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WHAT!!!!! SUGAR FOR YOUR HAIR! Anthony gives the sweetest tips ever seen MAMAMIA.COM.AU

Sugar spray is the new sea salt spray and here’s what you need to know

It’s time to throw out your sea salt spray.

According to a new report by ELLE Australia, sugar spray gives you the same great texture you get with sea salt spray, but it’s not as drying. It’s a win-win, really.

So basically, you’ll achieve the same effortless, tousled waves but without the crunchiness of a sea salt spray.

This also means your hair has a lot more movement, not to mention the shine. So. Much. Shine.

Seriously, remind us why we were ever using sea salt spray?

Mamamia spoke to award-winning hairstylist Anthony Nader about the sugar spray trend, and he is very on board.

“The sugar has a far softer and conditioning effect due to the ingredients, including sugar cane extract, plankton and sea kelp which feeds your dehydrated strands to healthier days,” he told Mamamia.

“I would recommend the sugar spray for hair types that are highly coloured, and who still want the beachy texture but without the crunchy feeling that a lot of sea salt sprays tend to give.”

Although he said we probably shouldn’t throw out our sea salt spray just yet. Whoops.

“The two are totally different,” he added.

“If you’re after a hair texture that isn’t gritty, then give me the sugar, baby! It’s like having your cake and eating it too.”

According to Anthony, sea salt spray is still great for giving your hair extra volume though – especially if your strands tend to be on the fine or limp side.

“Just keep in mind that if you’re wanting more oomph on the roots, skip the sugar on the roots and spray the sea salt instead,” he said.

“And yes, it is so fine to combine the two products!”

Welcome to our styling cabinet, sugar spray. It’s good to have you.


Who says you cant steal from your man (hair products that is)!
Get your Summer hair strands sorted out with my latest beauty cupboard saving tips as seen in Gritty Pretty.

A few Gritty Pretty Magazine issues ago, actress Rose Byrne surprised us with the confession that she steals her boyfriend’s hair products for her own polished, tousled strands.

“I steal my boyfriend’s Kevin.Murphy products a lot – especially the Kevin.Murphy Ride Anti-Frizz Creme in Flexible Hold,” she revealed. How can that be, we thought, your hair is so SOFT?!

Since then, it’s stuck with us and we’ve been thinking: why aren’t we all sharing in our man’s hair essentials? Is gel strictly for guys, and sea salt spray and dry shampoo just for girls? Surely not. Might Byrne be on to something genius?

To get answers on the hair products you should steal from S.O (and the ones you can share with him too), we spoke to one male and one female hair stylist for their views…


Award-winning hairstylist and founder of Sydney’s RAW Hair salon, Anthony Nader says the main thing to consider before you share is your hair types. “If you both have different textured hair strands and you’re wanting to use sea salt spray for instance, you’ll find that whoever has thicker hair will naturally have a fuller texture compared to the partner with thinner hair strands.”

Hair and makeup artist Katie Angus (the woman behind the textured strands pictured in this exclusive shoot for Gritty Pretty) agrees. There’s no reason why a bit of salt spray wouldn’t work, but “generally speaking, a bit more grit is needed for male styling,” she explains.




According to Angus, there’s a place for oils in male hair grooming to tame and condition. “[Guys] with thicker hair and longer styles and those frequently exposed to lots of sun and salt water would benefit in particular,” she adds.

Share: Paul Mitchell Marula Oil Light. (Tip: Guys need only apply half as much as women, and only ever on damp hair.)

For the well-groomed man with a shorter cut, Nader prefers to use a water-based leave-in conditioning spritz.

Share: EVO Day Of Grace Leave-In Conditioner sprayed on towel-dried hair. This one comes with built-in UV protection. Excellent.

