John Frieda • Beach Blonde Ocean Waves sea spray ] ] [DISCONTINUED] • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Oh how I miss you!!!!!!!!! :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm really not crazy about this, I always hear praise about it and I found it randomly as it has been discontinued for sometime. First off the packaging is very nice, and I also like the coconut smell. I have long wavy hair and this is okay at enhancing the wave. I usually spray it on after I put in my leave in and when my hair is almost dry I spray this and it subtly enhances the wave but it really is nothing to write home about. I have had this for months and I'm only 1/4 of the way through, kinda thankful that I dont like it since it will probably be impossible to track down.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Too heavy and astringent for my fine, wavy/curly hair. Made my curls crunchy instead of ropy. I really wanted to like it, because I love good beach hair. What a shame.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
I ADORE this texturing beach waves spray! I guess i know theres so many negative reviews on this, you have to find out the right way to use really. My hairs naturally wavy/curly and i use this by using it straight after the show, without towel drying, just squeezing out the excess water, and sprayed this liberally all of my hair, combed, then scrunched, scrunched. This makes my hair looks amazing, just the right look for the summer here in Australia.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Pretty ordinary product, I have curly hair, so really I was giving the product a head start, the scent was nice, but the product overall was very disappointing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
First off, the bottle broke on me. The pump didn't work. When I finally got it to work, it appeared that my hair was just getting wet w/o any definition. Left my hair fairly stringy. Wouldn't buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This stuff smells great... and that's about it. My hair is naturally wavy and seeing how I don't live that far from the beach, I like to see if I can help my hair along sometimes if I haven't been able to get to the beach in awhile. All this does is make my hair dry and oily looking. I only spray about 2-3x at my ends and it just looks stringy and dry. At least it smells nice? Idk haha.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I loved this stuff. I was bummed when it was discontinued. IT made my hair so wavy and piecy without adding too much gunk, and it smelled AMAZING.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
FYI: I have found a product called Sedu Beach Beauty Surf Salt Spray on follica.com which many reviewers are saying is similar to this JF spray that has been discontinued. I cannot compare it to this because I never had the pleasure of using it before it was discontinued, but I do like the results of the Sedu spray. My hair is wavy, fine and thin but ends up with perfect beach hair waves.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have been using this stuff since 2002 and I'm so disappointed they discontinued it. I actually like the whole beach blonde line. I swear by this stuff for summer especially when it too humid to straighten my wavy hair. I can't justify paying $20 for Bumble & Bumble when this stuff was so cheap and did the same thing. I just bought the starlit waves but I don't think that gives quite the same "beachy" effect.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
John Frieda touts Brilliant Brunette Starlit Waves as the replacement for the Ocean Waves, but I just compared the ingredients and the brunette version contains A LOT more polymers/shine enhancers (not good ones, either!) and dimethicone which are going to SERIOUSLY weigh the hair down and make it prone to be oily-looking, so I'm not certain I'd recommend it to those that were in love with Ocean Waves because it's not going to give the same effect.
I'm not giving this stuff a failing grade, but it didn't knock my socks off either. It's just...blah. I *am* wondering why nobody has tried/reviewed the Beyond the Zone "Super Sexy Wave Spray" from Sallys to see if it's a dupe of the JF Ocean Waves....
Personally, I've just fallen in love with Nexxus Phyto Organics Sea Swell Ocean Air Texture Mist ($12USD at salons) which provides the same beachin' (sic) waves, but doesn't contain any of the polymers/shine enhancing ingredients to weigh hair down or dry it out so JF can go ahead and discontinue Starlit Waves right along with Ocean Waves, as far as I'm concerned...in the meantime, I'm going to work on creating a DIY version of the aforementioned Sea Swell Mist which I'll post on my notepad as soon as it's ready. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I can't believe they discontinued this! This was seriously the only thing that keeps my frizz under control in summer, and makes my hair look shiny and pretty. I think all of the other john frieda products stink, so I am surprised that i love this so much. What a shame it's gone, and no I will not pay $30 on ebay, I'll probably just spend hudreds over the next few years trying to find something comparable, LOL.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Another huge fan devastated at the loss of the best product ever invented to turn thick layered slightly wavy hair into glamorous curly sexy beach head.
Other current options seem to be:
-- Frieda's Brunette Starlit Waves product (reviewed as somewhat less wave-holding than Ocean Spray)
-- Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray
-- Avon's Mark Instant Vacation Greek Isles Sea Salt Spray
-- Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray
Can anyone comment on these replacement options?
Also: a homemade recipe was posted on the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray discussion thread that consisted of Epsom Salts, water and some conditioning oil. Has anyone had any luck reproducing this?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
It figures that the one product I find that does wonders for my hair is now discontinued. I made my last bottle last for as long as possible, but now have no more. I actually did not use this product for the "surf hair" effect. I used it because it actually gave me unbelievably soft and manageable hair. I have naturally very straight "Marsha Brady" type hair and this stuff gave unbelievable waves when sprayed on hair that was then twisted up to dry. No other surf spray comes close......they make the hair way to crunchy. The Ocean Waves had oil in it to make it a softer texture. PLEASE - if anyone from John Frieda is reading this - PLEASE bring back the thing that made my hair rock!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
PULLLLLEEEEZE bring this back!!! Love the scent, moisture, and the texture it adds to my hair. It really speaks volumes when so many women are pleading for the return of this item.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I looooooooveee the smell of this. For some reason I am not the biggest fan of coconut when it's on my skin, but in my hair it's great! The waves...well, I have stick straight hair, so I need help from curlers/irons etc. This is now available at Pharma Plus in Canada, btw. I just bought a bottle yesterday for $9.99.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
oh no, has this been discontinued? that would make me really sad. i love this spray! i apply it to my hair when it's dry, then scrunch it up a little bit to get piece-y, bedhead waves. it conditions without being heavy or oily. and it smells summery and delicious!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
When I first tried this stuff I loved the smell, but hated the way my hair felt sticky and crunchy. Then last summer I started taking it to the pool and sprayed it on my hair after swimming and put my hair it up in a pony tail until shower time. I realized that it conditioned my hair because of the oils in it. Now after experimenting with it some more, I use this in the winter also, mainly the day before I shampoo, if my hair looks frizzy, I spray my hair and either pull the sides up ala Valley of the Dolls Style and leave the ends curly and free or put it in a pony and spray the ends. It revives the curl and conditions the hair really well. Then I shampoo that night or next morning because you can't really get a brush through your hair after using it. The smell reminds me of summer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
What happened to this stuff? I loved it. It did absolutely nothing to texturize my hair, but it did leave it soft and smooth. I'd spray it on, brush, and my hair would be set all day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This weighed my fine hair down, made it oily and dirty-looking without really adding 'texture' and although I'm a fan of coconut/beachy smells, this gave me a royal migraine. Ended up giving a full bottle of this away because it just didn't work for me.