Barely There Waves, anyone?

Do any of y'all have trouble getting that barely there waves look? How bout beachy waves? I tried the other day for beachy wave look...it was less curly but not "beachy". Any tips?
If I apply a curl cream like recoil, comb it through and scrunch once, and don't apply gel, then air dry, I get VERY loose wave. Might be what you're looking for. What wave pattern do you normally have? I'm about a 2b.
Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
haha I think my natural waves are fairly close to that description!

Otherwise, I'd recommend combing/raking through a medium hold gel or soft curl cream and then lightly scrunching.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

If I apply a curl cream like recoil, comb it through and scrunch once, and don't apply gel, then air dry, I get VERY loose wave. Might be what you're looking for. What wave pattern do you normally have? I'm about a 2b.
Originally Posted by jakrussel3
^this
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
Here are some articles we've done about beach waves.
Gretchen
NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
3A

You are beautiful!
I mix AG re:coil with my gel.
2c, fine, extremely dense, color-treated, high porosity.

CG since 10/12

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