Beach Waves for Days

Photo by Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media / Getty Images
Photo by Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media / Getty Images

Who doesn't want touchable, luxurious, wavy hair to rock all summer long?  To master this style, it’s all about keeping your hair textured, yet soft.  these products promise envious beach waves.

Best For Curly Hair


Arrojo Wave Mist

$22 at Arrojo

This under-the-radar hair mist has been on the market since December, but is ready to have it’s moment with beach season in full swing. Brought to you by celebrity hairstylist Nick Arrojo, this light mist leaves your hair calm, yet full of life. The formula contains Sea Kelp Extract that nourishes the hair allowing it to fall softly and Panthenol which helps thicken the hair to give waves a good body of hair to work with. This product is best for girls with curly hair who need to soften but still want to encourage playful waves. Apply to damp hair before styling or diffusing. 

Best for Dry Hair

Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion

$29 at Sephora

Coming off of a classic favorite, Bumble and Bumble has a new sea salt spray containing a new bi-phase salt-in-oil formula. Allow this product to work its magic after a good hard shake to combine the sea salt bottom phase and oil-based top phase. This is the ideal product for those who need to keep their hair hydrated but love the beachy waves. The blend of sea botanicals and tropical oils condition the hair while still providing that oh-so desired wavy texture. And did we mention the UV protection? Yeah, it has that too. 


Best for damaged hair


Sachajuan Ocean Mist

$28 at Barneys

This classic product contains their Ocean Silk Technology which is made up of proteins and minerals from sea’s algae. This helps keep hair healthy and protects the hair fibers against surfactants and chemical aggression. The Ocean Mist itself is a leave in formula that combines salt and sugar to keep from drying out your hair. This light spray adds a great grip to the hair making it easier to style with a curling rod or iron to achieve your desired waves.  

best for fine hair

Alterna Tousled Texture Spray


$22 at Sephora

This spray is so gorgeously lightweight, it hardly feels like there’s product in your hair at all. A perfect option for summer, the formula provides UV protection while also fighting those dreaded damaging effects of chlorine, and saltwater. And not only does this give you sexy piecey-type waves, but it emits that summer scent of coconut milk and Brazilian mango. After spraying into damp hair, work a little finger shaping magic to get the most texture from your hair.