My hair is almost waist length, so it’s pretty long which makes styling it quite a laborious process. During the Summer, I really hate spending ages blowdrying and straightening my hair as firstly it makes me super hot and flustered, and I can’t help feeling it’s a little pointless as the humidity plays havoc with my pesky baby hairs, and gives me an halo of frizz. My hair is naturally wavy (read frizzy), so I’m lucky that I can scrunch product through my towel dried hair for a quick, fuss-free, no heat beachy wave hairstyle and I love using salt sprays, but I’ve found that some salt sprays can be incredibly drying and leave my hair feeling a little crispy.
I’ve tried the super hyped Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and I think I might be the only person in the world that wasn’t overwhelmed with it.. it didn’t do anything amazing or different to a light hold hair mousse and it’s almost £20. Over the last few months, I’ve seen the Sachajuan Ocean Mist pop up in quite a few YouTube monthly favourites videos and I’ve been dying to give it a try and it sounds a lot better than the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, and it’s better value as the Sachajuan Ocean Mist is £18 for 150ml whilst the B&B Surf Spray is £22 for 125ml.
The Sachajuan Ocean Mist has a leave in formula which delivers a beachy feel, and can be used in both wet and dry hair. It is supposedly suitable for all hair types, and helps to add grip and texture especially for those with fine hair. The bottle is clear, and the mist is a gorgeous sea blue colour which I really do love as it really does feel like you’re using an ocean salt spray and I like that the bottle is plastic so it’s nice and light, and you can see how much product you have left within the bottle. I don’t know about you, but if you use salt sprays, you might understand my issue with how a lot of them smell very strongly of alcohol as they are alcohol based but I was intrigued to see what the scent was like with the Ocean Mist in comparison with other salt sprays I’ve tried.
The Sachajuan Ocean Mist’s scent is heavenly. It doesn’t reek of alcohol, and instead it smells more of an aquatic perfume than it does a salt spray and I would genuinely love this scent as a perfume as it’s so, so nice. It feels refreshing everytime I use it, and it’s just so fitting for Summer in every way and I think it would be amazing to take with you on holiday to mist through your hair post pool/beach, and in the evenings so you can spend more time enjoying your holiday instead of spending half an hour in the bathroom with the 1970’s hotel hairdryer.
In terms of being a salt spray, it’s pretty darn perfect in that it adds volume and texture minus crispiness and dry ends, and it doesn’t leave you feeling like your hair is laden down with product and in urgent need of a wash. It manages to add a little volume and lift, and it really does perfect the beachy wave look I covet during the Summer. My first foray into the Sachajuan couldn’t have been more positive and I can’t wait to try more products from the Swedish haircare brand.
The Sachajuan Ocean Mist can be purchased for £18.50 from Cult Beauty.