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GOOD MESSY or BAD MESSY?
Ouai - Wave Spray Mini $12 I've had this for almost a year now and I swear this product lasts forever. Granted, I don't use it every day, but I use it enough to know that I like it when I create beach-y waves. It's marketed as a light weight texture mist infused with rice protein (instead of salt) to help give you that effortlessly messy look. It's formulated with their famous North Bondi scent, which I actually LOVE. I'll give u a warning though - if you have wooden floors/non-carpeted floors, this will make your floor very. sticky. I have fine hair, so it didn't tangle my hair or make it feel straw-like, so I would take that into consideration. It does make my hair sticky, but I usually had a lightweight oil to help and don’t have a problem with it afterwards. Personally, I think you'd enjoy this if you have hard-to-curl hair - but, I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this :/ Ouai - Wave Spray
Just a peek at some of my @theouai collection, including a few goodies I won in a recent giveaway. 🤩 OUAI is one of my fave brands. The scent of their products alone is enough to keep me buying more. Lol. But I’ve yet to be disappointed in anything I’ve tried. 😍 My favorite product has got to be the Wave Spray. I had reservations about it working for my hair texture but it gets the job done! I tend to do a loose curl/wave with my flat iron & then use this to help hold the style as it drops throughout the day. 👍🏾 The mini version shown here is great way to try the product before investing in a full size. It retails for $12 at Urban Outfitters, Sephora, & Ulta. 👏🏾 Ouai - Wave Spray
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these little minis from @theouai are my favorite hair products right now! The texturizing spray is like hairspray but doesn’t give your hair that crunchy cast so it still looks natural. It’s also great for separating and defining curls after they’ve been brushed out. The volumizing spray gives the hair such a nice, light lift and makes 3 day old hair look fresher! Plus they both smell AH MAZING like all of @theouai products do🤩
This is a weird little product for me. It didn’t actually texturize or do anything to my hair but it did work as a dry shampoo. As a dry shampoo It was refreshing and felt good on my scalp, but the clean feeling didn’t last as long as I’m used to with other dry shampoos. My hair got a little bit of a volume lift which gave it its third star. This seems like the product where your mileage may vary. $26 for the full size. Ouai - Texturizing Hair Spray
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🌸Ive decides to take a in-depth look at a salon-favorite hair brand, Amika, and see what I like & dislike! I usually am not a huge fan of sprays so this was a bit of a different review! But I enjoyed it😊 🌸What are the claims? •Amika Un-Dont Volume & Matte texture spray - A salt free, texturizing spray for sexy, soft, tousled look. With a matte finish, formulated •Amika Fluxus Flexible Hairspray - a flexible, buildable, hairspray that sets styles with anti frizz & anti humidity protection. For all hair types & textures, formulated for flexible hold, high humidity, & adds shine. •Amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner - A dry conditioner that weightlessly smooths, detangles & restores softness & shine without water. ✨Texture/Consistency? They are all sprays, so it’s hard to really tell. But on my hair, the Un-Done spray is very matte, and I have to be careful where I spray it or my hair will get tangly. The Fluxus hairspray is very lightweight & not sticky at all. The silken you’re dry conditioner isn’t greasy or oily at all & feels very nice on my hair. ✨My overall thoughts? This brand is defiantly not my favorite but I don’t hate it or dislike it! I enjoyed using the silken up & sometimes the hair spray. But the other products I just didn’t find much a reason so use them! My hair is very thick & wavy/curly so I have a lot of volume & texture but not enough moisture. The silken up was great at hydrating my hair without feeling greasy or heavy. The un done spray was a bit too drying for my hair, and I wouldn’t hardly use it so I wouldn’t repurchase. I might repurchase the dry conditioner but I also prefer a deep conditioner or a conditioning cream over this spray! I feel nothing is a need, just a want! 😊The scent is great, not my favorite but all of the products smell the same , a special Amika scent. 🌸Price Vs. Size? All of these products full size are $25, and they are different sizes. The hairspray is 8.1 oz, the dry conditioner is 5.1oz, & the un done spray is 5.3oz. They aren’t personally worth it for me to repurchase, but they have been & will be fun to use up! What will you try, or have you tried? What do you dislike/ like from the brand? 😊 amika: - Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray amika: - Fluxus Touchable Hairspray amika: - Silken Up Dry Conditioner
Hair’s BFF 💁🏻♀️
This product adds exactly the something extra I need for my hair! Whether I am wanding it or using my straightner, it works wonders! I love the texture, scent, ease-of-use, and final look I can achieve with this product! I have fine hair, and I don’t find it to be heavy or stiff on my hair.
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Tangled, not wavy
Bushwick...unfortunately I’m not a fan. I tried it both wet and dry and it just kind of tangled my hair together and made it hard to finger comb out (I only use an actual comb fresh out of the shower. I finger comb at night and in the morning to preserve the waves and curls I get). It didn’t do much for my waves, it actually seemed to straighten them out. It was non-drying but I didn’t get texture and some pieces felt straw-like. Maybe this would work better on non-fine, non-frizz prone hair. But I know that a lot of other people have had the same issues. Unmet because a no-salt wave spray sounded so good! I’m interested in trying Un.Done because that may work better for me.
Amika beach babe starter pack and I’m in love with this waver 😍 Something about having stick-straight hair all my life makes me crave curly/wavy hair. I’ve tried all sorts of curlers, wands and even chemical treatments over the years, but never a waver like this! It was fun to use and really easy to get used to. The biggest issue for me is that I have the thickest hair on the planet and if I’m not careful, this waver can make me frizzy real quick. So I’m definitely getting the hang of it still in terms of how much of my hair I should use it on, but I really like the end result! Swipe to see my hair (and my lil family 💕) • As far as the bushwick spray goes, I’m not a huge fan because it makes my hair pretty sticky and crunchy. It does do a great job of defining the waves though, so if you don’t mind having a lil bit of stickiness, this works great!
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the shield amika
i fell in love with amika when i was in a very humid climate for a few months, this isn’t the main product i use but i like to spray a little for heat protectant and style hold, medium tier price point but a nice product to try
Amika is The Bomb
I don’t think I have ever come across a brand that I absolutely have truly loved every product I’ve come across except Amika!!!! They have seriously so many amazing haircare products for all kinds of hair types and hair issues!!! They all work differently for different people but I truly love their diverse products. They stand out in a crowd with their gorgeous designs and vibrant colors but their true beauty is inside the bottles. Their products smell wonderful and truly work wonders!!!
Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-In-1 Primer
If you have frizzy hair this is a must have!! You spray it in your hair after you wash it, and that’s it. Easy to use and the results are incredible! I saw such a difference!eva·nyc - Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer
Let me talk to you for a minute about haircare!!! This 10 in 1 Magic Mane Primer by Eva NYC is seriously my OBSESSION!!!! Helps prevent frizz, is a heat protectant and even a detangler. I have been loving this product for over a year now and I am always buying more and more because I go through it like crazy. My kids even use it on their hair!!!! I have been loving the mini sized one... fits perfectly inside my purse for on the go occasions!!! It smells amazing and is so affordable. eva·nyc - Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer
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Heat Protectant Creme 💁🏻♀️
Makes your hair smell great! I use this all the time when heatstyling (blowout, curling, or straightening) and my hair always turns out great (shiny, soft, less frizz). I apply it on all over damp, towel dried hair starting from the ends working up to my roots. Briogeo - Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème My hair feels smoother as soon as I put it on, and my blowouts don’t have those scraggly ends anymore. I tend to let my hair dry naturally a lot in the summer, and even when I do that I can’t believe how smooth it dries when I use this.
HEALTHY HAIR AT NEXT LEVEL
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Mask: The claims of this product are - For: dry, damaged, chemically-treated, and/or lifeless hair. - What It Is: an intensive weekly treatment to restore essential hydration and enhance hair's resilience to protect against future damage. - Key ingredients: rosehip, sweet almond and argan oils with vitamin B5 and biotin So I have dry, damaged and lifeless hair 💀 and I honestly have never been influenced to buy a deep conditioning mask from any other brand until now. With this, my hair feels so much more hydrated and it’s not as rough anymore after more than month of consistent use! Briogeo recommends use for 5-10 min once every week but I’ve found that my hair likes use every 5 days! 😩 honestly i would use it every single day because it also smells AHHHMAZING 😳 I’m just praying I don’t run out of this soon or else I will be extremely sad 😔 Briogeo farewell frizz milk leave-in spray: This is a really nice leave in conditioning spray. When combined with the “don’t despair, repair” mask, my hair stays non-frizzy for the whole day! i’m almost finished my spray and i’m so sad because it was truly amazing. I’d compare it with the Kerastase spray I reviewed. The Briogeo spray is literally less than half the price of the Kerastase spray and worms so much better. Not to mention that it’s also a clean product. If I’d known about Briogeo before, I never would’ve bought from Kerastase! Briogeo is a hair aka lifesaver! ❤️ Briogeo - Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème Briogeo - Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask Briogeo - Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray
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A hair cream that I enjoy!
This was the first Amika product that I’ve tried, and I was actually pleasantly surprised! Usually, thicker creams don’t work on my hair since it’s so thick and long (which is why I usually stick to hair serums and sprays), but this one is a great post-shower addition to my haircare routine. I usually squeeze a dime sized dollop into the palms of my hands and then distribute evenly throughout my hair, and use the remainder left on my hands to smooth down the flyaways near my scalp, and I think it’s a pretty effective way to use it! I honestly don’t see much difference in terms of shine after using this cream, but it does moisturize my hair and make it much easier to style/less tangly throughout the day, so I think it’s very useful for that! I also have had this product since August 2019 and haven’t even used half yet, so it’s a great value for money and definitely will last you a long time!
amika: - Supernova Moisture and Shine Cream I have fallen hard for this mighty multitasker. This is both a smoothing styling cream as well as leave in conditioner. I use this smooth textured cream from mid shaft to ends on dry hair and have the silkiest healthy hair, even when I know I need to trim off those dead ends. I recommend this if you like healthy, great smelling hair and affordable products.
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Brand Spotlight : Ouai
Featured in this post are my Ouai products in my hair cake collection! Featured in this post is the scalp and body salt scrub which smells amazing!! Also featured is two detangler and leave in conditioner sprays which I use on wet hair after the shower and before a blow dry. The texture spray is amazing for adding texture and hold when you have curls or waves in your hair. I also have a travel size body wash and lotion set. There is also the wave spray which is great for adding texture to your curls or waves. I highly recommend every single product in this photo💙🌴
Typically waves sprays way my hair down way too much and the texture I initially get is wilted and deflated within 5 to 10 minutes. The Ouai Wave Spray is the exception! This weightless texture mist creates beachy waves, adds volume and healthy shine, and provides effortlessly chic style. It’s infused with rice protein to add hold and memory for that perfect beachy look, this feather-light spray gives hair natural wave and body without any dryness or crunch. The smell is like a vacation in a bottle and it’s such an easy product to use to add texture. I typically use this most when I’m on vacation which is why I always have a $12 mini size around but you can also pickup the 5oz for $26 which is a little pricey but not too bad for such a great formula. Ouai - OUAI Wave Spray Luxe Mini
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Get A Grip
Let me just say for a girl who has frizzy curly hair... this “Got Grit” Dry Texture paste by Amika definitely knows how to keep my curls tight but weightless!!!! I hate applying products that weigh down my hair even more and this paste is simply “light as a feather”. It helps give my curls an extra day of curlness and volume before I have to wash it all away!!! It’s priced at $25 which is a little overpriced for such a small bottle BUT this texture paste DOES last a long long time since you only need a tiny bit!!! It works best when you dip your fingers in the product and then massage it in your hands to warm it up so that it’s easier to apply to your hair!!! This baby is a MUST have for anyone with curls.... yes girls. I’m talking to you..... your curls will love for even more if you get this product. And you will love you too!!! amika: - Got Grit Dry Texture Paste
I am a huge amika I’ve been able to test all 3 of the products and here are my thoughts. ✨ Sexture Beach Look Shampoo - This was a total pleasant surprise. You are supposed to be able to go conditioner free as this is a “2-1” product and I was very skeptical as my hair is typically on the dry side and I ALWAYS condition. I think it did a great job at cleansing my hair and keeping it hydrated. It also gave my hair good volume & texture and serves as an amazing base for beachy waves. - ✨Got Grit dry texture paste - another good product. I worked a small amount into my hair to help give my waves a “piecy” look all while keeping my hair from feeling dry or crunchy. - ✨ Bushwick Beach No-Salt Wave Spray - this was my least favorite. Don’t get me wrong - it does the job a typical salt spray does, but I didn’t care for the feel it left on my hair - it was sticky and kind of dry. I read reviews and have learned that less is definitely more so will try again using less product and see if that helps. - ✨ of course - amika kills it on the packaging and scent as always. Even if I don’t LOVE the spray, I certainly don’t mind looking at it!
Now I won’t lie to you, I have never ever been a fan of any type of hairsprays. I’ve been around for a while and I have use the lot and just about everyone that I have ever used either leaves my hair incredibly sticky or crunchy and hard. Others leave me with white flakes that are just very unappealing and there’s others that just don’t do anything at all. I recently received this I believe in a monthly subscription box and of course because it was a hairspray I tossed it in a drawer and forgot all about it. I don’t usually do much with my hair, heck most days you’re lucky if I brush it at all LOL. A few months ago my stepson was getting married and so I had to do my hair not only for the rehearsal dinner but also for the wedding as well and instead of going out in purchasing a full size hairspray I remember that I had this one tossed in a drawer so I decided to give it a go. Let me just tell you that if I ever have to purchase a full size hairspray it’ll definitely be this one. It held my hair in place nicely without leaving it crunchy or sticky but instead it was very flexible and to top it all off this hairspray smells absolutely amazing, like if I could spray this all over my entire body to use it as a body spray I most definitely would but that might be frowned upon. My hair styles lasted all night on both occasions. This hair spray gets ten thumbs up from me!
Ouai-OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray Luxe Mini 40g
Perfect boost for fine and limp hair!
We all spend so much time and effort on our skin but we often neglect our hair! I’m the type that washes my hair and goes out the door without drying! However I end up with flat and frizzy hair 🤦🏻♀️ I was recently tried the JOHN FRIEDA - Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow Out Styling Spray and was pleasantly surprised. I’m used to leave in treatments leaving my hair feeling kind of sticky and heavy with a film or layer of product however after spraying this on my damp hair it felt light almost like water! The scent was also very light. After blow drying my hair definitely felt thicker! 💆🏻♀️ It is a little more time consuming to blow dry my hair as opposed to walking out with wet hair however I look more put together and my hair stays fresher longer! 💁🏻♀️ I was thinking I could give/share this with my mom however definitely keeping this and getting her one! 😆 This retails for $9.99 USD
JOHN FRIEDA-Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow Out Styling Spray
A primer that does not leave your hair stiff!
📌My skin type: Dry/ Combination 📌Product information: Gisou Propolis infused polishing primer ($34 for 2.6oz). All products are honey infused. It is a prepping primer for your hair before and after it gets styled. It claims to diminish frizz, prevent frizz, it enhances hair texture, gives definition and volume to the hair. The ingrident Mirsalehi Propolis contains numerous oils, flavonoids, minerals, vitamins. It prevents hair from damage and dehydration. Upon diving deep into the brand and all the formulations I learnt - 📌Product texture: Gel like texture. 📌My Experience: To be honest I do not style my hair much. But when I do I try and use this primer before and after styling my hair. One really needs a tiny amount to run through the hair. To be honest, using a primer which I know protects my hair a bit from the heat makes me feel good but thats pretty much it. I have not seen any noticeable voluminous benefits from it. But I like how it does not leave my hair kinda greasy and stiff like other primers do, and hence I keep using it. 📌Like/ Dislike: LIKE 📌Would I recommend it? Depends on how often you style your hair. 📌Rating of the product: 4/5 (due to high price rate)
gisou-Propolis Infused Polishing Primer
Old vs New: Anti-Frizz Hair Care Hair 🖤
I have wavy, curly hair. It’s enough wave to curl but not enough to not look like complete bed head when I wake up in the morning. Most days I do have to heat style my hair (whether it’s add more curls or straighten it). I’ve also struggled with frizz my whole life which as a kid really hit my self esteem. Most days I would just wear my hair up and in a headband to hide how frizzy it was. We got IGK at work so I decided to pick up a few products. One of which being the IGK - Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray and I immediately fell in love. They describe this product as your keratin-like treatment in a can that gives you 24-hour frizzy control and is a heat protectant. That’s a lot to live up to! But it did! When I do my hair I always put it into sections and I’ll spray the product (damp or dry hair) into the section. I brush it through and then start with either my iron or blow dryer. It has this sweet smell that I really enjoy and it always leaves my hair really soft afterwards. I was a little shocked the first time I used it because my hair was so soft (it has a lot of heat damage and is colored). My hair is always smooth and has a lot less frizz when I use this. It gives me the confidence to wear my hair down a lot more. I think my favorite memory of this product was one day at work I was chatting with a customer about how we both had unruly, wavy hair but we like to wear it straight sometimes. I usually don’t wear my hair down because it drives me insane and never looks nice but she complimented my hair and told me how she wishes hers looked like mine. I immediately brought her back to this product and explained why I liked it so much. Ever since then this has and will be a forever purchase for me. 🖤
IGK-Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray
This OUAI to perfect summer hair
Meet the Ouai - Air Dry Foam It is a non-aerosol mousse that gives hair the perfect beachy texture while it air dries. I love to use this product during the summer to like my short hair air dry and let my natural waves shine. This foam helps to eliminate frizz, enhance your natural wave pattern, and add beachy texture, so you can let your hair dry naturally and avoid heat damage. It does not leave your hair crunchy or gritty feeling at all! I don’t like to air dry my hair when it’s cold outside, but I still found a way to make this product work. After rough drying my hair, I scrunch the foam into almost-dry hair and then let it dry the rest of the way with a natural wave. Makes me feel like it’s summer even in the winter! I love this product!!
Ouai-Air Dry Foam
Air dry hair friends
When it comes to my hair, I’m very low maintenance and always, always air dry. I have fine, thin and curly hair that does not like to be heat treated and I think it looks best when it’s left to do it’s own curly thing. But I don’t like frizz or flyaways or crunchy dry hair. Enter these products - my go-to sprays for when I need a little extra conditioning or management. First up KRISTIN ESS - WEIGHTLESS SHINE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER is my favourite to spritz through wet hair everyday for work. It helps manage flyaways and add come extra nourishment without the weight of an oil. Ouai - OUAI Wave Spray Luxe Mini is my favourite for when I’m going out somewhere and need some extra oomph. I think it helps my ringlet curls comb out and look a little more formal. Also smells amazing and keeps frizz at bay. Finally LUSH - Sunny Day is amazing for post workout hair, before bed brushing or when I need to help my hair last between washes. The smell of lavender is quite strong though, so be warned.
Ouai-OUAI Wave Spray Luxe Mini
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