Exciting news, readers. You may recall about a year ago I felt compelled to share with you my discovery of the excellent GHD Sea Spray for Matte Waves.
In case you missed the review and find yourself in the same situation, I have fine, curly hair, which, as the seasons change, alternates between a tendency to fall flat and extreme frizziness. I had really turned a corner with GHD’s Sea Spray, a soft-hold spray that boosted curl definition without becoming crunchy or tacky. I only lamented that the stuff was $24 a bottle (it has since come down in price to $18), and at the time, there seemed to be no drugstore alternative.
Well, another milestone has been reached. I recently saw an ad in Marie Claire for a new John Frieda product called Spiral Style. My prayers have been answered. Spiral Style is ~$6 a bottle, and it’s a good alternative to the Sea Spray.
Spiral Style is described as a soft-hold spray gel and it’s a little more potent than the GHD, which is significantly more effective than John Frieda’s previous offering, Dream Curls.
The two products work slightly differently. I had been applying the GHD to semi-damp hair; Spiral Style seems to work best when applied to dry hair. Spiral Style also has a far less satisfying sprayer. Each spritz dispenses a tiny amount, which means there’s a lot of spritzing, even for short hairstyles. (If you’re switching from one product to the other, there may be an adjustment period.)
To use this product, I wash, air-dry to shapeless, fluffy ridiculousness, flip my hair over, and begin spraying from the back to the front. Voila! Instant curls and volume. The bottle claims to work its magic for 24 hours — in high humidity, I can keep it going for 48 without reapplying.
Tomorrow we’ll get back to makeup swatches; I just wanted to keep you on top of my fabulous product discoveries.