The Cheater's Guide to Perfect Waves

Whether you've overslept or feel like being supremely lazy for the day (or week—we're not judging), effortless waves are always a go-to. But the effortless part can be harder to achieve than you’d imagine. Often this means reaching for a styling tool and having to figure out just exactly how to wind your hair around a curling iron to get it to look like a Victoria's Secret model's mane. This requires plenty of time, elbow grease, and hair product—hardly effortless, if you ask us. 

Lucky for you, we've conjured up some incredibly easy tips to create the waves of your dreams with very minimal effort and skill required. These steps are also perfect for summer, considering no heat is required, so you can style away without feeling like you're in an oven. So, are you ready to create beachy bombshell hair in no time? Keep scrolling for five effortless wave hacks (cheaters welcome).   

This post was originally published on August 25, 2014.

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