by corinne iaia

April 30, 2014

WAVY HEROES



I can't even describe to you the number of days that I snooze my alarm clock in the morning and barely have enough time left to shower, let alone handle the mess that is my hair. When this happens (which is more times than not, whoops...) my only saving grace is a a healthy serving of sea salt spray. Like I mentioned, this happens to me at least half of the days out of any given week, and therefore my wave sprays and I have become pretty close pals. I have been using the above products religiously, testing to see which would be dubbed my 'best friend' out of the lot. Oh, and just for reference - I used the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray to create the style in the image above. So here's the verdict: 

Philip B 'Maui Wowie Beach' Hair Mist: They say, "The formula gives your hair the look and feel of random texture and body for a sultry just-off-the-beach-look." I spray this on when my hair is about halfway dry and twist with my fingers in the direction facing away from my face. I find that this one needs a bit of help - which is why the finger trick comes in handy. I like the finish it gives, but don't go spritz-crazy with this, as it can end up with that dreaded brillo-pad finish if you don't watch it. It isn't the easiest of the three to use, but I do like the result after a light misting everywhere but my roots. I am not sure that I get along the best with the scent either, it's a tad reminiscent of household cleaning products, but it does get points in the packaging department. Oooh, luxe...

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray: They say, "Sexy, beachy, windswept styles - whenever, wherever." I have had the longest standing relationship with this product; plenty of years of testing go into this review. For years I wasn't sure how I felt about this product, until I attempted walking out of the door with completely natural 'waves' one morning. Oh my, not a good look. I don't think I realized how much this settled down my frizz, but also added volume in all the right places. It doesn't smell like much, in my opinion, but it does create beachy spirals that last, without all the finger-twisting nonsense. An easy winner in my book.

TONY&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturizing Spray: They say, "This light hold spray adds texture and volume without weighing strands down, creating natural-looking beachy waves." I picked this one up on a whim and actually hadn't heard much about it. First off, it is the only one of the three that makes me wan't to bury my nose in my hair and sniff all day. Weird, I know. I do notice that this is almost like a two-in-one hairspray and waver, if that makes sense. It ignites that natural kink that most everyone has in their hair, but does require a bit of the finger-shaping technique to get it looking right. This one is my second favorite, I would say. 

Are there any wave-aid favorites that I am missing out on? Let me know in the comments section.
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