Beachy Wave Bonanza

Since it’s officially summer, I’d like to let you in on a little secret. You don’t need to be slaving away in the bathroom, trying to perfect smooth, straight hair in the upcoming months. Nope, this part of the year calls for easy, breezy waves that can be achieved in a very short time. Beachy waves are my hairstyle mainstay during the sweltering months, and it really couldn’t be easier! You just need a few products and 10-15 minutes.

The kind of product you use on your tresses to create a beachy effect is huge. Just like the three little bears, you’ve got to find the best one for you. Dry hair? Opt for a creamy consistency. Fine hair? A light spray won’t weigh your hair down. Of course, technique plays a part, so a step-by-step tutorial by yours truly can be viewed here, but be sure to spend some time finding the perfect product for your hair type. Here are some of the most popular sprays and creams for creating low key, beachy waves.

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  • John Frieda Dream Curls 1 of 8
    John Frieda Dream Curls
    This lightweight spray is perfect for creating soft, beachy texture. Great for fine hair.
  • Oribe Apres Beach Spray 2 of 8
    Oribe Apres Beach Spray
    A favorite, this spray smells divine, and creates a disheveled look perfect for summer.
  • Biosilk Beach Texture 3 of 8
    Biosilk Beach Texture
    Biosilk Beach Spray creates textured waves that aren't weighed down at all.
  • Bumble and bumble Surf Spray 4 of 8
    Bumble and bumble Surf Spray
    One of the original beach wave sprays, B&b Surf Spray is a staple in my arsenal.
  • Alterna Summer Ocean Waves 5 of 8
    Alterna Summer Ocean Waves
    This texturizing spray provides weightless volume, moisture and a natural wavy texture to all hair types.
  • Organix Curling Perfection Cream 6 of 8
    Organix Curling Perfection Cream
    Although not a beach spray per se, this curling cream keeps already wavy/curly hair soft and frizz-free.
  • Macadamia Curling Cream 7 of 8
    Macadamia Curling Cream
    This cream is perfect for curly-haired girls looking to create smoother, less rigid curls.
  • Ouidad Sun Shield Leave-In Spray 8 of 8
    Ouidad Sun Shield Leave-In Spray
    Spray this product on prior to sun exposure and any time by the pool or beach when you want to create softer, shinier waves.

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