Alternative uses for salt spray

I love to use a salt spray in my hair sometimes to help create a beachy wave, but after attending a recent Bumble and Bumble event, I picked up a few tricks on how else salt sprays can be used, with amazing effects.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and Balmain salt spray

Beehive created with Bumble Surf Spray
The Bumble Beehive - I think Sven (crouching) is a miracle worker.

1. Adding volume - If you have fine hair (or just want bigger hair), applying a small amount of salt spray to the roots of your hair will help give it some added oomph, lifting it at the roots.

2. As a styling product - At the event, I had a hair makeover and the stylist managed to create the most amazing beehive using just Bumble Surf Spray and 10 hair grips (I counted). With some backcombing and plenty of salt spray to help hold it in place, my usually floppy fine hair stayed in place all night even when battered by the wind.

3. As emergency dry shampoo. Now, this isn't something you want to do too often, but as salt sprays have a drying effect on hair, they tend to help it look that little bit more matte, and in an emergency can be used to soak up a bit of oil in hair. Probably one tip best suited to festival hair when an undone look is what you're aiming for anyway!

My salt spray picks:

Balmain - great for adding texture, root lift and creating beachy waves
Toni and Guy - creates very natural beachy waves without much effort at all
Bumble and Bumble - works amazingly as a styling product, gives good root lift, and helps hold backcombed styles in place.

Have you tried any salt sprays before?



  1. Nice tips!
    I want to try the B&B one, I heard amazing things.

  2. Ooh what lovely tips xx


  3. I use sea salt spray for volume and texture everyday! I rarely use it for its intended purpose :)

  4. Great post! I would never have though to use a salt spray for those things! :)


  5. I have tried the toni and guy sea salt spray before and really liked it. Really want to get my hands on the bumble and bumble spray and Charles Worthington has brought out a new one which I have my eye on.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

    1. The Toni and Guy one is great! My favourite budget version x

  6. I live for Salt Spray - I really want to try out the Balmain one :)


  7. Replies
    1. thanks :) I was so sad to take it out at the end of the day x

  8. Great tips! I definitely need to buy a salt spray xx

  9. YOUR HAIR LOOKS AMAZING!! Sorry for the caps but I really felt they were necessary to try and convey just how amazing I find it! Definitely going to get my hands on some surf spray now after seeing that!


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