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This couldn’t be more aptly timed with the long summer days, upcoming vacations and no one daring touch a hair dryer for the fear they may melt. Plus, I am a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to these type of salt sprays – minimal fuss, maximum texture, body and volume. As someone who struggles with volume I strive for a dishevelled, tousled, dragged through a hedge backwards vibe to add texture and dimension to my fine, lifeless hair (I also have Blake Lively hair envy so anything to help achieve that too).
I was kindly sent two “Salt” sprays – now as a Salt Spray expert, I have tried more than my fair share, and over the years they evolved. I found some were very salty (doh!) and whilst giving hair a lot of texture made the hair feel dry and straw like (but then again I suppose the sea does do that). Some had a sticky consistency and some just weighed the hair down and made it knotty.
Battle Of The Salt Sprays – Windle & Moodie Oceanic Spray
The first into the arena is Windle & Moodie ‘Oceanic Spray’ – £22.00 for 200ml
The claims from Windle and Moodie’s website –
- Gives hair texture and feel of a day at the seaside.
- A matte undone dishevelled look.
- The spray is revitalising, moisturising, strengthening and re-mineralising
- 100% Vegan and Gluten free.
Windle & Moodie is also cruelty-free (yay).
Windle & Moodie recommends spraying on either wet or damp hair and to leave to dry naturally, or finger dry. I tried this two ways, once using the recommended W&M way – spraying on damp hair (I used my hair dryer to get rid of the excess moisture) and on dry hair. When I used it on dry hair I found that it created a lot of texture and separation, when I sprayed it on slightly damp hair it really encouraged my natural wave and on both occasions dried without any stickiness, hair still felt soft and manageable whilst added some grit so I could give my hair a scrunch every now and then to give it some vavavoom.
A big thumbs up from me. Find it here
Battle Of The Salt Sprays – Rahua Enchanted Island Salt Spray
Next up is Rahua Enchanted Island Salt Spray £32
Rahua (pronounced ra-wa) blends Pink Sea Salt, Guayaba Sugars and Hibiscus extract to create body and texture whilst adding moisture and shine. It also smells like a beach holiday as the mixture of Guayaba Sugar with Passion Fruit and Hibiscus extract transports you to a tropical paradise (it does smell incredible).
Rahua is Vegan, free of Parabens, Sulfates and Gluten as well as being cruelty free. Rahua products are made with Organic, Natural, 100% Plant Derived Ingredients – lots of yummy hair goodness.
Directions of use; mist over damp or dry hair from roots to ends. Again, I used this both on dry and damp hair, and the results were very similar. This felt light and made my hair silly soft and let’s not forget that beautiful fragrance when my hair (not so elegantly) blew across my face.
Another thumbs up. Find it here
So in conclusion, they are both great salt sprays. There are minimal differences in how the products perform and the results. Ultimately, it’s down to preference (I know that is a bit of a cop out); I think the Windle & Moodie are edgy with an urban vibe, whereas Rahua is more graceful and chic. Personally, Windle & Moodie just piped Rahua to the post; I think my hair looked more tousled and that is just my personal preference.
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