Spray Wax Is the Easiest Way to Get Effortless Summer Waves

First came hairspray, then came texturizing spray. The latest and greatest way to fake waves and texture: spray wax. (Think of these as your texturizing spray's older, more powerful, strong-willed sister.) If enhanced texture, hold and shine are what you're after, look no further than these must-have bottles—no messy jars of wax required. 

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Drybar The Kicker ($26)

Whether sprayed into your palms and worked into dry hair or applied directly into strands (about six inches away), a few sprays of this finishing wax lets you fake lived-in waves and piecey dimension without a stiff or crunchy feel, all complete with the signature Drybar scent.


Oribe Flash Form Finishing Spray Wax ($42)

Say hello to your newest all-in-one miracle-worker. Expect light yet buildable texture, shape memory, lasting hold that's good enough to replace your layer of hairspray and lust-worthy shine with every use, no matter your hair texture or length. 


Paul Mitchell Spray Wax ($23)

If your hair is skewing a little on the flat side, this flexible spray adds volume and form while sunflower seed oil delivers a healthy looking finish to dry, damaged ends. 


Redken Wax Blast 10 ($19)

This lightweight spray can be used on damp or dry hair and makes air-dried styles so much easier to manage when applied before drying. When sprayed onto dry hair, it delivers instant texture and a semimatte, nonsticky finish.