My days at the beach may be numbered but I am not giving up my beachy waves anytime soon! Organix and Ouidad sent two great options to the BIZ for easy, breezy summer hair that will fit whatever your budget might be.
Using sea salt sprays couldn’t be much easier. Because I have bangs I do blow dry those out but I leave the rest damp and spray with salt spray, then just sort of scrunch my hair up and let it dry naturally. Or after spraying I twirl my hair up into a top knot using a ponytail holder, then let it dry for a bit. It’s a quick and easy way to get gorgeous curls every time.
A good salt spray is one that doesn’t dry out your hair or leave hair crunchy. When a salt spray works, I have loose, beachy waves that aren’t frizzy or too messy. Don’t expect perfection though – hair is supposed to be casual and touseled looking. Of course, the biggest bonus of salt sprays is the time factor – it’s great to be able to spray and go in the morning!
The Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray ($7.99) is a frugal, easy to find buy (it’s available at Walmart, Ulta, and Target). This is a marvelous salt spray that is especially terrific for the frizz-free factor. It doesn’t leave hair overly dry like some salt sprays thanks to the Moroccan argan oil and sea kelp. It definitely creates pretty, texturized waves with lots of volume. It has a traditional spray nozzle and is a huge bottle for a small price! I like this one best used on damp hair, it has the perfect beach effect that way. I find it makes my hair feel a little stiff when sprayed on dry hair. The scent is a beautiful beachy fragrance that is perfect for a salt spray.
If you have a bit more cash in your wallet, definitely consider the Ouidad Wave Create Spray ($23). Oh my, this smells divine. It has a perfect fresh, beachy scent. Wave Create Sea Spray is ideal for fine hair because it doesn’t weigh it down or leave it the least bit crunchy – in fact, if anything it leaves hair even softer than before. Hair feels great and also looks great, with beautifully tousled waves sans frizz. Ingredients include natural seawater, sea salt crystals, algae and sea kelp.
I am also a big fan of the super cool spray applicator which makes it easy to concentrate spray on one area. Or, you can hold the bottle further way from your hair for an all-over spray. I love Wave Create Sea Spray on dry hair – in fact, when I use this I keep adding more just because I love the scent and softness of my curls.