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How to get beach-ready waves with minimum effort

Summer has come (!!) *fingers crossed* which means it’s time to rethink our wardrobes, skin care routines and start obsessing over lust-worthy tousled hair again too. But what if your hair is flat, fine and holds a hair style for 3,2,1… and it’s gone? Well, thanks to California cool hair care brand Playa, that enviable hair do has finally become effortlessly attainable with minimal effort! Intrigued? Read on…

Beach hair, but better, Playa (pronounced ply-a) believes in the beauty of minimalism and offers a succinct edit of hair care heroes – perfect for every hair type – that also minimise heat-styling too, so you can slim down your routine to a quick wash and go that enables you to achieve the best version of your hair, naturally, no drying or styling required. Who knew it could be so easy?

First up, is the {Every Day Shampoo} and {Supernatural Conditioner}. Anything but ordinary, these formulas combine the best naturally derived botanicals with hand-selected clinical ingredients for products that truly transform locks while also being clean, SLS-free.

Massage the Shampoo in at the root and work through the mid-lengths and ends before following with the Conditioner – which can also be used as an intensive mask for those with coarse or parched curly coils, through the mid-lengths and ends.

Like its name, the Supernatural Conditioner is pure magic. Self-adjusting to each and every hair type, this hard-working hero delivers just the right amount of work depending on how damaged your hair is, so don’t worry about over or under doing it.

Now, to create that enviable beach-worthy wave, Playa recommend following up with their {Ritual Hair Oil} to impart shine, tame frizz and help heal damaged strands while still being completely weightless. Then follow up with their hero product, the {Endless Summer Spray} which visibly nurtures and emphasises your natural kinks and curls to create that lust-have tousled wave.

Perfect for avoiding potentially damaging heated styling, Playa’s entire range advocates ridiculously easy air and dry styling that take minimum effort. Simply spritz and go (…or go to bed) then spritz Endless Summer Spray in the morning, or whenever you want to perk up flat and lacklustre locks.

For those with straight hair; spray directly onto damp locks, focusing on the scalp. Rough dry strands using a blow dryer or diffuser to give roots an extra boost.

If you’re have is wavy, first apply the Ritual Hair Oil to damp hair – from mid-length to ends, and then follow by misting Endless Summer Spray on top for sleek, glossy waves that last all day long.

Then if your hair is curly, use Endless Summer Spray to revitalise second day hair by spritzing onto ends to add moisture and reset curls… you’re welcome!


Emmie Thornhill

Emmie Thornhill

Deputy Content Editor

Emmie is Cult Beauty’s Deputy Content Editor. Her love of skin care began in primary school when she first learned the term “hormonal acne” and has been in a love-hate relationship with tea tree oil ever since. She lives in East London – where you can normally find her baking, tending to her plant jungle or planning her next tattoo or hair cut/colour appointment – and is known to start DMCs with you about your birth chart placements, the importance of wearing SPF every day and the difference between a vagina and vulva.