Beachy waves are just so effortless and cool. They give off 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, sexy 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.
Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray is one of the OG salt sprays. I remember using it in college, and that was over 10 years ago. In addition to magnesium sulfate (aka Epsom salt), it contains seaweed extract to moisturizes the hair and kelp extract to add shine and make the hair more manageable.
Instead of sea salt, Ouai's Wave Spray is made with rice protein, so it's safe for color-treated and keratin-treated hair. And you don't just get beachy-wave benefits here. The spray has a floral fragrance with notes of bergamot, Italian lemon, rose de mai, violet, and white musk.
Hot Tools for Beachy Waves
T3's styling wand has a smart microchip inside that monitors and adjusts the power to maintain a consistent temperature. The ceramic barrel ensures the hair stays frizz-free and shiny.