Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

I love big hair. Let’s face it, swishing long, wavy, voluminous locks around is the closest I’ll ever get to being a Victoria Secrets angel – a girl can dream, right? An updated haircare routine video is on it’s way but it’s pretty fair to say that if a product doesn’t have the sole purpose of adding textue or volume then I’m not interested. In my eyes bigger is better and the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray is probably one of the best products I’ve used that fits in with this mantra in a long while.

I have been lusting after this product for what feels like years! In fact I think I was after this product even before I knew Space NK existed, those were the innocent days. It has quite a cult following, wins tonnes of awards and is always named as a celebrity favourite. Bumble and Bumble label it as a salt water surf spray to add body to fine hair, that can be used on damp hair before styling or on dry hair for some instant lift. I have used a fair few salt sprays in my time and I can hand on my heart say this is the best one I have tried. I find it works best if I apply it on damp hair before I blow-dry it, just a few spritzes through the lengths and at the crown, I then blow-dry my bonce upside-down and try my best not to fiddle with it too much and I don’t pick up a hairbrush until it’s time to wash my hair again – cue mahoosive beach babe hair. This is quite an achievement for me as I have thick hair and a hell of a lot of it so to get any type of lift or texture is a huge result for me. Now word of warning if you have dry hair then this probably isn’t for you. I have quite oily hair so don’t mind the dry texture that it gives my tresses but it does leave your hair on the dry side of proceedings. If some of the Made In Chelsea girls don’t use this then I will eat my hat, it gives hair that laid-back ‘I’ve just rolled out of bed but still look hawt’ look. I instagrammed a picture of me the other day with my hair styled with a combination of this and the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray (link here), it’s a heavenly combo for my heavy hair!

I got mine from the Bumble and Bumble website (link here) for £19.50. Bumble and Bumble products might not come cheap but I’ve seriously loved everything I’ve ever tried from them. I think there are a few sites where you can get it a little cheaper, but Bumble and Bumble offer free delivery on orders over £25 and they throw in a few samples too so I thought it was a pretty sweet deal. Have any of you guys tried this? Love it, hate it – I’d love to hear!


  • Gem11

    I used to love the John Frieda Beach Hair Spray but it’s been discontinued now 🙁 Thanks for the review of this one, I’ll give it a go x 

    • No worries, thanks for reading 🙂 x 

  • Amelia L

    I just ordered this! Looking forward to trying it 🙂

    • Hope you like it! x 

  • This product is on my wish list, hope I will manage to get it soon. 

    • Ah hope you get your hands on it soon! x 

  • charlottemma

    Ohh i’ve want to try this for ages I love salty wavey big beach hair! Really tempted to get this now it sounds amazing.

    • Worth popping on the wishlist! x 

  • i have seen this products around the blog community alot and i have been meaning to try it out for my limp hair. The product is quite pricey tho, this has stopped me from considering it, although it is probably a good idea to invest into it, especially for the summer 🙂 to achieve the perfect beach waves.
    Thanks for sharing~x

    • Haha love how we see it as an investment 😉 x 

  • i was scrolling down waiting to see a picture of how it made your hair look… but no :( 

  • Lisa @ TopazandMay

    SO want to try this product! Trying to justify spending the money that I dont have haha! x


  • Caroline

    I NEED to try that! My hair is really fine so never looks volumised, and if it’s going to make me look like an MIC girl then what more can I say 😉 Great review, you’ve totally sold it too me 🙂 xx

  • Sheila O’Riordan

    hmmm, I have the John Masterson Organic Sea Spray with lavender, but to be honest, I apart from making my hair smell lovely for a little while I didn’t really see much difference.  not sure if i could bare not to brush my hair however as my hair is below bra strap length and while i have a lot of it, it is fine in texture, so maybe your hair responds better because it is heavier? decisions decisions…… this one has been on my radar for absolutely years now (must be at least ten years as i’m a lot older than you!!!)

  • Samantha Honey

    I have this and I didn’t think it was any better than Umberto Giannini. I do find it works better on dry hair (for me anyway) so I generally spray UG on damp hair, leave to dry naturally and then spray B&B – if I have time to do this though haha!  Will definitely give your way a shot x

    • Sheila O’Riordan

      does it not leave your hair crunchy if you use it on dry hair?  the  John Masterson one does x

      • Samantha Honey

        Not really but I don’t spray too much. It just lifts the wave up and defines it a touch more x

  • Line Juul Noergaard

    does any of you guys know if it damages your hair?

  • Alexa Hobday

    I shall definitely be trying this, your hair looked lovely in the photo! Would love an updated hair routine video 🙂 You have such lush hair! xx

  • Rachel

    ah like you i’ve been lusting after this for years, and i’ve STILL not made the bloody purchase! i have a lee stafford one, though, which smells amazing but makes my hair feel all dirty and gross and doesn’t do much else to be honest!

    definitely going to give this a go now. x

  • Leigh

    So do you not brush your hair after you’ve washed it? and then apply the product, scrunch and then blowdry upside down? I might have to try this, i love the bed head look but haven’t found a product to achieve it yet 🙂 x

  • Ellie

    I want to try this so much – do you think it will still work on hair that dries naturally as I don’t blow dry my hair (frizzy isn’t the word ha)?

  • Clay Butterfleyes

    This product really appeals to my inner Victoria Secret Angel (accent on inner) but not sure my dry ends would love this 🙁 xx

  • Maria Walker

    thanks for reviewing this product – it is pricey, but I heard a lot of good stuff about Bumble and Bumble so might give it a try (payday can’t come soon enough 😀 I’m forever on the lookout for something that will lift my hair a bit. When you spray it, does it come out as a fine mist? I find that some sprays just shoot a stream of liquid (technical term, hehe) making it hard to distribute the product through the hair – it’d be great if this one was different!

  • Stylishsportsblog

    That looks so lovely! I’ll definitely have to give it a try. Sometimes for beachy hair I’ll mix water and salt in a spray bottle and spray it on my hair, but I feel like it’s probably really damaging. I’ve heard great things about Bumble & Bumble in general as a brand. xx

  • Oh wow that sounds exactly like what I’ve been looking for! Seem to have similar hair texture to yours, thanks for sharing 🙂 x

  • Laura Cox

    Ive been wanting to try this for ages! I have fine hair and find it difficult to get any volume. Definitely need to give this a go 🙂 x

  • I’ve wanted this for so long, but I’m not so sure now you’ve said it’s drying! I’m slightly terrified it would make my hair drier than it already is. I’m using a umberto giannini salt spray at the moment which I’m really liking though x

  • Saheee

    Thanks for the post V. I was wondering if the salt spray dried your hair out? I hear that salt can be very drying for hair and I’m not sure if Bumble&Bumble have put any moisturising properties into their sea salt spray… Thanks 🙂 xx 

  • arts

    i am quite eager to try this out as i have fine/flat hair, but my end are really damaged and dry so i was wondering is the salt spray drying at all? don’t want to make my ends worse.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog

    thanks xx

  • Reading your blog is becoming very expensive! I am adding this to the long list of products that I must try!


  • nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

  • Juliana

    Hi! I have this product for a while.  I tried once and didn’t like it. After I read this post I tried again and loved it! My hair looks great! Thank you!!

  • Veronica Froward

    Thanks for linking this for me! Great Review! 🙂

    xx Veronica

  • A salt spray? I’ve never heard of this before! Can this be quite drying on hair though?