Easy, tousled beach waves? It's summer hair's M.O., but while sea salt sprays have been the de facto for getting the look for as long as we can remember, there's a category we've all been sleeping on: Hair taffy.
If you're of the camp that finds salt sprays to be too sticky or crunchy, taffy might be just the solution thanks to its soft, flexible control—especially if you have naturally wavy or curly texture. "It enhances the wave and gives the hair perfectly-imperfect separation and shine," explains Ammon Carver, creative director of L'ANZA.
As far as styling goes, a little bit goes a long way to coat your strands. "It works best on the ends of the hair," he explains. "After your hair is roughly styled, use the taffy to create detail on the mid lengths and ends."
To make waves, avoid stiffness, and keep frizz at bay this summer, try one of these five taffy stylers: