How To Get Surfer Hair - Green Iguana Surf Camp

How To Get Surfer Hair

We don’t know how they do it, but everything about the surfer-look is chilled, laid back, and attractive to say the least. Aside from their cool trucks and beach-style clothes, their hair is what takes the cake.

Slightly curled, super textured, and gorgeous in color, everyone wants to achieve that surfer-style hair.

How To Get Surfer Hair

The term “surfer hair” refers to hair that is naturally wavy and thick. This type of hair tends to look fuller and thicker than other types of hair.

To be familiar with surfer hair, just think of how the hair looks after it’s been in the salty water.

Surfer hair is often described as having a soft, bouncy texture. It’s also known for being resilient and resistant to damage.

In addition, it takes well to heat styling tools such as flat irons and curling irons.

Now, we don’t know if they are just blessed to just roll out of bed like this, or if they have some deep secrets, but this article is going to give you some tips and tricks on how to achieve that surfer-style hair.

Grow It Out

One way to achieve this style is by letting your hair grow longer. This is the case for both guys and girls. The best way to do this is to use some protein-based product on your hair to prevent any breakage or split ends.

You can also go for regular trims to ensure your ends are healthy, but be sure to only cut off two inches and no more at a time. 

If you’re a guy, or just have short hair, you should try to keep your hair long enough so that it covers most of your ears.

You don’t have to worry about getting rid of your natural curl pattern; instead, you can simply let it grow out and see what happens.

You may need to use a little more product if you decide to let your hair grow past your shoulders.

However, there are many products available today that help to create more volume and thickness in your hair.

Cut Long Layers

Another method of achieving surfer hair is cutting your hair in layers. As mentioned before, you should allow your hair to grow until it reaches your shoulders.

Then, you can add dimension to your hair by cutting it into layers. 

Style It

The key to achieving a surfer look is to make it look like you have done nothing to your hair at all! This goes for both guys and girls.

Once your hair has dried from the shower, or while it’s damp, try spraying a salt-based spray around the ends and the roots. 

This will add texture, giving you that ‘just caught some waves’ look.  

Get Highlights And Waves

A great way to give your hair a boost is to get highlights through your hair. You can do this yourself, or visit your local salon. 

To highlight your hair yourself, apply a light layer of color throughout your hair in strands. Be sure to avoid applying too much color to your scalp if there is a large contrast to your root color.

When it comes to highlighting, you should only use one shade of color.

While you can do this yourself, it is recommended that you visit a salon if you have never done it yourself before.

The professionals there will be able to find a color to match your skin tone, and they will be able to spread the highlights evenly throughout your hair. 

To get the perfect surf wave, start by using a dry shampoo. Apply it evenly throughout your hair and wait for it to dry completely.

Afterward, comb your hair through your fingers and gently brush away any excess powder.

When you’ve finished doing this, blow dry your hair upside down. Make sure you don’t pull your hair too tight. Instead, leave it loose and free-flowing. 

Use A Curl Defining Cream

Use A Curl Defining Cream

Surfers often have curls in their hair, as that is what saltwater will often do to your hair.

When you want to define curls, you should use a cream that contains ingredients that will hold onto your curls. These include proteins, oils, and waxes.

Apply the cream to your wet hair after you’ve washed it. Wait for it to dry completely, then brush it out with a wide-tooth comb.

If you prefer, you can use a paddle brush to remove the extra product.

Once your hair is dry, wrap it up in a towel and twist it tightly. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Afterward, take the twist out, and shake your head vigorously. This will loosen up the curls.

Once again, blow dry your hair as described above. This time, however, you should blow dry it straight.

Don’t forget to use a heat protectant on your hair. You can also let it air dry, but if you are prone to frizzy hair, it is best to blow dry. 

Sleep In Braids 

An alternative, that doesn’t involve any heat or product, is sleeping in braids. This will give your hair a lovely wavy finish, without applying anything harmful to it.

If you’ve got highlighted hair, this style will really make those highlights pop! 

It is important to note that this will mainly work for those guys and girls with longer hair. 

The Beach Bun

While surf dudes and dudettes are known for having some delicious hair, they are also likely to want it out of their faces while they’re changing wetsuits and waxing their boards.

The beach bun is a signature surfer look and looks great on both guys and girls. 

Simply tilt your head forward, so your hair is dangling in front of you. Bunch it all up together in your hands and make a twist with it.

Once it is all in a long twist, form a bun shape, twisting the hair around itself. Once it is in shape, grab a hair tie and tie it together. 

This is a super-easy way of tying your hair, and won’t leave your hair knotted as other styles would.

An added benefit is that when you release the hair from this bun, it’ll take on some lovely curls at the bottom from the twist. 

This style can be done with either wet or dry hair, but it is harder and may hurt slightly with wet hair, as there is some pulling involved. 

If you have short hair, you can still achieve a similar result by simply making a ponytail. Simply gather your hair into a low ponytail, and secure it with an elastic band.

You could even add a few bobby pins to keep it in place if you like. 

Final Thoughts 

It’s safe to say that surf-style locks are very desirable. However, with a few tricks and styles, it is not hard to achieve that look.

We hope this article has provided you with useful information on how to achieve surfer hair.

Who knows, maybe once you’ve got the look, you’ll want to try surfing yourself!

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