Jun 11, 2014

Boho Waves

When I think of summer, I think of weekends by the pool or at the beach, grilling out, denim shorts, loose flowy white tops, flip flops, a bright colored pedicure, and the oppressively hot and humid heat that is Florida during the summer. So romantic sounding, right? No.

As soon as May rolls around, I know my makeup needs to be as sweat-proof as possible, and my hair needs to be easy and breezy. Extra firm hairspray is a waste and just creates more havoc than it is helpful, and heavy products just start to make your hair feel greasy once the humidity hits it. Simple works best for my hair, especially when it's hot. I rely on my kertain treatments to keep my hair soft and smooth, but I add in fuss-free products to keep my routine to a minimum.

During a recent trip to Ulta, I discovered Alterna's Bamboo Boho Waves Spray. It's a great, light-weight texturizing spray that works for both damp and dry hair. I've also been using it to refresh day old curls (we're all friends here, so let's just go with two day old curls). I make sure to put dry shampoo in at the roots first, rub that into my scalp and comb through. Then, I follow with spraying from about mid-shaft to ends of my hair with my boho waves spray. Last, I set it with some loose hold hairspray and I'm done.

I've also been curling my hair with a 1 inch curling wand, combing through each section while the hair is still warm, and then spraying my boho waves spray all over to get a wavier, beach hair look. Think, Clare Bowen (From Nashville) and her boho waves with a pink pewter headband.

There is Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate listed as the second ingredient, which means salt. Keratin and salt don't really get along, but the more layers of product you put on your hair before spraying any type of sea-salt or texturizing spray that has sodium listed as an ingredient, the better. I'm not going to lie, if you pay for keratin treatments it's best not to compromise the quality of the service with any kind of salt spray. Personally, I've found that using a deep-conditioning mask in the shower and then It's a 10 + Keratin leave-in treatment before blowdrying my hair adds a great protective shield against the small amount of salt that is present in the boho waves spray. I also only add a light mist of spray to the top layer of my hair; I don't spray in layers or hit every piece of hair. I do the smallest amount necessary to get loose waves.
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