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How to Get Perfect Wavy Beach Hair

How to Get Perfect Wavy Beach Hair

It’s hard to beat a relaxing day at the beach. Not only can you enjoy the sunshine, breeze, and ocean air, you also get to leave with the perfect head of wavy men’s surfer hair.


Why does spending the day at the beach give you that surfer hairstyle? There are a variety of factors at play - like the salt water, the sunshine, and the cool breeze. 


But you don’t have to actually surf to get men’s surfer hair. Here’s how to achieve men’s beach hair at home with just a few tools, products, and styling techniques.

Step 1: Use Natural Sea Salt Spray

Getting your hair coated in the ocean water is a major part of attaining the unique beach hair look. The salt absorbs oil, gives your hair a matte finish, and encourages a wavier texture.

Best Sea Salt Spray Ingredients

You can get the same surfer hairstyle at home with natural sea salt spray. Just make sure you’re using a product that has safe ingredients that strengthen and protect your hair while not causing any scalp irritation. The best sea salt spray for men should be made with:


  • Natural Sea Salt - obvious.
  • Hydrolyzed Proteins - they encourage moisture retention and soften hair, preventing a crunchy texture or frizzy look.
  • Vitamin E - full of antioxidants that prevent hair damage.
  • No Alcohol - it’s drying, irritating, and won’t contribute to your men’s beachy hair goals.

Our Texturizing Sea Salt Spray contains these and many more natural ingredients to help you achieve the perfect look without any irritation. And, of course, it’s alcohol-free.

How to Use Hair Salt Spray

You can apply your hair salt spray directly to damp or dry hair. The techniques you use to style it all depend on exactly what kind of look you’re going for. 

If you want to maximize hair volume:

Start with damp (not dripping wet) hair. Lift your hair and aim your sea salt spray directly at your hair roots. 


Then, gently grab and clump your hair near the root to fully cover the area. Go around your head until you’ve gotten to all of the hair roots. 


Next, cover your hair ends by spritzing around your head with several pumps of sea salt spray. Again, you can gently scrunch your hair after applying to make sure all the ends are covered.

If you want some volume with more waves:

Start with dry or slightly damp hair. Spray all around your hair with several pumps of men’s sea salt spray, covering the ends of your hair without fully wetting your entire head.

Man spraying sea salt spray onto his hair.

Step 2: Dry Your Hair

You’ve used your spray to emulate the salt water. Now it’s time to mimic the sunshine and ocean breeze to finish your look. 


The way you dry your hair after applying the best sea salt spray will have a significant effect on how it turns out. There are a few different ways to approach this, depending on your desired outcome.

If you want to maximize hair volume:

Use a blowdryer to get men’s beachy hair with max volume. Start with medium heat at high speed and use a diffuser; this combination captures the same experience you would get by naturally drying your hair in the sun and sea breeze. 


Lift your hair from the roots while using your blowdryer to encourage additional volume. Gradually reduce the heat down to the lowest setting as your hair gets drier. Grab your hair gently and make a fist as you dry it to get wavy men’s surfer hair.

If you want some volume with more waves:

Instead of using a blowdryer, let your hair air dry. You can still use the grabbing/scrunching motion as it dries to encourage natural waves to form. 

Step 3: Complete the Surfer Hairstyle

If you’re happy with your hair’s volume, texture, and waves at this point, fantastic! You’re all done. Otherwise, you can continue with some styling techniques to perfect your men’s surfer hair.

How to add hold with pomade:

Natural sea salt spray doesn’t offer much in the way of hold. So if you want to keep your waves in place, use pomade. Make sure you’re using a low shine product - you don’t want to add in a glossy pomade that will work against your surfer hairstyle.


Our Styling Clay Pomade pairs well with our Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to complete your beachy style with a bit more texture and hold. It’s made with bentonite clay, hydrolyzed proteins, argan oil, and aloe - so you won’t be damaging your hair or working against your hair salt spray.


Apply just a small amount of pomade at first. Rub it around in your hands to warm it up, then spread it evenly through your hair. Add more as needed to achieve the hold and style you’re going for. You can also use a blowdryer to set your pomade and hairstyle in place.

Get Men’s Beachy Hair at Home

You don’t have to spend the the day at the beach to look like you just came in from surfing. Using the best sea salt spray for men and the proper technique, you can have men’s surfer hair as often as you like - everyday even!

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