Surfer hair: learn how to get a long, curly and sun-bleached hair | Photo: Red Bull

How can you get a surfer's hair? Have you cut it like the ultimate surfer dude? Let the waves pump your hair.

Dawn patrol is never compatible with combs and early morning showers, and that is precisely how a surfer haircut begins. The thing is, you need to surf.

However, the surfing lifestyle evolved into the mainstream quickly, and nowadays, people who have never surfed try to emulate the surfer's hair at all costs - girls and boys, men and women.

Unlike a classic crew cut, the surf haircut is a social statement.

The first beach hairstyles were born in Southern California when, in the 1950s, wave-riding addicts began adopting a beach bum attitude and confronting the establishment.

Haircuts change, but the wind-blown surfers' haircuts stood the test of time and became an instant rebel classic.

The only thing you need to display a surfer's haircut is hair.

Unless you're bald. If that's your case, don't panic.

There's always the Kelly Slater formula - all you need to do is shave the sides and the back of your head until you get a shiny scalp.

Surfer Haircut: The Original Style

One of the most popular surfer haircuts is the long, curly, and sun-bleached hairstyle.

If you're not blonde, you can always introduce your scalp to lemon juice, honey, and olive oil or simply pour a peroxide solution on your head.

The surfer hairstyle must be messy, wavy, and casual. The first step towards the ultimate surf haircut is letting it grow. When you think you've gone too far, don't cut it.

Beach hair should look good and natural. Salted water and the sun's heat will help you get the desired effect, but it also proves a good point - apparently, you're a real surfer.

So, congratulations on that. This could be logical, especially if you're after... a surfer's haircut.

The beachy hairstyle requires low maintenance. Freshwater, shampoo, and finger combing will do the rest.

Depending on the type of your hair, you'll then decide on your favorite hairstyle.

The most common cut is the mid-length surfer hair. It has many advantages - you can look like a surfer, and you won't be called a beach bum by your family at the Christmas table.

So, for those who don't have natural surfer hair, here's the winning formula for getting it "dirty" and curly:

  1. Let your hair grow;
  2. Mist your dry hair, but don't soak it;
  3. Spread a dime-sized amount of pomade between your hands;
  4. Work the pomade evenly into your hair;
  5. Scrunch the hair;
  6. Mist your hair with wave spray or sea water;
  7. Scrunch your hair until it gets wavy;

Do you need inspiration for your surfer hair?

Take a look at some iconic surf hairstyles and cuts by Mikey Wright, Montgomery "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani, Dane Reynolds, Dave Rastovich, Leonardo Fioravanti, Kelly Slater, Bruce Irons, and Rob Machado.

Mikey Wright: a new school surfer hair

Buttons Kaluhiokalani: the 1970s afro surfer hair

Dane Reynolds: a classic surfer haircut

Dave Rastovich: the long surfer hairstyle

Leonardo Fioravanti: the traditional surfer hair

Kelly Slater: the sun-bleached surfer hair

Bruce Irons: the slicked back surfer haircut

Rob Machado: the rasta surfer hair

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