Sea Salt Sprays Are the Trick to Beachy Waves (Even If You’re Nowhere Near the Water)

No surf or sand required.

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It doesn't matter if surf's up or down. A spritz here and there of these sea salt sprays offers the perfect beachy waves without actual sun or sand!

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R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray
$26.00

Best Overall

If beach waves are what you want, R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray is what you need. A combination of cranesbill and yellow plant extract add volume, while vitamin C and balm mint protect your strands and keep color at its brightest. Plus, your hair will smell just as good as it looks, thanks to the subtle lemon, tangerine, eucalyptus, and green tea notes. Beach, please! 🌴

More: How to Create Beach Waves Without Sun or Sand

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Sun Bum Beach Formula Texturizing and Volumizing Sea Spray
$12.99

Best Budget Buy

Want volume without the frizz? Sun Bum's sea spray was designed to separate strands without sacrificing definition. Its formula, infused with Hawaiian black-lava sea salt, sea kelp, and seaweed, protects strands from humidity and prevents your 'do from frizzing out.

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Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray
$42.00

Best Splurge

Who needs to wait until summer hits to rock wavy hair like you just don't care? This spray is perfect for a year-round tousled look, and you can benefit from an ingredient combo that protects hair from UV rays and color fading. Plus, it adds moisture and shine, thanks to the hyrdolyzed wheat protein. 

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Bumble and Bumble Solid & Striped Surf Spray
$27.00

Bumble believers rave over the brand's award-winning spray (and don't worry, it isn't surfer-exclusive). Massaged into damp strands post-shower or into dry hair for impromptu styling, the salt-infused mist improves overall volume and creates windswept waves without you having to ever experience sand in your face! 

It now comes in a limited-edition formula featuring fresh scent options (both floral and coconut) and packaging by luxury swimwear brand Solid & Striped.

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Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray
$14.00

It's mermaid season! Channel your inner Ariel with this sea salt spray by Captain Blankenship. It imparts effortless waves on damp or dry hair. Aloe vera gel and sea kelp extract add moisture and a light hold, while the mix of essential oils creates a beachy rose scent.

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Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray
$25.00

Drybar's salt-stricken spray brings texture and volume to dull hair. Enhanced with sea salt, aloe, and algae, your hair won't feel sticky or straw-like after use.

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Verb Sea Texture Spray
$16.00

We love all things Verb. The brand's new Sea Texture Spray instantly transforms tresses into sea-goddess-level locks. It's perfect for adding the right amount of grippy texture to your hair for updos in the heat, too!

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Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
$13.27

OK, so we'll give it to them: Mothers (usually) know best, but when it comes to contemporary hairstyling, we're opting to deviate from her beauty rituals. Not Your Mother's Beach Babe spray is infused with Dead Sea salt and kelp to create sexy volume and waves.

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Ouai Wave Spray
$12.00

We love Ouai's Wave Spray because it's safe for color-treated hair! It features rice protein to give your strands the oomph you're craving in the summertime. It's also paired with a light floral fragrance, containing notes of bergamot and magnolia, to add a sweet scent to your hair.

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Herbivore All Natural Sea Mist Hair Spray
$26.50

Texture, moisture, and shine are what define this brand's killer sea salt spray. A spritz of Herbivore's beachy mist allows you to reap the fabulous look of wave-enhancing sea salt, as well as the health benefits of coconut and essential oils. 

Derived from the Pacific Ocean, all ingredients are natural and non-drying, and they absorb into the scalp to keep moisture levels stable. The best part? It doubles as a fragrance for your strands with a hint of vanilla to bring you back to vacation mode.