Since our beach vacation is only a little bit more than a month away, I thought it’d be fun to continue with a few posts related to traveling. That includes last week’s packing checklist, today’s 7 days of beach waves & a roundup of all things baby next week! I always like posts like this so I can find out how other families make it all happen.. because traveling with children is essentially a circus act.
One of my biggest issues during trips to the beach, or really anywhere, is my hair. I find that it always ends up an afterthought & I feel like I end up looking frumpy in pictures.. This time, I’m determined to make it a priority without sacrificing a whole lot of time each day to “do it”. To accomplish that, I’ve come up with this game plan. Of course, it’s not perfect & I doubt I’ll follow it to a T, but at least it’s a starting point. The beach wave trend in hair going on right now definitely helps my case, but I’m shooting for a little more variety. Here’s what I’m thinking..
(Airport) We don’t fly in until 7:00pm, but to make the next few days easier, I’ll start the trip with freshly washed hair and a loose style with some product already in. I’ll probably go with the 901 wave I mentioned a couple weeks ago.
This will be our first full day, so we’ll be anxious to eat a quick breakfast and head to the beach.. I’m hoping to rely on the previous day’s leftover style to make it through the day. For nighttime, I’ll throw in a loose twisted crown braid.
Now I’ll be on 2 day hair + a beach day, so I’ll have some texture to work with. I’ll shoot for a half-up top knot & hopefully it will last for the whole day. If it’s windy or I want my hair off my neck, I’ll do an inverted braid underneath and pull it all up.
I’ll definitely need to wash my hair by today, but I don’t want to waste our precious time by the ocean washing, drying & styling..my solution is to wash it first thing in the morning then add some texturizing spray and a braid in front then let the rest air dry. For the evening, I’ll take out the braid, throw in a few quick waves with the iron and be ready to go.
I have yet to plan a style with a hat yet, so I’m thinking this lace-braided updo at the nape of my neck would look so cute peeking out from under the hat.
As long as it was able to hold up through the elements in the previous day, I’ll do another half-up top knot on this day, but add in a tiny braid that can hang on the side for a little extra flair.
We don’t leave until the afternoon, so depending on how much time I have, I’ll either wash it once more to go home with clean hair or do a braid up front with a low pony and call it a day.
I also started a beach hair board on Pinterest to have at the ready because I always like to have back up options.. and in case you were wondering, the only tools/products I’ll be taking with me are: my trusty wet brush (just act like you can’t see the hair in it), a curling iron, bobbi pins, a hair tie, hairspray, dry shampoo & my favorite texturizing spray-hair shake.