The Hair Tools You Need to Use for Beach Waves + Straight Hair

This post was sponsored by Revlon Hair Tools as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I’ve had long hair most of my life, and I always get questions about how I fix my hair. Today, I’m sharing information both on how I curl my hair and how I straighten my hair, featuring Revlon Hair Tools. When someone tells me that their hair won’t curl or their hair won’t straighten, I always tell them to switch up their hair tools. The type of hair tools you use makes all the difference!

What to Use to Get Beach Waves–How I Curl My Hair

Right now, the biggest trend is beachy waves–loose curls that look a little undone. While I typically use a 1″ curling iron for traditional curls, a 1 1/4″ curling iron is the best size for beach waves. Here, I used the Revlon Salon Advanced 3X Copper Ceramic 1 1/4″ Curling Iron.

First, it’s important to section off your hair so that you can see what you’re doing and not mess up what’s already been curled. I begin by sectioning my hair into a top half and a bottom half, then further section it off as I curl.

To curl, I start with the curling iron about 1/3 down the top of my hair, pointing upwards. I curl that section, hold to a count of 15, then slide down another 1/3 of my hair, repeating my steps until he whole lock of hair is curled. I always curl my hair away from my face.

Be sure to spray each section you curl before you move onto the next. When you’re done, run your fingers through your hair and shake out the curls for that perfect tousled look. The Revlon Curling Iron is great for achieving the perfect beach waves!

What to Use to Get Straight Hair–How I Straighten My Wavy Hair

To get straight hair with reduced frizz, I start by prepping my hair when I dry it. I always use a volumizing product on my roots and a heat protectant all-over. After applying, I blow dry my hair upside down until it’s almost dry. Then, while I finish drying it, I continuously brush through it with the Revlon Perfect Style Make It Straight Brush. The XL paddle helps to reduce drying time, while its special design helps you to get straighter hair with reduced fizz.

After blow drying my hair using the Revlon Make It Straight Brush, I then use the Revlon Salon Copper Smooth 1″ Flat Iron. Even when I blow dry my hair “straight,” it tends to still be frizzy, as you can see in my before picture. The Revlon Flat Iron helps reduce frizz for up to 24 hours–you can see how smooth my hair is after using it. Additionally, the copper-infused ceramic plates help to control color fade and reduce breakage, and you can also control the heat, up to 455ºF. If you’re always in a hurry while getting ready, like me, the super XL length plates make it easy to quickly straighten your hair. And if you’re always forgetful, like me, this straightening iron automatically shuts off after 60 minutes and has counter safe housing.

I section my hair the same way while straightening it as I do when curling it. Then, I make slow, steady passes through smaller sections of hair to make sure I do a thorough job. Once I’ve finished, I’ll go back and double check to make sure I didn’t miss any spots.

My hair is thick but fine, and sometimes it can be hard to find hair tools that are awesome. Revlon has great, quality hair tools at excellent prices. You can find all three of the products featured at Ulta. For more information on Revlon Hair Tools, as well as styling tips and tricks, check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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