Tuesday, 16 July 2013

lush sea spray


I had heard a lot of good things about Sea Spray from Lush, and when my friend Nicola said she had it and loved it on a recent shopping trip, I just had to pick up one for myself! My hair is very fine and although I have a lot of it, it can take a lot of work to create a good amount of volume.

I stopped straightening my hair (except from my fringe, which needs a bit of heat styling!) over a year ago, and went in the complete opposite direction - wanting my hair to look as messy (in a nice way) as possible and hoped this would give me a nice messy, beachy, wavy style.

The Sea Spray is a salty spritz which is designed to give body, and also contains a gel to hold your style in place. I found that this didn't give me the beachy style I wanted, but did add a good amount of texture and body to my hair after a few spritzes and a little backcombing.

My favourite use for this product is to hold in curls/waves. I'm a fan of curling my hair, and then backcombing the neat curls from the bottom to separate them into messy waves. This spray really holds the waves in place all day, and gives them a bit of extra volume.

Sometimes I find the gel can be a bit sticky, and if you apply too much you can end up with crunchy sections of hair (yuck) after the gel has dried. It's best to apply a little at a time, and use your hands to really scrunch it into your hair, and then backcomb if necessary once the product has been spread evenly.

At £9.95, I'm not sure I'd buy this product again. As I mentioned, it does a good job at holding my curls in, but I was hoping for more of a be beachy, wavy, textured look and this doesn't deliver.



  1. Have you tried the bumble and bumble? It will give the effect you are after :)

  2. That's a shame it doesn't quite deliver! I've always had such good things with any lush products.

  3. Sounds very nice, just a shame it doesn't really give you the 'beach look' though :( I've tried the L'Oreal salt spray before but I haven't used in it ages! haha x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  4. I've tried two sea salt sprays but none have done the job for me either!

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

  5. I was hoping you were going to love this because I am looking for a cheaper alternative to the sea salt spray I use which is the Bumble & Bumble one. It's really really good but not really budget friendly, but it is the best sea salt spray on the market in my opinion

    Nina from little nomad

  6. Texture and body are exactly what I need, a bottle of this will definitely be finding it's way into my possession! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  7. Too bad this doesn't work that well. I'm glad I read this review because now I know that it's not what I'm looking for.

    Celina | The Celution

  8. I've just won the Bumble and Bumble salt spray but I can't imagine it doing great things, fingers crossed.

  9. thanks for the heads up, looking for a wavy hair product but it doesn't seem like this is the one for me x

  10. I think that sometimes lush are quite overpriced, don't think i will be trying this as there are better ones out there i think, thanks for the helpful review! We would love for you to check out our new blog and leave us a comment:-)

    Rona and Laura xox


  11. I bought this maybe a year ago and was expecting great beach waves but ended up the sticky feeling in my hair. :(