(Closed) Wavy/Beachy Bob – Driving me insane!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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skyeatnight:  Blow dry your hair with your product of choice. Then braid the hair and run your flat iron over the braids. Beachy waves!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I feel like I can only get the beachy bob look with my straightener. I know you said you’ve tried a straightener, but if it’s turning out Shirley Temple style, you might be letting it have too much heat (time) or turning it too much. I’d check youtube or pinterest for some tutorials. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t really get it – LC’s hair is not wavy in this pic??  I mean it doesn’t look straightened either – more like that’s just her hair and she got out of bed.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Have you tried a curling wand that is at least 2 inches?  I get waves like that from a large hair wand and by wrapping my hair only once around the barrel, and leaving my ends out and starting the curl lower.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

If youre looking for something like this I blow dry my hair with curling mousse then curl the odd sections with my straightener and brush through it with fingers then shake out. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Have you ever tried curling your hair with a straightener? I feel like I have more control whenyou do this. What’s going on is your hair has lost a lot of weight now that it’s short and so it curls up much easier. Whatever you did when your hair was long, you need to tone it down big time to get a moderate look. Try curling starting halfway down (starting at about your ears) using a straightener (I don’t know how this would work with any other tool, but give it a shot). You can google curling with a straightener if you’ve never seen it before. I have an asymmetrical bob, and I like to curl just random pieces to give it a messy-curly look. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Try using a flat iron to make waves. (Like a chi iron) I think that’ll be the easiest way to get that look. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I agree with using a flat iron to curl it. Here’s a tutorial

Use on a lower heat setting and use your fingers to help get the right shape. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I have this hairdo. Just curl it using a GHD (or other good quality straightener) and only put one large curl about 1/3 way down the hair, leave the ends fairly straight. Also try using a salt water spray or a powder thickener sprinkled through once curled to get the body & fullness. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Have you tried a salt water spray and scrunching your hair?  I don’t use a curling iron to get wavy/beachy hair- but my hair does have some natural texture.  The salt spray really helps bring it out.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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sparkles1986:  I agree with sparkles, scrunching is key. I wear beach waves everyday, here is my daily routine:

1. Shower and lightly towel dry your hair

2. Scrunch it all over, make a few twirls throughout

3. Spray with salt spray. The best I’ve used is Bumble and Bumble surf spray. It’s 24 bucks but I feel that it’s the best I’ve tried.

4. Let air dry or use a hair dryer with a diffuser. I recommend air drying for best results.

5. Take smoothing creme and apply to top of head if needed for flyaways.

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Also, I have a bob that is slightly beyond my chin. So it sounds like we have similar hair. Best of luck, let us know how it turns out!

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