​J Beverly Hills Sea Salt Spray Review

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​J Beverly Hills Sea Salt Spray

So, recently I’ve been looking into a lot of different styling products for my hair. I actually love my hair and it isn’t hard to manage. But I also don’t do much to it these days in comparison to the past few years. This past year was incredible...which also means incredibly busy. I finished my last year of college and had graduation. My now husband proposed for Valentines Day and got married by Labor Day. My sister had a baby, my first nephew! I moved into a new house and have all these adult responsibilities with my husband, for the first time ever. I even decided to leave the job I’ve had for four years for a new job.

It has been incredibly and exhausting. So needless to say, this has not been the year I’ve been worrying about my hair much. I used to do all kinds of things to it, between curling, straightening, learning how to put it in some pretty intricate updos. You name it, I’ve probably tried it at one point or another. Not to mention I love to do my hair. I just makes you feel so put together and like you’re ready to accomplish something for the day!

Life has been hectic and it is finally starting to slow down. But this past year made me realize that I really don’t have a quick style. I take my time doing my hair and makeup. But in a few years I plan to be a mom. Life will never slow down again after I seal that deal! It is high time to figure out what kind of things I can use on my hair. Just to have a quick and easy way to style my hair when I’m super busy!

Research and different recommendations have pointed me in the direction of sea salt sprays. Nothing seems easier to use than that! This definitely a spray-and-go kind of product. Certainly something that catches my interest! We have been working on this list of the 10 Best Sea Salt Sprays Products of 2018 and I have been learning so much. I have also been working hard to make sure I share all that research with anyone who’s interested! I know I’m not the only one that loves an easy to use product. The next one on our list is the J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray and I’m here to tell you everything about it!

Things to Consider When Trying J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray

The first thing I really learned about this product is that they have terrible advertising. It’s really kind of a shame because it is a reputable brand, a little on the higher priced side of this list and it just isn’t all that informative. The product explanation lists key ingredients and few perks. They really don’t tell you enough to catch your attention. I had a bit of a hard time finding out much about this product. Thank the Lord for online reviews though! I got a lot of insight into what this product was really good for and how people felt about it. I just wanted to share some tips, tricks and let you know what this product is really good for!

What Look is Created: This is an awesome product for an imperfectly styled look. It isn’t really meant to give you perfect curls or a sleek look, It’s meant to give you beach waves, texture and volume! If you desire that tousled and unfinished look, this is a the perfect product for it. Not to mention it’s a really sought after look since sea salt sprays made it big!

How to Use: The bottle recommends using this on dry or damp hair. Personally, I would recommend only using it on damp hair. There is less of a chance of creating a crunchy or string look if you do. All you have to do is hold it about 6 inches from your hair and spray generously, making sure you evenly distribute the product! Then you can either scrunch or twist pieces of your hair into a desired style. I would recommend trying to get your hair to do what it would normally do and this will help hold it in place. If you have curly hair, I would spray it in and try to separate and accentuate those individuals curls! This will help them stand out, look more defined and contain the frizz that normally plagues curly haired people!

Type of Hair: Another huge perk is the fact that this product can be used on any type of hair. As well as any length of hair. It will definitely look different on different people. But just keep in mind that this isn’t something that will give you magically wavy or curly hair. It will just give you the body and the texture that will enable you to shape it into a more controlled version on your naturally curly or wavy hair! If you have really fine or straight hair, all you have to do is help the product along with a little scrunch!

Multiple Hair Benefits: They aren’t kidding when they say that this is a “beach spray.” This product doesn’t just have sea salt in it, but also the addition of seaweed extract and sea kelp. Those natural ingredients help to give you those genuine beach waves!

Long Term Side Effects: One of the main issues with sea salt spray is the fact that it can dry out your hair. So if you have really dry or damaged hair I would only use this on occasion, but not super often. It can also dry out perfectly healthy hair with overuse. Now just because this can happen, it is pretty easy to prevent by only using it on occasion. If you use it often I would recommend also doing a moisturizing hair mask from time to time to keep your hair healthy!

Scent: This was one fact I wasn’t able to nail down exactly. There is no mention of a particular scent like coconut or anything. No one who reviewed it said anything about the scent either. So while I’m a little stumped, I’m also pleased. While there may have not been any positive mentions of the scent, there were also zero complaints. I would guess this doesn’t have a very unique smell and that isn’t bad. It is not overbearing and that can sometimes be the best, especially for people like my mom who gets headaches from very perfumy smells.

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Who Should Buy This Product

Here we have the perfect product for anyone who is on the go and needs a quick fix for their hair. Sometimes you just don’t have the time to make your hair look perfect. People also enjoyed using this for volume and texture on their thin hair because it added a little life to their otherwise limp and lifeless hair. Mostly, people adored the beach waves it produced, which is what most people want a sea salt spray for. And still more people used this to fix their unwashed hair in the morning. Although some people might be like, “Gross, why don’t you just wash your hair?” But sometimes you don’t have time, or you don’t want to go out with wet hair. I personally only wash my hair every other day and normally I’m not greasy in between washes. But if my sister did that she would look pretty dirty. Her hair is way greasier than mine. This would definitely be a product I would recommend for her. So if you want a versatile product that is also a time saver, here you go!

