Is It Permissible to Use Sea Salt Spray and Volume Powder?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


In a previous question, I asked you about using clay in hair. I just remembered asking about sea salt spray and volume powder and whether they can be thoroughly washed out for the ghusl.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question. [Tahtawi, Hashiyat al-Tahtawi ‘ala Maraqi al-Falah]

Sea Salt Spray and Volume powder are permissible as long as they don’t contain any impermissible ingredient or form a perceptible barrier, a kind of layer upon the skin that prevents water penetration, it would be permissible to use. So, it would be best to ensure it is washed and removed before wudu or applied after wudu.

The ruling is that anything that prevents water from reaching the hair/body will not make the wudu or obligatory bath (fard ghusl) valid. [Ibid.]

How To Wash Out And Remove Sea Salt Spray and Volume Spray

Some sources say it can be tricky to wash off volume powder thoroughly. You may need to use a clarifying shampoo or repeat the shampooing process until your hair feels clean. Some volume powders have instructions on how to apply and wash them off, so you may want to check the label of your product.


It would be best to apply the product you intend to use after doing wudu; also, ensure that it is washed and removed when you need to do wudu again.

Related: Sea Salt Spray: The Pros and Cons – Beardbrand

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I pray this helps with your question.
[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.