Men’s Hair Styling Tips: What to Know About Sea Salt Spray

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. Thanks to sea salt spray, you can create the effect even when you’re far from the beach.

Why You Should Use Sea Salt Spray

You know those “beachy waves” people always talk about? Turns out they mean hair, not water. That wavy look is sea salt in action—an ocean mist enhances your natural curl and adds volume to create a piecey, textured look.

How and When to Use It

As the last step in your styling routine, spritz sea salt spray lightly throughout your hair and scrunch your locks for an undone look. Sea salt spray replaces other styling products by absorbing oil and providing a light-to-medium hold. It’s best on wet hair, but can be used on dry. Pro tip: If you like the breezy scent, you can 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.

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