EVER wondered how other girls achieve that effortless French-girl bed-hair look?
Easy. The best sea salt spray is the secret.
You too can look like a super-sexy surfer girl with just a spritz or two of sea salt spray. Yes, really.
New formulas are lightweight, non-sticky and non-crunchy (the 80s can keep that look), and create textured definition for softly tumbling tousled waves.
The salt adds the piecey, sectioned look while many are also infused with nourishing ingredients to add shine, too.
We’ve rounded up the best salt sprays for effortless, undone tousled tresses that’ll get heads turning and girls asking where you got your hair done… Beach it up, babe.
1. Ouai Wave Spray
- Ouai Wave Spray, £10 from Cult Beauty – buy here
Created by celeb stylist-to-the-stars Jen Atkin (think the entire Kardashian Klan), this super-fine mist is the secret to loose, beachy waves, sans the crunch.
Formulated with rice protein instead of traditional salt, this clever spray is a hair-loving cocktail of amino acids, tamarind seed, keratin, hibiscus, and jasmine (who needs a Sex on the Beach, anyway?) so it nourishes as it tousles.
Cedarwood, amber and patchouli, among others, create a gorgeous scent, and the spray can be used on damp or dry hair to get that undone texture or enhance natural waves.
Jen’s top tip? Twist still-damp hair and spritz the mid-lengths, then unravel to reveal just-got-out-of-bed hair. Et voila! French-girl sass right there.
2. Hask Hawaiian Sea Salt Makin’ Waves Texture Spray
- Hask Hawaiian Sea Salt Makin’ Waves Texture Spray, £6.99 from Superdrug – buy here
Say Aloha to this sexy wave-creating bit of magic in a bottle.
Enriched with Hawaiian sea salt, spritz on for that back-from-the-beach textured look.
Coconut oil works to help nourish your hair while the salt gives it that piecey seductive edge. Just beachy.
3. Aveda Texture Tonic
- Aveda Texture Tonic, £7.65 from John Lewis – buy here
Create a soft, touchable texture with extra shine with this gorgeous natural and cruelty-free formula.
Salt helps to contract and compress hair, instantly creating that effortlessly undone look and sexy, defined texture.
Simply spritz onto wet or dry hair and ruffle to get the look.
4. Label.m Sea Salt Spray
- Label.m Sea Salt Spray, 12.19 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Who doesn’t love the undone, textured tousled look sported by the likes of Alexa Chung and Mollie King?
Well, you can get the look yourself with this beach-meets-urban-chic salt spray.
Pump into damp hair and run through with your fingers to create an edgy matte finish. Also protects against heat styling and UV rays. Bonus.
5. Lee Stafford Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray
- Lee Stafford Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray, £7.99 from Boots – buy here
Want to look like a sexy Bond girl emerging from the ocean? We can’t sort the bikini body for you – but we CAN help with those textured tousled waves.
Introducing Lee Stafford’s ‘beach babe’ sea salt spray. A mix of Dead Sea salts and 26 minerals provides that undone allure, while sunflower extract adds moisture and shine while also protecting against free radicals.
For extra definition, body, and cool-girl surfy vibes, just spray on to wet or dry hair and zhoosh it up.
6. Percy & Reed Beyond the Beach Texture Spray
- Percy & Reed Beyond the Beach Texture Spray, £16 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Giving off those beach babe vibes is easy with this texturising spray.
Packed with English sea salt (from the coast of Cornwall, no less), the lightweight, non-sticky formula adds definition, while pro-vitamin B5 nourishes and conditions for added shine.
Spritz on damp hair before a blow dry or leave it to dry naturally. Otherwise, you can spray it on to dry hair for that tousled, messy-cool look.
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