Aleks(andra) is an editor in Chicago. When she’s not writing, attending sporting events with her husband, testing recipes, or watching teen-centered dramas, you can find her in the salon haircare aisles of Ulta and Sephora. She’ll be reviewing higher-end products for Hair Thursday.
It’s probably not a stretch to say that most haircuts today involve layers of some sort. Layers –whether wispy, choppy, long, razored, etc. – are designed to make your look like less of a solid mass. But, layers can’t work alone! They need product to live up to their full potential.
At some point, I’ll discuss what to put in your hair before you style. Today I’m covering pomade / wax /crème / paste – a.k.a. that finishing stuff that comes in a jar and requires a very light hand or you’ll look like you haven’t washed your hair in a week.
But, the absolutely wonderful thing about the product I’m about to recommend is that it’s quite difficult to do the latter. It’s a wax that works on nearly any hair type – save really coarse, unruly hair – and is buildable, i.e., you add on more until you achieve the level of definition, texture, hold that you desire. In short, it’s my (current) product holy grail:
If the customer reviews are any indication, I’m not the only one who loves it. This stuff is almost goof-proof, has a subtle lavender-tinged scent, and is made with certified organic (!) ingredients.
It’s taken the place of Kusco-Murphy Lavender Hair Crème, which had the added allure of having to be tracked down at a covert Chicago beauty supply store, in my product repertoire.
For my layered bob, I start at the ends and pull up through my hair, add a bit to my bangs, then smooth everything down lightly. Voila!
What’s your finishing product holy grail?