Beach time, all the time.
I am dreaming of my most recent trip to the ocean. Sand between my toes. Salt in the air. Sunshine on my skin. Aaah! Unfortunately, as I am writing this, I could not be further away from the bliss. I am at the dealership to get my car checked out for some squeaking noise it started making a couple of days ago. First world problems. Boring!
But while I’m stuck here for an hour and a half with a bunch of other annoyed individuals, bad coffee and the local news blasting through the lobby, why not make light of the situation by…oh, I dunno…talking about beautiful things like hair products? As you all know by now: When I find a good one I have a hard time keeping it to myself.
OK, back to the beach…
Every year over the holidays, my husband and I take our kids to the Southwest coast of Florida where we hide out and bum around at the beach with my parents. One of my favorite parts about going on this trip – besides drinking
too much wine on the patio at night – is to just get my lazy on and subsequently, let my hair and my skin do its thang. I’m talking little to no makeup, no blow drying, no heat styling (hold a couple of dates with the hubs) which gives me some more time to relax and offers my body a well-deserved break.
One product I thoroughly put to the test and that turned out absolutely perfect for the “I woke up like this” undertaking is the Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray. Captain Blankenship (cool name, right?) – a small, women-run company in the Hudson River Valley – makes products that are as luxurious as they are honest. According to the owner Jana Blankenship’s mantra “beauty wild with nature”, they formulate all of their products with only organic and wild-harvested ingredients that are domestically grown when possible. In addition, they never include synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates or “fragrance” in any of their products and use only recyclable and reusable glass packaging to make a positive impact on the environment.
The Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray is their most popular product, and for good reason! Made of only a handful of ingredients (water, pacific sea salt, organic Aloe Vera, organic Sea Kelp extract, organic essential oils of Rose Geranium & Palmarosa), it is a texturizing and moisturizing spray in one that helps create perfectly imperfect waves and gives your hair that effortless “fresh from the beach” look, feel and smell that everyone always tries to emulate!
On vacation, I would wash my hair at night, let it air dry and just add some Mermaid Spray in the morning for more defined texture and added volume. I love that the nozzle disperses an ultra fine mist that can be applied sparingly and evenly without leaving heavy globs of product in any one place.
Back home, I also use the Mermaid Spray after loosely wrapping 1-inch strands of my hair around a curling iron. I give the curls enough time to set before I break them up and lightly spray each section to create a more undone, tousled look. Unlike other sea salt sprays I have tried, this one does not give a stiff or sticky feel but offers enough hold so that I can forego additional hair spray. My waves stay put all day and look even better the next morning.
The Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray is an all around lovely product that has already found a permanent home in my stash of non-toxic hair favorites to replace my old (not 100% clean) texture spray. I am also interested in trying some other goodies from Captain Blankenship which – besides hair care – include a full range of handmade fragrances, skin care, lip balms and body products. Their Organic Rose + Pomegranate Face Oil sounds particularly dreamy and the Mermaid Detox Face Mask is already a darling in the green beauty community that has been added to my (ever-growing) list!
Wanna try the Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray for yourself? I have teamed up with Captain Blankenship to give away a bottle of their little hair miracle to one fabulous Healthy Haus reader!
For your chance to win, all you have to do is complete these easy steps:
- Go to Instagram and follow @thehealthyhaus and @captainblankenship
- Like the picture of this giveaway and in the comments, tag two friends (it cannot be the same friends that tagged you).
- The winner will be randomly chosen through Random.org on Wednesday, 1/27/16 at 9:00pm MST and announced shortly thereafter. You must be 18 or older to participate. One entry per person. US residents only. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram in any way.
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