We Found the Product That'll Give You Instant Beach Hair — Yes, Really!
Let's be honest, when are we not lusting after perfectly tousled beach waves? We see them grace the flawless manes of jet-setting bloggers, on the glossy pages of magazines and in those incredibly unrealistic (but always envy-inducing!) hair commercials on TV. But try as we may, that windswept look just never seems achievable IRL. Until now, that is.
Included in every June POPSUGAR Must Have box is a beauty product that's about to change your Summer hair game. Besides being packaged in a pretty blue glass bottle, this Mermaid Sea Salt Spray by Captain Blankenship will win a place on your vanity because it truly does the trick. To put it to the ultimate test, we tried the spray on three of our editors with vastly different hair types and lengths. Read on to see their transformations and start setting aside that well-deserved spot in your Summer beach bag.
Carrie Carrollo, Assistant Native Editor: Before
Carrie Carrollo, Assistant Native Editor: After
My hair is naturally thick and heavy enough to pull down any high ponytail within the span of a few hours. As a result, products like this are usually no match for my long locks — but not this time! I regularly using a curling iron to achieve beachy waves, but this spray will allow me to cut my heat usage significantly.
Pro tip: If you've got hair like mine, focus the product around your roots and continue to work it down through the length of your hair. This ensures the volume at the top says intact, even if the ends of your strands weigh it down during the day.
Hedy Phillips, Copy Editor: Before
Hedy Phillips, Copy Editor: After
With this trendy, wow-worthy hue, Hedy's hair was already fab to begin with. But one spritz of this sea salt spray took her look to the next level with tons of volume. Naturally straight hair can be difficult to scrunch and style effectively, but here she was left with a lasting windswept 'do that's totally beach-ready.
Pro tip: If your hair is fine, short, or a bit both, don't be afraid to play up your ends and give them a chance to shine. This will give your entire look more body to balance out what it's missing in length.
Lauren Levy, Assistant Moms Editor: Before
Lauren Levy, Assistant Moms Editor: After
Though she regularly straightens it using heat tools, Lauren cites her hair as being fine and naturally wavy. When already heat or product treated, hair can be stubborn and minimally responsive to additional products or styling, but this miracle spray proved otherwise.
Pro tip: For medium-length manes, start by working the product into the pieces that frame your face, and continue to diffuse it through your hair. This way, you can keep your length while giving your beachy look a whole new life.
If you love learning about fun new products like this Mermaid Sea Salt Spray, be sure to check out all of our POPSUGAR Must Have boxes. Every month, they're expertly curated by our team with everything we know you'll love just as much as we do. The June Must Have Box is on sale now.