Who doesn’t want salt-kissed hair all year round? A salt water spray is the perfect way to get that rough and full feeling in the hair, as if we’ve just taken a dip in a real salty sea.
Best Saltwater Sprays 2023
Salt water spray is a great product when you want to quickly and easily add texture and volume to your hair. Since salt water spray does not usually contain substances that can be overdosed – such as oil or wax – it is also almost impossible to fail with the application.
Here we answer common questions about salt water spray and give tips on the best salt water sprays in 2023!
How does salt water affect the hair?
A beach spray or salt water spray as it is also called has the task of giving the hair texture and roughness as well as counteracting flyaway and limp hair. The result is similar to how hair becomes after a day at the beach when salt water has blown into it.
What does a salt water spray do?
A salt water spray can fulfill several functions:
- Refresh unwashed hair – the spray absorbs excess oils, separates the hair strands and gives the hair a matte finish with texture and volume
- Create volume
- Create waves – or amplify already existing waves
- Give gray hair extra shine
How to use salt water spray?
The salt water spray is applied to towel-dried hair, before blow-drying, to distribute the product more easily in the hair. How much spray you need depends on how long and thick your hair is and what effect you are looking for.
For thin hair, it may be enough to spray only a few times, while thick hair may require significantly more. The best approach is to start with a small amount and then apply one layer at a time until you are happy with the results.
Can you use salt water spray on dry hair?
You can absolutely use the spray on dry hair, but then make sure it’s the last step in styling. As we mentioned earlier, it is also perfectly possible to use salt water spray on unwashed hair. The hair’s natural oils give the spray something to “grab on”, something that can make it easier to create texture.
Is salt water spray good for hair?
Although there are many benefits to using salt water spray on your hair, excessive use can dry out your hair. Therefore, if you have split ends or dry hair that gets frizzy easily, we recommend using only moderate amounts of salt water spray – in other words, don’t make it part of your daily routine.
Here are some tips for those of you who often use salt water spray:
- Shampoo your hair twice a week to get rid of any residue
- Invest in a deep-acting conditioner
- Use a hair mask once a week
- Avoid styling your hair with heat as much as possible and don’t forget to use heat protection!
What is the best salt water spray?
Below we list our favorites among the salt water sprays that would have been happy to move into our bathroom cabinets – if the space allowed.
Sources: Hairstory, Stylecraze