I love beachy wave sprays, but I do NOT love that crispy thing that many of them do to mah hurr.
Beachy waves = yes. Crunchy hair = nooo.
Apparently, I am not alone in this tale of beachy woe because Bumble and Bumble whipped up a solution. Their new Surf Infusion oil and sale-infused spray coaxes coifs into shiny, beachy waves without “dat crunchy feeling.” This is compared to most of the beachy wave sprays I’ve tried, which leave behind a matte finish and hair that feels a tad gritty.
A styling spray for body, texture and shine, Surf Infusion contains a combination of sea salt and various oils, including coconut, mango seed, passion fruit and palm. It also contains sun-protecting UV inhibitors.
Just shake the bottle and spray evenly onto damp or dry hair, concentrating around the middle of the hair shaft and the ends. Then allow it to dry.
Also, if you scrunch the ends of your hair up, you can create even more volume and movement (that’s what I do).
My stylist buddy Alis turned me on to this stuff last week at dinner when, as usual, the conversation detoured into hair products. She raved about it and said, “You have to try it,” so I went to Sephora to get a bottle the next day.
I was kind of put off by the size of the 3.4-oz. $29 bottle, but hope prevailed! — I got it anyway. I have fairly thick hair that goes down to just below my shoulders, and I know that there’s just no way this bottle will last as long as Kerastase Spray a Porter (which gets you 5.4 ounces for $36), which I flat-out love (it’s what I usually bring with me on trips), but the Kerastase spray creates a flatter finish.
The thing is, Surf Infusion rocks. It has similarly great hold and beachy wave powers as Kerastase Spray a Porter, but when I use it my hair feels a bit softer and definitely looks shinier.
And I love, love, LOVE the volume I get with Surf Infusion, because it keeps the middle area of my ‘do, which is where my hair always wants to go pancake flat, all puffy and perky. It really is a great hair day in a bottle.
And the scent! Oh, the scent… Like lemonade and iced tea. I can’t stop sniffing my hair. 🙂
I keep telling myself, “You don’t need to get addicted to this. Karen, you DO NOT need to get addicted to this,” but sadly that ship has already sailed off into a shiny, voluminous sunset of beachy waves.
It’s too late. I’m hooked.
Why, oh why, isn’t the bottle bigger?? YOU’RE KILLING ME, SMALLS.
PRICE: $29 for a 3.4-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at salons, Bumble and Bumble counters, Sephora and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (a solid A+ if it came in a bigger bottle for the same price)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,