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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

KMS Sea Salt Spray Review

Hey everyone! Today I'm reviewing KMS California Hairplay Sea Salt Spray. Sea salt sprays are all the rage lately, because it seems like everyone wants that wavy, tousled, beach hair. I have to say that KMS really came through with this product because I think it's great! The label says it "adds fullness and texture like a day at the beach." and it really does, with a slight matte finish.

Besides the product itself, I actually love the fact that it's in a spray bottle! Goddd I wish more products used that instead of a finger spritzer, I just think it's easier. This way you never lose the tiny plastic caps that go with it. Don't you think? Maybe it's just my personal preference but I think a lot of people would like to have more products in actual spray bottles.

Jeez, rant much? LOL sorry. Spray bottles get me worked up I guess, haha. Anyways here are the main ingredients: Water, Magnesium Sulfate, Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Isoceteth-20, Citric Acid, PVP, Sea salt, etc.Like I talked about in my post about Redken CAT, Magnesium Sulfate has a lot of uses, but for this product it's probably used to give your hair that matte finish, along with denatured alcohol (Alcohol Denat.) which can be drying to your hair but in this case it's sort of recreating the texture and body you get from being at the beach, swimming in the ocean, etc. Propylene Glycol: humectant, nothing new there. Isoceteth-20 is a synthetic compound made from fatty acids. It's used as an emulsifier. Citric Acid is a natural preservative used to adjust the pH of products. PVP is a film former that gives a light hold, nothing too heavy or drying. Sea salt has been around forver; people have been using it for hundreds of years. It's great at detoxing, drawing out impurities, exfoliating and softening skin, relaxing muscles when added to a bath, promoting circulation, I could really go on and on. And in case you don't know, sea salt is made by sea water evaporating by the sun, or other means.

Personally, I think the best way to use a sea salt spray is to use it on damp hair and let it air dry. When you use heat with a product like this, it sometimes can end up drying too fast and you might not get the full effect. Remember that this does give a slight matte finish, so I suggest not using any other products that add shine. They might not get along and end up canceling each other out... I know that sounds weird, but it really can happen. And don't think that you have to saturate your hair with this product--a light mist is all it takes. Quick tip: If your hair doesn't have that much of a natural wave, try setting your hair in loose pin curls and using low heat if you really wanna get those waves in your hair. I do it to people all the time and it works great!

OH! I almost forgot. It smells like peppermint-grape. I think it smells quite delicious, yet refreshing imho. =)

KMS Sea Salt Spray retails for around $13-$15, and comes in a 200 ml / 6.8 fl oz. spray bottle. All done! You can go shopping now! LOL just kidding. Take care of your hair!


Mary007 said...

Great review! I agree with you 100%on the spray bottle cuzz now that I think about it...I've lost the plastic cap of all my products. LOL.

The Salty Dog said...

Thanks for the detailed review; it's great. We carry sea salt from around the world (Salt Traders) but haven't heard of sea salt hair spray! Will it work on thin, fine, straight hair?


Anything's possible! If it doesn't work too well, try the tips I gave in the review. n_n <3

Anonymous said...

where can you buy it?!?

Amy said...

Great review! Definitely planning on buying it now (:

The Glamour Shop said...

Glad to see this product going strong. My customers are happy with the results such as silky sheen, gorgeous finish, soft hair...and great fragrance! But also, you only need to apply a small amount so it lasts longer. Also comes recommended for people with dry hair.
Tip: Apply to damp hair and airdry, or even scrunch it to get the natural wave effect

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