I think we can all agree that the beach has insanely magical beauty benefits. All of its elements so effortlessly sooth our skin and our spirits, making the seaside experience like a trip to a heavenly spa. Perhaps the most obvious way the ocean gives us a beauty boost is through its impact on our hair—how just one dip in the salty water makes our tresses fresh, textured, and voluminous.
But of course, like any luxurious spa, hanging seaside comes with a high price. Unless you were born lucky and are a full-time coastal dweller, beach getaways are something most have to use precious vacation time for (or sick days if you’re really rebellious). Plus, there's the whole coughing up cash for a plane ticket thing.
Fortunately for those stuck in the rut of a landlocked lifestyle where work trumps great hair, there are a few beauty tricks at your disposal to help you fake a weekend at the beach. This set of miracle-working, sea-inspired products is sure to give your hair a total vacation, adding moisture and that effortless by-the-beach summer coolness.
John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray with Lavender – If you’ve got naturally wavy locks and are in need of something quick, easy, and effective, look no further than this sea salt spray. Formulated with sea salt for texture and lavender for moisture, this leave-in spray is the secret to air-dried beach waves. Apply after shampoo and conditioner, skip the blow dryer, and let your hair soak in this simple summery concoction.
Original & Mineral Rootalicious Root Lift Spray – If body is something that doesn’t come naturally, try giving your hair a boost with O&M’s Root Lift Spray packed with hardworking natural ingredients like Lilly Pilly and Quandong. This Australia-based line knows it all when it comes to beachy hair. After styling, spray this baby straight onto your roots for some good ol’ Aussie oomph.
ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand – Praised for its versatility and long-lasting hold, this curling wand should be your go-to for creating sea salty beach waves. Divide your hair into small sections, coil each around the wand, hold for 10 seconds, and brush through for that lived-in look and voila! Sometimes a spray is not enough to create waves for those with thicker hair.
Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder – The best part about the beachy hair trend is its glorification of second day hair. Hair that’s been slept on can be easily masked as sea salt touched locks with the use of Bumble and bumble’s ultra popular Prêt-à-Powder. Apple a touch of powder to your roots and you’ll notice instant volume and texture. The powder is also great for all day hold.
Number 4 Texture Styling Crème – If you decide to use curling wand heat to get beach waves, make sure to use this first. Apply to wet, towel dried hair by scrunching the product in the hair with your fingers. Adding texture while controlling frizz, this styling crème allows locks to truly form to the style you desire.