How To: Boho Beachy Waves with a Straightener

How To: Boho Beachy Waves with a Straightener - Erin Aschow Revenge Bakery

How To: Boho Beachy Waves with a Straightener - Erin Aschow Revenge Bakery

I get a ton of questions about how I do my hair – and to be honest, I’m pretty lazy! TBH, I only wash my hair like once a week. I live off of dry conditioner and messy ponytails. A lot of the time I do wear it down though. My hair used to be super long & I recently went a little shorter. But my styling tactics have basically stayed the same. I like messy, beachy boho waves. I don’t like overly styled ringlets or using heaps of product. The best part about my little “hair tutorial” is that I use a straightener! That’s right, you only need one  tool to get a ton of different styles!

All Straightener’s Are Not Created Equally

How To: Boho Beachy Waves with a Straightener - LumaBella Keratin

You’re probably like, why does it matter what kind of straightener I have? I bought one for $20 at Target and it seems to be doing the trick? I know, it sounds crazy. A good straightener can end up racking up a few hundred bucks. But cheap straighteners can cause wayyyyy more damage to your hair and won’t last for very long. Buying something legit is worth your investment, not only to protect your hair but to save money in the long run.

I’m obsessed with my Keratin Dual Touch Styler. In a nutshell, it’s a styler that can curl or straighten and offers innovative features that help prevent heat damage. I love that it heats up really quickly & has a long chord too. LumaBella also makes a “Cool Mist” Hair Straightener that’s supposed to help with frizz in case you’ve got wild hair.

SIDE NOTE: If you need a new blow dryer, you can find some of my faves HERE.

How Do I Get That Beach Look?

How To: Boho Beachy Waves with a Straightener - Hair ProductsHow To: Boho Beachy Waves with a Straightener - Erin Aschow Revenge Bakery

  1. Prep your hair with a thickening or volumizing mousse before blowdrying. I use Southern Belle from Drybar in my roots before I blow dry.
  2. I use the “twirl-and-pull” method to get that boho, loose curl.
  • I always use Heat Protection Spray before curling or straightening my hair.
  • Hold your iron upside down & vertically.
  • Insert about an inch wide section of your hair between the clamps.
  • Turn the iron away from your face to create the first bend.
  • Then, slide the iron down the section of hair while you twirl the iron away from your face.
  • Repeat until you reach your ends, leaving about an inch at the end straight for a messier look
  • I like to curl all of my hair back, but you can also alternate directions for more volume.
  • Once your entire head is curled, run your fingers through your hair to loosen up the curls.

3. Add a beach spray or texturizing spray. I like Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Spray for texture, separation & body.

How To: Boho Beachy Waves with a Straightener - Erin Aschow Revenge BakeryHow To: Boho Beachy Waves with a Straightener - Erin Aschow Revenge Bakery

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Jesserie Nevarez
    July 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I have really thin straight hair and struggle to get a curl that will stay. I don’t know if it’s my curling iron or just my hair. I look forward to trying this!

    • Reply
      Erin
      July 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

      No prob! It might be your iron. A lot of times if they’re “dying” they won’t give you long lasting curls.

  • Reply
    Cheyenne Simmons
    July 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    I love putting my hair in waves, i feel like that is what looks best on me. Anyone else have that one style that is there go to. Definitely need better hair products though, I’ve had my busted up straightener since 8th grade, im a junior in college now.

    • Reply
      Erin
      July 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

      Definitely recommend the products I listed above! A good straightener is always worth the investment. If you get a decent one they should last 5+ years.

  • Reply
    Cheyenne Simmons
    July 30, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I love putting my hair in waves, i feel like that is what looks best on me. Anyone else have that one style that is there go to. Definitely need better hair products though, I’ve had my busted up straightener since 8th grade, im a junior in college now.

  • Reply
    Claudia
    July 30, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Omg I love how your tutorials are so affordable and woaahh that hair straightner trully seems great. I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT sooo cute 🙂

    • Reply
      Erin
      July 31, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Thanks!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    July 30, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!

  • Reply
    Cecilia
    July 30, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    I’ve always wanted to do beach waves but I have short curly hair so idk how that would look

  • Reply
    Mies
    July 31, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Since i’ve been growing out my pixie cut i’ve been in dying need for a decent hair routine and an iron. Last time my hair was long I was like 14 y/o (and now i’m almost 20). But this tutorial is so easy and clear, it’s amazing! Perfect for someone who has to learn to do her hair after 6 years of having to do nothing about my hair!

    • Reply
      Erin
      July 31, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Awesome!

  • Reply
    Julissa Urquiza
    July 31, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Is this straightener approved for all types of hair? I have really thick curly hair and the problem that I find with straighteners and curling irons is that I have to go over my hair several times to get the perfect straight hair and it ends up damaging it. I would love it if either this product or if you can recommend another that will do just the trick thank you! Instagram:sorry.im.julie

    • Reply
      Erin
      July 31, 2017 at 9:20 am

      I’m not a professional / I’ve never heard of specific straighteners being “approved”. I think it comes down to getting a higher end one that’s not as hard on your hair and using heat protection. I would read through some of the reviews maybe? I do know that this is meant to protect hair though.

  • Reply
    Bree
    August 1, 2017 at 1:41 am

    I love not your mother’s products, they work much better than other more expensive products for my hair.

  • Reply
    J
    August 1, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try!

    • Reply
      Erin
      August 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Awesome, let me know how it goes!

  • Reply
    Madeline
    November 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you Erin for the big help on how to do the beachy waves ☺❤

    • Reply
      Erin
      November 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      No problem!

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