How to Get Sexy Beach Hair

By Tara Thompson Rasmus

It’s officially summer, which means that along with ditching my wine lipsticks and heavy foundation, I’ve officially waved goodbye to my blowdryer for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, however, my hair doesn’t necessarily behave when I let it air-dry; without a little product, my locks somehow end up looking both flat and frizzy. How is that fair?

To counteract both of these complimentary problems, I turn towards texturizers. These lightweight products add just enough weight and structure so that my fine, wavy hair can become the best version of itself, sans heat styling. There’s nothing better than stepping out of the shower, spritzing on some salt spray, and running out the door, is there? Thanks to these pretty potions, that will be my exact hair styling routine for the next two months. Long live summer!

featured image via let’s live by the sea


Captain Blakenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray

Because sometimes even the sparkliest girls among us could use a little shimmer in their salt spay, this gorgeous golden spray from Captain Blankenship will make you feel like a total summertime goddess.

Amika Haute Mess Texture Gel

If gel is more your speed than spray, look no further than this cream-gel hybrid, which is infused with grapefruit extract for bouncy strands with just enough grit.

Lavett & Chin Original Sea Salt Texturizing Mist

For the especially glamorous beach-hair-seekers amongst us, this luxurious salt spray is infused with rosewater to condition hair as it texturizes.

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist

This oomph-imparting spray is infused with L’Oreal’s exclusive Fibralock technology, which helps maintain fullness throughout the day.

Beach Blonde Sea Waves Salt Spray

Why, oh why, did John Frieda ever discontinue this cult-classic, deliciously-smelling spray? Well, no hard feelings—this coconut-scented spray is back and better than ever.

Rockaway Salt Spray

Every product from this line is fabulous, but this salt spray is especially good: it’s infused with protecting balm mint and body-imparting yarrow plant extract for full, fabulous locks.

Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist

A favorite of beauty mavens, this spray ingeniously marries a salt spray and a leave-in treatment, so that you get healthy-looking surfer-girl strands that are scented with coconut and gardenia.