Editor's Picks: Make Waves

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We’ve traded in our blow-dryers for natural air drying (you can read more about that here) and have turned the extra body up a notch, thanks to an arsenal of wave-making products. Here’s what is currently sitting on our vanities to provide us with our favourite we’ve-been-at-the-beach-for-days look (when really we’ve been sweating in the city): 

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Sans Salt

We'll have the volume, with a side of tousled texture, without the salt, please! A dry formula that doesn't leave behind any noticeable residue, this texturing spray from Amika absorbs dirt and oil to provide a matte finish, but also contains glycerin and sea buckthorn berry to hydrate and lock in moisture to keep hair looking strong and nourished. 

Amika Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray, $33, at Sephora 

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Care Free

Achieve buildable texture without losing that free-flowing feel with Shu Uemura's Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray. A mineral powder that can be used alone to hand-scrunch waves or as a finishing product if you do opt for a hot tool, it wicks oil from the roots to provide lightweight texture. It's also enriched with cotton seed oil to nourish.   

Shu Uemura's Texture Wave Dry Finishing Spray, $42, at Hudson's Bay. 

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Beach, Please

Leave your locks shiny and scented with notes of bergamot, Italian lemon, violet, and white musk with Ouai's Wave Spray. Weightless and formulated to build body and create texture, it's infused with rice protein to protect hair from solar radiation and is safe for use on colour-treated locks. 

Ouai Wave Spray, $32, at Sephora 

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Sea Side 

Herbivore's natural texturizing mist couples aloe water to hydrate and sea salt to cleanse, detoxify and lend that fresh out-of-the-ocean volume we've come to covet daily. Coconut and vanilla essential oils add the perfect finishing touch. 

Herbivore Sea Mist Coconut + Sea Salt Beach wave Hair Mist, $25, at Sephora 

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Easy Breezy

Fan of OG surf-sprays and not afraid of a little sea salt? Look no further than Drybars May Tai Spitzer. Combining real sea salt for grit and texture, aloe to moisturize, and algae to protect and reinforce the strength of your hair, this calorie-free cocktail creates just the right amount of volume while leaving the hair extra soft. 

Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray, $31, at Sephora  

Heather Marrin