This is good stuff! I was surprised. My hair is fine and curly, and while I don't want to wear it straight, I'm always trying to pull out the ringlets and get a beachy wavy look.
I had a day-old Velcro roller set when I first tried this, but it was definitely beginning to frizz up, and the Beach Wave fixed that. My hair suddenly had volume, texture and "grip," but not stickiness, and I could manipulate and twist it into artfully unkempt waves. Also, the aerosol, while un P.C and a bit hard to aim properly., definitely feels glamorous and retro, as do the instructions to "wear with heels." :)
I'm not wild about the smell but my husband liked it and it didn't linger too long. On the downside, the bottle seems much too big to travel with.
I will report back after trying it on my normal post-shower frizztastrophe, but for now, thumbs-up--this is definitely better than that Fekkai cooling stuff.
This is a really nice product. It is not as sticky as other beach/salt sprays. I like the scent, and I'm super picky when it comes to scents (many give me headaches). I like that it sprays out in a fine mist, and I feel like it has a good bit of hold. I have only used this so far on 2nd day hair to give it a little oomph, and it added lots of body. For reference, I keratin my hair, and it is past shoulder length and extremely copious. I want to try it on wet hair next. It is pricey but the can is quite large, so for a product that's not so much for every day, it's a nice little splurge.
I currently have a Brazilian Blowout & it still works great in my slightly wavy, medium texture, color treated hair. I think having a little bit of wave is probably key to a successful result. I've had best results with shampooing & conditioning my hair as usual, but then instead of combing my hair I just use my fingers & work them through my hair to remove any tangles. Then I spray & scrunch with my fingers & let my hair dry naturally. Sometimes once my hair is dry I spray again & scrunch if my hair has started to straighten & that does the trick. I'm not typically a fan of leave-in products because they often make it look oily, but this doesn't do that to my hair, I love it!
I have straight and fine hair and have been trying out different products to achieve the "surf girl look". Oribe smells lovely - the sort of smell you'd expect from an expensive salon treatment. However, no beach hair for me. Tried to use it at is says (spray and let dry naturally), used it with a hairdryer and it doesn't work for me, the resulting look is just like my another bad hair day. I guess my hair is too straight to get miraculously tousled with the help of only one spray.
I love!!! this product. I have fine hair with a light/medium wave. On days that I sleep in a bun or scrunch my hair dry it gives me beautiful beach waves. This is like a combo hairspray slash pommade slash shine spray. I think the key is already having some wave in your hair. I only use this dry and I love it. It's in my vacation bag always and as I only use it a couple times a week so the price is fine. I just spray all over in sections and scrunch. DH thinks I have Victorias Secret hair and I do too. to me, people that really need this must have a light wave already and this will augment and highlight it. Def repurchase.
This is not a bad product; however, it just isnt for me. I love the dry texturizing spray so I assumed this would be another winner. It does give good results when used with a curling iron - however, if you already have the dry texturizing spray and you have fine/straightish hair, you will not need this to achieve that look. I can see this product being a HG for girls with wavy/curly hair though....for me, it just would take too much effort to make it worth the $35. I'll stick with the texturizing spray!
I really like this spray, but the results are different than what I'd expected. I had hoped I would spray this in my hair (which is somewhat wavy already) then scrunch and watch it turn into voluminous waves like Gisele Bundchen's. Alas, this did not happen for me. I tried the spray in many different ways -- on wet hair and let air dry; on dry hair; on wet hair and with a diffuser, etc. -- but no matter what I did I got the same result: some grit and grip, and a little volume. I give it 4 stars because it has become an integral part of my hair styling routine: I wash, spray on some leave-in conditioner, spray on the Oribe, then blow dry, then curl with an iron. And my hair looks just like I want it to. Just be forewarned that this spray doesn't work miracles.
Love Love Love Oribe!!
I use to be a retail rep for Oribe && let me tell you, they have some great products. If you're familiar with their line this product is the love child of Royal Blow out && Dry texturing spray... You really only need to use a little bit of this product and without much effort help you achieve that Maxim Magazine/ Victoria's Secret Sexy Tousled hair look... Def a must have
Best sexy beach waves creating spray product ever!!! I've tried John Frieda Ocean Waves Beach Blonde, Philip B. Maui Wowie Beach Mist and Frederic Fekkai Waves Creating Spray and Oribe Apres Beach is hands down the best out of all of them! I have no highlights in my hair so I really depend on these types of products to "clump" my hair to give it that piecey definition (john frieda, philip b and frederic all kind of just left my hair greasy looking with no definition).
I have shoulder length, coarse, super straight Asian hair and the crazy thing about this product is that I can apply it without having to first curl my hair (usually necessary for me to even get waves in the first place). I can literally spray this all over my head, scrunching as I do so, and my hair will retain that tousled texture. It's almost as if this were a hairspray + waves spray combined in one product as some of my ends will remain slightly stiff/defined while the rest of the hair moves. This product leaves a soft shine so it really does help amplify the soft sexy waves look.
Apres Beach is delivered via aerosol spray so it's fantastic for even coverage, and can be applied to wet or dry hair (love the versatility!). It has the Oribe signature scent, but the scent is very light (almost non-existent) once it settles in your hair. The packaging is just like all Oribe aerosol sprays but with a deep navy and gold color scheme. Of course with all wave sprays, don't overuse or you'll get some nasty looking hair and yes, this product is capable of doing that! It's all about amount control. Yes, this product is expensive, but you get what you pay for in this case! continued >>