beauty scoop | kevin murphy hair resort

kevin murphy hair resort

I’m pretty no-nonsense when it comes to my hair. I have stick-straight strands that I can let air-dry without any problem (besides a lack of volume), and I wear a simple, long, layered style that works for my face shape and lifestyle.

But I’ll have to admit…it gets a little boring.

To add a little bounce to my fine, straight hair, I like to use sea salt sprays and texturizers. While I’ve been loyal to my John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray for years, my stylist at The Salon introduced me to a new line of products, Kevin Murphy. I tried the Kevin Murphy Hair Resort at my last visit. I’ve added this paraben-free beach texturizer to my slim hair care product collection, and I’m amazed at the way it helps me achieve a beachy wave. Bonus: It smells amazing thanks to tangerine peel oil, honey extract and grapefruit extract.

kevin murphy hair resort

{You can use Kevin Murphy Hair Resort, an oil-free texturizer, on damp or dry hair to achieve beachy waves. Photo Courtesy Kevin Murphy}

When my stylist used Kevin Murphy Hair Resort on my locks, she had fully washed and dried it before adding a dime-sized dollop of texturizer into her hands. She lightly smoothed it into my tresses, concentrating on the middle of the hair shaft and making sure not to add too much product in any one place.

After applying Hair Resort, she took a flat iron to my head and created soft curls all around. She then lightly tousled the waves with her fingers to make them appear more natural, adding a slight bit more Hair Resort in the process.

She finished the casual style with a slight mist of natural holding spray, but I’m wondering if a little more texturizer — in the form of Kevin Murphy’s new Hair Resort Spray — could have added an additional bit of oomph to my hair. Maybe I can finish my look with the John Masters Organics spray I already own.

Regardless, the waves held up for the rest of the night and into the next day, and my locks didn’t feel heavy, oily or stiff. My hair had just enough salty grit in it to feel thicker without being unruly!

At $25, it’s pricier than my beloved John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray, but I feel like because Hair Resort is more of a gel form, it’s easier to only use what I really need (that dime-sized dollop) instead of constantly misting my hair with too much sea salt spray.

Straight-haired ladies: What do you do to add waves to your hair? All ladies: What products are in your hair-care arsenal? I’d love to know what I’m missing out on! Tell me your picks in the comments section. may include affiliate links to featured products. Not all product links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase from an affiliate link, earns a small commission.

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  • Susan

    I love Kevin Murphy! I’ve never tried this specific product, but I used the Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me shampoo and conditioner for well over a year. (And I only stopped using because my salon quit carrying it, which I’m still peeved about it.) It was very moisturizing and made my hair feel incredible. I think I paid about $25 for each product, but those little bottles lasted me all year. Apart from its performance, I was also a fan of the eco aspects: no parabens or SLS, mostly natural ingredients, and the square bottle means more efficient packing and therefore shipping.

    I have slightly wavy hair, so I don’t have to work as hard to create “beach waves.” Just a little mousse and some finger twirling.

  • @susan next time you come to KC, you can stock up on some kevin murphy products at the salon i go to — it’s right off the plaza! i need to try those shampoos. i really love his line. smells. so. good. :)

  • I wonder if this would work on my hair! I have super fine, straight hair that is bo-ring. I’ll have to try this next time I stay at Hotel Kim.

  • @caro i think you’d like it! we have similar hair. when’s the next time you are checking in at hotel kim? :)