Ever have one of those days where you're in a great mood, ready for anything the world throws at you but your hair is just like "myeh. i'm just gonna chill mate." Cooperation with my hair is never expected to be very good - a bit like my jokes!
As a natural straight-haired gal, I've spent the last 10 years trying to achieve the perfect unrealistic ideal. Curls. Bounce. Texture. Waves.
It's funny how you always want what you don't have isn't it? Whilst all my friends are reaching for the straighteners and the paddle brushes, I'm using GHDs to curl my hair and buckets of hair spray to desperately try and freeze some shape into place.
But all this heat-styling is obviously bad for my hair and I've been looking for a way to add some definition without having to reach for the barrel brush or the tongs.
One of my best pals Katrine (not her real name, we don't really do real names on here do we? It's much more fun and I can avoid a bit of libel) works for Schwarzkopf and always has a got2b stash with her. Having tried this, I then proceeded to take it. "For the purposes of the blog" of course, I'm such a great friend..
It's just a little bit fab, so the least I can do is obviously tell you all about it.
It's this got2b Texturising Salt Spray. Dadaaaah!
|Let's not mention how the spelling of texturising is the WRONG way.|
For mermaid looks? Now I don't know about you, but when I was younger, I definitely wanted to be one of those mermaids that flirt with Peter Pan.
What can I say, it was the 90's and everyone secretly finds Wendy really annoying right? (Though I can't believe they tried to drown her - they were blatantly the original Mean Girls)
What does salt spray do?
Salt sprays are normally used to add volume and texture to hair.
This got2b salt spray aims to give you those tousled, beachy waves in your hair.
Something that says "oh haiii, i just got out of the surf, and my hair naturally falls this oh-so gorgeous way"
90's memories aside - how does it actually work? There's no better way to show it than photo evidence really.
So here's the before:
My hair is pretty much straight and boring. (except the red ombre which marks my attempt at trying to blend in with my Shoreditch neighbours)
This is how it naturally sits - not quite poker straight but not much movement either.
The Wendy of hair styles. Nice enough, but a little bit boring.
A couple of pumps of the got2b Texturising Salt Spray and BOOF.
Hiya Texture! Hola Movement! Something interesting, FINALLY.
My straight hair is livened up with some serious scrunching and fluffing - and voila. Tousled texture, without being sticky.
This texturising salt spray will give more body to finer, lighter hair - but my long locks are slightly too thick and heavy for that in the photos.
Before salt spray, I used to use defining wax and matte clay to get this look but my hair ended up heavy, sticky and greasy at the ends.
This salt spray is a lightweight way to add a bit of interest to an otherwise plain pancake. Oh, and it's easy peasy too - anyone can do this, it takes 10 seconds to spray in and scrunch up!
Also - you know how straight and fine hair can tend to be a bit slippy? This salt spray adds a bit of oomph. I love it for the texture it gives - I feel like an Olsen twin. Probably a decent human alternative to a mermaid. Yeah.
So what do you think? One starfish bra away from looking the part?
Do you always want the hair you don't have? Are you a die-hard straightener, or do you prefer the natural look?
And someone, pleeease tell me you either had equally ridiculous (or more ridiculous) aspirations as a kid? Seriously, a mermaid? They can't even wear shoes, where's the fun in that....
ps - Oh yeah - you can buy it at Superdrug for £4.05 currently. Don't forget that 5p.
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