Product Type: Toni & Guy hair care products
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Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Member Name: -becky-
Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Advantages: Makes fine hair feel slightly thicker for a while
Disadvantages: Doesn't do as it claims, expensive
On occasion I tend to read the odd beauty blog just for hints and tips on what products are out there, what's worth trying, how to use them and whatever else they have on there. I've been looking for a good hair product for a while to give my fine and boringly straight hair some texture. After stumbling upon this on a blog I decided to purchase it and see if it lives up to the hype! I've never tried any other Toni and Guy products before purely because of the price, but if this did as it claims I thought it would be worth it.
~WHAT IS IT?~
It's a Sea Salt Texturising spray for your hair from Toni and Guy. It's from their 'Casual' range of styling products which gives a massive hint towards the look that you'll be aiming to achieve with this product. Sea salt sprays are meant to give you that beach hair, effortless 'sexy' look (that is if you're able to pull it off, haha). Soft but messy waves has always been a popular look but is often hard to get with heated curling tongues or straighteners unless you have already wavy or big natural hair. Toni and Guy claim that this product "creates texture and natural movement with light hold". Having long and fine hair myself, I thought this sounded like the perfect product to add some texture.
~PRICING AND AVAILABILTY~
You have a choice between two sizes of the bottles:
200ml at £7.19
75ml at £2.19
I bought the 75ml bottle as £7.19 would be quite a lot of money down the drain if I didn't actually like the product, and thought it would be best to test it out first. Mine was bought from Boots in store, but it is also on their online shop, from Toni and Guy online and probably elsewhere in other drug stores, supermarkets or hairdressers.
The bottle for this Sea Salt spray is a lovely blue/green type colour and looks quite stylish (like something you'd buy from a hair salon) with white text on the front saying the brand name, what it is and 'casual' down the side to show which Toni and Guy range this belongs to. Obviously by the name, it is a spray pump that you use to get the product out of the bottle. I found this worked well and sprayed a nice even amount onto my hair each time, and it hasn't broken at all yet (like most spray bottles)...I hope I haven't spoken too soon!
~USING THE PRODUCT~
The pump spray gives out a decent amount of the clear water-like liquid and a few sprays covers your hair nicely. The directions say to use it on dry hair, which I did after I had washed and dried it to achieve the best results, but it can also be used on damp hair. It has a lovely fresh, maybe a little bit of a sweet scent to it which I really like, I think it makes my hair smell really clean. After spraying it on all parts of my hair, I ran my fingers through making sure it had reached every part and left it 10 minutes before waiting for any results.
I found that it didn't create any waves at all in my hair. It made it feel slightly thicker than it usually would however it didn't do as it claimed. For the price that they charge it didn't live up to my expectations. Although it did smell nice, and the liquid didn't leave any residue on my hair or make it feel greasy, I really was looking for something more from this product. I found that about an hour after applying it to my hair it just felt back to normal again and you wouldn't even be able to tell that I'd applied anything to it. At £7.19 for a 200ml bottle this isn't the kind of product that you can afford to keep applying every hour of the day either.
~WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS?~
If you're hair is like mine: long, straight and quite fine, I wouldn't recommend buying it as the results are poor. It may work better if you're hair is already slightly wavy/curly and you'd just like to make it a bit thicker and textured, or if you have shorter hair that isn't weighed down it might find it easier to create waves. I'm disappointed with this and wouldn't buy it again, and I'll probably think twice about buying anything from the Toni and Guy range again.
Summary: I wouldn't recommend this