Salt spray is a phenomenal product that helps create effortless, natural-looking wavy hairstyles without the need for a curling wand. It’s great for those days that you want your hair to look styled, yet natural, and it’s extremely popular during the summer months. Although it’s a popular product, there’s still a lot of people who haven’t learned how to perfectly use it. Below you’ll find a few tips to help you achieve those beautiful beach waves every time.
Don’t Use too Much
You don’t want to saturate your hair with salt spray because it’ll look dried out and crunchy. You want to create beach waves that fall and flow in a soft, natural way. So, take it slow. Spritz a few light sprays and go from there. If your hair is thin, you definitely need to be careful with your application. If you have thick hair and notice that you don’t have enough product to achieve your desired results, spritz a few more sprays, focusing on the layers beneath your top layer of hair. Make sure you always spray evenly. You want to get all your hair and avoid spraying too much on one section.
Apply it to the Right Sections
Most people should only spritz their mid-lengths to ends. You avoid the roots because spritzing sea salt directly on your roots might overload them and dry out the top section of your hair, reducing some of your hair’s natural shine. However, if you have really thin, flat hair, you might consider adding a tiny amount of spray to your roots. This will dry them out a little and create a bit of lift, giving you a voluminous start to your beautiful waves.
Apply to Wet Hair
If you want beautiful beachy waves, you should apply the salt spray to wet hair. Spritzing on dry hair will texturize your locks, but it won’t create the look you desire. If you don’t want to wash your hair before styling, that’s fine. You can simply dampen your hair before applying the spray. After your hair is wet, spritz the sea salt spray evenly on your hair and work it through all the way to the ends, scrunching or twisting your hair as you go.
Drying it Correctly
Once you’ve spritzed, twisted, or scrunched your hair you need to dry it. If you have time and don’t mind, it’s great to let your hair air-dry. This will help you achieve a more genuine day-at-the-beach look. Of course, you don’t have to air-dry your hair. However, you don’t want to blast your hair with heat and mess up the effort you just put in either. If you choose to use a blow-dryer, you should only use it on the cool and low settings. Anything more can mess up your beachy wave hairstyle. Whatever you do, do not rub your hair with your towel at any point during this process. If you need to, you can pat it dry and gently scrunch with your towel if you hair is too wet, but do not rub it.
If you find that your hair turned a bit crunchy or crisp, and you don’t want to start over from the beginning, try adding a few sprays of a good leave-in conditioner to help soften it up a bit.
Sea salt spray is the perfect styling spray for beautiful day-at-the-beach wave hairstyles. If you think this look and styling method sounds like something you’d enjoy, try Kerastase Spray-a-porter sea salt spray and follow these helpful tips to create the perfect waves every time. Available at Red Market Salon Miami.