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3 Ways You Didn't Know How to Use OUAI Wave Spray

3 Ways You Didn't Know How to Use OUAI Wave Spray

For a beachy, stylishly unstyled look every time, count on OUAI Wave Spray—our resident wave definer. Thanks to rice protein and coconut water, award-winning Wave Spray does the work of an iron for you, making it the perfect wash-and-go precursor. Still, we bet you didn't know Wave Spray could be used in more than one way. Here we break down three uses for Wave Spray that make this weightless texture mist even more lovable. 

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1. As a Volumizer

Whether you're working with freshly-washed, towel-dried hair, or day-two tresses, using Wave Spray for added oomph works all the same. Simply spray it at your roots for added grip and texture, or throughout to re-define flattened curls and waves. A little goes a long way.

Our founder Jen Atkin's favorite way to create natural-looking waves? Spray Wave Spray on damp hair, scrunch pieces like an accordion, then release and let air dry. Try our foolproof clip trick, using OUAI Volume Spray and Wave Spray. For girls with pixies and short haircuts, spray Wave Spray in small sections and scrunch, then follow with a dime-size amount of OUAI Matte Pomade, our medium-control finishing paste that adds texture and definition to both short and long hair.

For those who want healthy heatless waves, but need a little extra frizz protection, spray OUAI Leave In Conditioner evenly throughout damp hair to create a soft, detangled canvas for Wave Spray. Then let your locks air dry. Finish with a touch of hydration (and glow) by reaching for OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil, our protective hair oil that silences frizz and leaves a dewy finish thanks to rose hip oil, shea oil, and absinthium oil.

2. To Add Hold

Wave Spray has a way with making wash-and-wear heatless waves for the naturally wavy, but did you know you can also apply Wave Spray before using your heat tools? Simply spritz on damp or dry hair before you apply heat via a blow dryer or flat iron. The result is a long-lasting look—be it effortless waves or a textured bun–full of body and shine. Plus, thanks to the formula's rice protein, your wave pattern will look and stay defined without feeling dry or sticky.

Wave Spray also unlocks overnight waves that can last until your next wash. To catch waves while you catch zzz's, spray Wave Spray evenly throughout your slightly damp hair. Then add a dab or two of OUAI Finishing Crème, a lightweight cream that restores moisture and adds subtle shine. Put your hair in braids, leave them in overnight, and wake up with subtle bends in the morning.

3. As a Hair Perfume

For a quick hair refresher, Wave Spray doubles as a fragrance as it's infused with our beautiful floral North Bondi Fragrance. Think notes of bergamot, rose de mai, Italian lemon, and magnolia. Plus, North Bondi shares a scent with other OUAI fan favorites, including Leave In Conditioner, Volume Spray, and Texturizing Hair Spray.

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