It’s been quite a while since I last reviewed a hair product. That’s largely because I am not a “hair girl.” I love skincare, makeup, and even body care, but when it comes to my hair, I’m about as low-maintenance as you can get! I let my hair air dry and it is very rare that I style it. A product I’ve started using more often to change up the look of my hair, is Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray.
If you’re not familiar with texture sprays, they’re a little different from traditional hairsprays. Texture sprays give hair a messy (in a good way) look, and add volume. They’re generally more lightweight than hairspray and allow for movement of the hair. Texture spray can be used on most types of hair, but wave texture sprays like this one from Mane Club will provide the best results for people that already have some waves in their hair.
I don’t have especially wavy hair, but it does have a slight natural wave that I like to emphasize with this texture spray. Mane Club kindly sent this product to me to test several months ago, but I didn’t start using it often until I got my hair cut recently. I’ve found that I like it better on my shorter hair than I did on my long hair. However, that’s just my personal preference. If you’re interested in learning more about Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray, please keep reading for my full review.
Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray product claims directly from ManeClubNYC.com
A texturizing wave spray to give you that ‘effortless’ beachy look without all the effort, duh. This touchable formula creates piecey texture with buildable volume and a light matte finish perfect for any hair type. Lightweight hold. Instant body.
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Other product details
- Price: $8.00
- Net weight: 5.3 oz. | 159 ml
- Made in the USA
- Cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified)
- Free of gluten, sulfates, phthalates, drying alcohol, and artificial colors
- Shelf life: 24 months
- Where to buy: ManeClubNYC.com or Amazon.com (2-pack)
- Mane Club ships internationally.
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- Overall rating: 8.8/10
- Packaging/ease of application: 10/10
- Texture: 7/10
- Ingredients: 7/10
- Ease of removal: 10/10
- Price: 10/10
Packaging/ease of use
Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray comes in a plastic spray bottle with a trendy holographic label. Most spray bottles have a “button” (for lack of a better word) that you press down to spray the product, but this one has a trigger sprayer with no cap. There is a “lock” that moves side to side to open and close the sprayer. I wouldn’t trust the lock for travel, but it’s great for day to day use to make sure you don’t accidentally spray the product before you’re ready.
I really like this product’s packaging. It’s not fancy, but it’s highly functional and easy to use. While the trigger sprayer is bulkier (therefore using more plastic, which is unfortunate) than the sprayers on most hair products, I actually prefer this style. First, I think it’s more comfortable to use. I can’t really explain why, but it’s just my personal preference. Also, this type of sprayer expels more product than a traditional sprayer, saving a little bit of time. The one downside here is that the spray is also wider than average, so you have to be careful where you’re spraying it.
Directions for use from Mane Club: “Spray evenly onto damp or dry hair, scrunch and style as desired. For extra volume, spray onto roots.” I prefer to use this product when my hair is still wet because I feel that I can disperse it more evenly through my hair that way, using either my fingers or a comb.
When I use it on dry hair, I pick up sections of my hair as I’m spraying to try to get as even an application as possible. This product wouldn’t be as effective if it was only sprayed on the outermost strands of hair. Once I’ve sprayed the desired amount of product on my hair, I scrunch it and then leave it alone. Very simple!
I don’t ever spray this product directly on my roots since my hair is already very thick and I don’t need extra volume. I think it would work well for those that do want more volume, however.
Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray is very lightweight and watery. It doesn’t weigh my hair down at all. When I use this product on dry hair, it makes my hair feel a bit sticky, tangled, and difficult to work with. If less product is used, it isn’t as bad, but then it doesn’t give quite the effect I want to give my hair that “beachy” look.
In addition to the reason I mentioned above, I also prefer spraying this in wet hair because I find that my hair feels smoother, less sticky, and more touchable that way even after it’s fully dried. I think this is probably because, again, I’m able to distribute it evenly through my hair. When I spray it on dry hair, there will always be certain areas that have more product applied than others.
The photo on the right shows the visible results from Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray on my hair. As you can see, the difference is somewhat subtle. However, it does emphasize my natural waves by making them look more “piecey.” It also gives my hair a bit of extra shine!
In addition to the visible results, the texture or “grip” it provides is undeniable. I don’t do very much with my hair, but that grip does make it a bit easier for me to put my hair up into a ponytail without worrying that it will loosen. Added texture or grip is especially helpful for those with very smooth hair that tends to be slippery.
