Friday, 19 April 2013

Currently Obsessed: Lush Sea Spray

Happy Friday, everyone! So today I'm presenting the first-ever in the "Currently Obsessed" series. They'll be quite similar to my usual product reviews, but will spotlight the products that are currently the best of the best in my books. Products that are totally blowing me away, that I just want to gush about effusively. The ones that I want to stop strangers on the street to tell about. You get the picture.

The product that gets the inaugural feature is the incredible Lush Sea Spray Hair Mist. I was wandering around Lush last month taking a peek at some of the new goodies they were offering for spring. When I spotted the Sea Spray I was definitely curious. Because my hair is naturally wavy, I'm always on the lookout for products that will give my waves a bit more body, definition, and to be scientific, some ooomph :) Also, given that the warmer weather is (finally!) rolling in, beachy type products are more on my radar this time of year.



I was quickly greeted by an uber-friendly sales girl who enthusiastically sang the praises of this product. She basically re-iterated what is written on the bottle: it's a sea water-based hair mist that adds light hold, texture, and shine to the hair while smelling of a sweet, citrus neroli perfume.


The bottle also features handy tips on how to use the product (pretty self-explanatory), more details about the formula (it contains a light gel to give hair some hold and volume), and highlights the eco- and animal-friendly virtues of the product.


And, hey- it was made by this guy! Love that Lush features its employees on the bottle along with the best before dates :)


Lush is also quite transparent about their ingredients, so here's a list for anyone else who's interested!


So onto my experience with the product. The sales girl encouraged me to test out the product in-store, so I gave it a go. The first thing I noticed was the heavenly scent! Fresh, floral, fruity, and so lovely! I also noticed that it gave my hair instant texture and body, just as it claimed! My decision to buy this was pretty quick, especially because it cost only $12.99 CAD, which I thought was a fair price, given the amount of product you get and given the steep prices of other popular salt sprays on the market. Plus, I snagged the last one in the store, so I thought it was fate!

Here are some "before and after" shots, followed by a breakdown of my impressions:

Before:

My hair before Lush Salt Spray. Not looking too bad, natural waves happening, but lying a bit flat.

After:

My hair after Lush Sea Spray. As you can see, it's definitely added some texture and body to my hair.

And a few more "After" shots. I find that the Sea Spray has the unique ability to make my hair look both messy and sleek at the same time. It evokes shine while also adding texture and gives my waves new life while holding them in place. Plus it makes my hair smell amazing! 

To use, I just add a few sprays to the outer surface of my hair and a few in the underneath portions and scrunch, muss, and go!





Pros:

  • Adds shine, texture, and mega-volume to the hair, just as promised!
  • Handy, compact, non-breakable, recyclable packaging
  • The neroli scent is incredible- perfect for anyone who likes floral-citrus fragrances. I literally get compliments on the scent every time I wear it!
  • At $12.99, the price point is quite accessible
  • Cruelty-free, which is always a huge bonus in my books!
  • Easy application; can conveniently be used on damp hair or dry (I prefer dry)
Cons:
  • I'm not sure how this would work on shorter hair lengths, so I can't attest to that
  • The fragrance is rather strong and lingering, so if you don't like the scent, you may find it obnoxious
  • This does have the tendency to make the hair look greasy if too much is applied. However, when this happens I simply run my fingers through and tousle the hair a bit, which I find remedies the greasy effect quite quickly!

So that's it! As you can tell, I'm rather excited about this product. Will definitely be a regular in my routine this spring and summer. So happy to have discovered it!

Have any of you tried Lush Sea Spray? What are your thoughts? Any other Lush products getting you excited lately? What are your 'Current Obsessions'?

Thanks for reading! xo

64 comments:

  1. I personally love scented products so this sounds like it would be a winner for me :D your hair looks great by the way :) I'm
    Currently using the l'oreal matte and messy spray but this one will definitely be next on my hit list now!!thanks for sharing xxx

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  2. As a Lush junkie, I loved hearing that this product worked so well for you! I have started my search for my summertime go-to hair product, so will definitely have to check this out!

