When I received the 1.7oz version of this product in the Sephora Favorites Summer Essentials bag, I was very excited to try it. My hair is naturally wavy, but it usually ends up being quite uneven and random. To achieve an even look, I usually wet my hair and scrunch it up with my hands. With this Surf Spray, I was hoping to skip the hair-wetting step and get straight to the waves.
One thing to note about this product is that once applied, it makes the hair feel stiff, similar to the way hairspray does. For me, this is a negative aspect, as I’d prefer that my hair felt natural as opposed to styled. I’ve also noticed that my hands feel somewhat sticky as well, likely from running my hands through my hair after applying the product.
The picture above shows what my hair naturally looks like, after brushing. The reason I brushed it was to remove my natural waves as much as possible, to see how the Surf Spray performed on its own. As you can see, even after brushing my hair it still has a fair bit of wave to it, so keep that in mind when looking at the after picture.
Here is what my hair looks like after applying the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. The main difference I notice is that more waves are present on the top half of my hair than in the before picture. The product seems to balance out the natural waves in my hair, creating an even look all over.
While I can achieve the same even-waved look by just wetting my hair and scrunching it, I think this spray works well for me when I’m in a time crunch and would rather just quickly spritz this product all over.
Does this product serve its purpose?
Yes, it definitely increases hair waves. I would recommend the product mainly for people with naturally straight hair, as people with wavy hair likely won’t see too much of a difference.
Would I repurchase?
Knowing that I can achieve this look without the spray, I probably wouldn’t repurchase, especially for the price that it currently is.
Is the brand cruelty-free?
As found in a statement in their FAQ, Bumble and Bumble does not test on animals, unless required by law — so overall, no they are not cruelty-free.
Have you tried this product? Did you have a different experience with it? What’s your go-to spray for beachy waves?
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