Tutorial: How to Make Soft Hair Waves

If you're looking for a wavy hairstyle that doesn't involve beach waves, look no further.

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The wavy hair trend continues to reign supreme all over the beauty world, but these days women are going for a softer look with soft hair waves. So we guess it’s safe to say that this is a hairstyle trend that isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. Unlike beach waves, the soft hair waves style has a much neater look and feel. So if the mussed-up texture isn’t for you, opt for this version instead. Wanna’ try your hand at this look? Read on to learn how to create this look at home.

Get the Look: Soft Hair Waves


Start with clean hair.

When styling your hair, you’ll need to wash and condition it to ensure that it gets proper moisture. Try out the Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo followed by Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner. Once dry, prep your hair with some TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. Then blow-dry your hair straight, if needed.


Create soft waves with a hair wand.

Curl 1-inch subsections of hair with a hair wand to create your soft waves.


Pincurl as you style.

To lock your curls, and to keep hair out of the way as you style, pincurl hair as you go. Want to learn how to do this step? Check out our easy pincurl tutorial.


Allow pincurls to cool.

Once you’re done with the curl and pincurl steps, allow hair to cool for a few minutes.


Brush curls.

Let your pincurls down and gently brush through your curls to separate and create your soft hair waves.


Final look.

Finish your style with a hairspray that provides a flexible hold like Dove Style + Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray

Want to try out more wavy hairstyles? Check out our crimped hair tutorial.

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