Easy Hair Tutorial: Sexy Beach Waves for Fine Hair

Glam Girl Gabi
by Glam Girl Gabi
7 Materials
20 Minutes

If you have fine hair and think beach waves are an impossible dream, then check out this tutorial!

Beach waves for fine hair can easily be achieved! I’ll show you how to create them with a flat iron!

Tools and materials:

  • New Wash hair product (optional)
  • Curl and frizz-control hair product
  • Scalp brush
  • Blow dryer with smoothing attachment
  • Flat-iron for hair
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Hair oil
New Wash product

1. Prep your hair (optional)

This step is optional, but I prepped my hair for beach waves by using this new product called New Wash, which is a one-step cleansing and hydrating system.

Using New Wash product

Apply the product to your hair (it looks and feels like conditioner), and use a scalp brush to work into the roots on your entire head. 

Using New Wash product

Then, rinse it out really well, using the scalp brush to get it all out.

Applying hair balm

2. Apply hair balm

Squeeze a small amount of curl and frizz-control hair balm on the palm of your hand.

Rub your hands together and then apply hair balm to the ends of your hair.

Blow drying hair

3. Blow dry

Use the hair smoothing attachment on your blow dryer to dry your hair.

Making beach waves

4. Make beach waves

This is the crux of the beach wave technique. Pin up most of your hair, so you can concentrate on the short sections of hair first. 

Using your flat iron and start at the top of the section of hair you are working on. Rock the flat-iron up and down as you move down that section of hair.

Making beach waves

When you get to the sections of hair that are longer, don’t rock the flat-iron down the whole section.

Instead, just bend your hair away from your face once, near the top of the section, then pull your hair out of the iron.

Making beach waves

Move the iron farther down the section, insert it just below that bend and finish off the curl.

Tip: Make sure your flat-iron is not too hot. If your hair is fine, then an iron that is too hot will curl instead of softly bend your hair.

If you do feel your hair has curled too much, you can loosen the curl by pulling your hair down while it is still hot. 

Repeat this step, in sections, until you have created the soft bends all over your head.

Combing hair

5. Comb out

Once you have finished using your flat-iron on your entire head, go through your hair with a wide-tooth comb.

Adding hair oil

6. Finish with hair oil

Apply some hair oil to smooth the ends of your hair and tame any fly-aways.

Beach waves for fine hair

Look at these beautiful soft beach waves in my fine hair! 

Beach waves for fine hair

Here’s a front view. 

Beach waves for fine hair

This is an almost-effortless way to create beach waves. Once you’ve got the technique down, you’ll be able to do it in just a few minutes before you head out the door. 

Give it a try, and let me know in a comment how it worked for you.

You might also want to check out my post on 7 Super Cute Claw Clip Hairstyle Ideas for Thin Hair.

Suggested materials:
  • New Wash hair product
  • Curl and frizz-control hair product
  • Scalp brush
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