To be honest, my hair never touched something like a straightener or curling iron. The most complicated thing I do to my hair is going to the salon to get a hair cut, even it was like five years ago. Other than that I will do all things by my self. I never use iron for my hair just because I’m afraid it will damage my hair. So when I wanna have straight hair I will do it old way without the iron and if I want it to curl I will do as old ways too. In this post, I will show you one of curling the method I used to do, so then I no need a curling iron anymore, the key of this method is we do it overnight. So when we wake up, the hair is ready to go. So here is how to have beach wave without a curling iron. Let’s get started!

Hair ties


You will need two hair ties because I make the traditional braid which is just the right and the left one. But if you wanna use another kind of braid it has no problem. I just find this braid is easy and fast to do. I use the small hair ties for this. I bought it in Dollar Tree if you curious (LOL) 

Work on Damp Hair

Work on Damp Hair

I always do the braid with a damp hair, if you just shampoo your hair wait until it becomes damp, not too wet. When the hair is too wet, it will lead your hair to be weak and fragile later on, at least for fine hair like mine. If you work when the hair dry, the wave won’t be that visible. So damp hair is the best way to achieve beach wave style.

divide the hair into two section

Divide the Hair Into Two Section

As I mentioned earlier I’m gonna do the traditional braid, so we need to section our hair into two, left and right. We don’t need to be so neat, just use our finger to get the line. But if you wanna have the straight line and so neat you can always use a comb.

Braid to get the beach wave

Braid to Get The Beach Wave

I like to braid it tightly so when I sleep it won’t get messy and knot. Some of my hair will be free from the braid because I have layer hair cut. There’s no need to be tidy here. We’re gonna sleep tho. As long as the braid is tight, we’re good to go.

Braided Hair

And now you can sleep happily till morning.

Beach Wave is Ready


After you open the braid don’t comb or brush it unless you want it like a lion hair. I just finger-comb it lightly. If you want it to last whole day just spray some hairspray as needed, but for my hair, this beach wave stays on for a whole day without additional product.

And that’s How to Have Beach Wave Without a Curling Iron, it’s simple and easy to do, the hardest things you need to have are the hair ties and motivation to do this (LOL). How about you guys? Do you like this method or you rather use the curling iron? Let me know down below. xoxo

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