Thursday, 23 January 2014

Surf Spray: Budget vs. High End

Hello blogees!

Messy surf/beach hair is a popular look at the moment, with the likes of Blake Lively and Jennifer Aniston wearing it on the red carpet. It is personally my favourite hair look, as it is a laid back look which goes really well with a boho style, and is achieved easily.

I have collected a few different brands of surf spray over the years, and I have two distinct favourites. 

Lee Stafford Beach Babe (Budget)
Price: £7.00
Beach Babe has the lovely smell of all Lee Stafford products, which can still be smelt up to three days later. It can be used on damp or dry hair, but is much more effective on towel dried hair. It suggests on the bottle to spray on hair approximately 50 times, which you should not do! It makes your hair feel and look so dry and sort of sticky. I would suggest spraying up to ten times and no less, because even with this amount your hair will still feel dry. This also seems to make your hair look a little dull, so you might want to use a nourishment shampoo to reduce this.
There doesn't seem to be much liquid in the bottle, as it gets used up very quickly. 
Produces a nice wavy look, not really curls, but it still looks great!

It's a nice looking bottle, but is a bit awkward to take on holiday because it doesn't fit into a wash bag! But for £7.00... Who can complain!

My rating: 7/10

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray(High End)
Price: £21.50

Produces beautiful beach waves which last for up to 4 days. Bumble and Bumble makes your hair feel super soft and adds a shine to it. It doesn't have a noticeable smell, which is a shame but some people like that. Can be used on dry and towel dried hair, and works perfectly in the sun. 

Although it is a fairly small bottle, there seems to be a lot of liquid inside, so it doesn't feel like you have to use it sparingly. It's small size also means that it's perfect to take on holiday with you! 
For the extra money spent, you get guaranteed lovely curls, hair that looks shiny and feels smooth, and a great boho look. That's why Bumble and Bumble gets my blessing!
Rating: 10/10

The great thing about surf hair is that it causes hardly any damage, especially if you let your hair dry naturally. So if you're trying to grow you hair, this is a perfect way to save it from split ends and still look nice.

Have fun spraying!
Pocky xx

P.S. Here are the links to the two sprays. 
Bumble and Bumble -
Lee Stafford - 

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