What the Heck Is Sea Salt Spray and Why Are We Obsessed?

Time to throw your curling iron away!


(SPOT.ph) You know how your hair gets just the right amount of texture when you’ve spent an afternoon by the sea? Your tresses look instantly beach-wave perfect, almost like you spent an hour fiddling with a curling iron. It’s nearly impossible to recreate without ultimately damaging your locks, but sea salt sprays can get the job done with half the effort—no wonder it’s been making waves in the beauty department (see what we did there?). Below, we round up some sea salt sprays that will help you get those gorgeous beach waves in just a few sprays.



Sea Salt Spray (P180) from Beach Born

This locally made, cruelty-free spray comes in a 100ml atomizer and is super affordable at just P180. The trick to getting natural heat-free waves is pulling your damp hair up in a bun (or plaiting your locks) before spritzing with the product. Scrunch up your hair after it dries to get those dreamy beach waves.



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Texture Mist (U.S. $26, roughly P1,350) from Living Proof

If you’re looking for more of a tousled look, this might be the product for you. Hold the bottle a few inches away from your hair and spritz in between your tresses. Give your hair a good scrunch and let it air dry for that bed hair you’ve always dreamed of walking out of the house with. But be careful with spraying too much because it can get a bit sticky and crunchy if you put a lot.




Sea Mist (P610) from Herbivore Botanicals

The thing about sea salt is it can make your hair really dry. This Beach Wave Hair Mist that comes in Lavender and Coconut also contains aloe water so it keeps your locks soft. The smell is fantastic and it gives your tresses just the right amount of texture. Try it in the middle of the day when your hair needs some refreshing.



Wave Spray (P693) from The Ouai

If you follow hairstylist Jen Atkin on social media (she also makes an appearance on Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashian’s feeds), you’ve probably made a beeline for the brand’s rack whenever you’re at a Sephora. If you’ve ever sampled this in-store, you’ll find that it holds the curl all afternoon without that crunchy texture that usually comes with texturizing mists.




Sea Spray (P800) from Lush
This hair mist has grapefruit, neroli, and rosewood so your strands don’t just get texture and volume—it also makes your hair smell great! Remember to spritz and scrunch your locks then leave it alone as it dries to get maximum wave potential. The more you touch your locks, the flatter they’ll get!



Sea Salt Spray (P180) from Hello Gorgeous

Here’s another noteworthy sea salt spray from a local brand! This cute little spray bottle can do wonders to your fine, limp locks. Apart from Dead Sea salt, it’s also formulated with virgin coconut oil to nourish and condition your strands. You can either spray it directly onto your hair and scrunch for a tousled look, or put your tresses in a bun before spraying it all over for naturally wavy locks the morning after! Plus, you’ll be obsessed with its relaxing lavender scent.




Surf Spray (P850) from Bumble and Bumble

This list would not be complete without the OG sea salt spray, having appeared in many beauty editorial spreads on how to get beach waves without the ocean. They’ve recreated the effect of saltwater in a bottle and made sure it’s got hair-loving ingredients to keep your locks nourished and protected from the sun.

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