Who Shouldn't Buy This Product

This is a reasonably priced item in my opinion, but not everyone would agree. Some wouldn’t want to try it for the price and such little information on Amazon about the product. There are a lot of cheaper options out there and you can get more product for a lower price. There also might be some of you who already have dry or otherwise damaged hair. I could totally understand not wanting to dry it out further and waiting to try something like this after you’ve gotten it under control. I honestly don’t know if this will really work properly on damaged hair anyway. Especially if it’s really fried hair from bleach. That sort of damage will really alter the normal structure of your hair and ruin the natural curls or waves you normally have, usually making it frizzy instead.

J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray

J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray is a very simple and easy to use product. I’ve said this about a lot of different sea salt sprays, but that because this type of product is definitely so easy I can’t help repeating myself! It comes in a 6oz bottle for a reasonable price. It has the added ingredients of seaweed extract and sea kelp to give you an extra genuine beach look. It’s also probably why they called it a beach spray, rather than just a sea salt spray!

Pros

  • UV Protection
  • Paraben free
  • Very lightweight 

Cons

  • Does not work for everyone
  • May dry out your hair
  • Small bottle

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Features and Benefits 

As always I want to give you a pretty in depth breakdown of this product and its perks and features! This will just help you understand what you’ll probably get out of the product. This is definitely an interesting take on sea salt spray, which could make it some peoples favorite!

  • This is made with extra ingredients from the sea. That might sound like a weird perk, but I think this would help you achieve a really genuine beach wave look. This contains seaweed extract, sea kelp, and dead sea salt.

  • This beach spray adds volume to any hairstyle. This is pretty important for those of you who have thin hair that lays flat against your head.

  • The way this product gives you that extra body is by adding texture. You can think of it a little bit like a dry shampoo that goes on damp hair. Texture it what is going to also break up the strands a bit and give you the ability to control your look.

  • UV shield protection. I can’t really say much on this particular perk. It will obviously help prevent damage from the sun. But the issue is that it doesn’t really explain why it does that. I don’t want to sit here and make anything up, so you might need to do some research of your own to figure out this one.

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  • J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray is a paraben free product. Now this might not sound that important to some of you. But to put it a bit plainly, parabens are a chemical mix of acid and alcohol. It is used to extend the shelf life of a product by taking away the chance of fungus or mold growth. That sounds nice but it also has been argued that it has a hand it giving some women breast cancer. If it’s important to you to avoid anything that might even have the slightest chance of giving you cancer, this is a safe product!

  • This sea salt spray has great hold. Some women have been using it as a finishing spray to hold their curls in place after styling. They say it works great for them! I personally think hold is a really important feature to a hair styling spray, without hold what’s really the point?

  • It is a very lightweight product, which is nice if you're not partial to hairsprays. Some hair sprays, or even other sea salt sprays, really feel like they’re weighing down your hair. I hate that feeling myself.

  • Your hair will feel beautiful and soft after using this spray. Especially if you use it on damp hair and allow it to dry naturally.

  • If you have a lot of issues with frizz and it’s the only thing you hate about your naturally curly hair, this product will help fight frizz and mold your beautiful curls into their natural shape. While also holding them in shape!

  • This product can make your hair easier to work with. By adding texture to clean hair, even people with the finest hair will be able to do something with it. I would use this on my moms hair before trying to style it. Hers is beautiful, fine and silky, but I can’t braid it to save my life because it falls right out. This is a great way to help prevent that!

  • Last but certainly not least, this product will help you create those much sought after beach waves! It’ll help you achieve that perfect summer look!

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J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray

Price

Application Ease

Multiple Hair Benefits

Product Hold

Scent

Final Score

4.4

Social Proof

Actually, scouring the internet for the social proof behind this product was actually what gave me the ability to put together this review. The product does not have a very informative background. It is attached to a reputable and well loved brand, apparently they think that’s enough. But the people that reviewed this gave me all the information I needed for the important features of this product. Like how well it holds, how they use it, whether it worked well for them and so on. So I would say the social proof behind this product is almost the most solid thing about this product!

Alternatives

I always like to find time in the review to give you a few more option for a product. Even in a simple sea salt spray there can be a lot of variety. When I’m looking into a product, whether I’ve tried it before or not, I like to see what else is out there and make a little comparison to make sure I’m thinking of everything or if there might be an even better option!

This is a fantastic alternative! It is a little bit more affordable than the beach spray and comes in a slightly bigger bottle. It comes with a boatload of benefits too. This product is supposed to be naturally moisturizing and conditioning, as well as thickening and volumizing. It will give you those same gorgeous waves with the same minimal effort. It is also free of harsh chemicals and is 100% cruelty free. It will even protect your hair color, prevent sun damage and battles the dryness that is common with these sprays!

