In recent seasons, natural texture has been a top hair trend and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Which is good news coming into summer, when we’d much rather keep things low-maintenance with our hair routine than fuss about with hot tools and smooth finishes that are just going to end up a frizzy mess in the humidity and heat.
If we were to pick one hairstyle that is synonymous with Australian beauty, it would have to be beach waves. Regardless of whether you managed to squeeze in an ocean swim before work, it instantly gives you that carefree vibe while still looking ‘done’.
"...[a] hairstyle that is synonymous with Australian beauty."
And getting the look couldn’t be more simple than spritzing a sea salt spray through your tresses. The trick is finding a good sea salt spray that creates a lived-in texture without feeling crunchy and looking dull.
3 QUICK TIPS FOR USING SEA SALT SPRAY:
1 / Shake it well before use to ensure the salt particles gets mixed in with the rest of the formula.
2 / If you don’t have time to leave it to air dry, use a hairdryer with the diffuser attachment.
3 / For fine hair that doesn’t hold texture well, spritz it with sea salt the night before then twist your hair into mini buns and sleep on it.
OUR TOP PICKS
These are our picks for the best sea salt sprays in Australia.
Best for creating a matte finish
OUR PICK: EVO SALTY DOG SALT SPRAY
For bouncy beach waves that smell delicious, this is the sea salt spray to use. It creates lift at the root and fullness throughout the lengths. Best of all, your hair will still feel touchable after you spritz and the sulphate-free formula doesn’t dry out your strands.
Best for dry and damaged hair
OUR PICK: ELEVEN AUSTRALIA SEA SALT TEXTURE SPRAY
As great as saltwater is at creating grit and texture in hair, it can also be pretty drying. This Eleven Australian sea salt spray is enriched with conditioning hydrolysed wheat starch so you still get your beloved tousled effect without the crunch factor.
Best for creating defined waves
OUR PICK: BONDI BOOST SEA SALT SPRAY
The addition of hydrating aloe vera in this Bondi Boost Sea Salt Spray means you don’t have to compromise on the health of your hair when creating those just-rolled-out-of-the-surf vibes. It also does a great job of adding dimension and frizz-free body to your waves.
Best for protecting hair when out and about
OUR PICK: O&M SURF BOMB SEA SPRAY
The summer heat can do a number on your hair, but this O&M sea salt spray goes way above tousling your tresses with texture and movement. It’s packed with vitamin C and antioxidant-rich cucumber extract, which helps prevent hair ageing. Plus, it contains UV protectors to save your strands from the drying and colour-fading effects of the sun.
Best for frizz-prone hair
OUR PICK: KEVIN.MURPHY HAIR RESORT SPRAY
When left up to Mother Nature (i.e. after an actual dip in the ocean), beachy texture and frizz tend to go hand in hand. But this Kevin.Murphy sea salt spray takes care of the frizz factor with the help of glycerin, which is a humectant that draws moisture into the hair. It also has wheat amino acids in the mix to impart a healthy shine. Expect soft, natural texture that you can still run your fingers through.
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