Roll-Out-Of-Bed Summer Hair

I like to keep my day-to-day hair as low maintenance as possible – I’m talking roll out of bed, here – especially during hot Chicago summers. And ever since I joined the long bob bandwagon, that messy, slightly wavy, It Girl look has been my goal. You know the look I’m talking about.

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Lucy Hale

With this goal in mind, last summer I started using Ouai Wave Spray. I liked the piecey texture it created in my thick, straight hair, but it didn’t result in those easy, beachy waves I was after. I was disappointed, but not particularly surprised – I’ve never been able to use any of those wave-enhancing products with any amount of luck. Remember in middle school when everyone was scrunching their hair with those Aussie Sprunch products? Whenever I tried, I just ended up with a lot of gross-looking frizz.

Photo: Sephora

Still, the Ouai Wave Spray was great for summer (and my January vacation in Key West) because it kept my hair low maintenance in high humidity and if I threw a couple of braids in when it was wet, I could usually get some decent looking waves (plus it smells great!). So the last time I was at Sephora, I was planning to pick up a new bottle for this summer, until I got sidetracked by the Bumble and bumble display.

Photo: Sephora

Of course, I’ve read about Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion – I mean, it’s basically characterized as the holy grail of salt sprays. By adding oil to B+b’s original Surf Spray formula, the Infusion salt spray promises to deliver soft, texturized, beachy waves without the crunchy, stickiness that other products can cause. I never really bought the hype, but, since the cost difference between the Surf Infusion salt spray and the Ouai Wave Spray was pretty negligible, I figured I might as well give it a try. At worst, I’d have to take an extra trip to Sephora and make a return. As it turns out, I didn’t need to make that return. See for yourself!

bumble and bumble surf infusion hair cropped

This photo is from about 11am, after I finally glanced in a mirror and realized that my hair looked good. The night before, I sprayed a generous amount of Surf Infusion salt spray onto clean, towel dried hair, scrunching my hair lightly upside down and letting it dry overnight. That’s it. Seriously.

Have you tried Surf Infusion salt spray with any success? Do you use a different texturizer/salt spray for your hair? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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