Now, you all know I’m a bit of a dweeb about hair stuff, but I try. I approach makeup as a professional, but hair? Oh honey, that’s all consumer. I figure, if I can finagle a hair tool or product and make it work, chances are, you’ll excel. So here’s some hair stuff I’ve been trying out recently; some I’m more excited about than others.
After listening to a podcast interview with the founder, I was intrigued and had to try these. I have thick, heavy hair and always wearing it in some form of ponytail situation when I do makeup. These really don’t leave a dent! It’s crazy! They are made of a flexible resin that stretches and conforms and they don’t pull hair or hurt when removing.
I find myself preferring these to traditional hair bands and seeking these out instead. I haven’t tried the original, only the slim, but I see some reviewers that say that the slim holds better. I don’t care if friends tell me this is a glorified key holder; I love it.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
I’ve complained more than anyone wants to hear about my dandruff and oily hair so I’m always trying to find a remedy that doesn’t include Head & Shoulders. After a few learning moments, I think I got the hang of this. First of all, use this like a shampoo, not dry on dry hair like my idiot self did. I knew it said to use on wet hair but I was like, “nah, lemme just really scrub that in.” Don’t do a dry run like me.
Also, I was so focused on trying to get the large salt grains to have direct contact with my scalp that I was sort of wasting time there. Just pretend it’s regular shampoo and lather. Why I felt that the directions were beneath me, I’ll never know.
I love the scent. It’s kind of masculine, which I love. Results wise, it really leaves my scalp and roots squeaky clean. Christophe Robin advised me (via Instagram message) to do a deep conditioner on my ends after this, which brings me to our next product!
Unwined by Hask Hair Masks
I mean, I had to try these for the cutesy packaging alone.🍷I am a regular Pinot Grigio drinker so if there’s a way to get more of it in my life without it being a problem, I’m all for it. There are a few versions of these masks catering to colored hair but since I never have, I chose the deep conditions ones, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio.
I’ve been using Pinot Grigio and I’ll be honest, I’m not wowed. For one thing, I really wanted this to smell like wine, and it doesn’t. At all. I know there are champagne scented things so not sure why this couldn’t have been.
It didn’t make my hair feel any softer than if I’d just used a regular conditioner. It didn’t leave any heavy feeling or residue, but just nothing special. I still prefer applying my VERB Ghost Oil for the most silky strands of life.
I think these are best for pairing with a bottle of the real stuff and giving as a gift because you have to admit, they’re cute if nothing else.
Anything cool you’re trying in the hair world lately? Are you a hair stylist and want to weigh in? Please do in the comments!
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