Sun in the sky, sand under your feet, and salt on the breeze: There’s no better look than the tousled, effortless hair you get after a day at the ocean. The salt water absorbs the oils in your hair, giving it those beach waves that people always talk about. Thanks to sea salt spray, you can create the effect even when you’re far from the ocean.
What Sea Salt Spray Does
Sea salt spray delivers an oil-absorbing mist to texturize and volumize hair, as well as to enhance your natural curl.
How and When to Use It
Sea salt spray works bets in medium or long styles, and as the last (or only) step in your styling routine. Spritz it lightly throughout your hair and scrunch your locks for a tousled, undone look. you can even comb it through to ensure an even distribution, then muss it up for a less defined style. The salt provides a light-to-medium hold by absorbing grease and oil.
It’s best on wet hair (for enhanced curls or textured straight hair), but can be used on dry (also for texture, or acting as a dry shampoo between washes). Pro tip: If you like the scent, you can sometimes spritz it on your body, too. Sprays like Herbivore Botanicals Hair Texturizing Spray have all-natural ingredients so they won’t irritate your skin.
Drawbacks of a Salt-and-Sun Style
Some people find that the salt in these sprays creates build-up or dries out their hair. To combat that effect, try a product that’s loaded with moisture. PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray, for instance, includes almond extract to soften strands as it texturizes. Otherwise, be sure to wash your hair two or three times a week with a reparative conditioning shampoo, to help balance out the natural oils that keep your hair healthy.
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