I've decided that I've just got to tell you about this little beauty of a hair product which is great for getting those beachy summer waves. I started using Phil Smith's Life's a Beach Sea Salt Spray a while ago after picking it up in the supermarket. Its essentially a sea salt spray designed to give tousled, carefree summer waves and can be used on both damp and dry hair.
I mainly use it on damp hair after I've washed and conditioned it and then dry it sometimes with a diffuser (as they recommend) but mostly not, as I find diffusing time consuming so I just give it a bit of a blast with the hairdryer. As you'd expect the more spray you use, the better the hold (more of a curl), I spray then scrunch a bit before using the hairdryer. Its not gloopy but you do need to wash your hands afterwards. The result is a head full of natural waves that you can get your fingers through, its not sticky and doesn't look unnatural and it helps with frizz too.
Originally, this product came in slightly different packaging and had a really nice smell, I think it was sort of like coconut which I loved. Then the manufacturers changed it and the coconut smell disappeared which I was sad about as the fragrance really lingered and I could smell it on my hair all day long, the new smell isn't horrible but its not coconut! Luckily for me, the bones of the product, and by that I mean how it styles your hair, didn't change so I was happy about that as I hate it when they change something for the better but I end up wishing they'd left it alone! I have got through loads of this product few months, not least because for me it doesn't last very long, I suspect I might spray on a bit too much but I've also got quite a lot of hair so its not really a surprise. However, the price is very reasonable, around £4.00 and very often is on special offer or two for one so I stock up when I can.
So Phil Smith's Life's a Beach is now one of my favourite products for curly hair, if you want beachy waves, its well worth checking out.