Kaley Cuoco, why must you have such perfect salt spray hair? Seriously, it’s so voluminous and textured and I’m just a little bit in love with it. In case you hadn’t noticed, I appear to have a slight case of hair envy towards Kaley Cuoco and after seeing her tousled beach-waved mane at this month’s People’s Choice Awards it encouraged me to try out some salt sprays in a desperate bid to recreate Kaley’s laidback waves. Here’s how those salt sprays went down:
Superdrug Style Expertise Salt Spray (£2.99 for 100ml)
The cheapest out of the bunch I tried, this salt spray was surprisingly good. I felt that it worked best when sprayed onto dry hair as opposed to wet hair which I wasn’t expecting as in the past I normally find salt sprays give the best results when sprayed onto wet or as least damp(ish) hair. I felt that the fragrance wasn’t the best out of the three but for £2.99 I wouldn’t really expect it to have a scent so it’s better than nothing. Overall, this is a pretty decent salt spray and you can’t deny that it’s a bargain at £2.99! 7½/10
Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Grunge Glamour Tousled Salt Spray (£5.61 for 200ml)
Although more expensive than the Superdrug salt spray, Umberto Giannini’s salt spray actually works out cheaper as you get double the amount of the Superdrug one. This was the first salt spray I ever indulged in and despite it being good, it has never stopped me from trying out other salt sprays. I found that unlike the Superdrug salt spray, this one works best when sprayed onto damp hair and left to dry naturally. It also works amazingly well if plait your hair and let it dry naturally after spraying on the salt spray (it’s probably best to do this before you go to bed otherwise you’re in for a very dull day waiting around for your hair to dry in pigtails!). This also has a delish scent without being overpowering. The only downside to this salt spray is that if you spray too much onto your hair then you risk it feeling quite crunchy which kind of lets this product down. 6/10
Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray (£7.19 for 200ml)
Despite being the most expensive salt spray out of the three, I find myself struggling to argue with the price as it ticks most of the boxes. Much like the Umberto Giannini salt spray, this one works best when sprayed onto damp/semi dry hair and left to dry naturally. Toni & Guy have created a salt spray that gives a fantastic matte texture to the hair which is far more noticeable in my hair than the Superdrug and Umberto Giannini salt sprays. It also gives definition to my natural waves without there being any of that dreaded frizz which likes to ruin my hair on a regular basis. This salt spray smells great too but I have to say that I prefer the smell of the Umberto Ginannini salt spray purely because it has more of a hair salon smell to it which I weirdly like (don’t judge me, ok?!). 9/10
I’m a pretty fussy individual when it comes to hair products but I would be happy to use any of these products again as none of them were awful and most did what they said on the tin (or bottle to be more precise). Annoyingly (and just my luck!), my favourite was the most expensive salt spray out of the three as it was as near to perfect as you can get and hey, at least it’s under a tenner! Also, a quick tip for if you’re using any salt spray, apply some mousse (I love Trevor Sorbie Styling Invisible Hold Mousse £5.59 for 200ml) to your wet hair beforehand as this will help define those waves a little more plus it’ll help to hold those waves and stop them from falling out. Hopefully this will help you in your salt spray quest, now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to go and stare at Kaley Cuoco’s hair a little longer and pretend that one day my hair will look just like that!
Which salt sprays have you tried? Have you got any other tips on how to create those enviable beach curls? Let us know!