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I don’t want to jinx it, but I think I’ve mastered the beachy wave hairdo. Do we still say hairdo? Ok, I’ve just outed myself as someone who doesn’t do much with their hair… Until now. I feel like that statement deserves some dramatic music. Recently I was given the Ouai Wave Spray and the Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray to test out and I’ve been putting them through their paces as best as someone who throws their hair up in a pony tail when it all gets too much!
The Ouai Wave Spray isn’t like any other wave spray I’ve tried in the past, and I’ve tried a lorra lot. In my mind, wave sprays or beach sprays should make me look like I’ve got Sienna Miller hair circa 2004, looking all tousled, textured and almost stringy, but not lank stringy. Just like I’ve spent the afternoon frolicking in the sea. Who am I kidding. I stopped frolicking years ago… Can’t remember the last time I had an aul frolic… I digress… This spray is completely different. It does make my hair separate into bits, looking piece-y, but it still makes it look shiny. Mind you, don’t apply this into your roots or else you’ll look like a greasy rooted shiny haired bridie.
What I enjoy about it is that unlike other wave sprays, it still gives my hair some definition without drying it out. I’ve tried using it sprayed over the lengths of my hair and it doesn’t do much on its own, so I let it dry for a couple of minutes before putting my hair up into a bun for a while and when I take it down, I’ve wavy, textured, shiny hair. It also works really well to define the curls when I’ve managed to throw the GHD through it. I’m going to keep using it throughout the summer to see if I can master hair that Sienna had like 13 years ago… I’m very behind the times, what can I say. For me, it doesn’t give me the wow factor, but I’m going to keep using it and see if that changes.
The Ouai Texturizing Spray though… I was hoping that this was going to be one of those overhyped products that I wouldn’t get on with. Not only do I get on with it, but I’m putting money aside to get another big bottle and a smaller one for travelling. A hybrid of a hair spray and a dry shampoo, this gives my hair texture without feeling sticky, oomph without leaving any visible residue and totally refreshes my hair when it’s looking a bit worse for wear. I show it in use in my video below and I’ve been using it most days, hence the need to have a backup for when it runs out. I spray it in the roots and on the lengths even when my hair is straight and it gives it body and movement. If I feel my hair going a bit flat again (and because I have really silky hair, it goes flat if you look at it sideways), a quick jujj (if that’s how its spelled) and I’m good to go.
If you were watching your cashola and wanted to pick up just one of these, I’d go for the Texturizing Spray. But both come in smaller sizes if you wanted to try both out and see how you got on. The Ouai Wave Spray is available in two sizes from Asos, and also from Cult Beauty also from Cult Beauty – 50ml for £10 and 150ml for £22. You can buy the Ouai Texturizing Spray from Asos and on Cult Beauty at £10 for 40g and £22 for 130g at £10 for 40g and £22 for 130g Check out my video showing the two products in action and see if they tickle your pickle!