Today’s post includes reviews of my favorite sea salt sprays, as well as a trick for making scrunched curls or waves turn out great every time!
Happy Thursday! I hope everyone’s surviving the heat. They keep it nice and frigid in our office, so I’ve been managing my wardrobe for the fifty-degree temperature difference between my desk and the other side of the door I set ten feet from.
Anyway, boring complaint over. Do you guys ever use sea salt sprays? I wear my hair wavy more often in this kind of humidity since the effort to straighten it often goes to waste. In the past I always held my waves with some kind of gel, but I’ve been spritzing on sea salt spray lately instead. I love the more natural look it offers.
Sea salt sprays offer a much weaker hold than gels, so if your hair doesn’t have much of a natural curl or wave, these products may not work for you. Here’s a trick that will help, though – always scrunch your hair with a paper towel instead of your hand after applying styling product (you can also use an old t-shirt if you don’t want to waste paper towels). It will result in less frizz and prettier, more defined curls or waves. The girl who cuts my hair told me to do this a couple years ago, and I’ve never gone back.
Now, here are reviews of my favorite sea salt sprays:
I started writing separate reviews for each of these and realized I said all the same things, so. Both sprays smell great and create soft, frizz-free waves. I especially like the Bumble and bumble product because the formula incorporates moisturizing oils (don’t worry, they won’t cause hair to look greasy) to replace what gets lost in chlorinated pools.
My favorite way to use these sprays is to apply one after a shower in the evening and let my hair air dry. In the morning I spritz on a little more, curl pieces here and there with a large-barrel curling iron, and finish with a flexible hairspray for hold.
This product doesn’t actually create waves but gives hair a ‘beachy’ look with lots of volume. Like other Bumble and bumble blow dry sprays I’ve used, it adds plenty of texture without gunking up your hair, and the formula includes UVA and UVB filters to protect strands from the harsh effects of the sun. Also, like the two products above, it smells delicious. I actually just sprayed some onto the back of my hand because I couldn’t wait until tomorrow morning.
An honorable mention goes to John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Salt Spray, which I can’t photograph because I tried to sneak my large bottle through airport security and had to throw it away. It’s the cheapest of the bunch at $10 for 5 ounces and still works pretty well.