Let’s talk beach hair.
In the winter, I’m all about the blow dryer. I live in Canada and if you don’t dry your hair, it will freeze and crack off! But in the summer, I can give it a rest. I have a slight wave in my hair and need something weightless to bring it out. Salt sprays seem to do the trick.
So I’ve been trying the newest natural formula salt sprays and thought I’d review them.
Description: “Now every day can be a day at the beach. The natural sea salt in this unique spray gives hair the same extra body it has after a day at the ocean, while certified-organic lavender protects hair from drying. Safe for color-treated hair.”
Review: I love John Masters products and the sea salt spray is no exception. The spray does leave your hair a little crunchy – much like after a day at the beach. If you like lavender, it smells amazing.
Description: “Formulated with natural sea salt and smoothing moisturizers, this light mist infuses all hair types with oceanic waves for a breezy texture boost. A quinoa protein naturally conditions and smooths hair while sunflower seed extract provides natural UV protection while guarding against dryness, color fading, and brassiness. Green tea extract provides antioxidant protection as seaweed extract and kelp cleanse hair of excess oils and provide natural hydration.”
This spray performs well and does not leave hair crunchy or sticky. I’m not crazy about the smell, which smells like 80% of hair products out there (not unpleasant, just not as “natural” as some of the others even though the ingredients seem pretty good.) But the benefits such as UV protection make this a strong contender.
Description: “Beach time, all the time. The Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hairspray is a texturizing and moisturizing hair spray that helps add waves and life to your hair, giving it that just left the beach look and smell. A must have for mermaid hair!”
Review: This is a great product. The smell is not as beachy as I thought it might be, but for me the beach smells like sunscreen (think Bobbi Brown Beach) or Coconut (think Sun Bum) whereas this is a bit more floral. Still, it’s pretty. The Golden Waves version looks promising, but I’ve not tried it yet.
Description: “Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist Coconut Hair Texturizing Salt Spray is formulated with the same salinity as the Pacific Ocean. This spray is great for adding beach-y texture and waves to hair naturally. The essential oils of coconut and vanilla give off an exotic aroma.”
OK, this smells like the beach to me. It’s coconuty and fresh and reminds of of the coconut ice cream cones in Treasure Cay in the Bahamas, which is a favourite memory from my youth. It also comes in Lavender, but Coconut Vanilla makes much more sense in a salt spray to me! The spray is light and not crunchy like some salt sprays. Winner winner chicken dinner.
The results are all basically the same in terms of the results: slight wave, lots of volume. And they all seem to provide a slight moisturizing effect for my bleach-punished mane. (This is my non-televangelist look when I’m just running around doing errands.)
Beautycounter also has a sea salt spray that I can’t wait to try.
Do you use salt sprays in the summer? Are you a fan of air drying or are you a Dyson addict?