Why is it my 3A hair looks its best after a swim in the sea ? Does that mean I need more minerals?

I live in the Caribbean so the humidity level is high here. Is it possible my hair's too hydrated and I need more salt in my products? My hair's between 3A and some 3B.

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Hmm, that's interesting. Salt water is known to leach out the moisture in your hair...so it's probably sucking out the humidity in your locks. While this can be a great look (we all want those beach waves) it can be damaging in the long run. Here's a great article that I think will help you. http://www.sheknows.com.au/beauty-and-love/articles/960139/is-the-beach-bad-for-your-hairYou can make salt water products for your hair, but sure to condition your hair on a regular basis so it doesn't dry it out too much. 
I find that for my 2C curls my hair works best with products that have a liquid formula because it's very light once it dries. I feel like ocean water has a similar effect because the consistency is similar. You could try making your own sea salt spray by adding a little bit of gel and sea salt to a spray bottle of water. Or a liquid formula product that works well for me is Infusium's leave in conditioner. Here's a video I made for the sea salt recipe:http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/wavy-hair-type-2/diy-sea-salt-spray
idk why but salt water makes wavy/curly hair look better. They sell salt sprays for hair at most stores they might be less damaging than actual salt water ( I could be wrong though)