What are sea salt sprays used for? If you could only think of beach waves, then you’re missing out on a whole lot more that sea salt sprays can offer your hair.
You know how your hair gets that touch of sporty, tousled attractiveness after you visit the beach and stand in the sea breeze for some time? The sea salt spray replicates that.
Of course, it’s absolutely indispensable if you’re after the beach waves hairstyle (psst, they’re not impossible to pull off in Singapore), but sea salt sprays are also a godsend if you’re looking to add in some bouncy volume and texture into otherwise flat and lifeless hair.
Think sea salt sprays are hard to find in Singapore? We prove you wrong with this list of 16 sea salt sprays you can get right here.
1. VERB Sea Spray
VERB has recently slid into our local Sephora stores, and they offer this spray formulated with natural sea salt and smoothing moisturiser (you don’t want your hair feeling too tacky).
Reviewers have said that it kept their light waves looking “super cute” and that it smells awesome to boot.
VERB Sea Spray retails for SGD12 (75ml) and SGD24 (186ml) at Sephora.
2. Original & Mineral Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray
Straight from the beaches of Australia, the Original & Mineral Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray will not only add volume without frizzing up your hair, but it also protects your locks against humidity.
Reviewers have been on the fence about it, with some saying that they “don’t really like the smell” while others reported that their hair felt “crispy” after using.
There have been fans though, who stated that they have seen a “significant improvement” in their hair and that the spray has become their “essential”.
Luckily, they have a travel-sized option which is a good way to try the product out before committing to a full bottle.
Original & Mineral Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray retails for SGD15 (50ml) and SGD35 (150ml) at Sephora.
3. Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist – Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist
This product claims to have the same salt concentration as water from the Pacific Ocean! It also contains aloe water to smoothen and nourish hair.
It has been said to make hair “bouncy and soft” with no mess, and does not leave the typical “crunchiness” usually associated with sea salt sprays.
Whatever their opinions about the efficacy of the product, one thing is unanimously agreed upon by reviewers: it has an amazing coconut scent that people can’t seem to get enough of.
Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist – Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist retails for SGD19 (60ml) and SGD32 (240ml) at Sephora.
4. Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray
If you’re looking for a more readily available option, this Toni & Guy sea salt spray is available at most Watsons stores islandwide!
A reviewer has said that she has loved this spray since her hairdresser used it on her 10 years ago, and the product gives her hair an overall lift.
Others have also raved about the lovely sea salt scent of the spray, how it creates the perfect, tousled beach wave look, and how lightweight it feels.
5. OUAI Wave Spray
OUAI have been making waves (hah!) with their hair products in the past year, so we were excited to find that they offer their own iteration of a sea salt spray as well.
OUAI Wave Spray retails for SGD18 (50ml) and SGD39 (150ml) at Sephora.
6. Lush Sea Spray
As you can expect from any product from Lush, this Sea Spray not only does the job of volumising your hair while adding shine and texture, it also has a gorgeous scent.
Its featured ingredient is grapefruit oil, which is one of the trendiest fragrances on the market right now, with its fresh, zesty, and super refreshing scent.
A reviewer who also lives in a humid climate akin to Singapore has stated that it is “not as sticky” as other texturising sprays, and is perfect to add just that bit of “oomph” to your look.
7. John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray With Lavender
The John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray With Lavender is probably the only sea salt spray formulated with the calm and soothing scent of lavender, which acts as a shield to protect the hair against dryness.
A little goes a long way with this sea salt spray, according to a reviewer on Makeupalley. It is said to be lightweight, but makes your hair look “fuller and more textured”.
John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray With Lavender retails for SGD32 (266ml) on Lazada.
8. Rahua Enchanted Island Salt Spray
What a beautiful backstory this sea salt spray. Rahua founders Anna and Fabian honeymooned at the lush and vibrant Galapagos Islands for their honeymoon 10 years ago, and revisited it for their 10th anniversary.
Inspired by the seascapes and vibrant wildlife on the island, they created the Enchanted Island Salt Spray with Pink Sea Salt and Hibiscus Extract.
Users have said that this sea salt spray “instantly adds volume” and “smells amazing” without making your hair too sticky!
Rahua Enchanted Island Salt Spray retails for USD32 (124ml) on Net-a-porter (shipping fees apply).
9. Sachajuan Ocean Mist Texturizing Spray
Using an Ocean Silk Technology (which frankly conjures up all kinds of pleasant images to us), the Sachuajuan Ocean Mist Texturizing Spray is said to impart a matte finish to a freshly tousled look.
Many users have been very satisfied with its holding power, reporting that it has held their waves up well throughout the whole day, even if they had sprayed it the night before.
10. Balmain Paris Texturizing Salt Spray
For those of us who don’t just want hair products, but want hair couture, Balmain Paris has an option for you. Yes, that is the Balmain of the fashion world. Good news: it’s not as expensive as you might expect!
Their Texturizing Salt Spray contains Sea Salt and Silk Amino Acids for lightweight “ocean vibes” in a bottle. A reviewer with fine, limp hair has loved the tousled effect it created on her.
Balmain Paris Texturizing Salt Spray retails for USD25.55 (about SGD34.50; 200ml) on Net-a-porter (shipping fees apply).
11. Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist
Aloha, voluminous curls and waves! Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist aims to bring Hawaii to your tresses, with aloe vera, algae extracts, and plant oils like pure orchid, Tahitian gardenia, kukui and coconut.
The scent has been described by reviewers as “clean” and “not overpowering”. Users love it for the “moisturised, soft waves” that it produces, without feeling overly crunchy or stiff.
12. Sexy Hair Concepts Healthy Soy Renewal Beach Spray
Soy and salt are two things we wouldn’t have expected to go together, but Sexy Hair Concepts has married the two unlikely allies to create a nourishing yet texturising sea salt spray.
Those who have tried it have testified to the amazing efficacy of the spray, saying that it gives “instant volumes” and that their curls held “beautiful shapes”.
Sexy Hair Concepts Healthy Soy Renewal Beach Spray retails for SGD31.50 on LookFantastic.
13. Fudge Professional Salt Spray
This sea salt spray by Fudge Professional is described as a “medium hold, bodifying salt texture spray”. It contains Pro Vitamin B, and UVA and UVB filters to protect, smoothen and nourish hair while also styling it at the same time.
Most importantly, it has a coconut and mango scent, which sounds absolutely delightful.
Satisfied customers have not been able to stop raving about the wow curls and volume that they managed to get with this product.
Fudge Professional Salt Spray retails for SGD19 (150ml) on LookFantastic.
14. TIGI Bed Head Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray
The TIGI Bed Head Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray is said to be “fast-drying” and provides long lasting volume and body for your hair.
It utilises Balinese sea salt to provide that texture and hold that has given many reviewers “natural curls“.
TIGI Bed Head Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray retails for SGD21 on LookFantastic.
15. David Mallett Australian Salt Spray
All these sea salt sprays seem to have an exotic ingredient or other, and the David Mallett Australian Salt Spray is no different. No prizes for guessing where their sea salt comes from!
The David Mallett formula uses Murray River Salt from New South Wales, and contains high magnesium and calcium content that is said to be nourishing for hair.
16. Redken Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray
This Redken Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray is a medium control hair texturising formula. The sporty, tousled hair look it creates dries to a matte finish.
Users have said that it helped to “contain their hair” and also “adds volume and texture”. Most reviewers have also testified that the spray is not drying on hair, which is always a bonus.
Redken Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray retails for SGD39 (2 x 250ml) on LookFantastic.