Remember a few weeks ago when I showed you how I curl my hair to get loose beach waves? Well I mentioned I’d been trying to get my hands on Suave’s Sea Mineral Sea Salt Spray and I finally found it at Kroger! And they gave Lincoln a balloon while I was grabbing produce so he was content to let me browse the beauty aisle for as long as I wanted (we come in so often they know Lincoln by now and that kid lives for free balloons at the grocery store).
Anyway, a lot of you mentioned you’d love to try it so I wanted to let you know what I thought before sharing a quick + easy tutorial for a messy ponytail that still looks intentional. The spray is perfect for the styles that are best on unwashed hair but you just needed to take a shower. You know, like how your hair holds a curl so much better if you style it a day or two after you wash it but sometimes you want those loose waves on the same day you showered? Before this I’d spray my hair with hairspray before styling it and that was fine, but it isn’t great for your curling iron and I didn’t love the way it made my hair feel. The sea salt spray gives your hair the grip it needs to hold a style but it’s light and smells great.
Conclusion: I’m a huge fan and if you’ve been on the fence about trying out a sea salt spray, this one is a winner (and at $5 the price is great too).
Keep reading for a quick + easy messy pony tutorial…or just to get a better look at my new cut and color 🙂 I hadn’t been to the salon since LAST September so I was way overdue for a trim and my highlights were so grown out I’d been rocking an unintentional ombre for months. Anyway, I’m really happy with how it turned out and I think this might be my first cut ever where I didn’t leave the salon feeling like I’d chopped of way too much hair!
1. Start with brushed hair. Mine had been curled earlier in the day, or maybe the day before?
2. Spray on Suave Sea Mineral Sea Salt Spray to give your hair a little texture (this is perfect for when you have that silky “just washed” hair that won’t hold ANYTHING and you need a little grip).
3. Gather your hair into a ponytail by tilting your hair back. Run your fingers through your hair from your hairline to the ponytail, moving your hair up your head until the ponytail is where you want it.
4. Secure ponytail with an elastic. You want the elastic tight but you don’t want your hair being pulled tight away from your face (it gives you a stretched look that we aren’t going for here).
5. From the bottom of your ponytail, grab a small section of hair and wrap around your hair elastic until you get to the end of the hair. Secure with bobby pins (or when you can’t seem to find one, you can tuck the hair into the elastic, it is just a bit harder). Don’t worry about wrapping too tightly or being too neat.
And there you have it! Have a wonderful week, friends. I’ll be back with a few more fun posts while we take off to visit friends in Cincinnati. Ben has a few more weeks off before heading back to work and we’re trying to make the most of it 🙂
P.S. A lot of Suave’s products are currently part of Kroger’s Buy 5 Save $5 so you can get an even better deal on the sea salt spray 🙂