I can totally understand bad reviews based on drying out the hair and and scalp irritation; salt does provide volume but it is very bad for your hair and not the best product for a sensitive scalp. However, the key to this product is to use it sparingly. Three times a week is about the maximum and use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner or weekly hair masks. Depending on your hair length you will need three to seven sprays. If it leaves your hair dry/ sticky/ limp you are using too much. It also isn't designed to give you instant waves. Either use it after curling your hair to muss it up, when hair is very damp to naturally dry into messy kinks or on damp hair before you braid them at night. A very good product with admittedly a very high price. After all, it is only salt and water
I got this a few months ago after everyone at Sephora raved about it. It weighed down my hair and made it feel sticky kinda. Like an ocean water feeling which i know is its purpose but didn't like the feel. Didn't enhance my curl. Didn't feel like it did anything and didn't like the feel of it.
Although it is extraordinarily expensive, this is the only salt spray that actually does what it says. A little goes a long way with this stuff, and if you apply too much your hair will definitely feel like sand! Just a couple sprays throughout my hair gives just enough to create a messy, beachy look to my waves.
Even though the price is really high, I will buy it again just because it works that good. The bottle will last you a very long time, too.
$24+Hawaii tax at my local Sephora. Does the job of giving more texture to your hair for a beachy, messy look. Smells like hairspray. Def dries out your hair so I like to apply Josie maran's argan oil to the ends of my hair. Great product but not that great for me to spend that much money on it again.
Love more controlled wave and volume that will stay all day? Here is how you do it. Start with slightly damp hair. Twirl the hair into 4 sections. Spray the surf spray into the twirled hair sections, then clip or pin them up until dry. Let the sections of hair down once they dry without disturbing the twirl, run a flat iron over the sections of twirled hair. Let the hair cool, and then release the twirl. Fluff or scrunch or twirl your hair however you like it. For more definition, spray a little surf spray on your hands, rub them together, and then use on any pieces of hair you want to bring out. Voila, beautiful beachy waves without the frizz and mess.
Ive tried this a few times but it just doesnt do anything good for my hair. It just makes it crunchy and thicker which for me is not a good thing because its already quite thick to begin with. I suspected that something I was using was making my head itch like crazy and after reading a review here I see that this was it. Especially since my hair hasnt itched since I last used this stuff. It smells kinda bad to me also-like sweat, although thankfully the smell goes away pretty quickly. I plan to try a few more "recipes" from the b+b website before giving up on this one since it gets such good recs from the stylists.
It did absolutely nothing for my hair, unfortunately apart from making it crunchy. I tried spraying it on damp hair before blow drying, on dry hair, prior to making braids to sleep in - but no "beach hair" look, unfortunately. Guess my hair length (just below shoulders) or structure (very fine) has something to do with it and it might work for somebody else.
This did not work very well for my thick and straight hair. It gave my hair very minimal oomph - something I could achieve with a cheaper and better product. Nothing special for me unfortunately.
In Australia, this stuff is only sold by one shop and it is $50. Try and get it online if you can.
I have a lot of fine silver, brown and blonde hair. It doesn't have volume. it doesn't curl. it's a bit floppy.
Surf spray changed this. it curl my layers. it gives it volume without a hairdryer and a brush. I would apply it before i went to bed and have legendary hair the next day. it's also a brilliant hair refresher. I took around south east asia with me and made my hair easy to look after and it looked awesome.
I'd buy it again if i could afford to - it does last a long time but it's a ripoff when one shop has the only selling rights and put the price up %150
I bought this on a whim at my last hair cut. My stylist didn't suggest it, but I bought it anyway. I LOVED the way it made my hair look...at first. Tons of volume and soft, beautiful curls. I was warned not to use it more than once every other day and now I know why. This stuff WRECKS your hair. After less than a week of daily use, my hair (which I have been repairing for weeks due to a lot of heat damage in the past) was super dry and frizzy. Even my naturally oily scalp was dry and itchy. My hair simply could not handle the salt in this product. I gave it 2 stars because it did make my hair look amazing for a short time. This may be good for only occasionally if you don't mind spending $23 on something you hardly use. Btw, it shouldn't be underestimated how much of a matte finish this leaves. I think it looks nice but many people prefer a shinier look. Overall, a short-lived HG and hell on my hair.