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How to Get Beach Waves, According to Your Hair Type

Believe it or not, it takes actual effort to achieve such an effortless look.
How to Get Beach Waves, According to Your Hair Type
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Believe it or not, it takes actual effort to achieve such an effortless look.

We've read that Bumble & Bumble's Artistic Director Howard McClaren said: "The whole idea is to look like you couldn't care less even though, of course, you do." While Bumble & Bumble (their Surf Spray is the holy grail of beach babe waves!) in Manila is a rare sight, it doesn't make Howard's statement less relevant. It makes it more appropriate, in fact, that we have to work harder to get that effortless-looking head of effortful hair.

However, no two people are the same, and that, of course, encompasses matters of tresses. One thing we all have in common, though: the tousled texture goal. Here's how to achieve it, depending on your hair type:

NORMAL HAIR

For the obedient-haired few, opt for a texturizer like Kérastase's, which has more hold than usual that healthy hair can handle. A plus: its scent will have you (and others, most likely) sniffing your locks all day.

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PHOTO BY Kerastase

KÉRASTASE K Spray à Porter Texturizing Hair Spray, price uanvailable, Kérastase Institute, 6750 Ayala Ave. Makati

THIN/LIMP HAIR

The reality for thin-tressed girls is the more you subject your scalp to heat, the more the oil drags your mane down—more so if you add product. We've realized this can be a win-win situation—limp hair, product and all: A heat-activated spray like Brazilian Blowout's not only makes your mane a lot fluffier, but it's sulfate-free, too, making it safe for treated hair.

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PHOTO BY Brazilian Blowout

BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT Acai Instant Volume Thermal Root Lift, price unavailable, select salons

DRY/DAMAGED HAIR

Dehydrated hair needs products that'll moisturize no matter how hot it gets. Natural and locally made, Snoe's take on a sea salt spray smells better the longer you have it on.

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PHOTO BY Brazilian Blowout

SNOE Hair Heroes Super Fresh Sage Tea Tree & Peppermint Sea Salt Spray, P299, Robinsons Galleria

*This article originally appeared in Preview Magazine's March 2014 issue.

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