A Salt Spray That Trumps All Others

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Certain beauty products — think NARS blush in Orgasm, Clinique's Black Honey lipstick — are so good, they're practically famous. And, while we do love so many of those well-known, well-loved products with a loyal following, we've been wondering why others have been quietly flying under the radar. With that in mind, meet our new beauty series, Cult Classics, in which we'll introduce you to the products you really, truly should know about (and try, like, right now). They're not brand new, but trust us: They've got staying power.

You're probably sick of hearing about salt sprays by now. It's mid-July, and you may have been lucky enough to get to a beach and actually get some sand in your strands. But, if there was ever a texture mist to help you break out from the monotony, it's R+Co's Rockaway Salt Spray.

One of the biggest offenses of sea mist is the residue it can leave behind. Sticky and stiff, your hair might look less like you just had a romp in the ocean and more like you got caught in a sandstorm — a violent, mane-destroying sandstorm. But, R+Co's formula totally cuts out that get-your-hand-stuck-in-it feeling. Instead, you're left with a volume-plumped mane that you can actually work a brush through.

Rockaway Salt Spray is also loaded with oodles of good-for-you ingredients. Yarrow plant extract helps maintain the hair's integrity while increasing body and fullness. Balm mint keeps your color from fading. And, it's pumped full of vitamin C, which can shield your strands from free radicals. Who knew a texture spray could double as a protectant?

But, the biggest selling point of R+Co's bottle is the scent. While some people love the beachy, salty scent of the ocean, others don't want to walk around smelling like they didn't wash their hair after a beach trip. Rockaway Salt Spray is fragranced with the brand's Love Bite, which has notes of orange, cardamom, fig, guava, and amber.

So, if you're looking for a salt spray that doesn't exactly seem like a salt spray, you've gotta pull up R+Co. It's especially useful once the weather chills, and your other sea mists get hidden on your shelf. Since it's more of a texturizer than a traditional salt spray, it can be kept in your rotation year-round — that is, if you don't use this stuff up the second you buy it.

R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray, $25, available at SpaceNK.