The Gents of London team love Sea Salt Spray so much so that we made our own. Since launching, it has fast become one of our best selling hair styling products. If you're not familiar with this product, it's basically magic saltwater in a spray bottle that smells amazing. The idea is to spray it on wet hair and add texture and volume - and it's the most effective thing we've ever found for doing this (especially if you have fine hair). But I know you gents have questions about when to use this and which brands are best, so here's our beginner's guide to using sea salt spray.
How to use Sea Salt Spray
Containing natural sea salt, when blow-drying into the hair, our lightweight sea salt spray magically volumises and thickens even the finest of hair textures. The secret blend of salts binds, absorbs and adds texture while still allowing you to run your hands through your hair without residue.
Simply add a few spritzes to damp towel-dried hair and style into place.
Texturising with Sea Salt Spray
This method is perfect for when you have just got out of the shower; you've just shampooed your hair and rid yourself of all your natural oils. As we discussed earlier, make sure your hair is damp; a good towel dry is perfect.
Next, apply your Sea Salt Spray generously all over your hair, making sure that everywhere is covered. You can use a brush here, or work it through with your fingers, depending on the style you're trying to achieve.
Now, you decide whether you want to let it dry naturally, or by using a hairdryer. There is no right or wrong way of doing it: allowing it to dry itself will result in a wavier style while using a hairdryer will give more of a lift. The choice is yours!
Pre-styling with Sea Salt Spray
If you're looking for a sharper, neater quiff, here's where you need to be. Much the same as before, apply your spray into damp hair. Once again, you can use a brush or your fingers, but this just depends on how sharp you want your look to be.
Begin to move your hair into your desired position, then fire up the hairdryer, making sure that you are consistently directing your hair with your chosen instrument whilst following that direction with the hairdryer.
Once dry, grab your favourite Clay/Cream/Paste, and finish off by structuring your hair and fixing up those few strays. You will instantly notice the difference pre-styling makes!
Reviving with Sea Salt Spray
Here we will forget what I said earlier about never using Sea Salt Spray in dry hair. However, in my defence, this is only for a quick fix when you haven't washed in a while. If your hair is looking a bit greasy, but you haven't got the time to give it a proper wash, grab your spray and slightly dampen your hair with it; don't coat it, just a little squirt here and there to add some moisture.
Style your hair as best you can (you know, despite the grease) and let it dry naturally. Now you've given your hair the power to go on for another day, although you really should have a shower at some point soon. What's your excuse?
Benefits of Sea Salt Spray
There once was a time when female products completely dominated the market for Sea Salt Spray. For years, if men owned a bottle, it probably bared a bright pink colour with a picture of a mermaid on the front and subsequently remained hidden at the bottom of their chest of drawers, waiting to be used only when wholly safe and necessary.
The truth is, Sea Salt Spray has always been just as useful for men as it has been for women – in fact, men probably find more benefits in it.
These days, you will find more and more Sea Salt Sprays catered for men, and it is quickly becoming one of the most famous men's hair styling products worldwide.
Why choose Gents of London Sea Salt Spray?
What sets us aside from the competition is our detailed knowledge of hair, men's hair specifically, and the drive to continually make sure that our products are a step above the rest. Our lightweight Sea Salt Spray binds, absorbs, and adds texture to your hair while still allowing you to run your hands through your hair throughout the day without any residue. Our spiced mandarin scent will leave you wanting to spray it 'just one more time', and our PET plastic free aluminium silver bottle really makes a statement, wherever you choose to keep or recycle it.
To give your hair that extra sharp look, try finishing it off with Gents of London Carbon Clay. These two are a match made in heaven!
Our Sea Salt Spray is always made in England, always ethically produced, and always vegan friendly. We already know that you're going to love it.