Surf hair products allow beach-lovers to preserve that wavy, effortless summer style all year round. You no longer need to spend a day at the beach to get that casual, sun-dried look. Beachy waves are all about looking casually tousled, so the style time is very low. There is no need to spend all morning polishing the perfect look. Here is some advice for purchasing a surf hair product for that will give you that messy-on-purpose eternal summer look.
Begin with damp, towel-dried hair. If you have naturally straight or slightly wavy hair, start with a volumizing mousse to pump up your hair’s volume. If your hair is naturally curly or prone to frizz, start with a relaxing or smoothing serum. Surf products then finish off the look to give you that salty, tousled style. Since beachy style requires products to be a little salty, and therefore have a drying effect on hair, it is best to avoid the hair dryer or other heated styling products. Let your surfed-up hair air dry for the best results with the following surf hair products.
Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair Texture Paste comes in a bright green tub, and is truly a “little goes a long way” sort of product. With only a dime size amount of the thick cream, Garnier Surf Hair defines waves and gives your textured hairstyle all day hold. It has a matte finish, as opposed to typical high-gloss, high-shine hold products, so the result is relaxed and effortless. It defines waves without any greasy residue, and has a light citrus scent that will remind you of drinking piña coladas in the sand. It is available at most drugstores, and at Drugstore.com for $4.29 for a 5.1-ounce tub.
If you prefer the clean hands ease of a spray product, there are a number of surf hair spray products available. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray is a salty spray that adds beach texture and volume to even limp and straight hair. Sprayed onto your roots, you can pump up the volume even more. It can also be used to revitalize a day-old hairstyle. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray costs $27.50 for a 4-ounce bottle. For a less expensive version of surf hair spray, try Hold it! Wave Maker Beach Spray, $7.99 from Sallybeauty.com.
Finally, you can always try the surf hair do-it-yourself approach. Pick up an empty spray bottle, typically about $1.50 at drugstores, and some sea salt (regular table salt will not do the job). Bring water to a boil, then add a generous amount of sea salt to the pot. Heat until the salt appears to be completely dissolved. Allow the water to cool completely before pouring into the empty spray bottle. Fill the bottle and then spray onto damp hair. Use your fingers to define waves and curls as the salt mixture dries. This inexpensive method is a great way to get beachy waves at home, and can be combined with surf hair products if you want a double dose of surf.