Regardless of how far you live from the beach, thanks to the amazing products available you can always get care-free beachy waves. Beachy waves are a great look for summer, and nearly every beauty brand has attempted to bottle the effects of the ocean so you can get the perfect summer hair—at home!
Your hair type influences what kind of products will get you perfect beachy hair. If you have wavy hair, you just need a little texturizing spray to separate your hair and activate the wave. Those with curlier hair will need to use a heavier product to soften their curl and get a relaxed work. Straight hair, on the other hand, responds best to a light cream or mousse that adds grit and body to the hair.
Find your perfect beachy wave fit in the popular products below:
Price: $11 at Nordstrom
The Scoop: This 4.5 star mousse is an upgrade on classic sea salt spray. The salt-free formula gives you tousled texture without drying out hair. Mousse also allows for greater styling control so you can sculpt the perfect, effortless look that is never dehydrated, stiff or sticky.
What Influensters Have to Say: “I love summer. And I do love to have beach waves for that perfect summer look. I used to struggle to perfect the beach wave look but after I used this product I couldn’t stop. This mousse not only gives you beautiful beach waves, but it also leaves your hair sleek and smooth.” –Haley N.
Price: $4.79 at Target
The Scoop: With a #4 ranking in Texturizing Sprays and a 4 star rating, this spray can easily make every day a beach day! This product is perfect for natural waves as it will tame frizz and fly-aways with its natural Dead Sea salt and sea kelp formula.
What Influensters Have to Say: “This is my favorite hair product. my hair doesn’t hold a curl very long, and I decided to try this out and its a miracle in a bottle! My curls stay all day, and it gives my hair a little volume if I spray it at the roots! This is a must have!” –Ashley R.
Price: $9.99 at Target
The Scoop: This texturizing spray will separate, define and emphasize pieces and layers for an ‘undone’ look that will have everyone guessing you just left the beach! It’s no wonder it has 5 stars, this product can do it all! It adds volume and shine, tames flyaways and resists humidity so you can even use it at the beach!
What Influensters Have to Say: “I love this stuff! I use it nearly every day. It provides just the right amount of texture to my fine hair without feeling heavy or sticky. I spray it all over, roots and ends, then just rough it up a little with my fingers. It helps hold wavy curls when I use my curling iron, keeps my hair from falling flat when I leave it straight and gives it some volume when I wear it up. A new must have for me.” –Jenna L.
Price: $31 at Sephora
The Scoop: This lightweight spray is the perfect finishing touch for any airy style. It uses zeolite and silk powder to transform your hair to an airy texture and add body. You can expect a flexible, all-day hold from this spray. If you’re prone to frizz, this spray will get you un-done, beachy waves while also controlling rogue strands.
What Influensters Have to Say: “This is one of my favorite products for creating good brushable texture and adding volume to dry hair. It does both effectively with a beautiful, clean scent that helps neutralize odors. It is a little pricey but I find the product lasts a while because a little goes a long way. It never feels sticky or gritty in hair like some volumizing products can get.” –Nathalie K.
Price: $8.97 at Walmart
The Scoop: This spray is perfect for hair of any color, length, or texture. It provides all-over body and touchable towel-dried texture. Over 100 Influensters have given this leave-in spray 4.5 stars. It also has a captivating coconut scent for a tropical smell that will have you dreaming of the seaside!
What Influensters Have to Say: “I can’t get enough of this stuff! Especially in the summer! It gives my hair the perfect waves that look so natural! I have naturally stick straight hair and this works! 5/5 stars!” –Talia R.
Price: $23 at Walgreens
The Scoop: This wax spray is perfect for getting beachy waves in hair with a natural curl. It creates a relaxed and tousled look while maintaining body and dimension. With 4.5 stars, it will perfectly weigh down tight curls for a sunkissed, beachy look!
What Influensters Have to Say: “Has been a favorite for about 5 years. It’s like a hairspray and wax magically formulated to mist. It keeps every hair in place and prevents it from frizzing up. It’s not sticky, the smell is strong by I like it. It is a little heavy so I normally have to be careful about how many layers I build up in the hair.” –Jacquin M.
Price: $44 at Neiman Marcus
The Scoop: This invisible dry hair spray has been given 4.5 stars by over 150 Influensters! This spray builds incredible volume and touchable texture while absorbing oil at the roots to freshen and style your hair. This product is perfect for those with wavy hair looking to add a little beachy-texture!
What Influensters Have to Say: “I love love love this product, I can not express how much I am in love with it. It gives my normally flat boring hair the extra sass it needs. It last for a very long time, and also works as a great dry shampoo. Since I have dyed hair I can’t wash it often but with this I don’t feel or look like my hair isn’t washed.” –McKenna B.
Price: $6.99 at Kmart
The Scoop: With 4.5 stars, this ‘sea foam” creates waves and promotes a soft, natural finish. The ultra light texture uses sea kelp extract to create beautiful, wieghtless waves that gives every strand a wavy look.
What Influensters Have to Say: “Absolutely great for people with straight hair like me! I love plaiting my hair before I sleep but in the morning, I would lose whatever waves I had. Using this sea foam would help my hair hold in the curls and last all day. My hair is thick so I used a lot more than usual but it still lasted me a long time.” –Sadaf T.
Price: $20.99 at Walgreens
The Scoop: This 5 star texturizing spray will get you beach-tousled hair at home you can have perfectly ‘done undone’ hair. This citrus scented styler adds sea-side texture, volume and controls frizz. It leaves behind a sunkissed shine so you can have endless summer hair anytime.
What Influensters Have to Say: “Perfect for curly fine hair. I have frizz hair when it dries. I use this product after I towel dry my hair and if I let it go natural it won’t have any frizz. It also softens my tight curls and gives them more of a wave look. More the Victoria Secret look” –M S.
Price: $27 at Sephora
The Scoop: Nearly 150 Influensters have given this surf spray 4.5 stars. This saltwater-based spray adds volume and texture to create a full, wind-blown feel. If you are looking for fullness, hold, and a matte finish, this spray is the perfect product to get you the beach hair you desire!
What Influensters Have to Say: “Absolutely love this product, I’ve always liked what salt water does to my hair but i know it isn’t the healthiest for you hair and I’ve always loved the intense wave that salt water did to my hair. Living in Canada one normally does not cross paths with salt water. With this product, I get the best of both. Definitely recommend this product to anyone that really likes the beach wave.” –Rogelle L.
How do you get beachy, summer hair? Let us know what products you use in the comments! Head to the Influenster website for more!