Although I'm on the pool side of The Great Pool Vs. Beach Divide, I can admit where the beach people have a leg up on us: The hair. That messy, sexy, tousled, piece-y, cool-without-even-trying hair. Lucky for us poolside folk, a spritz of sea salt spray achieves the same exact effect, minus the sand colonizing every corner of our lives. Not all of these sprays are created equally, though: The best sea salt sprays are infused with good-for-hair ingredients like vitamin C, sea kelp, aloe, and ideally, some sort of oil to counteract the drying effects of the salt. Some of them even offer UV protection, too.
Effort-wise, achieving beachy waves with a salt spray is basically comparable to sitting/frolicking on a beach — they’re among the easiest and most forgiving hair products you can use. Just mist your spray onto damp or dry hair (though the salt will cling a little better to wet hair), then let it air dry, or finish it off with a diffuser or blow dryer for some polish. Even if you’re not aiming for waves per se, salt sprays make excellent texturizers. They’ll give your hair some grip before you style it, which is ideal for creating tousled ponytails and piece-y, messy buns.
Scroll on to shop six of the best sea salt sprays you can find on Amazon, no matter your hair type, texture, budget, or preferred method of enjoying bodies of water.
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