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amietron
March 14th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Hello LHCers! I'm ecstatic that the website is back up! I kept finding myself clicking on my forum button on my toolbar and not being able to come chat and waste time with everyone!! :)

Anyhow, I'm growing my hair out from my last haircut, and I'm wondering if any of you have tried spray texturizers before. Products such as: Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, John Frieda Ocean Waves Sea Spray, Garnier Fructis Surf Hair Texturizing Spray.

Ingredients (for Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray): Water (Aqua), Magnesium Sulfate, Macrocystic Pyrifera Extract (Kelp), Algae Extract (Algae), Isoceteth 20, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance (Parfum)

It almost seems like you're just spraying some epsom salt in your hair; will that dehydrate my hair? I'd like for it to be a bit wavy looking and I've heard rave reviews about Surf Spray. I refuse to use a curling iron because a) I'm lazy and b) It's damaging for hair, so I thought this might be a viable compromise.

Any thoughts?

Thank you! :)

Wavelength
March 14th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Eek! Spraying epsom salts in your hair?! :scared:

Personally I wouldn't touch this with the proverbial 10-foot pole. Whenever I use epsom salts in my bath, I make sure my hair is pinned up on the top of my head so it doesn't get in the water.

Wasn't it Snowymoon who had a really BAD experience with spraying salt in her hair as a treatment? Anyone else remember that? Don't know if it was epsom salts though.

If you're just trying to get more wave in your hair, you might consider sleeping in damp braids, or plopping/plunking. Here's a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2qD38ZYX6A) explaining the latter method which works for a lot of people and doesn't necessarily require product (although you can use some if you want).

Morticia
March 14th, 2008, 01:17 PM
I loved Surf Spray when my hair was shorter than shoulderlength. It gave me the volume and texture that I wanted for my hair. I wouldn't use it now since it would turn my hair into a giant snarled tangle. I can't evaluate whether it was damaging or not since at the time that I used it, I was highlighting, dyeing, perming, and blowdrying my hair all the time.

Miss Murphy
March 14th, 2008, 01:40 PM
I think it was Snowy, resulting in Heidi W.'s great thread on "Claryfying vs. Chelating". I can't remember what started it, though.

I used to love surf spray too - on my chin-length shag. Now, not so much.

Anje
March 14th, 2008, 01:40 PM
I remember reading (well after the fact) about Snowymoon's disaster with salt sprays. To defend this stuff, though, I think she made it very strong.

Personally, I'd avoid the spray, but I don't have enough experience with that sort of thing to know if it would do damage, and since I'm normally in updos, I wouldn't care enough to try. Otherwise, I can see myself being cheap and try making a dilute epsom salt solution with some moisturizers like aloe and/or glycerine.

Wavelength
March 14th, 2008, 01:59 PM
I'm not really sure what the epsom salt is supposed to do, exactly. But then again I have never used texturizers. Anyone?

Madam Librarian
March 14th, 2008, 02:53 PM
I have a spray by John Freida (Brilliant Brunettes?) that claims to enhance waves and golden brown tones in hair. I don't have the ingredients list handy, but I know it contains both salt and oils. I use this spray without any problems and I love it for scrunching to revive my waves. Can't say that I've noticed it doing a thing for enhancing color, but I like it for my waves so it's okay by me.

I'd just keep a hawk's eye out for dryness or buildup and adjust your use of the spray or your cleansing routine accordingly.

amietron
March 14th, 2008, 05:04 PM
If you're just trying to get more wave in your hair, you might consider sleeping in damp braids, or plopping/plunking. Here's a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2qD38ZYX6A) explaining the latter method which works for a lot of people and doesn't necessarily require product (although you can use some if you want).

I have a *very* slight wave but my hair is otherwise very straight, so I'm not sure if plunking will do me much good. Oh, what I'd do for curly hair!

I used to do the sleeping with braids thing quite frequently but without a lot of hair spray it all becomes very limp and straight after a few hours. :(

amietron
March 14th, 2008, 05:07 PM
I remember reading (well after the fact) about Snowymoon's disaster with salt sprays. To defend this stuff, though, I think she made it very strong.

Personally, I'd avoid the spray, but I don't have enough experience with that sort of thing to know if it would do damage, and since I'm normally in updos, I wouldn't care enough to try. Otherwise, I can see myself being cheap and try making a dilute epsom salt solution with some moisturizers like aloe and/or glycerine.
Anje, this is a brilliant idea! I have aloe vera gel and jojoba oil. I'll have to browse online to see what kind of epsom salt:water ratio I'll need. Epsom salt is so much cheaper than the Bumble & Bumble stuff ($24) just in case I hate it!