On the subject of dry shampoo, our experts were divided. Guys don’t necessarily need it since with shorter hair they usually wash it daily. However, Nader says transparent or coloured dry shampoo can be used on guys as a texturiser. Share: Oribe Dry Texturising Spray or Fudge Urban Matte Head Master. The same goes for salt spray, it’s not necessarily going to do much if your guy doesn’t have the length to work with.

Share: TONI & GUY Men Messy Salt Spray.

Spoiler alert: guys can share in hairspray, too. It sets the style and can even be used to tame frizz, explains Nader. Lightly mist hair with gentle-hold hairspray or spray it onto a brush to apply.

Share: SACHAJUAN Hair Spray Light & Flexible or American Crew Grooming Spray.

Leave the sticky gels to the guys, unless you’re slicking hair back tight and wanting it to look razor sharp for a swanky night event. “Gel means business,” adds Nader.

Share: R&Co Motorcycle Flexible Gel applied to damp hair and brushed back for best results on girls.

For the shoot, Angus rubbed the smallest bit of Kevin.Murphy Gritty.Business pliable-hold clay on the roots of the male model’s hair for a naturally undone look. The same effect can be achieved on women by “working the size of a five cent piece through your mid-lengths and ends,” shares Nader. “Embrace the textured crop!”

Share: Hanz de Fuko Claymation or Baxter Clay Hair Pomade.

Guys with coloured-hair can go brassy (yellow/orange) just like the rest of us. Remedy this with a purple-based toner left in his hair like a mask in the shower. A toner is also great on natural blondes to return hair back to its best, healthy-looking hue.

Share: Blond, a new blue-based toner by Mr. Smith with more intense pigments.

Do you share in any of your man’s products with your man?

Or does he steal any of yours? (More likely.)

By Wendy Hoang for grittypretty.com


When I first moved here from the UK, vcialis 40mg I assumed Australia was filled with bronzed beach bodies. Determined to fit in, viagra I quickly discovered salt spray as a way to at least make myself feel like a surfer babe — without, you know, the actual surfing.

I soon realised Australia is much more diverse than that – but salt spray (I love the John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Sea-Salt Spray) has remained a staple in my haircare routine. It adds texture, creates desirable beachy waves and hides hair that definitely needs a wash.

But now there’s a new product looking to knock salt spray off its surfboard: say hello to sugar spray. To get the lowdown on the sweet (sorry!) and very new product, we quizzed award-winning international hair stylist Anthony Nader.


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Have you used sugar spray before?

“I have to admit to you Glow readers that I only heard about this sweet new sensation recently and it’s definitely going to make waves… literally!” he says.

“I’m always keen to explore and experiment with any new product on the market and open minded to whatever is in a bottle to give my clients the results they are looking for.”

How is it different to salt spray?

According to Nader, the two products give very different results mostly based on how your hair “feels” and “performs” throughout the day.


“The sugar has a far softer and conditioning effect due to the ingredients, including sugar cane extract, plankton and sea kelp which feeds your dehydrated strands to healthier days,” he says.

“I would recommend the sugar spray for hair types that are highly coloured, and who still want the beachy texture but without the crunchy feeling that a lot of sea salt sprays tend to give.”

“The two are totally different. If you’re after a hair texture that isn’t gritty, then give me the sugar baby! It’s like having your cake and eating it too.”

How do you use it?

“Spray the sugar spray the same way as you would the sea salt spray,” says Nader.

I normally spray liberally onto the body of my hair, and scrunch and twist the curls until they look the way I want.

“Just keep in mind that if you’re wanting more oomph on the roots, skip the sugar on the roots and even spray the sea salt instead,” advises Nader.

“And yes, it is so fine to combine the two products!”

Keen to try? As it’s so new, there aren’t many products available here yet, but try the Tigi Bed Head Candy Fixations Sugar Shock ($18.99) and keep an eye out for stylist favourite Keratin Complex Sweet Definition Texturizing Sugar Mist to hit our shores soon.

Do you use salt spray? Would you try sugar spray?