Listen, it’s not your fault that you weren’t born by the ocean. We can’t all have the life of a girl from a Zac Efron movie, no matter how much we try day dreaming that life into existence.
But summer is the time to rock that effortless surf bum look that you’ve always dreamed about, with a dreamy dude that’s Bay-Watch-level-hotness to match (even if he just exists on your screen or Netflix account).
So although these 5 hair products can’t move you to California and you still have to tan on your porch (we feel you), they can definitely make you look like you just got back, with all-day beach waves to match without having to blow out or use a curling iron.
1. Lush Cosmetics Sunny Day Texture Spray
Although this product is the only one on this list not induced with the beach wave extraordinare, sea salt, Sunny Day is a hair spray you shouldn’t miss out on. With a mixture of honey and fresh lemon juice, this spray locks in curls and cuts away frizz, leaving you with perfect waves that stay with you all day. Plus, coming from Lush cosmetics, this product is cruelty free, vegan, sulfate, paraben and alcohol free—not to mention the bottle is handmade and recyclable, and if you return five containers for recycling, you’ll get a free face mask!
Find this product online on Lush Cosmetics’ website, or in any Lush Cosmetics store!
2. OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray
Remember what we said about sea salt being a beach wave extraordinare? Well nothing’s better than Moroccan (according to OGX). With the addition of argan oil and kelp extract, this spray conditions your hair and doesn’t leave your curls crunchy, just in case someone’s running their fingers through them later—after rubbing sun screen on you, of course.
Find this product online on OGX’s website, or in most drug stores, like Shoppers Drug Mart or London Drugs!
3. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
With this award winning spray, you’ll definitely feel (and look) like a winner! With the mix of two types of seaweed and kelp extracts and free from any parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, this spray not only gives you instagram-perfect waves, but prevents flyaways and doesn’t dry out your scalp: something you need on really hot, not-so-beach-front days.
Find this product online on the Bumble & Bumble website, or in most Sephora locations!
4. Moroccan Oil Beave Wave Mousse
A twist on Moroccan Oil’s famous texutrizing spray, this mousse gives the tousled look you’ve been dreaming of without dehydration, letting you say goodbye to those dried out beach waves! With just a little Moroccan oil magic, this hair product gives you an amazing windswept look that stays with you all day and protects your hair from UV rays at the same time, giving you a shiny, vibrant and beach bum look all in one!
Find this product online on the Moroccan Oil website, or in most haircare stores, like Angles!
5. Tarte Cosmetics Mermaid Waves Salt Spray
This vegan, alcohol free, perfume free, talc free, vitamin rich spray gives your hair the extra moisture it needs during those hot summer days, but also gives you waves that even the little mermaid would be jealous of. You can’t be on the beach, but you can definitely be apart of this world (where your curls are amazing, that is)!
Find this product online on Tarte’s website, or in most Sephora locations!