Herbivore Botanicals Coconut and Sea Salt Hair Mist
I'll be honest, salt sprays have never really been my friend. When my hair is curly, I don't need the added texture, and when it's straight, sprays tend to just make it curly again. Plus, since my hair tends to be in need of hydration, I've never loved the crispy dryness that salt sprays left it with. It is rare that a single product completely changes my attitude on the category it belongs to, but the Herbivore Botanicals Coconut and Sea Salt Hair Mist has done just that.
Let's start with the texture benefits. I spray this lightly onto wet hair and end up with defined curls that just look naturally beauty. Not too crispy or crunchy, just seemingly blessed by salty sea air. Amazing. I assumed I would use this mainly on straight hair, but I just love the way it make my curls look. It's really the effortless summer hair I always dreamed of.
A lot of salt sprays smell like straight up salty water, and the ones that don't, often smell like salty water mixed with some overpowering scent. Not my idea of a pleasant smell. This spray though, smells like a tropical vacation in the most subtle and least cheesy way possible. I have a sensitive nose, but the scent doesn't bother me at all. It's refreshingly soft when first sprayed and I get compliments on how good my hair smells long after I've stopped being able to smell it myself. The official description says it smells of coconut and vanilla, but you definitely don't have to worry about it smelling overly sweet.
Last, but not least, what seals the deal for me are the ingredients. The spray contains water, aloe water, Pacific sea salt, radish root ferment, coconut pulp, vanilla extract, and lime essential oil. Seven ingredients - that's it! No weird chemical names, no questionable preservatives. Just simple ingredients to hydrate and add texture. Which I consider particularly important when it comes to sprays that I'm probably breathing in. Herbivore Botanicals owns a piece of my heart, I swear.
There you have it! The salt spray that miraculously got me addicted to salt spray.