May 25, 2012

Marc Anthony Dream Waves

Who doesn't love the sexy tousled beach hair look? I sure do, but I'm not a fan of the hassle that usually comes with it such as having to curl my hair with heating tools, then adding hairspray... but Marc Anthony has a quick and easy solution! Dream Waves keeps up with both its delivery of amazing waves and the fact that it shifts hair from straight to sexy beach waves so quickly. 

I have been spoiled rotten by the amazing people over at Marc Anthony - they sent me tons of products to try, starting with the Dream Waves range. This collection is designed to amplify your hair into voluminous waves with tons of movement and texture. Whether your hair is straight or wavy,  you can now get natural looking carefree waves with this texture boosting collection.

Super cute and thoughtful packaging!

The Amplifying Shampoo ($7.99 for 250 mL / 8.4 oz), formulated with conditioning polymers to add body to limp hair, is said to gently cleanses while adding texture so that you can easily work up extra beach waves, but even though its texture has a surprising good consistency - not overly runny or super liquid like most shampoos - and I didn't need tons of product to completely clean my hair, I didn't notice any extra added texture or volume. The same thing goes for the Amplifying Conditioner ($7.99 for 250 mL / 8.4 oz), which is said to add body to straight or wavy hair to help create soft, voluminous waves. Despite its amazingly thick and nearly perfect texture that deeply nourished my hair, it failed to infuse any volume, but that's OK but it's one of the most moisturizing conditioner I have ever tried.

I was really sceptical about the Amplifying Lotion ($7.99 for 140mL / 4.7 fl.oz), partly because of its super liquid and runny texture, but also because I just could not picture how a lotion would make my hair wavy or textured... and I was right. Sadly, this product was a fail for me as it did not really do something to my hair, except when used with the Beach Spray.

L - R: Before and after using the Amplifying Lotion alone

Even though I was very curious to try everything in the Dream Waves range, the product I was super excited about is the Beach Spray ($8.99 for 125 mL / 4.2 fl.oz), which promises to create natural, effortless, beach hair worn loose, soft and wavy. Now, with my super straight hair, I will admit that I was a bit sceptical about this product but after reading so much rave about it on blogs and Twitter, I just could not wait to try it and I was not disappointed!

As I mentionned before, I have straight hair, so of course I was not expecting it to be left magically volumized, wavy and textured after using the Beach Spray, but I must say the results are actually pretty decent. This product does add body and texture to my straight hair while also extra definition to my layers. I was surprised to be left with manageable and touchable beach hair after using the Beach Spray.

L - R: Before and after using the Beach Spray alone

For optimum results, it is recommend to spray evenly all over damp or dry hair, then scrunch hair to amplify a wavy texture and use a diffuser while scrunching, but because I never blowdry my hair, I simply sprayed the product from crown to ends on my towel dried hair and braided it, then I went to sleep for the night. In the morning, I unbraided my hair then sprayed it a little more with the Beach Spray and tadaah, beach hair! I also get an OK result when I let my hair dry naturally after scrunching it, but I do prefer the result when I braid it.

After using the Amplifying Lotion and Beach Spray together

Another great thing about the Beach Spray is that even though you overdo it a bit, you will never be left with crunchy or greasy hair, altough I did notice my hair looking a bit dry after a few days after using the Beach Spray, but I must say my hair is a bit damaged and on the dry side already, so maybe this won't be a problem for all of you.

I really think the Beach Spray is the star of the collection! Seriously, if you must get only one product in the Dream Waves collection, it's this one! If you are living in Canada, don't miss your opportunity to get the Beach Spray on Well.ca for free shipping!

Another bonus about the products in the Dream Waves collection is that they all smell absolutely heavenly, like tropical coconut - they smell like the beach!

Overall, I can say that I was pretty pleased by my first experience with Marc Anthony and I can't wait to try more of their products!

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. Wow le spray fonctionne bien! :)

  2. Le Beach Spray, je pourrais bien essayer ça à Miami!

  3. What a surprise! I was JUST looking at the beach spray yesterday at my Walmart thinking if it would actually work since I have pretty straight hair as well. It looks like it actually worked pretty decent on you! Thanks for the review :)

  4. @ Jenny : I know, I almost couldn't believe it either! It works better for me if I braid my hair while it's still wet before going to bed though. Let me know how it goes!

  5. Thanks for the heads up Gaby! I think it should be better now. Following!

  6. This product is amazing. I am going to give it a try.

  7. This is my kind of line!! I love beachy hair!!!

  8. Wow I love what the Marc Anthony Beach Spray did for your hair Gaby! It really does give that sexy wavy beach hair :) And I love how they packaged the products with seashells for you! My hair is super straight (typical Asian hair) so I'm also skeptical about hair products claiming to give waves in my hair because even with a hot curling iron my curls don't stay in very long in my hair. But these products look very promising. Great review and I love the before and after pictures!

  9. I have stick-straight hair (think Asian-like) and have been looking for something I can use to create beachy waves in my hair without having to heat it.. this looks right up my alley :) thank you!!

  10. Ooo I like the beach spray look! And well.ca with free shipping! Can't go wrong.. Good review:)