THE INFAMOUS SURF SPRAY

I knew this stuff was popular, like it’s been around for years and gets great reviews, but I’ve only recently noticed how iconic it is. At a friends birthday party a month ago, we were observing our post-swim (tangly and frizzy) wet hair as one friend suggested that she wanted to try “that surf spray at Sephora“. My best friend, who loves getting all done up but doesn’t really care for the brands and the hype etc, mentioned that she wanted to buy “that Bumble salt spray“. Even my youngest sister, who sort of hates wearing makeup in general and is a proud supporter of drugstore brands knew exactly what I was talking about when I came home on a Sunday, bragging giddily, “I got the Surf Spray!“. “That Bumble and bumble one or whatever?” she replied. Whatever. She knew exactly what she was talking about, for once, about this beauty product. But why? Why is it that EVERYONE knows and wants this stuff? The answer is simple. EVERYONE wants the natural-looking mermaid waves that replicate a dip in the ocean. I mean, who wouldn’t want to look like a mermaid?! Common sense here people.
Andreea Dianconu for Vogue Paris June/July 2013

So, on to the review I suppose. I guess what I’ve noticed is that this product has completely different results on everyone, based on your hair type. Not to brag, but I find it works very well with my curly hair, just because there’s already some wave to work with– it kinda Sky Ferreira’s my hair (that’s a verb, right?). Amanda gave this a somewhat half-assed try on her relatively straight hair and was disappointed in the lack of results– however she suggested that she try it on damp hair next time. I’ll speak from my experience from this point I suppose. For me, this product has became an instant staple to my routine. Why? because it instantly transforms my curly hair to a messy, wavy grown out bob that gives the impression that I just kind of woke up with awesome hair. I especially love applying the spray to my hands and twisting and crunching face-framing pieces for volume and knarly waves. From what I’ve seen, this stuff is like beach hair in a bottle. But what most of us tend to forget is how out hair feels after a swim in the sea. Not good. I don’t  know about you, but the mix of the salt water and the sun makes my hair dry and crunchy, much like this product does. You’re hair won’t feel soft or touchable with a few sprays of this stuff. It’s not the most pleasant but I kind of got used to it. I attempt to counteract the drying by using an argan oil in my wet hair before I use the spray on my dry hair. It doesn’t soften the waves but I figure it’s better for my hair. All in all, this product will give you the hair of a surfer, and, come on, we all wouldn’t mind that.

–Anna Raponi

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