12 Best Sea Salt Sprays for Beachy Waves Even When You’re Inland

Can’t make it to the beach this summer? You can always wear your swimsuit as a top or you can spritz on a sea salt spray to fake those Instagram-worthy waves. But there are so many iterations flooding the market these days, how do you know which ones work and which ones will leave your hair a flat, sticky mess?

That’s where we come in. We put together a list of the best sea salt sprays available that promise waves for days — and actually deliver.

How do the best sea salt sprays work?

You know how your hair looks wavier after a dip in the ocean? Well, these sprays have the same effect thanks to the same ingredient: sea salt. All you have to do is spray your preferred formula on your strands, then scrunch sections for easy, breezy beachy waves.

What do the best sea salt sprays have in common?

The best versions include a moisturizing agent so you can spray away without drying out your locks. We’re partial to natural moisturizers, like avocado oil, aloe vera and argan oil.

What’s the best way to apply sea salt sprays?

Most sea salt sprays can be sprayed on damp or dry locks. Focus mainly on the mid-lengths and ends since you don’t want to overload your roots and weigh down your strands. And don’t be too aggressive scrunching your strands — you don’t want to traumatize your locks.

Here are the brands behind the best sea salt sprays for summer.

  1. Odele
  2. O&M
  3. Reverie
  4. Captain Blankenship
  5. Verb
  6. Bumble and bumble
  7. Sachajuan
  8. Lush
  9. Herbivore Botanicals
  10. Drybar
  11. Rahua
  12. Davines

Keep reading to see why these picks made the list.