Nicole Keen
Nicole Keen
@keenmachine

How I Learned to Love Wave Spray

My hair is slightly wavy, but mostly straight, which means it’s pretty low-maintenance, but every once in a while I get the urge to spice things up (who doesn’t?). Wave spray or sea salt spray has always seemed like a natural choice for my hair type—and I have plenty of friends who can’t live without it—but I’ve never quite found my groove with any of the ones I’ve sampled. However, I don’t easily admit defeat, so I’ve kept on trying (and trying), and I’ve finally figured out how to harness the power of a good wave spray. Here are my hard-earned tips for getting the best beach waves.

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Spritz Up a Storm

If you have thick hair like me, a small spritz just isn’t going to cut it. In general, I feel like more is more when it comes to wave spray, and I actually prefer to start with dry hair (second-day, i.e. not freshly washed, hair works best) and douse it with spray until it feels quite damp. You’ll get the best results if you’re liberal with the product. Trust.

Get Handsy

As you’re spraying your locks (liberally!), use your fingers to scrunch your hair. This creates added texture. It also helps if you take random sections of hair and twist them into loose ringlets. As the spray dries in your hair, these waves will hold their shape.

Don’t Fear the Frizz

At first I was perturbed by some of the frizz on my head, but then I realized that this style isn’t about looking perfectly polished. In fact, the great thing about beach hair is that it’s so effortless: windblown and sun-kissed (and slightly sandy?). In other words, let your hair do its thang and try to embody that cool surfer chick vibe!

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Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray

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Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray