Friday, October 18, 2013

Spray on the Rocks

With summer coming up and anticipation of beach days out, sea salt sprays seemed like a trend I might be interested in. In fairness to my hair, I'm happy with the way it normally is; its tendency to dry in natural waves is great, but I wanted to see what the hype was about. As it turned out, sea salt spray was not the way to go.

I bought the David Babaii Boho Beach Spray in Priceline's 40% off haircare sale with high hopes. I tried it on damp hair, dry hair, day-old hair and used about 1 cm's worth of the bottle. It weighed my hair down if too much was applied- and it's very easy to apply too much with a liberal spray nozzle like this one- and it succeeded in messing up my existing waves but didn't accentuate them or add much volume. Unlike some reviews I read, I didn't expect it to give me curls or waves- honest I think that's too much to hope for, especially in straight, unstyled hair- but apart from the mussed-up look and a tacky, grimy feel it didn't do much for me. Given my lack of experience with these, I didn't know what to expect in my brief venture into salt sprays. I didn't know what I wanted and hoped salt spray would be a happy accident. 

I'll stick to nourishing, sleeking hair products and steer clear of salt sprays henceforth. In any case, reality dictates that beach hair is windblown, knotty and in the exact shape you don't want your hair to be, not the luxuriant, bouncy waves with a glamorous messy edge that stylists create on a controlled photoshoot set.

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