No one has to know you didn’t actually spend the weekend soaking up surf and sand, at least not when you use any of our “fake it till you make it” tools for creating siren-worthy locks. This list rounds out our faves for looking like you’ve spent hours in the ocean, only to air dry to tousled wave perfection, all in a bottle.
1. OUAI Wave Spray
Unlike your average beach-ifer, Jen Atkin’s own Ouai Wave Spray not only creates hold but also gives hair memory, so it literally won’t forget to take on a textured style. Mist over damp locks for added volume, that seductive hint of curl and an all-around enviable shape, without worrying about any residual drying.
2. Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray
This game-changing answer to all of our beach-hair needs works just as well whether we’ve made it on our getaway or not. The spray promises to repair strands if we’ve maxed out on damaging salt and sun, while also plumping up untouched locks to bombshell proportions.
3. Bumble and bumble. Surf Infusion
The holy grail of salt sprays, we can’t imagine a summer without this take-me-anywhere answer to surfer girl dream hair.
4. fatboy Hair Sea Salt Pomade
An alternative to the spritz club, fatboy’s Sea Salt Pomeade combines everything you love about a cream pomade with the finish of a sea salt spray. If you have any fears of hair drying out, comb in this truly innovative moisturizer made with coconut oil and shea butter.
5. IGK Beach Club Texture Spray
Start at the roots, working this pretty as a postcard texturizer all the way through dry or soaked tresses. Made with glycerin, IGK’s spray locks in your own natural moisture, while hydrolyzed wheat protein aids in bodifying strands.
6. evo Salty Dog Cocktail Beach Spray
Pump and scrunch, working Salty Dog through locks for S-shaped, vixen-worthy curls that won’t weigh you down.
7. TIGI Bed Head Beach Me Wave Defining Gel Mist
Submerge into Bed Head’s transformative gel mist, made from marine algae extract, when now is not the time for a dip. Not exactly a surf spray, this wave-definer delivers touchable hold for effortless mermaid waves.
8. R + Co Rockaway Salt Spray
Inspired by New York City’s Rockaway Beach, this super-luxe spray creates sexy strands well before you even step out from the subway. The one-of-a-kind blend even doubles as a fragrance—breathe deeply for hints of Sicilian lemon, tangerine, eucalyptus and green tea.
9. Redken Beach Envy Volume Wave Aid
A salt-free alternative to sea sprays, Wave Aid creates BIG, lustrous locks for when you plan on hitting the tiki-hut after work.
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