a modern lady product review for aveda be curly curl enhancing spray

Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancing Spray

Hair spray, like gel, can be a polarizing beauty product. Some women swear by it, others loathe it. Even among those who would despair to be a day without it, there are cult classics like L’Oreal Elnett and more niche version of this styling wonder like Aveda’s Be Curly Curl Enhancing Spray.

If you’re a curly/wavy woman looking for a source of hair spray glory with a a more natural bent, this may be for you–may.

My Experience

My scalp’s personal ingredient preferences cut my experience with this product short. Thankfully, I learned enough to share something helpful with you, beloved readers.

T H E   G O O D

  • Excellent hold (stiff if overused)
  • Large spray radius
  • Extra-fine mist for easy application

This provided excellent hold with the “earthy, slightly damp, herbal medley” scent that Aveda products are known for. The scent is not off-putting; but, it’s definitely not the mainstream floral, fruity, candy scents that most commercial haircare products bear.

Its texture is unlike traditional hair sprays–it’s truly a watery mist–as opposed to the spray of lighter, sticker, commercial hair sprays.

T H E   B A D

  • High alcohol content
  • Potentially drying over time
  • “Wet” application

The level of alcohol in this hair spray inflamed my scalp, and I could not finish the bottle.

Please note: Alcohol-sensitive beloved readers, this product is likely not for you.


This hair spray offers an earthy, herbal scent and beautifully firm hold for wavy/curly ladies without alcohol scalp-sensitivities.