If you’ve been reading this blog or following my Instagram you know I love salt and hair texture sprays. I never blow dry my hair, it’s air dry all the time for me. I use some sort of salt or texture spray pretty much every day. Here’s a post about two recent salt sprays I’ve tried.
I had to try something from Christophe Robin eventually. I grabbed the Instant Volumizing Mist with Rose Water. Details per Sephora:
A volume-boosting, leave-in mist that provides easy styling and lasting body to fine, color-treated, or natural hair. Instant Volumizing Mist with Rosewater protects color, nourishes the hair fiber, and provides body and volume—without drying out the hair. The innovative, alcohol-free formula is composed of 96 percent rose water with softening properties, which delivers natural hold, while natural rose extracts prevents oxidation of color for a refreshed, healthy look. Hair is left styled to perfection, super-soft, and delicately fragranced.
-Rose Extracts: Nourish and protect color.
-Baobab Leaf Extract: Volumize and strengthen.
-Vitamins A and E
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Extract, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Rosa Gallica Extract, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyquaternium-16, Citric Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Disodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol.
This smells amazing, like rose water. Real rose water nothing synthetic. This is alcohol free so it’s not drying beyond the salt. Some salt sprays can be very salt heavy and more drying than others. Those kinds also create lots more volume but also give way to frizz more at the end of the day. Christophe Robin is a milder salt spray which means less volume, less frizz, less dryness. It made my hair soft and shiny but only added a touch of volume. This is perfect for a rose lover who likes light salt sprays. I tend to prefer more from mine.
I ran across Reverie MARE Mediterranean Sea Mist on several sites. As my love for salt sprays is never ending I grabbed it. Details per Sephora:
A lightweight styling mist that enhances movement and volume to create beachy, tousled texture without drying out the hair. MARE Mediterranean Sea Mist is formulated with rice seed extract to add volume and strengthen hair, while algae extract thickens strands, enhances shine and protects from environmental damages. Mediterranean sea salt conditions and amplifies natural texture without dryness or stiffness. The scent of vanilla, bergamot, lemon and almond will instantly transport you to shores of Southern Italy.
-Rice Protein Extract: Adds major volume, strengthens, and helps prevent damage while leaving the hair soft and manageable.
-Algae Extract: Thickens, hydrates, provides vital minerals, enhances shine, and helps protect from environmental damage.
-Mediterranean Sea Salt: Amplifies natural texture without drying out the hair and conditions.
Water, Sea Salt/Sodium Chloride/Maris Sal (Mediterranean Salt), Alcohol Denatured, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Seed Extract, Spirulina Platensis (Algae) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Quercus Rubra (Amaretto) Flavor, Citrus Madurensis Fruit Juice, Water, Polyglycerin-3, Decylglucoside, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia (Bourbon Vanilla) Bean Oil, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Prunus Amygdalus (Almond) Flavor, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl/Capryl Glycosides, Sodium Cocoyl, Glutamate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Glyceryl, Caprylate, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic
This one is all natural from a small Indie brand. It looks great ingredient list wise. It does contain alcohol. For having alcohol listed in it it’s not really that drying. It has a higher salt content which equals more volume. Oddly this has an amber color to it. Most salt sprays are clear for me. The color of the spray does not affect my hair color at all. For the life of me I don’t know what the amaretto and almond flavor is in this hair mist for. It smells like warm citrus and slightly woody. This one has quite a bit of salt in it. After I spray this on my hair it never fails that I can taste salt on my lips. That’s not usually the case for me with other salt sprays.
That being said I do quite like this salt spray. It gives a fair amount of volume without being too drying. It has better longevity than some salt sprays and doesn’t make my hair too poofy, matte and dry at the end of the day. The Christophe Robin is for the mild salt spray lover, this is for the moderate salt spray lover. Extreme or heavy salt sprays lovers should go for Davines This is a Sea Salt Spray as it is still the most volume producing salt spray I’ve tried to date.