DIY boho beach waves

It may not seem so when you look outside the window especially if you leave in central Europe like me, but summer’s coming! It won’t be long from now on til the trees turn green and flowers bloom and hence it’s only a few steps away from the summer to come. And what would be summer without sun, high temperatures and beach look reflected in your outfits and hairstyles? If you’re like me into bohemian waves, braids and loose hairdos, please check my first post from DIY hairstyles category: DIY boho beach waves. It’s perfect for a summer time, easy to do, suitable for all hair types and safe for your hair: no heat needed!

DIY boho beach waves – tutorial

The light was not perfect during the tutorial “making of” (well, Berlin in February … ) but I also posted some photos of me presenting boho beach waves on the Varadero beach during our stay in Cuba. Please find it at the end of the post.

Now, let’s go on with the tutorial steps:

First thing is making sure your hair is clean and fresh. I wash mine and  let them dry in ~80%. I don’t use a hairdryer as my hair is quite dry and I don’t want to make things worse, but you can do that if it’s a usual step in your haircare routine.

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Photo: Marta, lilmissboho.com

I prepare two hair clips. Bobby pins would also be fine if your hair is not very thick. I split my hair in two parts.

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Photo: Marta, lilmissboho.com

I comb each part and turn the hair around itself as long as it forms a small bun. I pin a bun to my head (or rather smoothly combed hair outside of the bun). It makes sense to pin buns high if you’d like to go to sleep like that so the buns don’t bother you.

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Photo: Marta, lilmissboho.com
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Photo: Marta, lilmissboho.com

I repeat it with another part of hair.

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Photo: Marta, lilmissboho.com

I usually wash my hair in the evening and then go to sleep with a hairdo like that. Thanks to that I make sure my hair dry totally until morning and it has enough time to form a nice wavy shape. Sometimes I wear buns during the day – if you do that it makes sense to give them 3-4 hours or use some hair spray or other cosmetic to fix them if you don’t have that much time.

Optional: To fix a hairdo I use DIY beach waves spray I made myself (tutorial to be shared soon). I use it twice: once after pinning the buns and for the second time when I take them off just to make sure my DIY boho beach waves will last longer.

Here is the final effect from the making of my tutorial …

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Photo: Marta, lilmissboho.com
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Photo: Marta, lilmissboho.com

… and from a Varadero beach:

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Photo: W, lilmissboho.com
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Photo: W, lilmissboho.com
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Photo: W, lilmissboho.com

How do you like it? Would you try it on your hair?

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