I was on the fence with trying this Sea Salt Spray but at the same time quite excited. In the past I’ve not had a good experience with sea salt spray, in fact, I tried a sea salt spray when my hair was on the drier side and it absolutely ruined my hair. Since then though, my hair has actually been on the oilier side and since I’ve stopped dyeing it, it’s in better condition so I wanted to see how it worked this time. Last time, I used a L’oreal salt spray but I’ve enjoyed the Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Hairspray so I was curious about this, here’s my thoughts.
They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover but thankfully I like the packaging of this product. Fudge Urban always has really retro and edge branding which I think makes it stand out on the shelves. Having said that, I wish this had a lid rather than a slip on nozzle just to protect the product and stop it from spilling. This is quite reasonably priced in my opinion it’s £6.99 which isn’t too bad.
The product directions and description on Superdrug read as follows:
“Texturising Spray for Raw Beach Hair. Get that beach lovin’ feeling with Fudge Urban Sea Salt tropic coconut mist… Spray in and scrunch it up for that messy “out of the surf” sexy beach hair look or blow-dry in and pump up the volume for loads of natural texture and oomph.”
I’m going to start out with the smell of this product as it smells amazing, it reminds me of Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess and very much has that beach vibe of coconut and suncream scents, I really love the scent of this.
I found this easy to apply and I tried this both ways, I tried this after washing my hair by blow drying it in and then a separate time I simply applied this and scrunched without blow drying it to give it a full test, here’s what I found.
(Excuse the no makeup face!)
So I really liked the results of this, my hair is naturally wavy and this really helped to pump up the volume in my hair and gave it these wet looking, textured waves which I really liked. If like me, you do have fine hair or naturally wavy hair you may find you get a lot of frizz and baby hairs but this was nothing that some smoothing cream couldn’t fix.
The first thing I noticed about this was that the results didn’t last very long, within a matter of hours even after hairspraying into place, the curls and the volume dropped, my hair was left quite flicky and not quite wavy and not quite straight and the volume had gone which was really disappointing for me, this happened both times I used this product.
The second thing I noticed was the product buildup, this left my hair feeling quite sticky so I couldn’t use dry shampoo or hairspray to maintain the style and keep my hair fresh, I also couldn’t brush my hair or run my fingers through it properly and my scalp felt a little itchy (nothing major) but there was definite product build up in my hair which is a shame.
Overall, I am disappointed with this product, I love the scent, the initial results and the price point is great but unfortunately the results don’t hold and the product build up and stickiness renders this a bit of a waste and not worth the time and effort. I wouldn’t repurchase or recommend this which is a shame because I really wanted to like this and it seemed promising at first.
The Fudge Urban Sea Salt Spray is available from Superdrug for £6.99.
I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button and let me know in the comments if you have tried this, if you have any Fudge Urban recommendations and what sea salt and wave sprays you like to use I’ve heard great things about the Ouai Wave Spray.
Thanks for reading!