5 Low-Key Hair Ideas for Naturally Wavy Hair

Alyssa François | 21 January 2017

Ultimate guide for getting cool-girl waves this season.

If your idea of spending winter weekends involves crashing on the couch, or booking tropical weekend getaways on a beach with a book in tow, as your wavy hair texture blows with the cool breeze you’re not alone. While you’re kicking back and relaxing though, you may be in the mood for a hairstyle for your naturally wavy hair that’s simultaneously fuss-free and stylish (you know, for selfies while you kick back and chill). You can achieve a cool, low maintenance hairstyle by choosing a look that looks even better when it’s slept on. Trust us, we have many, but we rounded up five of our favorites. Check them out:

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young model with naturally wavy pixie haircut
Spruce your pixie with live-in texture this winter season. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Messy Pixie

Have a textured wash and go on a pixie haircut that needs a quick pick-me-up? Soak up oil with a dry shampoo, first. Spray Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo throughout your roots and use your hands to rub the product in. To define any frizzy curls, using TRESemmé Make Waves Shaping GelAdd a fingertip amount to your waves, coil around your finger to create the shape and allow your hair to air-dry. Once your naturally wavy hair is dry use your hands to roughly comb through to create an undone texture.

young model wearing braid on long naturally wavy hair
Style your naturally wavy long hair into a chic braid. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. The Wavy Braid

Wear this look pool side or while you kick back and scroll through Instagram (check out our Insta feed, if you will) for days on end during your quick winter weekend getaway. To create this style, style freshly washed hair with TRESemmé Make Waves Defining CreamFor short hair, add about a quarter-sized amount of product into your palms, rub hands together to emulsify, then rake through your strands. Dry your hair and fingercomb back into a low ponytail and braid the lengths of your hair. Pull out some face-framing wavy bangs to give the look a cutesy finish.

young model wearing messy ponytail on naturally wavy hair
Keep it simple, kick back and chill by the fireside with a messy pony. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. The Roughed-Up-Yet-Chic Pony

Bed head hairstyles are having a major moment. Give your hair and arms a rest and don’t even bother fighting with your texture this winter season. To create this look, rub a few drops of Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil through your hair and gather your hair into an easy-breezy low ponytail and done!

young model with red naturally wavy hair
Bring the beach waves to your hair for the winter season Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Textured Waves

If you can’t make it to the beach for a weekend, no problem. Bring the sand—salt in this case—into your hair right at home. Use a few spritzes of Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray onto damp hair, then diffuse. If you really want a gorgeous lived-in texture, skip the diffuser and air-dry. Look ma, no hands!

young woman with shag on naturally wavy hair
Don’t be tardy to the party! Create a stylish hairstyle on your naturally wavy hair that you can style and go! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Cool Girl Shag

For most of us, the winter season invokes a lot of excitement for snuggling up on the couch, and that’s about it. However, sometimes last minute plans creep up and you have to find a way to get it together as quickly as possible. Don’t be that girl that has to make an excuse because her hair isn’t done. Try your hand at a stylish look that’s relaxed enough for laying around, but also cool enough to hang out with your pals, like this textured shag. Get the look on your wavy hair by trying out our simple shag haircut tutorial. If you want a look that has more hold and control, skip the salt spray and use Catwalk by TIGI Curls Rock Amplifier instead.

For more wavy hair inspiration, learn how to use salt spray during the winter season for winter beach waves.