Sea salt spray: Men’s hair styling hero of 2016?

Arianna | 22 November 2016
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Gents: meet the solution to all your hair styling dilemmas. 

What you’ll need

Struggling to achieve that undone, messy look that’s been rocked by the likes of Robert Pattinson, Bradley Cooper and the ultimate bedhead king, Harry Styles? Well, that’s probably because you’ve been missing one crucial ingredient: a sea salt spray (men’s version, of course!).

Thought sea salt sprays were just for the ladies? Well, it’s not! In fact, you may be surprised to hear that this versatile hair product is perfect for straight, wavy and curly hair types – and is the key to helping you get that effortlessly cool, casual movement, which you’d actually find very difficult to achieve with any other styling product. Yep, we’re here to tell you that sea salt spray for men may just be the solution you’ve been searching for all year. To find out which hairstyles you can create with this nifty product, just keep on reading!

Sea salt spray: Men’s hair styling saviour

 

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Use sea salt spray to get those sexy, surfer-inspired textures.

Natural-looking, relax waves or curls

If you already have naturally wavy or curly hair, then a sea salt spray can provide you with that gritty, surfer-inspired texture you can only achieve after spending a whole day at the beach or in the sea. Spritz some of the Toni&Guy Messy Salt Spray throughout damp (or dry!) hair to give it that naturally tousled texture, as well as a cool matte finish. To help define your curls, run your fingers through your hair, twisting your curls with your index fingers and your thumbs as you go.

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Men’s sea salt spray can help make braiding your hair easier.

Man braid

Another handy use of a sea salt spray is that it helps provide grip, which is great news for those of you with thin or fine hair that’s rather trciky to style. Before creating your man braid, spritz some sea salt spray into your tresses for added grip and to remove that ‘slippery’ feel from your strands. Trust us: you’ll find your hair much easier to plait!

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Use sea salt spray to help add texture and shape your quiff.

Textured quiffs

The best way to create a strong, sweeping quiff is to use a little sea salt spray through towel-dried hair. Use a comb to build the quiff shape as you blow-dry. The heat will set it in place as you dry! – Dan Lynes

Sea salt sprays are also ideal for creating voluminous, sweeping quiffs or pompadours (See? We told you this product was versatile). As Unilever’s creative director and head stylist Dan Lynes recommends, apply the product to damp hair, then dry your hair with a hairdryer as you shape it to get a long-lasting, all-day hold!

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Sea salt spray mens: Bed head hair.

Bedhead hair

Looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle for your mid-length locks that’s surprisingly easy to achieve? Then why not follow in the footsteps of ex-One Directioner Harry Styles, who’s got the bedhead look down to a T?

To get the look at home, we recommend scrunching some sea salt spray into damp hair, before leaving it to dry naturally for some mega texture and that casually undone, tousled look. Easy-peasy.

So now that you’re all clued up on what a sea salt spray can do for you, you’ll want to check out the best men’s hair products of 2016 to keep your hair game looking strong!

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