The Easiest Way to Fake Beachy Waves From Home Only Takes 3 Minutes


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Beachy waves are just so effortless and cool. They give off the carefree but still stylish and put-together vibes that I think a lot of us aspire to. The problem is beachy waves do require some sort of effort, especially if you're not even remotely close to the beach and can't take advantage of what the fresh air does to your hair texture. You need a curling iron, flat iron, or curling wand to achieve those loose waves.

But if getting out your hot tools makes you want to give up your beachy-wave dreams (or if you don't have a lot of time to style your hair), there is a quicker option for you. Enter sea salt sprays. These sprays give you that natural wave that you would get from spending a day at the beach. They can add texture and volume to your hair, and they even absorb excess oil.

To use, you'll want to spritz it on damp hair. You can twist and scrunch your hair to add waves, and let it air-dry. Or use a diffuser attachment on a hair dryer for a little bit more volume. And voilà, the beachy waves of your dreams.

Want to give the sprays a try? Take a look at some of my favorites below.


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Hot Tools for Beachy Waves

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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