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. Simple 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 with the Three OUAI Kit, which includes wave clips, (watch the OUAI clip trick tutorial), and mini versions of Volume Spray, Dry Texture Foam, and Wave Spray. For girls with pixies and short haircuts, spray Wave Spray in small sections and scrunch then follow with a dab of OUAI Matte Pomade.

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 styling 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.

Pack our Three OUAI Kit to get soft, shiny waves on the go with travel sizes of Wave Spray, Air Dry Foam, and Rose Hair & Body Oil. Or apply some Wave Spray and OUAI Finishing Crème in your hair before braiding and leave in overnight. You'll wake up feeling like a mermaid.

3. As a Hair Perfume

For a quick hair refresher, Wave Spray doubles as a fragrance as it's infused with our North Bondi scent. Think notes of bergamot, rose de mai, Italian lemon, and magnolia. North Boni shares a scent with our Conditioner, Volume Spray, and Dry Shampoo. Word on the streets is our full-size fragrances are coming back—for good. 

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