17 Sea Salt Sprays To Get The Beach Waves Of Your Dreams!
I’ve realised that heat styling in summers is a pointless exercise. Summers are about embracing your natural texture (actually, this should be a year-round attitude) and owning your look. The easiest way to sport an undone style is to wear your hair in beachy waves, which is how every “it” girl is styling her locks.
The cheat code to getting those enviable mermaid waves — like you just got back from the beach — is to use sea salt sprays. However, what you need to know about sea salt sprays (also known as texturizing sprays) is that some of them can be quite drying and make your hair look and feel like straw.
But before you diss the product completely, here’s a realistic view on salt sprays. They add a slightly gritty texture to your hair to encourage it to get voluminous, movement, and a natural bend. To get the most out of your product, here’s what you need to keep in mind:
1. How much is too much?
Start with a fine mist of the product and add more later. The trick is to work in layers. Also, there’s no one size fits all deal here. You need to learn through trial and error about how much salt spray is perfect for your locks. Also, don’t give it up altogether just because it didn’t work out for you in the first go.
2. Where should you spray it?
If you want to boost limp roots, spray some directly on your roots when they are wet. This will create lift and provide some volume in the crown. If you crave texture in your hair, don’t go close to the roots with the salt spray. Spritz some on the length working the product from mid-length to the end.
3. When should you apply it?
Salt spray is generally used on dry hair to give it fullness and to create a messed up texture. However, you can also use it on wet hair before blow drying for a super-voluminous look.
4. How to prevent hair from looking fried?
If you’ve been in the vicinity of the ocean you’ll know the slightly rough, tousled effect it has on your hair. This is exactly how your hair will react to salt spray. However, if your hair is already on the drier side, I suggest you use a leave-in conditioner, detangler, or serum to soften the hair. Cocktailing your products is a fine art that you’ll have to learn through the process of trial and error.
5. How much texture can you expect?
This depends on how your hair naturally falls. Salt sprays exaggerate your natural texture. However, if you are expecting a perfectly formed wave pattern you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Salt sprays are superb at creating the ‘wend’ which is not a wave but a bend in your hair. And FYI, wends are all the rage right now!
Shop some of the best salt sprays here: