I hate summer.
There, I said it.
I haaaaaaaaate it.
While every girl is posting poolside photos with captions about how they’re living their best lives, I’m dying and want to go back inside where the sweet, sweet A/C is blasting.
My apologies if I’ve already offended you with this post. What I’m about to share is worthwhile, and I promise that I’ll be nicer in the fall.
As I was saying, humidity and heat aren’t my friends and I recently got to the point where I’d given up (on my hair that is — you are on a beauty blog, after all). After spending so much time in the mornings straightening or curling my hair only to have it blow up into a lion’s mane by the time I got to work, one night I said screw it and after my shower I put some product in my hair and went to bed with it still wet. Messy bun it is.
But, much to my astonishment, I woke up and my hair was actually pretty on point. It was a mix of waves and curls, and it wasn’t half bad. I actually don’t think I could have done it better with a curling wand had I tried.
What I thought was going to be a bad hair day at work was actually the day I think I received the most compliments on my hair ever.
The magic ingredient for this no fuss, no heat, roll out of bed miracle? Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Hair Cream ($7). Really, that’s it.
HOW TO USE:
- Wash and condition your hair.
- Put it up in a towel (or old t-shirt, which is much better for your hair!)
- Look at your Instagram feed for 10 minutes.
- Take towel/t-shirt off.
- DON’T brush your hair. Don’t do it. Embrace the mess.
- Spray some hair product on it if that’s what you usually do.
- Take a big glob of the texturizing hair cream, rub it over the palms of your hands and start scrunching your hair up in every direction.
- Wash your hands. This product feels super sticky before it sets.
- Watch TV, call back your friends, make your lunch for tomorrow, or whatever you do for the last hour before bed.
- Wake up with lazy girl curls.
Since that morning I’ve tried a couple of variations, but this product is really the only thing I’ve come across that keeps a curl and combats frizz in my crazy hair. The only other thing I’ve used (because my hair is so thick, coarse and unruly) is KMS Hair Stay Anti-Hummidity Spray to keep my hair tamed from the humidity outside. However, it’s worth mentioning that Garnier’s Frizz Guard is great dupe for a fraction of the price ($5). NYM also has a good sea salt spray of the same Beach Babe line that works well with this which I find is nice for touch ups during the day to give your hair a little texture.
If you wake up and there’s some pieces going in crazy directions from while you were sleeping, feel free the touch them up with a curling wand. But, that’s really all it is.
Finally, at age 25, I’ve achieved my grade five dream of having Mary Kate and Ashley’s hair in So Little Time.
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