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Summer is for waking up slow and letting your hair air dry. Aside from blow dryers simply being too hot for summer weather, they also cause brittle hair and unwanted breakage. Beachy waves are an easy solution for avoiding the blow dryer, and they’re also the perfect look when paired with the season’s trending styles. This natural, laid-back look will draw more attention to your sun-brightened hair too.

To achieve flawless beachy waves, simply apply one of these beach sprays after getting your hair wet in the shower. Comb, spray liberally over your hair, and lightly scrunch the pieces. Wait for your hair to air dry and see immediate results that last all day. Just be careful—rocking beach waves on a daily basis has been known to cause a serious urge to jet-set to a tropical island!

Here are our five favorite beach sprays for wavy hair. We’ve also included one DIY spray because it’s super simple, and of course, budget-friendly!

1. Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
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Not Your Mother’s, $5.99

For voluminous, texturized waves, use this spray that’s infused with sea salt and kelp for a style that truly comes from the ocean. Instead of the beach sprays that cause a stiff, shiny finish, this spray leaves a natural matte finish.

2. Thai Coconut Beach Waves

The Gnarly Whale Thai Coconut Beach Hair Spray
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The Gnarly Whale, $12

This spray brings increased volume and subtle, sexy waves. Even better, this all-natural product is vegan too.

3. EverStyle Texture Series Beach Spray

L'Oreal Paris EverStyle Texture Series Beach Spray
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L’Oreal Paris, $5.89

Skip the buildup, and use this spray for soft, tousled waves. This sea salt spray lasts all day and is 100% vegan, alcohol-free, and contains no synthetic dyes.

4. Beach Formula Sea Spray

Sun Bum Beach Formula Sea Spray
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Sun Bum, $14.99

Sun Bum’s sea spray is a 2-in-1 formula that protects your hair from sun damage and frizz, while creating full-bodied waves for a windswept look. This lightweight spray separates hair strands to boost texture. The cruelty and alcohol free product is made with Hawaiian black lava sea salt, sea kelp, and seaweed.

5. DIY Beach Waves Spray

Sea Salt Crystals
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Lastly, we have the simplest DIY recipe for flawless beachy waves. The only three things you need include: sea salt, water, and a spray bottle. Fill the spray bottle with water, add two teaspoons of sea salt, and shake. Shake the bottle before each use to make sure your hair receives enough salt. If you wish, you can also add a drop or two of essential oil in your favorite scent.