Curl Corps Enhancing Gel, $25 at Sephora
This lightweight gel that holds without the crunch keeps your waves intact even in the humid, summer weather. Pro tip: Add to hands and twist and shape strands for a soft, touchable and defined wave.
Bumble and bumble
Surf Spray, $16 at Sephora
The iconic, award-winning sea salt spray will give mega texture in a simple spritz. It’s infused with conditioning ingredients like seaweed and kelp extracts to keep moisture locked in while you perfect your post-beach hair.
Wave Maker Touchable Texture Whip, $26 at DevaCurl
When your beach waves need a bit of frizz control, this lightweight whip saves the day. Add a dollop of this airy formula, filled with moringa seed and passion flower extracts, to your strands for a smooth, sleek finish.
Beach Club Texture Spray, $29 at Sephora
If you’re looking for a salt-free wave enhancer, spritz this. Glycerin and wheat protein hydrate strands while adding volume and body to your texture.
Beach Wave Mousse, $28 at Nordstrom
If you like to scrunch to perfect your beach waves hair, mousse is a great option. It’s salt-free and infused with UV protection so your tresses don’t get scorched by the sun.
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Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray, $4.84 at Target
Transform even the flattest of strands into va-va-voom waves with this sea salt and sea kelp spray. Simply spray, shape and scrunch to get defined, glossy texture.
Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray, $42 at Neiman Marcus
Chock-full of nourishing extracts and oils, this two-in-one spray gives major texture and shine without looking stiff or oily.
Wave Spray, $26 at Nordstrom
Perfect your bedhead with this spray that enhances tousled texture and keeps strands in place throughout a day of activities.
Rockaway Salt Spray, $26 at Space.NK
Create your very own post-beach hair with this vitamin-infused salt spray. It’s infused with vitamin C to protect strands from free radicals.
Curvaceous Wind Up, $19 at Ulta Beauty
Wake up limp strands with this wave-boosting formula. It boosts the shape of your waves or curls and adds structure and shine so you look like you spent hours on your undone tresses.
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Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist, $36 at Net-a-Porter
A spray created by the genius behind Kate Moss’ perfect locks, he considers this spray his "signature look in a can." Spray, toss and shake your strands to channel your inner Kate and amp up your undone waves.
Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse, $39 at Nordstrom
If you prefer piecey waves, this is the mousse for you. It creates separation and hold without weighing your hair down so your beach waves can be lively and bouncy.
Sea Texture Cream, $16 at Sephora
Refresh your beach waves hair with a shape-boosting cream that adds mega moisture and volume. Rake through strands to smooth out frizz or add to strands that need to be revived.
Summer is here and that means beach, beach and more beach time. While we love the way our hair and skin look post-shore, if we want to be responsible adults, hitting the coastline every day just isn’t a feasible option.
If you’re longing for the beach waves that come after a day in the ocean, it’s possible to recreate the tousled look without stepping foot on the sand. Of course, you can use hot tools for just-out-of-the-ocean waves, but going heat-free is a more authentic option for this undone look. From salt sprays to moisturizing creams to shape-shifting mousses, we’ve rounded up the best beach wave hair products that work on even the straightest of strands.
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