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    1. Yeah, even though I love Lush, the products can be hit-or-miss. But this one is a winner! You should check it out for sure :)

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  3. OO this sounds nice! I've got the Tony and Guy salt spray :)

    Kimberley x

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    1. Glad you've got one that you're liking! Thanks for stopping by, Kimberley! xo

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  4. This sounds lovely and your hair is gorgeous! I definitely need to check out Lush!

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  5. Looks cool,but unfourtunately I don't think we have it in Poland:(
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    1. Aww, too bad you don't have access to it. Maybe online? Thanks for stopping by, Cassie! xo

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  6. in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

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  7. I've tried this too and literally love it. I'm a little obsessed with Lush products x

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    1. Ah, glad you're loving it too! Thanks for dropping by, Gemma :)

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  8. I was just thinking of buying something similar like this: one from Bumble&Bubmle and another from another brand. But now I think I'm gonna give this a go :)! Thanks for all the infos, your reviews are always so cool.

    xx
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    1. Aww, thanks Gita! So glad you're finding my reviews to be helpful. Let me know what you think if you give this a try! xo

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  9. You've got such pretty hair and it looks like it can take the sea salt spray well! My hair sadly does not love sea salt sprays too much..

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Yeah, luckily my hair really likes it. Hope you can find a product that you love! xo

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  10. I love the sound of this, especially with Summer nearly here. It looks lovely on your hair xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Aww, thanks, Gemma! I'll definitely be using this all summer :)

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  11. Seems like a nice product!
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    Kisses, Gabi
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  12. Ok, I think I need this! I tried some of the higher end sprays and they did nothing. Do you find this works best with your hair damp or dry?

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    1. You should definitely try it out! I find it works best on dry hair, at least for my hair type (wavy, medium texture). Let me know if you give it a go! xo

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  13. I have it as well and I like it too. It smells lovely, huh? :-)

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    1. Aww, glad you're loving this too! The scent is amazing :)

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  14. Jen you must try the Lush Big Hair sea salt shampoo as well! xx

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, Stacey! Think Big would work great with the Sea Spray :)

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  15. Woah it gave your hair some awesome body! great review .

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    1. Thanks, Meghan! Glad you found the review helpful :)

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  16. Nicee! :)

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  17. I really want to try this now! I didn't find the Big shampoo from lush really gave me a lot of volume so I've not really bothered going back to any of their hair stuffs but I love the look this has given you!

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    1. Aww, thanks Roisin! This is definitely worth checking out :)

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  18. You got gorgeous hair!!!!

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  20. Great Post! I've tried other brands in the past for a somewhat bed hair beach look but could never seem to get it to 'look' right. This could be something I need to check out! Thanks

    Caryl x
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    1. Yeah, I've had mixed results with beach sprays in the past, and this one is definitely my favourite! Glad I've inspired you to give it a go :)

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  21. I almost bought this when I was at Lush. I'm still interested in trying it :) I love their "made by" stickers xx

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    1. You should definitely give it a go! The scent alone makes it worthwhile. Aren't the stickers cute? Thanks for stopping by, Coco! xo

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  23. I've heard such good things about this for years but never thought to try it. Love the effect it had, your hair looks fab

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! This is definitely worth a go, in my opinion :)

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  24. Looks brilliant! I was tempted by their BIG shampoo as well - will have to check it out when I'm next in store :) xx

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  25. this might have to be my first product from them i have been meaning to try for forever but just havent gotten around to it

    Jessica
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    1. You should definitely give it a go! Would be a great into to the brand. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! :)

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  26. I love using salt sprays and I definitely have to try this one! Sounds so great, and the price makes me want it even more!! xo, Ellie

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    1. Definitely worth checking out, especially for the price! Thanks for dropping by, Ellie! xo

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  27. My hair is flat. F-L-A-T. No natural waves whatsoever. So I kind of envy you.:) But I wonder if this would give it more volume, a bit of messiness, I'd like that...

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    1. Would definitely worth a try! Adds lots of volume and texture for my hair when it's acting flat and dull. It's for sure a great product if you want both body and messiness :)

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  28. Ah!! This is what my sister has been nipping my head to get - I had no idea what she was really talking about lol Great post - Im glad I now know what she was talking about! Laura xx www.ascottishlass.net

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    1. Haha, glad you found the review helpful and that you now know what your sis was talking about! Thanks for stopping by, Laura! xo

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