I was gifted the Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Texture Spray (what a mouthful!) to try out. I think the PR company knew just how gross my hair is after a workout… I’m a very low-key beauty person; for my face, I moisturise and chuck on eyeliner and as for hair, well, it’s lucky if it gets washed once a week let alone getting a proper dry and straighteners. Texture spray sounded exactly like the quick fix I could get used to.
The first most important part of any hair spray is, does it smell good? This one is less coconuty than I expected (I was initially disappointed by this) but it has a very light fruity scent which reminds me of big bright flowers on Hawaiian islands (I’ve never been to Hawaii so I may be basing this on my memories of watching Lilo & Stitch – a fab film if you’ve never seen it). The texture spray also contains Imbe oil, which is apparently useful for controlling frizz and Aloe adds some shine. If I wear my hair up in a pony tail at the gym, I can sometimes gets weird frizzy bits that stick out at right angles to my ears, making me look like some kind of partially furred Ewok. It’s not a great look.
I’m a sucker for natural ingredients but was slightly concerned at first that the coconut water would make my hair sticky (it didn’t). I love the addition of the fruit fusion (dragon fruit – very en trend, lychees and green apple) and the super moisturising shea butter. It’s touted as a ‘post-gym hair hero’ but honestly, you can spritz it on damp or dry hair so it’s perfect if you’ve just jumped out the shower and need it to dry naturally without any frizziness, or if you’re a little on the sweaty side and don’t have time to wash your hair (don’t like, I know we’ve all done it…)
The spray is described as weightless but it can almost feel a little too weightless – I have pretty thick hair which waves naturally, although the longer it gets the less crazy the waves – as I feel like I sprayed on quite a lot to get the tousled look. It smells lovely and isn’t sticky like some other texture sprays I’ve tried. Even a day after applying it, it still has good texture. For those who are conscious about how toxin-free their products are, Shea Moisture prides itself on having a range free from parabens, phthalates, paraffin, mineral oil, DEA, petroleum, formaldehyde and propylene.
I’ve used it several times now – after a shower with hair that was towel-dried and also after a couple of sweaty outdoor fitness sessions where I had to run straight off to meet people. I was a little conscious about how wild my hair would be after the fitness as it can get pretty big but by the time I’d spritzed and met my friends, it had tamed into something acceptable but still quite messy / cool looking. Whilst I’m not really a ‘cool-looking’ kind of person, I’m pretty sure no one knew I’d come straight from a sweat session. Thank goodness it smelt good!
You can buy the Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Texture Spray for £10.99 for an 118ml bottle from retailers such as Boots and Asos.