By Amna Anwar | April 3, 2017 | Style & Beauty
Along with a warm golden tan, sexy tousled hair is one of the major perks of spending a relaxing day on a beach. While the heat in the salty air and ocean water provide a unique blend that transforms hair into sultry waves, extended exposure to the sun can damage both the scalp and hair. Luckily, these six products will texturize your hair from root-to-tip, creating effortless waves without the harsh heat and messy sands of a beach.
Beach Club Texture Spray, IGK ($29). igkhair.com
While the bottle’s art transports you to a lively ocean setting, it's the fragrant IGK Miami scent and effective formula that’ll make this a haircare staple. Allowing you to create that windswept textured wave with a cool matte finish, this formula uses glycerin to protect the hair against drying out, and helps avoid those dreaded crunchy, stiff tresses.
Wave Spray, OUAI Haircare ($26). Sephora, multiple locations
Perfect beach waves appear weightless, undone, and wildly chic, and OUAI creatively bottles just that in their wave spray. A light formula that activates when shaken, this product is all about the movement and wave naturally created by simple manipulation. Creator Jen Atkin advises using the product on damp hair, which enhances the style as it air dries.
Coconut + Sea Salt Sea Mist, Herbivore Botanicals ($20). herbivorebotanicals.com
Priding itself on using all natural and quality ingredients, Herbivore Botanicals has mastered the beach wave by bottling the best aspects of the sea. Featuring salinity equivalent to that of the Pacific Ocean, this mist avoids the drying elements that are commonly experienced after over exposure to saltwater. Plus, its versatile aromatic blend of essential oils not only revitalizes strands, but also makes it safe to spritz this over the skin for a hydrating boost.
Beach Wave Mousse, MOROCCANOIL ($11). Sephora, multiple locations
An upgraded alternative to salty sprays, a dollop of this luxurious mousse does the trick to jumpstart the coveted wavy style. Apply this straight to damp hair while manipulating sections into twirled bunches, and watch as this argan oil-infused product creates a more defined and touchable wave without any heat styling.
Achieving the ideal beach waves start at the base. Bumble and bumble’s surf duo not only cleans and conditions the hair, but it also creates body before any styling occurs. Activating your hair prior to styling establishes a better foundation for a long-lasting look. Additionally, the lush blend of sea botanicals (sea fennel) and effective minerals in both products offer hydration with volume, which is essential to this hairstyle.