Who should buy this spray

If you want a hair styling  spray that is cruelty free without the cruel price tag, this could be your stop! This will create the same beach waves we all know we want at one time or another. I also think I would consider spray personally because I really need something that will combat any drying effect the sea salt might have on my hair!

Winsome & Wisdom Sea Salt Spray vs. J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray Comparisons

  • Winsome & Wisdom is 100% cruelty free

  • Winsome & Wisdom prevents dryness and color fading

  • Both are paraben free

  • Both provide great hold

  • Winsome & Wisdom is naturally moisturizing and conditioning

I think this is a fantastic take on a sea salt spray. You can get a natural and cruelty free product for a lower price. It also moisturizes to prevent dryness which is something I’m certainly interested in. If you found some interest in this product as well, you can find Winsome & Wisdom Sea Salt Spray on Amazon!

This is a pricier option. Herbivore is 100% natural and 100% vegan. It guarantees that it was not tested on animals. This particular one smells like coconut and vanilla. Yum! This one is even more interesting than the other options because it comes in a sturdy glass bottle, with cute artwork on the label, and it is made in the USA in small batches. I like the idea that this is a carefully crafted and thoughtful product!

Who Would Buy This Spray

If you only buy cruelty free items, this is something you’ll definitely appreciate! It also is great if you like buying local. Within the USA is local for me anyway. It is completely natural and totally vegan. I don’t always look for this in products because I can’t always afford to. It unfortunately is always the more expensive product. But if I have the option between this and other in the same price range, I would definitely prefer something 100% natural!

Herbivore Sea Mist vs J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray Comparison

  • Herbivore is 100% natural and vegan

  • Herbivore comes in a slightly larger glass bottle

  • Both are paraben free

  • J. Beverly is more nearly half the price of this alternative

  • Herbivore an be used on your skin too

Overall this is a really cool product. If you don’t mind the price tag, I would definitely recommend it. It isn’t very widely known, but it seems to get good reviews from those who have tried it so far. It also is a little more versatile than the other options so far since you can also use it one your skin. If you are interested in the Herbivore Sea Salt Spray you can also find it on Amazon!

Alaffia has a great sea salt spray that has more of a mid-range pricing. So if you don’t want to spend an excessive amount on a sea salt spray, but still want quality, this is a great alternative! It will create the same look as any sea salt spray and is meant for those beautiful beach waves!

Who Should Buy This Spray

It comes in a 12oz bottle with is larger than most. It is made with coconut water which is a great alternative to fight the dryness that the salt might create. So this is definitely something I would be able to buy as an alternative for my Aunt who is allergic to aloe! I think the fact that this is currently an Amazon Choice item says a lot about it. It gets great reviews and can also be used on your skin!

Alaffia Sea Salt Spray vs J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray Comparison

  • J. Beverly gives you UV protection

  • J. Beverly is paraben free

  • Alaffia is made with coconut water

  • Alaffia comes in a larger bottle

  • Alaffia can be used on your hair and your skin

Being the Amazon Choice item in this category, I would definitely recommend this as an alternative. It is a higher price than some on our list, but there is only a dollar difference between this one and J. Beverly Hills. If you feel more drawn to this product for the extra perks it provides, you can find Alaffia Sea Salt Spray on Amazon!

Conclusion

In my personal opinion, this is a great product. It has everything you want from a sea salt spray. I actually think it might even be more of a genuine sea salt spray, with the ingredients like salt from the dead sea, seaweed extract and sea kelp. That mix could give you a more natural beach wave for sure. It is not 100% natural or vegan, it doesn’t have anything in it to help moisturize, so it could potentially have a higher chance of drying out your hair over time. But it is paraben free, which isn’t a feature that all sea salt sprays have. This is important for some people and not others. I actually had to look up what it even meant for a product to be paraben free. After finding out that cutting paraben products out of your routine could help you avoid breast cancer, I liked this product even more. I’d say fighting the chances of getting cancer, even just as a chance, is always a great benefit.


Another thing I noticed about this product was the fact that it is a lightweight product. It won’t weigh down your hair, make you feel sticky or even make your hair crunchy like a lot of sprays can. I think that if you really want to ensure you don’t make your hair crunch, I would apply this product to damp hair, not dry hair. That seems to help with a lot of other products and I think that will lessen your chances of crunch with this one as well!


In the end we gave this product a 4.4 out of 5 star rating. I think that is a really solid conclusion because it isn’t a perfect product. My main issue is that the brand is not very informative and you have to do a lot of research to figure out what it will do for you. I like it when they sell a product better. Not necessarily pushing you to buy it, but at least telling you what it’s good for! It also doesn’t work for everyone, but that is to be expected so it isn’t a big strike against them.

Overall this is a great product and I think anyone who likes a good sea salt spray would enjoy it! If you’re interested in purchasing the J. Beverly Hills Beach Spray you can find it for a reasonable price on Amazon!

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