Fashion comes and goes, and sometimes it’s quite hard to keep up with all these trends. However, during summer, more often than not we see a repetition of hairstyles, hair colours and hair accessories. As people are coming closer and closer to the world of human hair extensions, the mermaid hair trend has seen an increase in popularity, as it is not mandatory to have naturally long tresses to achieve this hairstyle. Let’s see how to get mermaid hair, together!

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1. What Are Mermaid Waves? (back to index)

Mermaid waves, also known as mermaid curls or simply mermaid hair, are loose, textured curls that give your hairstyle a laid back, beachy look. The curls are usually not polished and held together, but shaken out instead.

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2. Mermaid Waves: Choose The Right Colour (back to index)

First things first, you’re likely in need to add serious length and volume to your natural hair to begin your journey towards mermaid waves. If you’re wondering how to get mermaid hair, first things first, get colour-matched.

You can either go for natural hues to match the rest of your hair, or pick funky coloured hair extensions to add a bit more of a playful vibe to your hairstyle. Last but not least, when it comes to summer a lot of people want to add highlights, for a sun-kissed effect. The world’s your oyster!

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3. How To Get Mermaid Hair (back to index)

You can either bring your natural mermaid curls to life with a sea-salt spray for some serious texture, or play around with a hair waver. There are many ways you can curl your hair, but if you’re unsure about how to style your Remy hair extensions you can check out our dedicated blog: How To Curl Hair Extensions: A Complete Guide.

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4. How To Get Mermaid Waves With A Hair Waver (back to index)

Hair wavers are a real life-saver when it comes to getting that casual, beachy look. The smaller the barrels, the crimpier the finish. Ideally you’d want to stay on a small-to-medium barrel size to get a beachy effect. Hair wavers are safe to use on clip-in hair extensions, tape-in hair extensions and permanent solutions such as nanoring hair extensions.

5. How To Get Mermaid Waves With A Flat Iron (back to index)

We have talked about how to curl hair with a flat iron here, but more specifically this video will show you how to get gorgeous mermaid hair with a flat iron. Some people are not too fond of this tool when it comes to curling, however it’s useful to know how to use a flat iron to curl your hair if you’re looking to achieve a certain look. Be careful when pulling the strands down if you’re wearing tape-in hair extensions or permanent hair extensions, as you don’t want to damage the attachment beads or tapes.

6. How To Get Heatless Mermaid Waves (back to index)

If you have fine hair or simply know you like this hairstyle too much to be applying heat-based tools on your strands nearly on a daily basis, then please make sure you check out this tutorial on how to get mermaid waves without heat.

If you’re wearing your braids overnight, remember that it is not advised to sleep in clip-in hair extensions.

7. How To Get Mermaid Waves On Short Hair (back to index)

Did you give your mane the big chop following the recent craze about shoulder length lobs? Don’t worry, I understand. There’s something uniquely cute, classy and yet adventurous about shoulder-length hairstyles! This doesn’t mean that you need to miss out on this look, even on days where wearing your real hair extensions is not an option.

8. Conclusion: (back to index)

Mermaid waves are the perfect look for when you want to appear effortlessly put together; it’s a playful, flirty, yet classy hairstyle that keeps on giving (even when summer is over)! Perfect for a day out brunching with the girls, or a dancing night full of shenanigans.

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