This is another one of those great Bumble & Bumble products that sort of has an amorphous purpose--and the results highly depend on your hair type. I will tell you about my experience to help people with similar hairtypes:
I have mid-back length, layered straight Asian hair. I rarely use products in it because I find most product weigh down my hair and make it look oily without giving body, texture or shape to my hair. My biggest issues are volume and even more important texture. I have the type of hair that won't hold curl with a curling iron and won't stay in a bun without a bajillion bobby pins because it slips right out. Surf Spray changes this for me. It gives my hair a more casual, tousled look when I wear my hair down while giving my hair grip when I wear it up. I actually like it just as much as a product to use in my hair when I'm putting it up as I do down! It gives a nice, matte finish to the hair as well, so I have no issues with my hair looking greasy, which was always very obvious with my black hair.
To use, I spray in my hair after I air-dry it. I do maybe 6-8 spray in my hair, on all parts--roots, shaft and ends. I work it through and then kind of scrunch a bit at the roots to get more lift.
Overall, fantastic product. A little expensive, yes, but I don't find I have to use a ton (although I will admit, it is small) but worth it for the benefits. I will definitely be repurchasing! continued >>
Really? I haven't reviewed this yet? Well this is by far the best salt spray I have ever tried and it is a staple in my bathroom. It gives me perfect windswept waves without causing frizz. I've tried it on my roots before and the volume was insane, too much actually since I already have very thick hair. But if you have fine hair, this is nothing short of a miracle. There's not much more to say, it's another wonderful Bb product :)
My biggest problem with this product is the price. Normally I am not the type to shell out a lot of money for hair products, but this time I made an exception. While i think this is too expensive for even a regularly sized hair product, the tiny size makes me cringe. It also has no lid so traveling can be risky if you loose the tiny black clip that it comes with.
That said, its actually a great product. It gives my hair texture and depending on how my hair dries it can range from curly to wavey hair. I will probably purchase this again, but it just depends on my budget and how badly I want it.
I really like this product, contrary to other reviews. I have thick, straight hair and bought B&B Surf Spray mainly to get that beachy texture and some added volume -- not for curls or waves. So for my purposes, it's wonderful! I get that "let my hair dry after swimming in the ocean" sort of look and I love it. However, at $20+ a pop, it's a little steep for my taste especially since I feel like I have to use quite a few sprays to penetrate my hair's thickness. Overall, a good buy though! I keep it in my purse :) continued >>
Generally speaking, I love the B&B line...and, admittedly, I have previously liked the Surf Spray. It's texturizing and, when styled properly, can create gentle waves. However, I find that it's too much work to get the texturized waves that I want...perhaps my hair is too straight and fine, and there's too much of it. It's good but not great, in my opinion. With the right effort, it could be wonderful, but I'm too low-maintenance to go the length I find has been required to get the "beachy" look. For the price, I wouldn't repurchase this product. continued >>
The spray does give some very subtle waves in your hair but generally, on my hair, it just gave a sort of frizzy, messy effect. On the other hand, the spray works significantly better on hair that isn't naturally dead straight; the waves are more obvious. When using it, the spray works best on wet but not soaking hair. However, what I disliked the most about this product was the very matte finish it gave to your hair which gave the appearance of unwashed and lifeless hair.
First off, I can't imagine that this product would create curls on naturally straight hair. You have to go into this with realistic expectations. It cannot replace a curling iron. That being said, I have naturally wavy hair that is fine, but I have a lot of it. I use a tiny drop of gel when my hair is damp, and then I flip my head over and squirt some of this on when my hair is damp and scrunch it a tiny bit. It adds minimal volume and makes my waves look springy and tight. It doesn't weigh down my hair or make it greasy in the slightest, it's also not sticky at all. It doesn't even feel sticky on my hands so I'm wondering why some people are finding that it made thier hair sticky?
The black spray bottle packaging attracts lint to stick to the bottle, if you try to travel with it you will see what I mean. I haven't tried using this soley but I'm thinking about trying it after reading some reviews. Everyone with curly or wavy hair has to find what works for them, I find my hair looks better and retains tighter waves (and curls in some places) when I let it air dry for a bit without any product in it. That could be because my hair is baby fine.
Bottom line is that if you have naturally wavy or curly hair this might add a little volume and help enhance exisiting waves and curls. Its pricey, maybe try to use the sample one at Sephora if you can before buying it. I must admit in all honestly that after wanting to try this for years and finally getting my hands on it, this is not as great as I had hoped for. I can pretty much get the same results from my drugstore gel applied to my naturally wavy hair.
I am not a hair person at all, and I am pretty much a baseball cap guy. I have always wanted the messy look for my hair and never found anything that made me feel comfortable with "messy" hair. I did about 4 sprays of this on my hair and ran my fingers through it a couple of times and BAM !!!! Going to be my HG product this summer for sure!
Let me start off by saying I am a freelance hairstylist, and a HUGE fan of this brand. This surf spray is the only texture spray I have found that doesn't weigh down hair at all. Also, to use on **straight hair**, you put it at your roots when your hair is damp and blow dry your hair upside down for mad volume.
I love this! I flip my hair upside down and spray it all over, not too generously. Then I scrunch, scrunch, scrunch and it gives me that effortless, natural beach bum hair without feeling too heavy, greasy or crispy. It also somewhat volumizes my limp, straight asian hair. It is super expensive though at $30 CAD, but I can see it lasting me at least a year with every other day use. The container looks nice, but the matte rubbery container is prone to scratches, dust and powder. The spray pump works good. The smell could be better, but it's light enough and bearable. OT If this smelled like Bedhead's hairspray it would be perfect!