I've accepted the fact that I may never have the perfect, natural beachy waves, but I did find a way to fake it. The Remington 3-in-1 Hair Dryer is my new best friend. It comes with three attachments, but the wind tunnel holds my heart.
I love that this attachment allows you to blow dry and style your hair all in one. This cuts my styling time down by at least a half an hour (if I wanted to curl for a similar look). The only other products I used were Aquage Sea Salt Spray and Jonathan Dirt. Plus, these waves last for days!
Definitely the best twenty-five bucks I've spent lately. I have one more method to try out, so stay tuned!