We don't just throw the term "mermaid hair" around for nothing.

Pretty much every summer, I convince myself that I can make myself look as gorgeously relaxed as those Instagram models who (maybe) surf on the side. All I want is to do is walk out of my door looking like the leading ladies of Blue Crush. Except, there’s a problem – my fine hair could frizz for miles when I don’t blow it out and let it dry naturally. Whether you know the same frizzy feeling or just need to pump up the volume and shine while making waves, we’ve got you covered on the beach hair front. Give these tricks a go before you give up on your Kate Bosworth-style dreams.

Optimal beach waves start in the shower

Use a smoothing conditioner, like Mineral Fusion Smoothing Conditioner. It hydrates your hair with coconut oil and sea kelp (yep, sea kelp) to make it smooth without weighing it down – AKA, you can turn up the volume while keeping it reasonably tamed. 

Oil up post-rinse

Argan Oil (or, as I like to call it, “Mother Nature’s Pure Gold Moisturizer”) is loaded with vitamin E to help nourish your locks. Try Acure Argan Oil – because you can actually use it as a skin moisturizer, too! Pro tip: Put a dime-sized bit of it your palm, spread it out a bit in your hands, then run it through the bottom half of your hair without going near your scalp so it doesn’t lose any body. Stick it in your beach bag for a post-swim treatment, and rock your surfer girl waves at night.

Adding texture to your hair doesn’t mean it needs to make a “crunch” sound

Got long, thick hair that doesn’t want to hold a curl or wave? Skip the gel that’ll make your hair crunchy (we’ve all been there). Go for a texturizing spray instead – Oribe Surfcomber Toussled Texture Mousse nails the effortless look without making your hair feel like it’s frozen in pieces. Got thin hair? It’ll help thicken your look without taking away from your mane’s natural shine.   

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