Hair Hack: Loose Waves That Beat The Heat




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As most of y’all know by now, I recently had the chance to visit Joshua Tree National Park with Boho Nouveau. We were blown away by the picturesque beauty of the desert. Surrounded by Joshua Trees, cacti and boulders hundreds of years old, we knew we had to document our trip in as many photos as possible. As I previously mentioned, the heat of the desert took a toll on us (with the temperature soaring into the 100s) so we knew we had to take all precautions to stay cool, as well as look cute for our photos we knew we would look back on for years to come. When Deva Curl contacted me to review their Weightless Waves hair product line, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to test out the products in the true summer heat. I was pleasantly surprised to discover my waves actually stayed put – and didn’t turn into a gigantic ball of frizz. Curious on what products I used to score soft summer waves? Keep reading!




First things first, shampoo and conditioner. To beat the heat, you have to start at square one. If your end goal is to create waves/curls, it’s important to use a shampoo and conditioner created specifically for curls. I’ve recently started using the Deva Curl hair care line, formulated for waves. I appreciate this hair care line as it is 100% sulfate, paraben and silicone free, perfect for my sensitive skin. The Deva Curl Low-Poo Delight Weightless Waves Mild Lather Cleanser is gentle on your hair, while providing a thorough wash. This cleanser is great for creating body, but also preventing frizz and oiliness (essential in summer!). The Deva Curl One Condition Delight Weightless Waves Conditioner, created with rice protein, lotus flower and a chia-flaxseed blend, provides hydration to combat frizz and ultimately create beautiful waves.


After rinsing my hair, I applied several products to my hair to increase curl and prevent frizz. I am a fan of layering hair products, however these products can all be used separately. I used the Deva Curl Styling Cream to enhance my curls and prevent humidity. I used a quarter size amount and scrunched throughout my damp hair. After, I applied the Deva Curl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler to moisturize and add shine to my hair. Again, I applied a quarter size to my hair (this stuff smells like coconut bliss!). Finally, I applied Deva Curl Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam to increase curl retention. I applied two pumps of the product to my hair, dispersing evenly.

After applying the products to my hair, I used my hairdryer and handy Deva Curl DevaFuser Attachment! This strange looking contraption is a universal attachment that provides a 360-degree airflow to create volume and natural curls. I set my hair dryer to a medium temperature and scrunch my curls in the attachment, and allow them to dry. This allows my curls to dry in place, without frizzy ends. After my hair is dry, I use my holy grail curling wand. I take 1″ sections of hair and wrap them around my curling wand. To create loose, natural looking waves, I leave the bottom 2″ of my hair straight!

Driving home from Joshua Tree National park, I was blown away at how my loose waves were still in tact. After what seemed like a mission (and 117 degree heat) to get there, 2 hours of driving in the park and 5 photoshoots later – I was surprised my hair wasn’t a ball of frizz. For more photos on my adventure to Joshua Tree Park click here!

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  1. rebecca Thomas
    July 9, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    I would definitely love to try to Lo Poo cleanser! I usually style my hair in loose waves as well!

  2. July 13, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Hahaha, that diffuser attachment looks hilarious! Diffusers totally make a difference in the quality of your waves, though. I have tried a couple Devacurl samples before and they smell amazing!

  3. Danielle
    July 14, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I am really interested in trying that diffuser!

  4. Danielle
    July 15, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try Deva Curl products for a while now — my hair has some natural curl and I like the *idea* of wearing it naturally but it always ends up a ball of frizz by the end of the day so I usually don’t!

  5. Danielle
    July 16, 2016 / 11:35 am

    I need to try the Low-Poo Delight Weightless Waves cleanser. My curls are tempermental so a gentler, curl-specific shampoo would probably work well for me.

  6. Danielle
    July 18, 2016 / 11:07 am

    I may have to try the Deva Curl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler for the smell alone!

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