Long wavy hair inspiration to show off your lovely mane

If you have long wavy hair (or you want to have one), you'll love these chic ideas. You can even create waves without using heat!

There was a time when almost everyone wanted to have sleek, straight hair. Some women would invest in rebonding, blowouts, and other hair straightening treatments to achieve this. Now, there are straight-haired women who want to have wavy or curly hair. We really want what we do not have, don’t we?

Thankfully, there are styling tools and products that are available to help you get the hair you want. If you’re in the mood for long wavy hair, check out these pegs that can inspire you.

Long wavy hair ideas to try

Long wavy hair: Asian woman with long black wavy hair wearing a shirt and cardigan against a pink wall outdoors
No styling tools? No problem! You can create chic waves using socks.

1. Sock curls

If you’re not a fan of heated styling tools because of the potential damage they can do to your hair, try sock curls. Instead of using a curling iron, you simply use—yep, that’s right—socks to create waves.

Simply roll one section of damp hair around a sock, then tie the sock into a knot once it reaches your nape or your crown (it’s totally up to you). Repeat until all sections of your hair have been rolled around a sock. Wait for your hair to dry, untie the socks, and voila! Hello, heatless waves.

Long wavy hair: Asian woman with long dark wavy hair wearing dark blue long sleeves against a blue backdrop
Get beautiful, wavy locks sans the damage with tousled hair.

2. Tousled hair

Here’s another heatless hair hack that you can do. Instead of socks, you’re going to use bobby pins to create tousled hair. Twist small sections of your damp hair into tiny buns, secure with pins, and wait for your hair to dry.

When you’re going out in the afternoon, you can wash your hair in the morning and pin your hair. Do some crafts or watch your favorite TV series while your waves set. Remove your pins when your hair has dried, and be amazed at how you were able to make it wavy without using a curly iron.

Editor’s tip: Apply TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops as finishing touch to make your waves sleek and frizz-free. 

Long wavy hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long brown wavy hair with bangs wearing a white long-sleeved to against a blue wall
See-through bangs and shallow waves make for a chic look. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Shallow waves

When you simply want to add a little bounce to your pin-straight hair, you can create shallow waves using a blow dryer or a curling iron. You can also use a flat iron to do this. Just remember put your tools in low to medium heat setting so your waves won’t be tight.

Shallow waves are perfect when you want to glam up on a casual day. You can wear this ‘do when you go to the mall or to your favorite nail salon for a  pampering session.

Long wavy hair: Asian woman wearing a white blouse with long dark wavy hair against a pink backdrop
Look stylish even on a bad hair day with beach waves. Credit: Shutterstock

4. Beach waves

Got long, layered hair? Spice it up even more with beach waves. If you already have naturally wavy hair, the layers can help distribute the volume to give your long hair a good shape. If you have straight hair, various curling techniques can give you this hairstyle.

What’s great about beach waves is that it doesn’t need to be polished and perfect. It’s a great ‘do for second-day hair when you want to play with texture. You can even disguise a bad hair day with beach waves.

Editor’s tip: Protect your hair from heat damage when using styling tools. Spritz TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist on your hair before blow drying or curling.

Long wavy hair: Asian woman with long dark wavy hair wearing a black dress against a pale yellow background
Use products that can help repair hair damage so you can rock sexy romantic waves.

5. Sexy romantic waves

Manifest sophistication when you wear sexy romantic waves. This hairstyle goes perfectly with your favorite LBD and statement jewelry. With sexy romantic waves, you’ll look stunning as you clink glasses with your friends at a cocktail party or talk with your beau over a sumptuous five-course meal at your favorite restaurant.

Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair Shine

Editor’s tip: Get hair that’s free from damage and frizz by using Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Conditioner. This product also helps make your hair soft and shiny, so you can rock whatever hairstyle you like. 

Get the products you need to nail long wavy hair using these links:
TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops
TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist
Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine Conditioner

Ready to rock long wavy hair? Remember, though, that your hair is great, whether it’s straight, wavy, or curly. With the right tools and products, you can style it to suit whatever mood you’re in. Have fun!

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