The 10 Best Sea Salt Sprays to Elevate Your Beachy Waves

It's a rare occasion that you'll see me with pin-straight hair. I first introduced waves into my hair routine in college, and have never really strayed from that routine since. My hair is naturally straight, so getting the perfect waves was a learning curve at first (see how I style my hair in this post), but one that I've come to master over the years. Although I'm not a product junkie, one of my secret weapons for achieving that undone, tousled, just-off-the-beach look is a great sea salt spray. 

I'm so excited to be bringing on my amazing hairstylist and colorist, Mal (@hairbymaloriegreene), to offer her expert advice on all-things hair this year! Since this is the first time you're hearing from Mal, I figured a quick Q+A would help you get to know her. Mal and I have actually known each other for 20 years! She moved to AZ to attend school at ASU but is now back in New York (luckily for me) styling and coloring at Stylynne Salon on Long Island. 



I grew up with my family in the industry but started beauty school my junior year of high school.


+ Schwarzkopf; I recently started using their BLONDEME line for my blondes and I am loving it!
+ Kevin Murphy hair resort beach spray is my favorite sea salt spray.
+ Fanola no yellow shampoo for blondes to get rid of yellow or brassy tones in the hair. It is the best purple shampoo (D - I second that! Mal introduced me to this and I will never go back. You can buy it right on Amazon here.)


One hair hack I love is the double ponytail. It creates the illusion of having longer hair and gives you more volume as well. A dry shampoo with help to give more texture and separation to the style once you are done. Section the hair from ear to ear to create your first pony. Next, create a second pony underneath and use a few bobby pins to pull hair form the second pony up. This will help to blend the two ponytails together and keep them from looking like two separate ponytails. (D - this is genius! See the look here)

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The one hair product I could not live without is a good leave in conditioner. Having extensions, a leave in conditioner is so important to help eliminate tangles, moisturize the hair, and condition the extensions to keep them soft and healthy.


I recently learned the "901 highlight" from the girls at Nine Zero One salon and cannot wait to bring it into the salon and use their technique on my clients. Nikki Lee, one of the owners of Nine Zero, teaches this technique for how to achieve the "Nine Zero One blonde".  


Cannot pick just one! Chrissy Teigen because I LOVE her personality. She would be so much fun to color for. Shay Mitchell because her hair is gorgeous or Margot Robbie!



10 Sea Salt Sprays to Elevate Your Beachy Waves
According to Mal, the most important thing to look for in a sea salt spray is not necessarily the ingredients!
Many brands will try and sell you based on what they're made of, but it's really about how it feels and interacts with your hair. 

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  1. January 11, 2018 / 9:43 am

    I love beach waves!! I have naturally wavy hair and am always looking for products that will accentuate my waves, not work against them.

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    • Danielle
      January 18, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Yes – a great sea salt spray is definitely one that will be on your side!

  2. January 10, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Your wavy hair is perfection! I have never tried it on my natural hair before, but I doubt it would work the same for me.

    • Danielle
      January 18, 2018 / 9:04 am

      There are so many great products out there these days for all hair types – I’m sure there’s a great one for your natural hair 🙂

    • Danielle
      January 18, 2018 / 9:03 am

      So many good ones!

  3. Liz
    January 9, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    You have the best hair! Definitely going to try these out!


    • Danielle
      January 18, 2018 / 9:02 am

      Thank you so much, Liz! You’re too sweet.

  4. Ruth Ridley
    January 9, 2018 / 12:26 am

    Your hair looks amazing! What awesome products!!!

    • January 9, 2018 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks so much Ruthie!

  5. January 8, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    I love the Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe spray! I definitely need to try the Oribe one!

    • January 9, 2018 / 4:02 pm

      So many good ones out there!

  6. January 8, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    Thank you so much for your suggestions! I have been wanting to try the Herbivore spray as well as the one by Oribe (since I own a few of their products and they work magic!) so this helps a lot. Your hair looks amazing x

    • January 9, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks so much Natalia! From experience, the Herbivore is such a great product. Love Oribe too!

  7. January 8, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    These products look so good! I want to try that Oribe one!

    • January 9, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Loveeee all of Oribe’s products.

  8. January 8, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Ah, oddly enough I’ve always wanted to try one with my hair, but never knew of a good one! Haha! You’ve just helped a girl out 😉

    • January 9, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      Perfect timing Rebecca!

  9. January 8, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Your photos are gorgeous and I’m so excited to try new sea salt sprays, they’re like magic!

    • Danielle
      January 8, 2018 / 11:58 am

      Thank you so much, Annie! They really are…so many great brands to choose from!

    • Danielle
      January 8, 2018 / 11:46 am

      Aw thanks girlfriend! A sea salt spray would totally help give your waves a little extra umph.

    • Danielle
      January 8, 2018 / 11:44 am

      Beyondddd worth it – literally the best! <3

  10. Mckenna
    January 8, 2018 / 11:24 am

    I love this post as I have been on the hunt for a good texture spray!!

    • Danielle
      January 8, 2018 / 11:43 am

      So many options, girl!

    • Danielle
      January 8, 2018 / 11:42 am

      Right?! Has always been one of my favorite drugstore-brand lines.

  11. January 7, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Loved this post! Definitely going to have to try out the Herbivore spray! Anything that smells amazing, yes please.

    • Danielle
      January 8, 2018 / 11:41 am

      Thanks girls! It is a MUST try 🙂

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