Beach waves that don't require sticky salt spray (VIDEO)

May 21, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Admit it, we've grown to hate the beach wave salt sprays we want so badly to love. There, I said it. They just make hair too sticky and ratty. By the end of the day, hair is often knotty enough you may as well have spent a day at the actual beach.

And let's be honest, as great as they look, even the real beach waves are kind of a pain to untangle and mangle. So, our SheKnows Beauty Expert, Allison Pynn, has a quick hair curling fix to get the look without sticky sprays and sans the real beach days we wish we could have every day.

More: If you're still set on finding the perfect salt spray, this is my beach hair favorite.