L’Oreal Studio salt spray review

Saturday, November 09, 2013


I bought some L'Oreal Studio 'Matt and Messy shine free salt spray' as an addition to my rather sparse collection of hair care products. My hair has a natural wave to it these days and I really love the idea of giving it a good spritz and a scrunch then being good to go. The first salt spray I bought (reviewed here) was a bit of a disappointment, with my hair looking a bit odd which I think was partly due to a poor nozzle as opposed to the product. This L'Oreal spray has a far better nozzle and the spray comes out in a nice even mist. It does seem to give my hair more of a curl once applied, which is exactly what I'm looking for. It is classified as a 2 out of 5 for hold, which I suppose is about right although it does seem to keep the hair in much the same shape all day, but if you're trying to create more volume than you naturally have then it's not going to cut the mustard. My hair does feel a bit tacky to start with then just very matt, with the tendency for the roots to look greasier so I try not to spray too high.


All in all I have to say that I really love this product as it does everything I want. Going out with a kind of messy head of hair is pretty much standard for me so just enhancing it with this spray is ideal. There is one whopper of a negative though: the stench when you spray it on. Good grief! It really is vile. The smell is kind of chemically and if I accidently breathe too close I have quite a cough. Do it outside or by an open window, that's my advice! Once it's actually on and dry there is virtually no residual stink but really, how hard would it have been to add some yummy flavouring?

Which salt sprays would you recommend? This was not a sponsored post, I bought this with my own money.

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  1. Salt spray isn't something I've tried before, I imagine it will just make my fine hair look a little odd.
    I can't believe how long your hair is now, it looks fab!

  2. Wow your hair looks great! But when I asked my hairdresser about these kind of products she said that these kind of products tend to dry the hair? I have never tried salt sprays though! - Pihla from somuchstory.blogspot.com

  3. I have never tried salt spray but this looks great, your hair looks fab!

    Maria xxx

  4. Your hair looks really pretty! I haven't tried any salt sprays but may have to!

  5. this is my go to hair product, I've been using it for ages now to keep my waves! x

  6. ahh i love the texture it's given! I used a Loreal Sea Salt Play Ball (mainly in summer) and I love how light that is on my hair.. I've got quite fine hair so I find if a product is a little too heavy it just weighs it down too much!

    Hannah xx

  7. Your hair looks lovely! I love using salt sprays, I have tried a few and this is by far my favourite and I actually don't mind the smell, haha.

    samantha xx


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