Summer is finally here and while we might wish to spend every day at the beach, soaking up the sun and letting the wind tousle our hair to perfection, that’s not always possible given, you know, adult responsibilities. While we can’t give you a get-out-of-work-free card, luckily, there are hair products on the market that can at least help you achieve the texture of your dreams.

Enter: salt sprays. There are quite a few things that will add texture to limp hair, but cosmetic chemist Ginger King is keen on salt. “You add any particles to the hair, [and they] will create volume such as mud, dry shampoo, starch, etc., but the difference is the effect.” she tells Allure. “Sea salt spray can work as a light texturizer with some hold — think about the salt on a margarita glass; it sticks so it has some ‘hold factor’ when it is wet.” King notes that sugar can also work as a texturizer, but she prefers salt because of its antiseptic properties.

To try the summer-ready hair staple for yourself, check out some of our favorite picks ahead for beachy hair anytime you want it.

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