Product Type: Toni & Guy hair care products
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Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Member Name: cyberem78
Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Advantages: Creates interesting texture.
Disadvantages: Bottle 'crusts up' between uses.
This is the third Toni and Guy product that I'm reviewing which I recieved in a 'Bzzkit' from a group called BzzAgent. As a member I recieve free products to test so I can then share my opinion of these products with friends on online. To be perfectly honest this is not a product I would have bought myself. I tried a different brand of sea salt spray a few years ago and found that it was not something I really needed. However, I was willing to try this kind of product again seeing as it was a freebie.
This is called a Sea Salt Texturising Spray and it's part of the Toni and Guy 'Casual' styling range. The product is said to create "texture and natural movement with light hold". The specific look that sea salt sprays are supposed to give you is that 'fresh from the surf' look - an effortless, shaggy but sexy shape and style. As I mentioned, I would not ordinarily buy any sea salt spray since I already have hair that natually looks like surf-bum hair and I can achieve this look without much help from any products! I would therefore suggest that sea salt sprays work best on those with fine, straight long or short hair styles.
The product comes in a snazzy looking green plastic bottle which is sized at 200ml or 6.8 US. Fl Oz. The bottle is marked with a large print saying 'Casual' so you know which kind of style you'd be getting from using this kind of product. Full ingredients are printed on the bottle as are contact information. There is also some helpful information about how to use the product to best effect and what you can do to finish off your look by using layering products from the Casual Styling collection.
The bottle has a pump spray button on the top. Unfortunately my pump button malfunctioned on the first time I used it (had to reattach it) but I'm hoping this is just a one off. The spray comes out of the nozzle like fine rain and it's easy to direct it where you want. The product is a clear watery substance that has a very sweet, sugary scent. I expected it perhaps to smell like ocean water but it smells great but very girly. I have noticed that after using this if there is any product dripped around the lid it turns into a crusty salty substance which forms the top. It can also form around the nozzle so you may need to wipe it between uses.
You can use this spray on either damp or dry hair. You should spray evenly and then use fingers to pull through the hair to create ragged waves. On dry hair this product takes quite some time to dry and when it does it makes hair look tousled, soft and frayed - like you've spent a summer at the beach perhaps. I'm not suggesting this product makes hair look rough or messy - it does give a light hold but it also creates that kind of tufty texture which looks unique. The key though is that this is a controlled 'messiness'! The product helps create a style that can only ever be called 'casual' so in my opinion this product would be great for younger women who perhaps have more time and opportnity to play with their hair.
I have found that using this on certain unruly sections of my hair around the front can help to make the hair look more shaped, styled and less frizzed than usual so I expect I'll use this product from time to time. I would especially recommend this to those with straighter hair types though.
You can currently get this product at chemists like Boots and it retails at £7.19.
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Summary: Get the beach-bum look with this product.