Growing up in Miami, I felt that the great battle used to be towards humidity and inevitable frizz. But in truth, my hair is immediately, at the finer aspect, and manageable even with the additional moisture within the air. While my pals have been flat ironing their hair into submission and pouring at the Moroccanoil, I left out hair merchandise altogether. Finding the mousse in my brother’s toilet felt like some form of blood betrayal—if the name of the game to his thick, bouncy reduce used to be this easy, why didn’t he inform me?
As destiny would have it, Emily Ferber would inform me, a few month later. In probably the most refined manner conceivable, she passed me Virtue Uplifting Volumizing Whip. (Is it bizarre when your editor subtweets your hair by means of good looks product hand-off? You inform me.) I took it house, however I had some issues. Most hair merchandise make mine really feel heavy and greasy, or sticky and crunchy. I really like my hair to really feel blank, now not product-y. Plus, the directions stated to blow dry after utility, which I forgo on idea. Don’t get me began at the entire product quantity lingo—evaluating serving sizes to a softball or 1 / 4 is an entire Goldilocks can of worms I am not going to open.
Maybe it used to be natural sibling competition in me, however sooner or later I picked up the can and put it in my towel-dried hair. I used what I might estimate is set a spoonful and scrunched in from roots to ends. Then I twisted it (clear of the face) into 3 sections, braided it, and secured it with a clip as a substitute of an elastic. Once it felt dry, I shook it out for ridge-free slept-in texture. Better waves than a low bun, in a similar way low-effort.
I’ve used it on a daily basis since. (I advised you I really like blank hair.) I haven’t depended on a ponytail in weeks. Not completely positive the way it works nonetheless, however my hair does extra than simply hang out my face now, and that is the reason sufficient for me.
Ali is an ITG editorial intern.