John Masters Organics Sea Mist - $16.50
If you're after that tousled, effortless hair look, you need a good sea salt spray in your life. Sea salt sprays are one of my favorite styling products, mostly because they don't require much styling effort at all... simply spritz all over your hair, braid your hair or twist it into a bun, and let it down to reveal hair with body and texture. I've tried a few different sea salt sprays, including the most hyped of them all, Bumble and bumble's Surf Spray. But as I've mentioned before, I've been experimenting with more natural beauty products, and I chanced upon a new gem: John Masters Organics Sea Mist.
For those of you who aren't familiar with John Masters Organics, the brand specializes in luxury skincare, haircare and bodycare products with natural, organic ingredients that are harvested in eco-friendly ways. If that's not enough to entice you, you can check out the brand's website, where you'll see that John Masters is a favorite among many good-looking celebrities including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zooey Deschanel and Jake Gyllenhaal (hehe).
How does this compare to Bumble and bumble's version? Let's start with the ingredients: the USDA-Certified Organic John Masters Sea Mist contains just water, sea salt and lavender oil. It's so pure that (as the staff at Whole Foods pointed out to me) you could DIY the product. Bumble and bumble's Surf Spray has a much lengthier list of ingredients, including a few "unpronounceables" and artificial fragrance. Bumble and bumble also puts magnesium sulfate into their product, an astringent which gives your hair a gritty texture. John Masters Sea Mist doesn't contain this ingredient, so it leaves my hair feeling a little softer, if slightly less texturized. I also prefer the packaging of the John Masters Sea Mist, which spritzes a fine and delicate mist that never leaves one section of your hair more saturated than another. Finally, at $16.50 for a huge 9 oz bottle, the John Masters Sea Mist is much cheaper than Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, which will cost you $25 for 4 oz.
I love this product as a cleaner, healthier alternative to my Bumble & bumble Surf Spray. If you're interested in trying John Masters Organics products, Whole Foods carries quite a few of them, and you can also order online with free shipping... check out the locations here for websites by country and ordering information. Also, I'd love to know... what are your favorite products for that tousled, slept-in look?