EEK! Used this b&b product as well some years ago, when the majority of my hair products were higher-end. This stuff was awful, made my hair crunchy and dry!! I ended up returning it as well. I prefered John Frieda's Ocean Waves (now d/c'd) because it made my hair softer and piec-y looking.
Is it just the bottle I've got, or does this stuff smell really bad? Mine smells like rotting grapes. I finally bought this after I saw it on Strawberry Net cheaper than retail. I had contemplated buying it nearly 2 years ago, but stopped myself because I couldn't justify the price.
It does help give my curls a more messed up look, and the finish is matte & 'crunchy', which is what it intended to do. But the smell is horrid for me & I think I will try another brand next.
This stuff does EXACTLY what I want it to do- which is give me some volume + lift at the roots and give me beachy-wavy just- rolled-out-of-bed hair. It doesn't make it look too messy at all. Perfect sexy beach hair! It smells pretty good too. Easy spray bottle. The only gripe I have is the price, it's pretty expensive. It's a matte texture so don't be expecting any shine though! Didn't feel like I had anything in my hair either. I added some shine serum on top to make it shinier and smooth down my hair at the top a bit. If I can't find anything cheaper that works like this does- deff. HG!
I had this product in my bathroom cabinet for a while before I began using it. I use it as a volumizer and it gives awsome volume. When I do spray it through my hair it adds a nice, messy texture which I love. The only problem I have with this is that it leaves my bathroom sink all grainy and salty but I do love what it does with my hair. If you add a little shine pomade or serum it makes the matte finish disappear and you get sexy, full, bed head hair.
Didn't work too well for me. My hair is straight and it's in a growing out phase right now. I was hoping this product would add some thickness and a little bit of lift at the roots. All it does is make my hair feel rough and look like I just tumbled out of bed. I expected it to be like John Frieda's Ocean Waves (it's been discontinued), which had some oils in it to add some shine and moisture. Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray is just perfumed saltwater.
This product seems like a really light hairspray to me.
It doesn't really give the proper amount of moisture to achieve the beachy hair look, if you ask me. Also, the strong perfumy scent really does not smell beachy at all which is strange in a product marketed to evoke that feeling.
Smells nice enough, Not really sure if it gives me what I'm looking for or if i even need it. Since I have naturally straight long hair somehow getting tousled beachy textured hair jsut doesnt match with me.
But in terms of the product would probably work with others. the texture it creates is a little rough for my normally smooth hair which i dont like too much.
So its a product i;m on the fence about may like it if i ever decide to get a perm
This product is awesome. I have thick, naturally wavy hair that tends toward the frizzy and unruly and this stuff does some kind of miracle, taming my waves into a piecey, sexy tousled look. Love it and will re-purchase over and over again.
I had heard some good things about this spray and bought it on a whim. It doesn't create many waves on my fine, straight, thin hair, but it gives it a ton of body and volume. It can get a bit sticky if I spray too much in and the bottle is so tiny. I don't think I'd repurchase this again, but it was okay for the discounted price.
I've been using product for about a week after reading review after review of it in different magazines throughout the spring months. So far I love it! I have shoulder length, naturally curly/wavy hair and I use the Surf Spray after I've towel dryed my hair. I towel dry my hair then spray this in all over my head then comb my hair into "place", let air dry for about 10-15 minutes then turn my head over and finish drying with a diffuser. Perfectly mussed curls all over my head without a sticky feeling I get from some gels and curl cremes. Love this stuff!! Will definitely repurchase.