I’m always excited to review ingredients for a type of product that I’ve never reviewed before. Since this is the first texture spray I’ve ever reviewed, I couldn’t wait to dive right into its ingredient list! Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray contains a total of 22 ingredients:
Water, Polysorbate 20, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl methacrylate copolymer, Pentylene glycol, Rosa damascena (rose) flower water, Opuntia ficus-indica (cactus) stem water, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium hydroxide, Potassium sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium benzoate, Citric acid, Parfum/Fragrance, Alpha isomethyl ionone, Benzyl salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool
Usually when I review ingredients, it’s for a skincare or body care product. It’s a bit more difficult to evaluate ingredients in hair care products since for the most part, hair products are applied only to the hair which has different needs than skin. I do my best, though! Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray is primarily a styling product, so while it offers some other benefits it’s not really designed to directly benefit the hair. I looked at the ingredients above mostly in terms of how they contribute to the product’s effectiveness, but there are also a few “bonus ingredients” that actually do benefit the hair. I’ll start with those!
- Rosa damascena (rose) flower water
- Anti-inflammatory (useful when spraying onto roots/scalp)
- Adds shine to hair
- Reduces frizz, dandruff, and excess oil
- Opuntia ficus-indica (cactus) stem water
- Rich in antioxidants
- Restores hydration
- Adds shine to hair
- Natural moisturizer and humectant
These ingredients are great for keeping your hair and scalp healthy! It would’ve been nice to see a few more ingredients like these in the formula, but I’m not really bothered by this. I use Mane Club One Hit Wonder 10-in-1 Leave-In Spray to keep my hair strong and healthy, so I don’t need a lot of added benefits from this texture spray.
Eleven of the ingredients in this product are what I call “neutral” ingredients that support the formula. These ingredients perform very important functions. There is an emulsifier, film-forming agent, chelating agent, pH adjusters, preservatives, and solvents.
That leaves eight more ingredients, and these are the “bad” ones that can be problematic for sensitive skin. It’s important to note that the risk is low as long as you’re careful not to spray directly on skin. However, I still want to mention these ingredients for those that may be aware of sensitivity to specific ingredients.
They are as follows: “parfum” (proprietary scent blend), alpha isomethyl ionone, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool. Some of these I recognized, but I was surprised to find that all eight of these ingredients are fragrance and possible skin-sensitizers! As you can probably guess, these ingredients give the product quite a strong scent. It doesn’t smell bad, but it is stronger than I’d like and the scent doesn’t fade.
Ease of removal
While Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray is a lightweight product, it does leave residue on the hair. I don’t fault the product for that because it wouldn’t be effective otherwise. Sometimes products that leave residue on the hair are difficult to remove completely. I don’t experience that problem often, but occasionally when I’ve used too much dry shampoo.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that I don’t have any trouble at all washing my hair completely clean of this product. I thought I might need to use a heavy-duty exfoliating shampoo to remove it all, but that isn’t necessary. I’m able to wash all of this spray out of my hair with my standard shampoo!
Mane Club is one of the most affordable hair care brands out there. Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray is priced consistently with other Mane Club products, at only $8.00! I looked through affordable texture sprays and there were very few priced lower than this one from Mane Club.
It was a no-brainer for me to give this product 10/10 on price! It gives hair texture and shine, while also being cruelty-free and vegan! Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray is definitely a great value.
I’ve been enjoying using Mane Club’s leave-in spray and the Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray for no-fuss “styling” each time I wash it! These products are great for me, as I’m someone that doesn’t want to put a lot of effort into my hair. I can use these two products and leave my hair to air dry.
There are a couple of things I’d like to see Mane Club improve on this product. First, if they could somehow reformulate it to make it feel less sticky (on dry hair), that would be great! Next, I think they should remove some of the fragrance ingredients. I recognize that a lot of people like fragranced hair products, but eight fragrance ingredients is excessive!
I agree with most of the product claims for Mane Club Wavy Baby Wave Texture Spray. First, they state that it gives hair an effortless beachy look with a touchable formula that creates a piecey texture. I agree with that, except that the formula doesn’t feel “touchable” to me when I use it on dry hair. Others may feel differently!
Next, they say it provides buildable volume and a light matte finish that works for all hair types. I don’t use this product for volume since I don’t need extra volume, but I believe it could be very effective for that purpose. I’m not sure why they say it has a matte finish since two of the stand-out ingredients add shine. I don’t see this as a problem, however!
I think a lot of people will enjoy this product. It’s very affordable and does a good job of adding texture to the hair. If you feel that this type of product would work well for your hair type and don’t mind fragrance, I recommend that you try this one!
Mane Club is definitely an underrated brand in my eyes. Have you tried any Mane Club products yet? Do you think you’ll try this one? Please let me know in the comments!