My goal this summer is to basically pretend that I’ve been laying on beach all day, maybe surfing, or impersonating a mermaid. (Duh!). There’s just something about that undone, ratty, partially dried out, ocean look to hair that I love for the summer. Who doesn’t love intentional frizz, right?
The best way to imitate salty hair from an ocean is to use a sea salt spray. I have extremely curly and frizzy hair which can be very hard to tame during the summer. I remember that my curls were always the best looking on vacation after I had been swimming in an ocean soaking up all of the salt! Some sprays such as bumble and bumble surf spray costing around $25 could be the one for you and I’ve also heard that DIY Salt Sprays work just as well. I decided to go right in between and pick up two from Ulta for an average price.
The first spray I picked up was ‘Not Your Mother’s’ Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. Wow, that was a mouthful, LOL. The other spray I bought was the ‘Sun Bum’ Sea Spray. They both achieved the same result in my opinion. I find myself loving the Sun Bum spray a tiny bit more than the other, though. They both smell like vacation and have a coconut scent which is my favorite part of using these products.
I use these sprays in two different ways. To purposely achieve that beach wave look, I curl my hair with specific techniques and use the sea salt on my dry/curled hair. Similar to how you would use hair spray but instead you are using the sea spray instead. After I am done I will complete with a few light sprays of hairspray.
The other way I use this product is while my hair is wet but it isn’t to create a curled look. After I wash my hair, I will spray the sea salt to my towel dried hair and follow with a blow dry and flat iron. I use this spray to give my hair a more textured/voluminous look. I only wash my hair twice per week and this helps prevent the oil from building up and creating a greasy look that no girl wants!
So did this product achieve what I was hoping? Absolutely. These sprays were less than 15 dollars and they both executed the exact look I was trying to accomplish. My tip for this is to not overdue it on the spray but you can apply a generous amount! Hope you guys try these out, and if you do, let me know how you like them!!
Not Your Mothers Beach Babe 2oz HERE
Not Your Mothers Beach Babe 8oz HERE
Sun Bum Sea Spray HERE
Bellami 6 in 1 Curling Wand HERE
Bellami Magnifica 240g 24″ Extensions HERE