Tuesday, 10 July 2012

REVIEW: Wella Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray

Last week, I received my June Glossybox. It was loaded with drugstore samples, but there was one 'high-end' product,: Wella Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Hair Spray!
This spray is meant to make your hair look beachy, similar to Bumble and Bumble surf spray. Wella suggests you 'free the inner wild side of your hair' by spritzing this texturizing spray into your dry hair near the roots, then scrunching your hair and allowing it to dry. I know my own hair type, and the instructions sounded a bit silly to me. I have naturally straight hair. If I allow my hair to dry, it will dry straight. I know that if I add product like this, or anything branded as 'texturizing' to my dry hair, it will leave my hair looking chunky, crusty and not at all beachy! I figured if I followed Wella's instructions my hair would end up needing another wash ASAP, so I devised my own set of plans to make this texturizing spray work for my hair type!

What I did was: wash my hair and then blow dry it to partial dryness, I would say it was about 65% dry. Then I sprayed generous amounts of Wella's Ocean Spritz into my hair- everywhere! It has a nice, salon-y scent to it. After I spritzed my entire head in the product, I put it loosely into a bun and fastened it with a clip rather than an elastic. I made sure to give myself lots of volume in my roots while tying my hair up. I let it dry like that for 1-2 hours and then took the clip out.


When I took the clip out, my hair fell down and looked like this:

It was very beachy looking! It smelled nice! I just added a bit of hairspray because I was worried it might lose its shape otherwise. My hair stayed beachy and pretty for the entire day :) In other words, I think this product does what it is advertised to do! But for me, I needed to tweak the directions to suit my naturally straight hair.

What do you think? Like the look, or do you think I should stick to straight hair? Do any of you use texturizing sprays to get beach hair? I would love to hear your tips for using these products.
--S

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25 comments:

  1. You have sexy beach hair! I love it!

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  2. it looks great! and i can't believe it lasted all day. my hair prefers not to :(

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    1. well it did lose a little bit of oompf by days end but it still looked great!

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  3. I like it! My hair absolutely refuses beachy waves!

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    1. yes I have to admit although my hair is straight, it is pretty accommodating ! I was very happy with how the product worked on my hair.

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  4. It looks awesome beachy! My hair just frizzes out until it looks like an almost-Afro.

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    1. haha nothing wrong with rockin' a fro !

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  5. Looks like it worked perfectly! Love the dress and necklace you have on :)

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    1. thank you :) and yes, the product was a hit with my hair! glad to have something that worked out.

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  6. Love the messy hair trend right now!!! B/c I only have time in the morning for my MU! LOL

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    1. yes messy hair is so much fun! I still wear mine straight almost every day though.

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  7. You hair is so long and gorgeous! My hair is exactly the same in terms of being in straight. The only way that I can achieve beachy waves is if I do soemthing similar to what you did here...or fake it with heat tools...but then whats the point?

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    1. yes I have used hot curlers in the past to get pretty waves! but I always have to hair spray them to shit and then they're kind of crusty? haha.

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  8. Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today!!

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    1. your bloghops are amazing! always so many bloggers involved!

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  9. Your hair looks great (as always) - Aunt T.

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  10. I love that the price is only $16 compared to Bumble and Bumble's $24 and you get an extra oz of product!

    Boston Princess

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    1. yes! that is what I thought too- a cheaper alternative :)

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  11. Love your hair.. I was afraid to try it as mine is about the same length as yours and big time straight.. I think I would do the same as you did with putting it up. I also thought I might try it with those foam rod rollers. I picked them up off of ebay really cheap. You use them on dry hair but I thought I would try spraying it with the spray first then rolling them. I love your dress and necklace too!!!

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    1. I saw those foam rollers on another persons blog and thought they looked interesting! Definitely try this spray out- it works!
      I bought some braggs ACV today :D

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  12. Yeah for the braggs.. It is nasty stuff but it does work. Oh and so that you know.. It does smell when you use it on yor face but it doesn't last long. I was so scared of stinking like it lol.. I asked my fiance if he could smell it a 1/2 hr after using it and he couldn't!! It is really good to drink daily too( start with 1tb in about 4ozs of water or more water if you need to use because of the taste) and this will also help your skin.. Just make sure you have a glass of water to chase it!! Will let you know how the spray works with the foam tollers if I try it!! :)

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  13. Your waves are beautiful.. I tried this on my kinda wavey hair but didn't see much change.. I think I am going to redo it using your exact technique and hopefully will get better results *crosses fingers*

    xo

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  14. I tried this shortly after getting it and didn't really like it, but I tried it again and it really grew on me! You've got really pretty hair btw! :D

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