Salt Spray = Beach Waves

Growing up just a couple miles from the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, I never really understood the obsession with so-called “beach waves” until I no longer lived near the beach. Now that I’m in cooler climates and further from summertime excursions to the beach, I rely on trusty hair products to help me achieve that I-just-spent-the-entire-day-in-the-salty-sea-and-my-hair-looks-so-amazing-I’m-not-going-to-bother-washing-it look. From someone who has taken genuine beach waves for granted, trust me when I say these products live up to their hype. And it’s all about the application. For example, Josie Maran’s Bohemian Waves Hair Mist works better if you allow it to dry for a few hours in an updo or spray on slightly damp hair with the help of some scrunching action. Oribe’s Aprés Beach Waves and Shine, my personal favorite, can be applied onto dry hair, sprayed onto set curls or used for extra volume. What about you? What’s your secret to sexy beach hair?

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  1. Mira wrote:

    I haven’t tried any of these yet. Oribe’s sounds great 😀

    xx Mira

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  2. Paty wrote:

    I loved it!!!!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

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  3. Denisa wrote:

    Some of that brands I didnt know. Hm.

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  4. ORIBE for the win! 😉

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    • Erica wrote:

      @Grace it’s my absolute favorite of them all!!! Obsessed.

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  5. i.s. wrote:

    so perfect for summer x
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  6. madison wrote:

    Love this for summer!
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  9. amanda wrote:

    Where can I find these sunglasses?

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  10. Maria wrote:

    I’m definitely giving Oribe a try next! Great post.
    Lots of love, xx

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  11. Jem wrote:

    ALL these products work on Asian hair??? I’ve always had trouble coaxing my Asian hair into beach waves.

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    • Erica wrote:

      @Jem, yes! I’m asian and these products DO work. Since I don’t have much time to let my hair dry naturally with most of these products, I like using the Oribe on my already dried hair. I twirl a small, round curling iron through parts of my hair and then set it with the Oribe Apres Beach and then comb my fingers through it. I would highly recommend it – it’s super easy to use!

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  12. Sue Iseman wrote:

    Question: The top in the photo is gorgeous – what label is it? And the sunglasses are fabulous- who’s are they? Thanks!

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  13. Coolallure wrote:

    So sea salt is the main ingredient? Wow , it’s like when i was little and used salty water to keep my curls set.

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