A MEN'S GUIDE TO SEA SALT SPRAY

A solid hair care routine might start and end with shampoo and conditioner for most men but there's a whole world of styling products out there that level up your hair  game and style to grooming god status. Sea salt spray, a texturizing hair styling product that can completely transform your hair game and remind you of those long summer days you spent at the beach in and out of the salty sea. Remember how good your hair look and felt after a day at the beach? 

What is Sea Salt Spray for Men?

Sea salt spray is a hair styling product that combines water, sea salt, and epsom salt to give the hair a bit of grip, texture and volume. Depending on the brand, you're likely to find additional ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, essential oils and other good for your hair ingredients infused into the formulation. The goal is to mimic the effortlessly cool, beachy waves you get after a day spent at the beach soaking up the sun, surf and sea.

Whether or not sea salt spray is right for you depends on your hair type, texture and desired outcome you're looking for. But for many guys like myself, it's a welcome style game-changer.

What Does Sea Salt Spray Do for Hair?

Creates Volume and Texture

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Fine or flat hair can benefit from the volumizing and texturizing properties of sea salt spray. It creates a thicker, fuller appearance, making hairstyles like quiffs easier to achieve.  

Enhances Natural Waves

Guys with wavy hair can use sea salt spray to define and enhance their natural curls and waves. It adds a touch of stylish beachy flair without looking overly groomed. It's that casual but toned down chic look for a weekend in Malibu Beach.

Perfect for Long Hair

Long, fine hair can sometimes weigh itself down, appearing flat and lifeless. Sea salt spray injects a bit of grit, volume and texture, adding life and definition to longer styles. It's an effortless way to inject some life back into limp lifeless boring hair.

Who Should Avoid Using Sea Salt Spray?

While sea salt spray offers a variety of benefits, it's not for everyone. If you have recently gotten a haircut or have very short hair, you might find the texturizing effect too much. 

How to Use Sea Salt Spray?

Damp Hair is Key: Wash your hair first, then skip the blow dryer and let it air dry to damp condition. Sea salt spray works best on damp hair to distribute the product evenly and give it more texture. 

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Shake and Spray: Give the bottle a good shake to ensure the sea salt is evenly distributed. Start by spraying lightly across the top of your head, working from roots to ends in sections ensuring the sea salt spray is well distributed in the intended areas.
Less is More: A little goes a long way with sea salt spray. It's always easier to add more than to take away, so start with a few spritzes and see how your hair reacts. You can always add more for more texture and volume.  It takes a few times before you know the perfect amount to use.
Style and Texturize: Once you've applied the spray, feel free to style your hair as desired. Scrunch, twist, or use a comb to create your ideal look. For extra hold and a polished finish, consider adding a texturizing spray on top of the sea salt spray.
Air Dry for Best Results: Let your hair air dry whenever possible. Towel drying can cause frizz and disrupt the natural waves created by the sea salt spray.

Choosing the Right Sea Salt Spray

There's a wide variety of sea salt sprays available, and the biggest difference often lies in the additional styling, hair conditioning ingredients and sometimes the scent. Scent is a big factor for most people.  Consider factors like:

Natural vs. Traditional

Opt for a natural sea salt spray if you have sensitive skin or prefer a more organic approach with epsom salt and sea salt with styling additives that will enhance your hair health and texture but also give you more control for the look your looking for.

Alcohol-Free

Alcohol can be drying, so if you have dry hair, look for an alcohol-free formula. It's not only drying on the hair but also on the scalp as well.  

Hair Type

Some sea salt sprays are formulated specifically for thick hair or colored hair. Read the labels to make sure it's best suited for your hair type. There are sea salt sprays formulated for every hair type from thin to thick wavy locks. 

Where to Buy Sea Salt Spray

Sea salt spray can be found at most drugstores and beauty supply stores. It has become a key hair styling staple for the Millennial and Gen Z folks. You can also find a wide selection online, with options for all hair types and budgets. Amazon is always a great place to start. 

Look Like You Just Spent the Day at the Beach 

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High-quality sea salt spray can be a valuable addition to any man's hair care routine. It adds volume, texture, and that beach vacation look, all without the need for an actual trip to the sea. So experiment with different products and techniques to find the perfect sea salt spray for your hair type and desired style. Grab a bottle of sea salt spray and see how it can transform your style game. 

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Reference

Esquire.com The Best Sea Salt Sprays Grooming Trick Everyman Should Know https://www.esquireme.com/grooming/sea-salt-spray-is-the-grooming-trick-all-men-should-know-about