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How to Get Beachy Waves without Sea Salt

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June 6, 2016

Sponsored post by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Like many other women who like low-maintenance summer hairstyles, one of my most go-to ways to wear my hair this season is in beachy waves. The carefree style is easy to achieve, even if you’re not anywhere near the ocean.

If you have dry hair, try this easy trick to get beachy waves without sea salt! | Slashed Beauty

As someone with pretty thick and dry hair, I actually tend to stay away from sea salt products (what most people rely on for this look) since most of them do little more than dry my hair out. So I’ve had to come up with my own trick to get beachy waves that are soft and moisturized while still textured. It’s really the easiest thing ever, and all the products you need can be picked up at your local Walgreens on the cheap.


What You need:

  • TRESemme Moisture Rich Shampoo
  • TRESemme Moisture Rich Conditioner
  • Nexxus Comb Thru Touchable Hold Finishing Mist
  • Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

Step 1

If you have dry hair, try this easy trick to get beachy waves without sea salt! | Slashed Beauty

Wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. The TRESemme Moisture Rich Shampoo & Conditioner works really well with my naturally textured hair to give me some intense hydration without weighing it down. My hair is left soft and touchable, but easy to style.

Step 2

If you have dry hair, try this easy trick to get beachy waves without sea salt! | Slashed Beauty

Next, divide your hair into sections and start braiding them from root to tip. The looser the braid, the more quickly it will dry and more natural the waves will look. Let your hair air dry while in the braids. If you need to style quicker, you can assist with a hair dryer.

Step 3

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Take the braids out, and finger comb through your hair. Use a hairspray like the Nexxus Comb Thru Touchable Hold Finishing Mist which adds texture and hold without making your hair feel or look stiff. As I spray it, I scrunch the hair in my fists to give it a little more volume and shape after having combed it through.

To revive:

If you have dry hair, try this easy trick to get beachy waves without sea salt! | Slashed Beauty

Later in the week, revive the style with a lightweight dry shampoo like the Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo. It goes on invisible, even on my dark hair, and absorbs oil at the roots so you can extend your hairstyle an extra day or two past its prime. It’s a lifesaver during summer, when my hair gets limp with sweat.

If you have dry hair, try this easy trick to get beachy waves without sea salt! | Slashed Beauty

This hairstyle is so easy to do on so many different hair types, and is fitting for the season ahead. Oh, and if you grab the products you need at Walgreens lbx.la/R9tE , you can get an extra 3,000 points when you buy any three of participating TRESemme, Dove, Nexxus, or Suave products with your card*.

If you have dry hair, try this easy trick to get beachy waves without sea salt! | Slashed Beauty

But wait, there’s more! 😉 Slashed Beauty readers can win a $25 gift card to Walgreens so you can grab everything you need for your favorite summer hairstyle. All you have to do is go to Walgreens.com/GetYourStyleFix, then comment on this post with which look you would like to try. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 15th at 11:59pm PST. See full rules here.

Good luck, and don’t forget to pin this style!


*Offer good 6/5/2016 – 6/25/2016. Excludes trial size. Due to state and federal laws, points cannot be earned or redeemed on some items, and points will not be earned in a transaction where store credit or redemption dollars are used. See full terms and details at Walgreens.com/Balance.


27 Responses

  1. Terri Irvin
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    I love get YOUR CURL Fix. I have thick, curly hair and I love to use good products that are designed to work with curly hair like the Dove Quench Absolute Ultra Nourishing Shampoo.

  2. Lisa Brown
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    I would choose the Volume Fix

  3. Rachel Beltz
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    My fix would have to be the Shine look!

    • Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com
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      Hi Rachel, you’re the winner of the giveaway! Please DM me on twitter with your information by June 30th!

      • Rachel Beltz
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        Ignore my email- I just realized I’m a month late! I thought this was from July- I feel like such a moron :'(

  4. tracylr
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    I would do the Volume Fix. TRESemme is my usual brand, I can never get over how inexpensive it is for a quality, thick and rich shampoo, I love it!

  5. Zoey
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    I would want to try the “Get Your Volume” look.

  6. Starla
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    Beach waves are my favorite- they look so good, too! I would love to get my shine fix!

  7. Kim Henrichs
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    Get your shine fix!

  8. hofken
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    I would like to try the Textured look

  9. Grace Bertou
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    I’d like to try the “Shine Fix” 🙂

  10. DJohnson
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    I would like to try the Volume Fix for my flat hair.

  11. natasha
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    I would love to get the volume fix!

  12. adriana
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    Get your texture

  13. Jennifer Reed
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    I would like to get my shine fix with Sauve and Walgreens.

  14. KV
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    I’d like to try the curl fix.

  15. Heather ツ
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    I’d love to try the “Get Your Shine Fix.

  16. polarbelle
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    Very nice. Salt makes my hair look like a beach bum rather than a mermaid so I really appreciate alternatives to salt spray.

  17. Justina
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    Your hair is so pretty!

  18. CosmetopiaDigest.com
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    I braid my wet hair for waves, too – mostly because I want to avoid heat styling. I always have hair envy when I see your photos.

  19. Kim Porter
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    Great pictorial. I like waves or curls for the summer. Your hair turned out great.

  20. marciaf
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    I hate to admit it but I don’t know how to do a braid. I’ve never done one in my life. But I never had as much hair as you do.

  21. Brittany
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    Such voluminous and beautiful hair you have, babe! Salt does the exact same thing to my fro (I’ve never tried products – I only know this from swimming at the beach) so it’s cool that you’ve found a way around this that looks fantastic AND isn’t damaging to your hair.

  22. PrimeBeauty
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    Love your beachy waves. I often use a dry shampoo even if my hair is clean just to add some texture to my fine hair.

  23. Nidia Doherty
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    That Nexxus gel spray looks interesting! I love braiding my wet hair to keep the tangles away while it dries. You hair looks so cute with the braids – and waves!

  24. Anastasia
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    Until this summer my go-to has always been a variation of a messy bun, because my hair used to be very long. It felt like a fur hat on especially hot days if I wore it down! Now that I have a lob I love rocking beachy waves, or rather I basically wash my hair, spritz it with some sea salt spray, and let it air dry. Looks good enough haha 🙂

  25. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
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    Braids is a great idea instead of sea salt! Great look

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