Is Sea Salt Spray Good for my Hair Health?

Aaria’s Summary

Sea salt spray is a must in your grooming product line up. 

If you suffer from thin or fine hair, sea salt spray can help give your hair volume a boost to give a more thicker and fuller look. It’s also great to put sea salt spray on your hair to hold your product (clay or wax) in your hair. 

Oily hair can have the appearance of making your hair look and feel greasy or life-less. But if you’re trying to use sea salt spray to cover up oily hair, you should think twice as this can have detrimental long-term effects! For whatever this maybe caused by, we recommend identifying the cause and taking repairing measures to reduce the oiliness of your scalp using natural remedies and a balanced diet, before using sea salt spray to cover it up. Sea salt spray will absorb the natural oils in your hair which are necessary for healthy looking and healthy hair. Using a natural shampoo and conditioner ato ensure all product is cleaned out is another important rule in your hair care library, as most products contain chemicals including hydrogen-peroxide, which is known to help contribute to grey hairs and creates oxidation. But don’t add too much, or don’t overuse particularly if you suffer from dry hair.

Overview

Sea salt spray is a must in your grooming product line up. It’s a quick way of adding texture and getting that beach-look without using any or many chemical based products. 

But, is it actually good to use sea salt spray in your hair? What damage can sea salt spray do to your hair?

What is Sea Salt Spray?

Sea salt spray is a salt spray formula which gives your hair a day at the beach like effect. Made from – you guessed it – saltwater, sea-saltwater spray can absorb natural oils in your hair, drying your hair out and giving a wavy and volumised look and feel as if you’ve just come from the beach.

It does this by opening up your hair cuticles and gives your hair more oomph. It’s best to use this spray on damp, or just wet hair. 

Benefits of sea salt spray

Before talking about why you shouldn’t use sea salt spray, it’s important to note this isn’t necessarily a bad hair product. 

In fact, if used correctly – and with a balanced hair care / hair-style regime, adding sea salt spray can be beneficial to achieve the right kind of look for any occasion. 

But it shouldn’t be used as an alternative to cover up or mask issues, which we’ll address later.

Benefits for thin or fine hair

If you suffer from thin or fine hair, sea salt spray can help give your hair volume a boost to give a more thicker and fuller look. If your hair typically feels flat or lifeless, sea salt can help give it the extra oomph to have more life, and provide more texture. 

It’s also great to put sea salt spray on your hair to hold your product (clay or wax) in your hair. 

But there are other natural ways you can improve the overall volume appearance of your hair in addition to using Sea Salt Spray. And these should always be considered first.

This includes consuming more protein and amino-acids and by increasing your vitamin and mineral intake to ensure your body and cells are nourished. For more information on hair growth – check out our post here.

Benefits for oily hair

Oily hair can have the appearance of making your hair look and feel greasy or life-less. 

Sea salt spray can help provide a little extra edge by soaking up the natural and excess oils from your hair and scalp, helping to improve the appearance of your hair while giving it a more stylised look.

The added benefit is you don’t need to keep washing it every day which is also harmful if you’re using a heavy chemical based shampoo. 

But if you’re trying to use sea salt spray to cover up oily hair, you should think twice as this can have detrimental long-term effects! 

Oily hair is often a sign of an overactive sebaceous gland, which is producing too much sebum. 

This could be due to over-washing, adding too many products or signalling another issue such as unhealthy diet or heredity transmission. 

For whatever this maybe caused by, we recommend identifying the cause and taking repairing measures to reduce the oiliness of your scalp using natural remedies and a balanced diet, before using sea salt spray to cover it up. 

The problems with sea salt spray on your hair

Using sea salt spray too frequently, or in the wrong way, can be more harmful for your hair in the long run. 

Sea salt spray will absorb the natural oils in your hair which are necessary for healthy looking and healthy hair. 

If you have dry hair, then using sea salt spray can dry your hair even more and potentially lead to hair loss as your hair becomes weaker at the root and begins to fall out.

It’s best to maintain a healthy hair regime including massaging and oiling, washing regularly but not too often and ensuring you’re getting the right nutrients to make sure your hair is kept healthy, if you are going to be adding sea salt spray into your hair. 

Using coconut oil will nourish your hair follicle from the inside and provide a protective layer to lock in protein and keep your hair strong. 

Increasing protein intake is linked with hair growth as hair is, after all, a protein made up of keratin.

Consuming vitamins and minerals will help enhance the red-blood cell count, maximising the amount oxygen and nutrients that your hair cells can absorb which will help with growth and overall health.

How to use sea salt spray

Sea salt spray can be applied to damp or dry hair.  It’ll give you a better texture if applied directly to dry hair as it can grip onto your hair easily, and give you a matte effect. 

How much sea salt spray you use depends on the look you’re trying to achieve. 

As sea salt can be quite heavy, if you have fine hair it’ll be best to only use a small amount to achieve the beach-texture wave look. 

If your hair is thicker, or naturally curly, then it’s fine to use more generous amounts to achieve the desired look.

Don’t spray it directly into your hair. A good tip is to spray it lightly on the edges and let it naturally fall into your hair. 

Use a brush or comb and gently spread it across your hair. This way, you prevent it from landing on your scalp which could block your hair follicles and cause damage. 

When adding a new product to your hair styling arsenal, you should consider the effects this can have if you have fine or thick hair, as everyone’s scalp reacts differently to new things. 

As part of your hair care regime, we recommend adopting as natural care as possible. 

This includes by nourishing your hair with coconut and castor oil, as this can help lock in proteins and strengthen your hair through washes, which is important if you’re using potentially strong products like sea salt, particularly if you have fine or weak hair. 

Using a natural shampoo and conditioner to ensure all product is cleaned out is another important rule in your hair care library, as most products contain chemicals including hydrogen-peroxide, which is known to help contribute to grey hairs and creates oxidation. 

Summary

Sea salt spray is not bad for your hair, if you don’t overdo it or spray it directly into your scalp and if you use it in conjunction with a healthy hair care regime.

If your hair is missing the volume and needs a boost, sea salt can be a good quick fix without any chemicals. 

But don’t add too much, or don’t overuse particularly if you suffer from dry hair. 

For a quick reference point on whether you should use sea salt spray that you can share or review, see the infographic below.

Your Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Salt Spray

How to make Sea Salt Spray for your hair?

There are a couple of solutions for making sea salt spray. One such method described by the HuffPost which involves using:

  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt,
  • 1 tablespoon of organic coconut ol
  • 1 tablespoon of leave-in hair conditioner
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • A choice of essential oil few drops (lavender, mint or jasmine)

Mix the ingredients into a spray bottle and give it a shake. You’ve now got a home made sea salt spray.

Is Sea Salt Spray bad for your hair?

Sea Salt Spray can be detrimental to your hair long term if used too frequently, or in the wrong way. As it absorbs the natural oils in your hair, it can dry your hair out so if you already suffer from dry, brittle hair – sea salt spray may not be good for you.

How to use Sea Salt Spray?

Sea salt spray can be applied to damp or dry hair.  It’ll give you a better texture if applied directly to dry hair as it can grip onto your hair easily, and give you a matte effect. 

infographic should I use sea salt spray on my hair

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