Beachy Wave Products For All Hair Types
We gave you three great summer hair updo options here, but the truth is, while getting the sticky, sweaty strands away from your face and neck is key during the humid months, most of summer is all about maintaining the mane… however possible. This usually means rocking messy waves without looking like a mess (because who really has all day to do a ‘do, ya know?). Basically, we want to seem as though we’ve woken up and rolled out of bed with equal parts volume, curl, and texture. Obviously, this is a rather impossible feat… without the help of a few key products.
Today, we delve into the must-have tools and products to create perfectly undone-done hair; the best beachy wave products for all hair types:
Living Proof Amp Instant Texture Volumizer ($24) – Texture and volume in a single cream… that isn’t creamy (or greasy). Great for day-after hair, but works just as well on almost-dried strands.
Verb Ghost Oil ($11) – For tresses that have texture, but require maintaining the poof, Verb’s Ghost Oil is ideal. It gives shine, maintains flyaways, and does it all without any greasy residue. TIP: Try using this to calm second day frizz by smoothing from ponytail down to ends.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray ($27) – The quintessential beach spray, mist this onto wet hair and scrunch or dry hair to resurrect and rejuvenate.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($42) – To create voluminous strands, you first need to create volume at the roots. There isn’t a better product for body that Oribe’s cult-classic Dry Texturizing Spray. Part dry shampoo, part pure body builder. Use this on first, second, or third day hair (just make sure it’s dry before applying).
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hairspray ($18) – Tackle frizz and humidity-making bouffants with this anti-humidity light-as-air hairspray that both smooths and acts as a humidity barrier by gently holding hair in place. Yes, even messy waves have a method to their messiness. This is the product that keeps the Gisele curls, and holds the frizz. TIP: For hairline flyaways, mist this spray onto an unused toothbrush and gently brush down stray scalp strands.
Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist ($22) – You’ll use this product every day (trust), not just for beachy waves. But the shiny mist can be used on wet hair (think: super sexy detangler) or dry hair (think: revive and revitalize). This beauty writer has even used it on second day hair to reinvigorate lackluster waves by spray-and-scrunching. An all-around awesome product.
Sarah Potempa Beachwaver Styling Iron ($199) – You can’t create beachy waves, if you have pencil-straight hair. That’s where the Beachwaver comes into play; it actually works wonders to give light waves more life. It’s easy to use and virtually idiot-proof.
Use one or use them all… but this summer, get your beachy waves on. And yes, products are mandatory.