Pretty P.O.V.: Texture-Testing Kevin.Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY Beach Look Texture Spray Tuesday 14 August, 2012
Last time I took my tresses for a texture spin, I tried out BlowPro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist. I’m back on the grit-defining path, letting my waves get down and dirty with Kevin.Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY Beach look texture spray. The first defining feature of this texturizing spray is that it says it’s non-aerosol, but it acts […]
Last time I took my tresses for a texture spin, I tried out BlowPro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist. I’m back on the grit-defining path, letting my waves get down and dirty with Kevin.Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY Beach look texture spray.
The first defining feature of this texturizing spray is that it says it’s non-aerosol, but it acts somewhat like an aerosol. Most of the sprays I’ve tried dispense extremely wet, making them a tad on the heavier side. Not so with HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY. It’s amazingly weightless—so much so that I’d deem it a dry spray; it dries incredibly fast on contact and it’s spray stream is very airy and uniform. This goes a long way when you’re applying something to your hair that can ultimately cause it to go limp; with HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY, no limpness. Score! The spray stream allows you to layer if you like without heaviness. Plus, with such an airy spray, you don’t need to do much rough-drying after; you can spray it onto dry hair and go in with your heat tools relatively quickly. Anything that cuts down on styling time, I dig.
Because HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY forgoes sea salt in favor of copolymers to add texture and heft, it has considerably less grit than sea salt sprays, which I find to be quite nice. If you were a bit scared to try out texturizing sprays, HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY could be your baby step into the genre.
What it’s lacking in grit, it makes up for in hold. My beachy waves stood up to the disgusting humidity and heat without going completely lifeless. And, I didn’t feel like multiple layers of the mist added so much tack that it became crunchy—another major plus.
I used the same formula as I have with each texture test: I rough-dry my hair about 70%, then spray in the texturizing spray and continue to rough-dry to 100%. Then I go in with a waving wand to curl any too-straight bits. I then go back in and mist a few more passes of the texturizer over my hair, and scrunch from the ends to the roots. With HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY, this last step went extremely well because of the drier, more airy consistency. (I guess I can’t seem to rave about that enough!)
(This is me, fresh from styling my hair with Kevin.Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY. Tons of texture, no?)
Grit Factor (1 to 5, 5 being grit-grit-gritty): 2. It’s grit is almost nonexistant, but there is some. I love that it doesn’t apply too wet and heavy.
Smell: Mixes honey, tangerine and apricot, but it smells just like a tasty piña colada. Yum!
Wave Control: Maybe because the grit isn’t as heavy-handed, waves are more manageable. They’re not explosive; they’re just right. If you want to make them loose and lanky, you can. If you want them tighter and more robust, this spray has the control and hold to do that too.
Moisture: This spray is much lighter than most, and has an almost instant-dry effect to it, which is both a blessing (it’s light and malleable) and a curse (it tends to make it slightly drying to the ends). But as I mentioned before, the “curse” portion of this equation seems to be a sad side-effect of texturizing sprays.
Kevin.Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY Beach look texture spray is available at KevinMurphy.com.au.
Next to test: Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist.
Would you take Kevin.Murphy HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY Beach look texture spray for a whirl?