I’ve mentioned that I’m all about beach waves and surfer hair. Messier, the better. I’ve tried a lot of products at a lot of price points, and while it does seem that those with a heftier price tag are usually better, it’s not always the case.
A budget friendly option for surf spray that I’ve found and love isi the L’Oreal EverStyle Texture Spray. Priced at $6.99 at most places, you really can’t go wrong.
This product doesn’t give me super salty, super beachy hair, but that’s ok. I like this product because it gives me more of a wave, and a little more polish. Instead of giving me a super matte texture it gives a bit of shine, which is sometimes just what the occasion calls for. I spray all over damp hair and then hit it with a hairdryer to get a little more volume. You can always layer with a texturizing powder if you need a bit more oomph.
As for the smell, I don’t mind it. It smells a little bit like a spa, and it does dissipate quickly. It actually reminds me of backstage at fashion week, which is always an exciting way to start your mornings when you’re getting ready.
This product is super easy to find, from Amazon to Walgreens, so that’s also a plus — some of the other surf sprays out there you really can only get at salons, which isn’t always practical.