I don't know about you guys, but when summer comes around, I seriously can't be bothered to do my hair. If I straighten it, the humidity makes it frizz before I'm even five steps out the door, and if I curl it, it falls flat within an hour.
After quite a few bad hair days, I've finally come to terms with just leaving my hair natural. I'm pretty lucky because my natural hair is super wavy and textured, but finding the right products to make it look the way I want to has been a total struggle.
If you're like me, and want to ditch the hot styling tools for a few months, check out some of my personal favourite products, and others that are highly recommended by others:
1. Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray
Price: CAD $36
If mermaid hair is what you're after, you NEED this product. The spray itself is infused with gold shimmer flakes, adding extra shine and dimension to your hair, while also providing you with those perfect bouncy beach waves. You'll be obsessed, we guarantee it.
2. Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse
Price: CAD $30
Big, beachy waves are usually full of volume, so if you've got thin hair, but still want to get the look, this is the product you need! It's super lightweight, and won't leave your hair looking frizzy or crunchy. The mousse allows you to shape your hair exactly how you want with minimal effort.
3. John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Salt Spray
Price: CAD $6.97
This product is one of my personal favourites, especially when I'm too broke to pay for high end hair care! Simply mist on damp hair, and in no time you'll have perfect, beachy waves! My hair is already naturally wavey, but I find it enhances the texture and leaves my hair smelling amazing.
4. Redken Wax Blast 10
Price: CAD $20.99
If you've got naturally curly hair, but want to tone it down to something a bit more wavey, this is the product for you! Redken's Wax Blast 10 will keep your hair in place and prevent frizz while weighing down any tighter curls so you can achieve that perfect beachy look!
5. ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray
Price: CAD $53
This product really does work miracles, especially on hair that needs to be washed! If you want to put off shampooing for one more day, simply spray some ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray in. The product works to absorb excess oil from roots while allowing you to create texture in your hair.
6. Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry
Price: CAD $37
A lot of people have been obsessing over this product, and we can see why! This product is basically a blowout in a bottle, and will leave your hair looking full, bouncy, and beachy, but still clean! It adds a ton of texture and volume to your hair, all you have to do is blow dry it!
7. Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
Price: CAD $48.72
Hair care starts with shampoo and conditioner, so if you want beachy waves, make sure you're starting there! Not Your Mother's has an amazing line specifically for creating beachy hair, containing ingredients like coconut oil and sea kelp that will give you the most amazing natural waves.
8. Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray
Price: CAD $47.05
Kevin Murphy literally has a hair product for everything, and perfect beachy waves are no exception! This lightweight spray is perfect for hair that's a bit stiff after being coloured, as it adds movement to even the most damaged hair. The formula contains ingredients like tangerine and honey, so it smells amazing.
9. Playa Haircare Endless Summer Spray
Price: CAD $33
This product is great for anyone with thick hair, as it keeps the waves in all day without them falling flat. The product is lightweight, so you can use a ton of it to get that beachy texture without any build up! It also contains chia-seed extract, which is super hydrating and will leave your hair feeling amazing.