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Get that all-American, J. Crew look wherever you travel with Lavett & Chin

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If you do a lot of global traveling like I do, you'll see that people all over aspire to achieve that casual, sexy and youthful look that's the epitome of perfectly imperfect American hairstyles. Other folks often look like they're trying too hard . . . because they are! Don't let a hair-do become a hair-don't.

A sea-salt (beach) spray for hair helps give you the ultimate laid-back, American beach style. That's why I was very happy to be hosted to experience Lavett and Chin Sea Salt Texturizing Mist! This product is good for girls and guys.

There are a lot of sea salt sprays out there, but they're not created the same. Lavett and Chin is now being sold at J. Crew, which is one of the big faces of fresh, clean American style. They do not use sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes or fragrances. Also, they support small companies, co-ops, family owned farms world wide where ingredients are responsibly harvested and produced. This is what they say about it:

It was designed and formulated in 1999 to be a natural alternative in recreating the beautiful texture and body your hair gets from a day at the beach. It aids in thickening fine and limp hair or accentuating your natural texture, while adding vital minerals and nutrients, promoting beautiful, healthy hair and yes, we use the finest sea salt obtainable!

This amazing formulation includes pure Maris sal, which is harvested from North America's only active sea salt bed. Known for its therapeutic properties, sea salt has been used for centuries as a moisturizing and conditioning agent.

Certified organic Rosa damascena (rose) flower water from the famous Valley of the Roses in Bulgaria, where the roses are hand-harvested at the perfect time of year. The water has been used as a soothing aid for centuries to protect and preserve.

Certified organic Oryza sativa (rice) extract & Spirulina platensis (algae) extract: These complex delivers perceivable firming properties as well as substantive hydration and moisturizing benefits. The effects leave the hair smooth and supple. The certified organic rice solution is superior to glycerin or other natural extraction media, as it is much more receptive to the transmission of therapeutic constituents from the subject plant material. Additionally, it is a natural humectant providing moisturizing benefits to the hair.

This is what I say:

This spray has a lot more "oomph" to it -- real sea salt, rice extract, etc. -- than other brands. It will impart more body and direction than some sprays that are more slippery and watery. Lavett and Chin It will help you twist your hair into beachy ropes, give it shape and keep it where you want it. This would be a great product to use before a long day of traveling; your perfectly imperfect style will hold up beautifully. Your hair won't look greasy or attract oils, so you can go a while between shampoos . . . another traveling bonus.

The product has a fresh, lavender-forward scent. Though it's not in a 3-1-1 bag size, it is in a plastic bottle, so you can bring it in your non-carry-on bags.

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