What smells like the beach and creates texture that would make even a mermaid jealous? OUAI Wave Spray, of course. Our weightless texture mist didn’t win the InStyle Best Beauty Buys award for nothing. Infused with rice protein, OUAI Wave Spray can be used on damp or dry hair to create natural waves, enhance texture, and boost body. Plus it’ll leave your pronounced waves smelling like our North Bondi Fragrance, a blend of Bergamot, Italian Lemon, Rose De Mai, and Magnolia.

Because this quintessential wave enhancer deserves all the love this summer, we’re breaking down 9 summer hairstyles using OUAI Wave Spray you can recreate in just a few steps. Oh, and we're giving away a free deluxe-size Wave Spray with any purchase.

Voluminous Wash-and-Go Curls

  1. Wash hair with OUAI THICK Shampoo and Conditioner (made with keratin and smoothing marshmallow root)
  2. Once out of the shower, spray OUAI Leave In Conditioner and detangle using a wide-tooth comb
  3. Spritz OUAI Wave Spray evenly throughout damp hair, twirling each curl after as you go
  4. Go in with 2-3 pumps of OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil to calm frizz and add hydration/bounce to curls 

 

Heatless Sock Curls

  1. Spray OUAI Wave Spray on damp hair (according to Justine, hair should have a tiny bit of moisture but shouldn’t be wet)
  2. Loosely wrap one-inch sections of hair around long socks
  3. Go to sleep then remove the socks in the morning
  4. Brush through the curls
  5. Add OUAI Finishing Crème to ends for moisture and a light reflective shine

 

Textured Mermaid Ponytail

  1. Apply OUAI Wave Spray to damp or dry hair 8 to 10 inches away before curling the hair to create a beachy textured foundation
  2. Curl hair in 1-inch sections using your favorite wand to create S-waves (watch this S-waves tutorial if you need help)
  3. Rake through the waves with your fingers to create piecey separation
  4. Tie hair into a ponytail, leaving front-framing pieces out for a relaxed look
  5. Spray OUAI Hair & Body Shine Mist all over the ponytail, avoiding the roots, for bling-worthy glow 

 

Natural Waves Using a Diffuser 

  1. On freshly-washed hair, apply OUAI Leave In Conditioner
  2. Follow up by spraying OUAI Wave Spray evenly on damp hair then scrunch to give the hair memory
  3. Go in with your diffuser and diffuse the hair until it’s 70% dry
  4. Let the remaining hair air dry
  5. Fluff up the waves by spraying OUAI Super Dry Shampoo at the roots

 

Short Textured Bends

  1. Apply OUAI Wave Spray on damp hair evenly then scrunch to help activate the wave
  2. Follow up by spritzing OUAI Volume Spray at the root
  3. Rough dry the hair using a blow dryer, focusing on the roots
  4. Go back in with a flat iron to create bends (or use the genius Clip Trick hack)
  5. Finish by warming a dab of OUAI Matte Pomade between hands then applying to ends or anywhere that needs moisture or extra texture 

 

Smooth Curling Iron Waves

  1. Use OUAI Wave Spray on damp hair then blow dry to boost body before curling
  2. Curl hair away from the face
  3. Brush through the curls using a boar bristle flat brush (don’t be afraid of this step—it’ll take your curls to the next level)
  4. Tamp down flyaways or frizzy pieces by running OUAI Finishing Crème or OUAI Hair Oil through the hair

 

Low Wispy, Messy Bun

  1. Apply OUAI Wave Spray to day-two hair (Wave Spray is infused with rice protein so it’ll never make hair sticky or crunchy)
  2. Spray OUAI Super Dry Shampoo throughout roots
  3. Secure hair in a loose, low ponytail at the nape of the neck
  4. Loop the ponytail’s end through the base of the ponytail and secure the loose ends with a bobby pin
  5. Finish with OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray for an undone effect

 

French Twist Ponytail

  1. Prep damp or dry hair with OUAI Wave Spray then use a scrunching motion to activate texture
  2. If your hair is oily, spray OUAI Super Dry Shampoo into the roots and rub in all the way until the white disappears 
  3. Hold hair into a ponytail but don’t tie it yet 
  4. Twist the top part of the ponytail until it creates a croissant-like shape (watch the above video for reference)
  5. Secure the croissant with 5-6 bobby pins
  6. Insert a French pin vertically into the croissant from the bottom up for added hold

 

Wash-and-Wear Carrie Bradshaw Curls

  1. On damp hair, apply OUAI Leave In Conditioner and detangle through using a wide-tooth comb
  2. Layer that by spraying OUAI Wave Spray on damp hair for weightless texture
  3. Scrunch hair to enhance natural curl/wave 
  4. Let hair air dry
  5. Hydrate dry pieces or flyaways with OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil

    Keep scrolling to shop the OUAI Wave Spray hairstyles and get a free deluxe-size Wave Spray with any purchase

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