Watching the torrential downpour from the third floor of Howie T, you probably want to be on summer vacation. Comparing tan lines, lighting bonfires, and sleeping until noon (maybe you still do this. 8am class? LOL). The best part of summer, though, is coming home from a day at the beach with perfectly tousled, sea-salt infused hair. Sadly, summer is over, but good news: you can still have that hair. These five products will give you chic, summery waves even in the middle of winter.
1. Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion Spray
Remember in middle school when everyone went crazy for pin-straight hair that required hours upon hours of heating tools? And now, years later, you’re paying the price. If your damaged hair seems unsalvageable, let alone capable of soft waves, think again. This miracle formula rejuvenates hair as you spray, leaving you with impossibly soft and shiny waves.
PHOTO: Bumble and Bumble
2. Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray
We all have that friend who glides around with perfect beachy hair. And then you ask them, “Oh my god, HOW do you get your hair like that?” and they reply, “Um, it’s natural.” Well, they’re probably lying, and they probably use this.
3. Ouai Wave Spray
Able to achieve the perfect waves on your own, but the minute you step outside they either frizz up or fall flat? This Wave Spray creates a flexible hold that’s able to withstand the toughest NOLA humidity, so you can look less like season 9 episode 23 Monica Geller, and more like season 1 episode 1 Rachel Green.
4. John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray
If you’re trying to shrink you carbon footprint, maybe aerosol sprays aren’t for you. John Masters Sea Mist is a one-step journey to environmentally friendly good looks, and it’s infused with organic lavender for an extra amazing scent and hydration. With this product, you simply spritz, throw on some shades, and run out the door looking like you went to the Bahamas overnight.
PHOTO: John Masters
5. Moroccan Oil Beach Wave Mousse
“I didn’t have time to do my hair before class!” is a cry I hear all too often in my morning classes. With this mousse, busy schedules are no longer an excuse for looking blah. Just rake a golf-ball-sized amount through wet hair, tousle, and slay all day.
PHOTO: Moroccan Oil
COVER PHOTO: Sabrina Kogut