From the minute Serena van der Woodsen stepped onto the small screen back in 2007 when Gossip Girl first debuted, I was obsessed with her hair. I had never seen anything like it — Blake Lively's long blonde locks weren't quite straight nor were they curly. Her mane had this look that I can only describe as extreme texture — and it's totally dreamy. So I spent years wrestling to get my thick curly strands into her just-rolled-out-of-bed-but-still-polished coif. And then I finally found the answer: beach sprays.
A beach spray is any sea-salt-based or texturizing spray. Some feel more like dry shampoos with a little extra oomph and others really re-create that ocean-air-dried, piecey look. But all of them give you va-va-voom volume. In honor of Spring's arrival in just a few weeks and impending vacations we've all got on the brain, I've rounded up some of my favorite texture hair sprays on the market right now. Tip: combine these spritzers with a dollop of hair oil for a perfect finish!
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