How to get the perfect beach wave

Have you ever been envious of the effortless style of surfers? We have cracked the secret to their look, beach waves, and are here to share it with you. If you want to create perfect beach waves at home, you’re in the right place.

Top products for creating effortlessly cool beach waves

1. label.m Sea Salt Spray

2. Cake The Wave Maker Texturing Beach Spray

3. Alterna Caviar Professional Styling Sea Salt Spray

4. L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Beach Waves

5. NAK Sea Salt Mist

How do you get natural beach waves?

The secret to creating the perfect beach waves is to swap your curling wand for salt spray and a hairdryer. Less heat + the right product = perfect waves every time.

Manipulating how your hair dries will create a much more natural wave effect compared to curling your hair with a hair straightener or curling wand.

Top tip: To ensure your beach waves look glossy and smooth, use a deep conditioning mask on your hair before styling your beach waves. This will ensure your waves look strong and healthy, rather than dry!

How to get beach waves


1. Start with damp hair

After washing your hair, gently pat your hair to remove excess water. Be careful not to dry your hair with a towel too roughly or pull your hair, as this can damage your hair. Or if you’re short for time, spray dry hair with clean water until it becomes damp but not wet for a fast wave hack!

2. Comb your hair gently

Using a wide-tooth comb or tangle teezer, gently brush your hair, starting at the ends and working your way up. As you comb or brush your hair, check to ensure all your hair is of equal dampness.

3. Apply product generously

Spray or gently massage product into your hair such as a salt spray or beach wave mousse. Salt spray mimics the effects of natural seawater, helping to give your hair a naturally wavy texture. When it comes to salt spray, the term less is more does not apply, so be generous with your spray!

4. Dry your hair

Using a diffuser, slowly dry your hair on the lowest heat setting. You may be tempted to blast your hair with the highest heat setting, but trust us, taking your time will be worth it. As you dry your hair, twist and scrunch sections of your hair to help the waves take shape. Remember to apply a heat protect spray to your hair before applying heat, as this will protect your hair against heat damage. Alternatively, you can allow your hair to dry naturally though it should be noted this may take much longer than using a hairdryer.

5. Set your waves

To ensure your waves last all day long, add a final light spray of hairspray or re-spray the sea salt spray. This will ensure no matter what your day throws at you, your waves will stay picture-perfect.

Voila! Follow the above steps and you should be able to create effortless waves that look straight out of Bondi beach.

RY’s favourite products for creating beach waves

Inspired by the lived-in look of surfers and rock stars when creating this sea salt spray. The spray infuses salt into your hair, bringing out the natural texture of your hair and enhancing your waves. Perfect for someone who is always on-the-go, label.m Sea Salt Spray can be sprayed onto damp hair and throughout the day on dry hair, offering the perfect pick-me-up when curls and waves begin to drop or lose their definition.


Looking for something to revive dull second-day hair? The Cake The Wave Maker Texturing Beach Spray is a sweet and salty spray that helps transform limp hair into beach waves without the use of damaging chemicals. Formulated to be non-sticky, the spray can be brushed out easily, perfect for people who like to change their style (and mind!) frequently. Unlike other beach spray products, this product is designed for use on dry hair only.


Infused with minerals from the Dead Sea, this lightweight mist helps Australians create perfect beach waves year-round. The fine mist helps to bring out the natural texture and curl formation of hair, adding a light veil of waves. Formulated to be non-greasy, this product can be sprayed directly on your roots without looking shiny or causing a build-up of oil or product.


L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Beach Waves is a convenient texturising salt spray that can help create different styles of beach waves. For example, the product can be sprayed onto damp hair to create messy waves or on dried hair before using a curling wand to create more defined matte waves in a dishevelled style.


NAK Sea Salt Mist has been rated with a 6/10 hold factor, meaning it not only defines beach curls but also offers a controlled finish to your hair. The fine mist can easily be applied evenly on your hair and helps to not only create loose waves but thicken the hair also. With the NAK Sea Salt Mist, you can create care-free waves that hold their style all day long.

Check out RY today

If you want to create care-free beach waves, check out the range of sea salt spray products available at RY. If you are unsure which product would best suit your hair type, do not hesitate to contact RY today, we would be happy to help you understand how to get beach waves at home.

Have you ever been envious of the effortless style of surfers? We have cracked the secret to their look, beach waves, and are here to share it with you. If you want to create perfect beach waves at home, you’re in the right place.



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