturizing beach type spray on my wet hair, going to try it on dry hair. Awesome giveaway!


  5. sarah coker

    July 8, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I’d love to win. I’m a product junkie!

  6. Ris

    July 8, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Oh man, I love easy summer hair. This tutorial is right up my alley!

  7. Sarah Christine

    July 8, 2014 at 7:14 am

    This curly haired girl would LOVE those products! Excited to see your new cut, I chopped mine last week and it feels so good!

  8. Megan

    July 8, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I really need to master easy waves with my hair. The blow dryer is killing me.

  9. Alicia

    July 8, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Awesome hair tips…yours always look great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Jessica

    July 8, 2014 at 7:31 am

    My hair is a curly/wavy/frizz prone combo. I haven’t fussed with my hair routine in a while, but would love to try out Ion (and finally attempt to use my diffuser).

  11. Kristen

    July 8, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Maybe if I use these products, my hair will have some beachy waves, instead of laying flat on my head? Or maybe I just need to go to Turks and Caicos to try out real beachy waves!

  12. Marissa Johnson

    July 8, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Love this tutorial, and would love to win some new product :)

  13. Leana

    July 8, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Great hair!

  14. Jenn

    July 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Yeah summer hair!

  15. Christina W

    July 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Just did an air dry this morning, wish I had some of that sea spray, would have helped. Thanks for sharing!