My Top Products For Beachy Waves

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My Top Products For Beachy Waves |

Summertime is easily my favorite time of year. Life in the summer months is just so laid back and I love spending most of my free time at the beach or relaxing by the pool. Because of this, my beauty routine becomes much more basic. No one likes doing a full face of makeup just to have it melt away throughout the day. Or spend hours putting together the perfect hairdo just for it to fall flat from the humidity. In the summertime, a lot of us become much more low maintenance.

One of my favorite parts of the summertime is that beachy waves look you get when you let your hair air dry after a pool or beach day. That unbrushed, slightly messy but super cute hairdo that just screams summertime. Some of us get this look naturally and it looks awesome while others just don’t have the hair for it. Mine, for example, is suuuuper thin and it has a hard time holding that messy look once my hair dries. So I went on the hunt for the best hair products to get me that sexy beachy waves look.

The best thing about this look is that it’s super quick and easy. This makes it perfect for moms or those with busy schedules since it literally only takes about 60 seconds to achieve your desired look. You just choose your favorite product, spray it on damp hair (or dry),  and you’re good to go! So after testing a lot of products, I’ve narrowed it down to my top three favorites:

My Top Products For Beachy Waves |


This is the first product I tried to get beachy waves and I instantly fell in love with it. It’s definitely my favorite of the three. First off, it smells super good and second, it works wonders! You can put it in your hair whether it’s damp or dry so it makes it super easy to get that look quickly and easily no matter what state your hair is in. This is my go to on the days where I don’t have time to straighten my hair or the days  where I forgot/didn’t have time to shower and wash it. I’ll just toss in some product and call it good!

So in order to get the look I like, I like to flip my hair upside down and spray it in that way. It makes it easier to get that messy waves look. If I’m putting in the product at night or first thing in the morning, then I’ll toss my hair into a messy bun to dry overnight or while I’m getting ready for the day. This helps lock the waves in place so it lasts longer. This isn’t a step you have to do. You really can just toss in the product, play around with it with your fingers and then walk out the door. I just like adding the extra step because it tends to lock it in a bit better. So that’s totally up to you and depends on your hair type!


This one is very similar to Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe. The difference for me is that this one doesn’t work as well in dry hair. I’d recommend using this product on damp hair and then tossing it into a messy bun for a bit like I mentioned above to lock it all in. These first two products are perfect for your beach bag if you’re planning on going from the beach (or poor) straight to dinner or whatever it may be. I’ll also throw one of them in my gym bag too because I’m just that obsessed with the scent and look. They’re the perfect products for the summer months.


The final product on this list is a bit different from the first two. This one by Kristin Ess is a little more on the pricey side and it’s an aerosol spray similar to a hairspray rather than being in a liquid form like the first two. This one also works best in dry hair rather than damp or wet hair so it’s better for days where your hair is unwashed or already a bit messy. You can just toss this in your hair, style it how you want it and you’re good to go! The only thing you should watch out for with this product is how much you’re using. You really don’t need a lot and if you put in too much then it can weigh down your hair and/or make it feel icky. But other than that, it works great and I highly recommend it!

What’s your go to summer hairstyle?





  • Olivia Bufo

    Amazing! I have super straight hair! So I’m going to have to see if these work on me. Thanks so much

    • I have that same issue! My hair is horribly straight and flat haha but these are great at creating that beachy waves look 🙂

  • Victoria

    I am definitely going to have to try some of these. I have been using Not your mothers beach spray for a while, but the smell gives me a headache.

    • Awww! I love the smell of that one. It’s just so beachy and perfect for summer 🙂 the other two have less of a scent so those might be better options for you.

  • I gotta grab one of these my hair has some wave to it, but needs some help!

    • These would be perfect then! It’s great when you already have a bit of wave. My hair is super flat and straight so it can sometimes be challenging for me to find a good product that actually creates those waves.

  • Ashley Solberg

    These sound so great! I have always needed to find a good one to use, going to give one of these a try!

  • Elizabeth Colette

    Love John Frieda products, I will have to try them for beachy wave hair. Thanks for sharing!

  • I love NOT YOUR MOTHER’S BEACH BABE TEXTURIZING SEA SALT SPRAY! Wearing it as we speak – this is the perfect weather (hot/humid) to spray it on wet hair and just go 🙂

    • The Not Your Mothers is my go to product for this time of year. I’ve been wearing it almost daily every summer for the last couple years. It’s fantastic! 🙂

  • Caitlin Patton

    Going to try this as I have Not Your Mothers other products! Thanks for the info!!!

  • OnceUponADollhouse

    This is fab! We also love drybar’s beach waves product. Xx

    • I’ll have to check it out!! The only product by Draybar that I’ve tried is the Triple Sec Dry Shampoo. It’s fantastic! So I’m sure I’d love their beachy waves product as well.

  • jillconyers

    My go to summer style is keeping it easy. I love the look, but I have yet to master the beach waves that will stay.

    • I love easy! The summer months are perfect for those quick and easy looks. It’s so much more relaxing this time of year lol

  • Beachy waves are my life! Especially in the summer when my hair is going to be super relaxed and frizzy anyway. Another completely random product is the Fekkai beach wave spray – smells SO good and never makes your hair crunchy!