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Why Sea Salt Spray Should Be In Your Hair Styling Routine

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

The concept of sea salt hair spray may seem slightly ridiculous at first - given that you usually feel the need to wash your hair after swimming in the ocean, why would you willingly put sea salt in your hair?

Let us first establish that sea salt spray isn’t literally ocean water. This styling aid is so much more; rich in mineral oils, vitamins, and herbs, sea salt spray nourishes your hair with the vitamins it needs to stay healthy whilst absorbing any unwanted excess oil. Talk about benefits!

Infusing the hair with volume, texture and thickness, you can see why sea salt spray sets itself apart from many styling products.

What is sea salt spray?

Let’s start with the basics…

Also known as Surf Tonic, sea salt spray is a crucial ingredient for achieving amazingly styled hair - especially if you struggle with thin, flat hair. But nonetheless, any hair type will benefit from it! This hair-styling product is often packaged in a spray bottle, so you can start by applying a small amount of the liquid, and add more as required.

Used by itself, sea salt spray will add texture and volume, provide a light hold, as well as add shine, reduce frizz, and tame flyaways.

Tips from the team at Peaky Barbers

Now that you’ve been let in on this lesser-known product tip from our experts at Peaky Barbers, the next step is finding the right brand of sea salt spray.

Choosing the best hair tonic for you will depend on your individual hair type and what hairstyle you want. But you can sit back and relax because we’ve done the hard work for you.

As recommended by the team at Brisbane’s best barbershop, their best-selling Surf Tonic - Men's Sea Salt Spray for Volume & Texture is your perfect start.

Hairstyling tonics are lightweight and easy to apply. Often used by barbers to make cutting and styling easier, there are many reasons for every man to include a dash of hair tonic in their hairstyling routine at home.

Our barbers use sea salt spray to protect hair when blow-drying, provide vitamins, and break down any remnants of recently used products when styling or cutting. Additionally, it aids as a base product for creating more advanced hairstyles like the pompadour or quiff. That’s one way to hit two birds with one stone (or bottle, should we say)!

Barber Tips: Blowdrying Mens Hair with Sea Salt Spray

How to use sea salt spray

Sea salt spray is most commonly applied to dry hair before styling. Whether that be the entire head or just the areas that need taming, the choice is yours. Now keep in mind, you may need to use more or less depending on your hair type. So start slow and build your way up.

Equipped with a bottle of your hair's new best friend? Good. Now here’s how to use it:

  1. Wash and dry your hair as normal, using your favourite shampoo and conditioner. We recommended Mr Muk Thickening and Texturing Shampoo.

  2. Towel dry your hair.

  3. Starting with a small amount, distribute the tonic evenly through your hair (3 - 5 sprays).

  4. Use your hands to work in the product. Starting with the tips of your locks (which are most prone to dryness and frizz), work in along the hair length, and finish with your scalp.

  5. Now the tonic is in your hair, style it as usual. Don’t be afraid to get your hands on a hairdryer! For an added bonus, use a styling aid like one of our recommended Pomades.

  6. For added texture and shine, repeat “Step 3” and “Step 4” on dry hair.

Wanting to take advantage of our extra tip and find out more about Pomades? Head to our website to see which Reuzel pomade is the best styling product for your hair.

To tie your look together, consider a beard trim with a razor line-up, or eyebrow shaping at you next Peaky Barbers visit. These small touches will help brighten and add definition to your face whilst still keeping that natural look. Our barbers understand that hair removal can be a tricky choice, so get a better insight into the benefits by reading our eyebrow threading blog!

Mens Eyebrow Threading

Check out our other great blog articles to see which Mr Muk product is the best styling product for your hair or head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to share your own hairstyling journey.

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