Have you ever noticed that your hair looks great after a day in the ocean?
That relaxed look you get is thanks to the effect of seawater on your hair. Salt plumps up the strands and helps opens up the hair cuticle, giving your hair more volume and texture to make your hair look good!
If you want to recreate that ocean effect on demand, then sea salt spray is exactly what you need.
In this post, we will explain everything you need to know about sea salt spray—from what it is to why and how it should be used.
What Exactly Is Sea Salt Spray?
It’s exactly what it sounds like: a spray made up of sea salt mixed with compounds such as clay.
If you see a brand call it surf, beach, or ocean spray, then they’re referring to the same product because it makes your hair look like how it does after a day in the ocean.
What Are Its Benefits?
Sea salt adds a gritty texture to your hair, helps it absorb moisture, and adds extra thickness to make your hair look fuller and more rigid—all of which help make your hair more appealing and manageable.
However, most hair sprays can do most of the above, or at least they claim as much.
So what makes sea salt spray so special? Versatility!
There’s no other product that works on all hair types to such perfection. So whether you have fine or thick hair, sea salt spray will make your hair look good regardless. That probably explains why it’s so popular.
Let’s see how sea salt spray helps different hair types:
- Thicken Fine Hair
For gents with slightly thinning hair, sea salt spray is perfect. It makes fine hair appear thicker and helps you achieve more creative styles, as your hair will no longer fall flat or lose shape immediately.
- Tame Thick Hair
If you have thick hair, then the spray will add texture and help your hair become more static. So you no longer have to go overboard applying too many styling products.
For best results, blow-dry your hair after applying a sea salt spray.
- Lift Straight Hair
There’s nothing wrong with straight hair. But hair that fall completely flat never look stylish.
By adding texture and making your hair more static, sea salt spray will prevent your hair from falling flat. It will help you get a more wind-swept style.
As you can see, sea salt spray is one-size-fits-all.
When and How Should I Apply It?
Before applying, you need to make sure that your hair is damp so that the spray spreads evenly.
Spray a small amount on your comb, fingers, and a dry towel. Start by rubbing your hair with the towel gently before you style it with the comb and your fingers.
If you have time, let your hair dry naturally for optimal results. However, if you’re in a hurry, use a blow dryer—the next best alternative.