After a visit to the beach, we take a little bit of the beach with us, don’t we? Sandy toes, skin freckled from the sun, and those coveted beachy waves. My hair is usually a bit tangled from the wind as well, but it’s undeniable that the salt spray from the ocean has a flattering effect. It makes hair look thicker, and gives it a “piecey” effect that emphasizes natural waves. Most of us aren’t able to make it to the ocean all that often, but anyone can get those lovely beachy waves, texture, and volume at home with Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray.
I discovered Beauty by Earth a little over a year ago and it’s become one of my favorite brands. I’ve mostly used their body care products like my beloved Beauty by Earth Body Scrub, but the only hair care product from this brand that I previously tried was the Beauty by Earth Dry Shampoo & Volume Powder. I was so excited to try this Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray, especially because their products are made with natural ingredients. The same can’t be said for the majority of hair products.
Are you interested in learning more about what’s in the Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray, how it performs, and more? Then please keep reading for my full product review!
Please note that I received this product in PR. However, that in no way has swayed my opinion of the product. Beauty by Earth didn’t ask for anything other than my honest opinion, and that is what I share in the following product review.
Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray product claims directly from BeautybyEarth.com
You don’t need to be on the ocean to feel the salt spray. Our sea salt spray for texturizing hair brings volume, texture, and fresh from the beach waves to even the most landlocked locks. This easy spray doesn’t leave your hair feeling crunchy or packed with product. It smells like that beach vacation we all look forward to!
- Price: $19.99 from BeautybyEarth.com or $16.99 from Amazon.com
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- Net weight: 6 oz. | 177 ml
- Made in the USA
- Cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified)
- Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and synthetic dyes/fragrance, triclosan, petroleum, and gluten
- Shelf life: 12 months
- Overall rating: 9.6/10
- Packaging/ease of application: 10/10
- Texture: 10/10
- Ingredients: 9/10
- Ease of removal: 10/10
- Price: 9/10
Packaging/ease of application
Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray is packaged in a pretty standard plastic spray bottle with a cap. The sprayer is the type that you press down to spray. This type of sprayer seems to be more prone to clogging compared to trigger sprayers, but I haven’t had any problems with this one.
The spray is quite strong, but since this is a hair product, that doesn’t bother me. The only other thing of note about how the sprayer dispenses the product is that it doesn’t come out in a wide spray so you don’t have to worry about it going everywhere.
Directions for use from Beauty by Earth: “Spritz spray through damp or dry hair and scrunch into locks for a beach wave texture. Or, spray over wet hair and blow-dry in for a subtle, voluminous look. For medium to long hair, apply from middle of hair to the ends. If you have flat roots and want to dry them out for a lift, spritz some into your roots when wet or damp.”
I’ve found that this spray definitely works best for me when I spritz it on wet or damp hair, because I can more easily distribute it through my hair that way. If I’m in a hurry and need to spray it into my hair without dampening it first, I still see some benefit from the spray, but it is much more subtle. To “style” my hair with this sea salt spray, I scrunch it until I start to see my waves becoming more defined.
I always let my hair air dry, so I can’t speak to how this spray performs in hair when it’s used before blow-drying. I also don’t ever spray it onto my roots because my hair gets oily quickly and I don’t want to accelerate that process by applying any kind of product to my roots. However, I can tell you that this spray does add volume, so I’m sure it would help to add volume at the roots as well.
This is definitely one of the easiest hair products I’ve ever used. It’s almost effortless! It only takes me a couple of minutes to spritz it through my hair and scrunch it to achieve the look I’m going for.
Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray is a lightweight watery product. One of the things I love best about it is how it feels in my hair. It leaves my hair feeling soft and never sticky or “crunchy.”
The main reason I use products like this one is to emphasize my natural waves. I also sometimes like to have added texture to make my hair a bit easier to work with. The texture of this spray, and the texture it gives my hair, are just perfect for achieving those hair goals. On top of those benefits, this spray also helps to control frizz!
As you can see, the results from Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray are subtle, but I like that about it! My hair still looks natural; however, my waves are more pronounced like I’ve just been splashing in the ocean. The frizz is definitely tamped down significantly as well. The areas that still look a bit frizzy here, I believe I missed those with the spray.
Beauty by Earth uses really great natural ingredients in all of its products. Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray is no exception! There are only 17 ingredients in this product and most are natural, while four are also organic. Here is the complete list of ingredients:
Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sea Salt, Glycerin (Vegetable), Magnesium Sulfate, Organic Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion Fruit) Fruit Extract, Ethyl Alcohol (Vodka), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Pulp Extract, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate
Usually when I review ingredients, it’s for a skincare or body care product. It’s a bit more difficult to evaluate ingredients in hair care products since for the most part, hair products are applied only to the hair which has different needs than skin. I do my best, though! Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray is primarily a styling product, so you would expect that its ingredients wouldn’t provide many benefits to the hair. That’s true of a lot of styling products, but not this one! There are actually twelve ingredients in this product that are good for the hair and/or scalp. I’ll provide brief descriptions of those ingredients below.
- Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice
- Natural moisturizer
- Organic Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract
- Algae Extract
- Could be from any variety of algae
- Likely adds moisture and antioxidants
- Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract
- Passiflora Incarnata (Passion Fruit) Fruit Extract
- Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
- Strengthens the skin barrier and supports a healthy scalp
- Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
- Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) Seed Oil
- Rich in oleic acid which is nourishing and moisturizing
- Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
- Thick glossy oil
- Conditions and moisturizes hair
- Decreases hair breakage
- Organic Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil
- Contains fatty acids and vitamin E
- Nourishes and moisturizes skin and hair
- Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Pulp Extract
- Rich in fatty acids, proteins, and vitamins
Full disclosure, some of these ingredients may offer even more benefits than what I was able to list here. Unfortunately, it’s more difficult to find information on how ingredients benefit the hair vs. the skin. With that being said, this list is still pretty great! When I first looked into this product, I was honestly shocked to see so many lovely natural ingredients. I’m very happy to see that they truly benefit the hair and scalp in a variety of ways.
There are four ingredients in this spray that I classify as “neutral:” Sea Salt, Magnesium Sulfate, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, and Potassium Sorbate. Sea Salt is the star of the show in this product, but I labeled it “neutral” simply because it doesn’t directly benefit the hair or scalp. It does, however, add thickness and texture to the hair. Magnesium Sulfate (a.k.a. Epsom Salt) is a bulking agent and may function similarly to Sea Salt in this formula. Radish Root Ferment Filtrate and Potassium Sorbate are preservatives.
The only ingredient that I’m skeptical of is the Ethyl Alcohol (Vodka). Some alcohols are fine in hair products, but others can be harmful. Unfortunately, ethyl alcohol can be drying. I’m not completely clear on its function in this product, but it looks like it’s probably meant to help the product to spread evenly and make hair dry more quickly. I’m not too bothered by this ingredient because I always use conditioner on my hair when I wash it, and sometimes I also use leave-in conditioner. I haven’t noticed my hair being drier than usual since I started using Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray, so in my case, I think what I’m doing now is working just fine. If you have particularly dry hair, you may want to add a hair mask into your hair care routine while using this spray.
I’d like to also point out that this spray contains no added fragrance! I was so happy to see that! Beauty by Earth often adds natural fragrance ingredients, but they didn’t include any sort of fragrance in this product. I’m glad, because the natural scent is lovely! You can really smell the sea salt; it smells very much like the ocean.
Ease of removal
While Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray is a lightweight product, it does leave residue on the hair. I don’t fault the product for that because it wouldn’t be effective otherwise. Sometimes products that leave residue on the hair are difficult to remove completely. I don’t experience that problem often, but occasionally when I’ve used too much dry shampoo.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that I don’t have any trouble at all washing my hair completely clean of this product. I thought I might need to use a heavy-duty exfoliating shampoo to remove it all, but that isn’t necessary. I’m able to wash all of this spray out of my hair with my standard shampoo!
Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray is $19.99 ($3.33/oz.) when purchased directly from Beauty by Earth, or you can save a few dollars and order it from Amazon for $16.99 ($2.83/oz.). Beauty by Earth products tend to fall somewhere between drugstore and high end pricing, and I think that’s true of this product as well.
A similar product I reviewed this year, Mane Club Wavy Baby is only $8.00. While that product is significantly less expensive, it’s also lower quality. While I like how it makes my hair look, it also feels sticky and the ingredients are “OK,” not impressive like the ingredients in Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray.
While I wish this spray could be slightly less expensive, I understand why it isn’t. The ingredients are a big part of it, but it also feels nice in my hair and smells great without any added fragrance! 🙂
Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray has become a staple in my hair care routine! I enjoy it so much, I’ve used it almost every day since I received it. I just love the way it makes my hair look and feel. I can be having a really bad hair day, but if I dampen it and spray this on, my hair dries to have the most perfect beachy waves.
I’m happy to report that I agree with all of the product claims for Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray! First, they state that this spray will bring volume, texture, and beachy waves, and it absolutely does all of those things very well. Next, they state that it doesn’t make hair feel crunchy or overloaded with product. True again! Lastly, they claim that this spray smells like a beach vacation and it really does. The scent isn’t too strong; it’s natural and beachy.
Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray is designed to work with all hair types. However, not everyone will get the same results. For example, someone with naturally straight hair would likely see very loose waves after scrunching with this spray, and better results if braiding their hair after spritzing on this spray. I have a slight wave in my hair naturally, so this spray emphasizes that wave I already have. For those with curly hair, I imagine it wouldn’t make the hair look more curly, but it would add texture and volume.
Since Beauty by Earth Sea Salt & Texturizing Spray works to volumize, texturize, and create beachy waves, I think nearly everyone would enjoy it! It can be used in a variety of ways to achieve your desired result. Are you ready to give it a try? Let me know in the comments!