There is something you should know about me, I am a bit obsessed with looking like I just walked off a beach, if you can walk off a beach in all black ;)
For me, Jennifer Aniston is the epitome of #beautygoals the sun kissed hair, the golden tan and those, I put no effort in but really I've spent 2 hours in a salon waves.
In my desperate attempt to become the Suburban Jen, I have become obsessed with sea salt sprays. I am too lazy to do anything to my hair and if I dry it with a hair dryer I look like the girl from the grudge. So instead I always wash it at night, sea salt spray it when its wet and go to bed. That is pretty much my hair routine, but its the only way my naturally straight hair can get any type of natural wave.
I have tried a fair few sea salt sprays so I thought I would save you the trouble and let you know what ones work best.
John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray
You know how certain smells take you back? One whiff of this and I'm 14 again on my family holiday, lying on the beach, listening to the Backstreet Boys and praying for a boyfriend (not much has changed!) Seriously, this stuff just smells like holiday in a bottle.
This sea salt spray was a bit of a game changer for me. Prior to rediscovering this, I would happily shell out on more expensive sprays, but now I know how good this is I don't know if I would.
This gives me soft, noticeable waves, without any crispiness. You can't feel it in your hair but you definitely notice the results. Proof that you don't always get what you pay for.
Based on the affordable price and amazing results, this is by far my pick of the bunch.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
I do love a cult beauty item and this one definitely deserves its place in the beauty hall of fame. Out of all the sea salt sprays, this gives me the best and biggest waves. If I spray this in my hair at night when its wet, I will wake up in the morning with actual curls, which is a miracle for me. The only downside is that this can get a little bit crispy and you can definitely feel it in your hair, but I'm prepared to put up with that.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion
When I first heard about this I was so excited and immediately made a Boots trip. Sadly my excitement didn't last long and for my hair type this is the worst of the bunch. Like I said, I love the original B&B Surf but sometimes it can get a little bit crispy, so I hoped this would give me the same amazing waves but with some much needed softness, both in look and feel.
Sadly this didn't give my hair my hair any kind of wave. The oil in it really weighed my hair down and it looked pretty lank and greasy. To be fair, this is recommended for dry, coarse hair types, which my hair isn't but I was still left feeling pretty gutted.
Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray
At £34.00 this is a very decadent sea salt spray. I love the smell of this stuff, all Oribe products have the same amazing scent and every time I spray this someone will ask me what perfume I'm wearing. I really like that this comes in an aerosol, as the mist is very fine and you get a good, even distribution.
This gives my hair a natural wave, without any stickiness or crispiness.
I do really like this, but since discovering the John Frieda, I don't think I could justify repurchasing this, even if it does smell like heaven.
Sachajuan Ocean Mist
The whole aesthetic of this bottle really pleases me, especially the colour. I can just stare at it and visualise a summer holiday far away. Now apparently Jennifer Aniston actually uses this, so of course I had to try it ;)
The first time I used this I wasn't impressed. I think I sprayed too much and it left my hair without much wave and looking a bit lank. I tried it again, this time using a lot less product and I was left with subtle, beachy waves. This did the job that the Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion didn't, soft waves, with zero crisp.