Battle of the salt spray…

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I have a secret weapon in my beauty kit…drum roll…SALT SPRAY! It is the best thing that ever happened to my fine, limp straight hair. The purpose of salt spray is to give it that salty, gritty, textured feel your hair has right as you get out the ocean.


I love it because it helps my hair to be styled without being rock hard and unmovable. I am lazy when it comes to doing my hair and I like having the messy not ‘done’ look. So, with a spritz of this and blast of the hair dryer and I am good to go. For the best result I would spray to damp towel dried hair or lightly spraying after you have styled then blow it over lightly with the hairdryer. Below are a few sprays I have tried and tested and highly recommend. I will do another step by step post about how I actually do my hair so you can see what a miracle this product really is!

Fudge Salt Spray

This was the very fist salt spray I ever used and it was a game changer for me. This has been used in my hair for practically every ‘do’ I have ever had at any event, red carpet or photoshoot. It great for up do’s to spray into damp hair and dry off for that extra texture and hold that your hair needs for long nights. It is a great every day spray too – very gritty and leaves your hair with that salty sea feeling. I recommend only spraying 5-7 pumps of this one for everyday use onto damp hair to avoid it getting crispy. The best part of this spray the handle – it is so easy to pump from every angle!

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O&M Surf Bomb

This spray is the bomb…..pardon the pun. I really like a lot of the products from O&M (their shampoo’s smell divine!) so I was keen to see what this spray was like. I was not disappointed.  This spray leaves the grit but not the oily residue that other salt sprays can leave after a couple of hours. I love this product for the staying power – it lasts all day and still feels the same at the end of the day as it did when you first put it on. My hair really behaves itself when this is sprayed on! And…despite it’s small appearance it lasts a really long time.

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KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray

I bought this product in a mad dash to the store a couple of months ago when I had run out of my trusty sprays. The girl at the store told me this was their best seller for salt sprays. I am always up to try something new and recommended so I brought it home with me to try. I have to say, it is a winner. This is probably the lightest of the products I have used and give a subtle yet strong texture. I would recommend about 8-10 sprays for everyday wear for a good result.

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The professional’s recommendation

Nicole Abela from LSG Creative recommends EVO Salty Dog as one of her favourite salt sprays. ‘It has a strong hold but it’s not too tacky. Some salt sprays are too drying but this one gives you the texture and the hold. It’s a good workable product. And it smells really good. That’s important!’

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5 thoughts on “Battle of the salt spray…

  1. Thank you for that! I actually had your hair in mind when I got my haircut today…. about 20cm cut off. It has been a few years since I have used a salt spray, so I will look out for these brands. My hair seems a lot thinner these days, so I definitely need the volume!

  2. My post baby hair winner!! I never knew this stuff existed until last year. Must get onto your first pick as mine isn’t awesome and gets oily real quick…or that’s could just be my hair. Thanks for the hot tips!

  3. Did you ever have the opportunity to do a blog on how you use sea spray to stule your hair? Or even how you style your hair in so many styles days after day? After 13 years of slow growing hair where it finally reached my bra strap, today I chopped it off to the long bob!!! Wholy moley! Now I need Jules styling tips, eek!!

    1. Whoo!! Go the long bob! You will love it I’m sure. Ok – let me get onto a hair post for you so I can share some tips! Stand by. x

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