Soft Textured Mermaid Waves

Being a mama who works from home, time is something that is considered a bit of luxury. My day to day consists of school runs, errands, keeping on top of everything in the home as well as trying to create a business for myself. As you can imagine there are some things that are not on top of my list of priorities like spending hours on my hair and makeup. I'm always looking for simple and easy ways to be creative with my hair, that takes no time at all. Pretty sure most of us want that? 

Personally, when all else fails, loose waves is always the way to go. There's nothing quite like giving your hair an effortlessly polished vibe quite like undone waves. If your hair dries into natural waves, a quick spritz and you're good to go. However, for those who are not blessed with naturally wavy hair trying to achieve those perfectly loose waves can be a little daunting.

No matter your hair length, you can always achieve a full head of pretty waves for an ultra feminine hairstyle for any day of the week. Whether you’d love some loose waves or more compact waves with plenty of volume, there will be some heated hair stylers out there to give you the desired wave. I like to embrace my inner curly girl and enhance them with a Rainbow Shine Wand for those barely there waves or this Conical Curling Wand to achieve tighter waves.

But for this particular look I have decided to use a different type of waver to help channel my inner mermaid. This deep barrel waver gives me those dreamy tumbling pleats to my hair, ensuring an even, long lasting, frizz free finish. This waver features a 55mm wide ceramic crimping plates with Ionic technology, lockable handle with protective cover, variable temperature control and an approx. 30 second heat-up time. You can even choose between 2 types of waves, by pressing the rotating plate's release button. It was super cheap and gives amazing results, with a little practice.

Opting for a side parting will give me more volume to one side for a Hollywood feel when I need to up my wave game for dates or cocktails with the girls. This style will be great for those with stretched roots or balayage in your hair as it shows the depths of the tones in your hair. This hairstyle can be created for a seamless day to night look for a truly versatile hairstyle option. But if you didn't want to go full on Hollywood glam with the waves you give yourself a half up do, perfect for date night or even as a wedding guest because it's a style that lasts all day. 

Keeping those waves to stay can be a troublesome, so using styling products is absolutely necessary and I wanted to share a couple of products with you that keep those waves in place. Some of you may have heard of the brand Cake Beauty before, but it's a first for me and I'm super impressed. Over the last few weeks the only products that I have been using for styling my wavy hair are from Cake Beauty and let me tell you. Not word of a lie, but I'm totally obsessing over their products so far. I'm going to share a couple of my favourite styling products that I use to help create those waves so you can recreate the same look too

Cake Beauty The Wave Maker

In all honestly, if I had to choose one of my favourite products out of all the amazing products that cake have to offer. The Wave Maker would the the absolute dream especially if you love texturising products that actually work. I really like this particular spray because it doesn't leave my hair feeling damp, limp or crispy. It instantly give my hair the volume that it needs giving me effortless waves that stay. The sugar infused spray without drying sea salt is cruelty free and vegan and something that I love about beauty products. A little shake, scrunch and blow dry for a natural waves. Use a curling iron for more defined waves with a little finishing spray to give super light hold. This little wave maker is like a texturing spray and hairspray rolled into one, and keeps my hair in place for ages. It's a bit of a gem. 

Cake Beauty The Gloss Boss

This weightless wonder refreshes and refines your second-day locks and diminishes the appearance of damage. I'll be the first to admit I was a little dubious about using this product day, as I didn'y want to add more oil to my oily scalp. Blended with natural oils, this multitasker restores moisture, protects from heat tools and leaves your tresses so smooth with glorious shine. I like the fact that this one isn't heavy, or sticky, just pure glossy-bossy, without the harsh chemicals. This Gloss Boss has been one of the products that has taken me by surprise, and it certainly will become my go to on day two or three hair. 

Love is in the hair!!! Both of these products smell absolutely amazing, they both have a fresh sweet scent to them, but in no way that is sickly sweet or overpowering. The gloss boss oil spray is enriched with natural oils of coconut, avocado and macadamia whilst the texturising spray contains sugar, aloe, and orange peel oil. Both are the perfect combination adding texture without drying, leaving super smooth locks with an overall enhanced sheen. Cake Beauty are cruelty free and vegan friendly which I know many of you will love. Both of these are available directly from the Cake Beauty website itself or you can find them at your local boots for £9 each. 

Have you tried anything from this brand before?


  1. Oo I like the sound of the Gloss Boss, which refreshes second day hair. Life is busy with three children, so this sounds ideal for me :)

  2. Ooooh your hair looks gorgeous! I'm going to keep a look out for Gloss Bloss need that in my life.

  3. I love that tousseled beachy look! It really suits long hair so much and just looks lovely.

  4. I wish my hair would hold a wave. It's so fine though that anything just drops.

  5. I haven't heard of this before but use a salt spray on mine to make it more wavy

  6. My curls drop out so quickly, its so annoying as I love my hair curly but hate it takes so long to do then drops out. Ill look out for these products