Oh.My.Gawd. I can’t even tell you how much I loathe the line “…this product changed my life!” I mean, how much can something you buy at the store outside of food to keep you alive change your life? But I have a confession, the following products DID change my life. At least… my hair life. Major Tom to Ground Control: my hair is fucking fabulous.
I don’t care which catwalk is sporting sleeked out ballerina buns or 90’s wet looks. This Summer, you need to be focusing on two words and two words only: TEXTURE + VOLUME. Men & women rejoice because LUSH has you covered! (In case you don’t already have naturally insanely hot babe hair like our own beauty, Adrian.)
Just as in makeup, if you start with a shitty base, everything else is going to look equally terrible. So, let’s begin with shampoo- the first step to insane babe hair.
Big Shampoo is made with 50% sea salt, lime juice, coconut oil, and seaweed which makes it smell like the ocean minus the fish stank.
While the texture of gritty goo might be off-putting to some of you, I assure you the salt dissolves fairly quickly once you start to lather your wet hair. Take a small scoop and begin by placing small dots of it throughout your roots. Once you’ve distributed it evenly, massage your scalp as usual until the shampoo begins to foam and dissolve. This shampoo will not foam as much as regular shampoo, but I again assure you it IS cleaning your hair. (You may have to wet your hair or hands under the shower once more to achieve a nice lather.) Rinse as normal. You will immediately feel the difference in volume of the hair. Thick, light, and god damn perfect. You can pair your Big shampoo with the Big solid conditioner, but since I didn’t have that on hand I just used whatever I had in my shower.
After my shower, I let my hair air-dry as usual which is 10 million times better for it than scorching the shit out of it with a blow dryer. But if you must…
Next, you need styling products to finish your insane babe hair look. For an ultra-beachy style without out actually going to the beach (because let’s face it, the ocean is kinda gross at this point- plus, sand), pick up a bottle of LUSH Sea Spray.
The scent somehow reminds me of honeysuckle, a wild flowering bush (hahaha bush…) that grows in the U.S. Maybe it grows everywhere?? Anyone? Anywhoo, the scent is amazing and slightly sweet from the beautiful neroli oil. For tips on how to apply it, check out this vid from LUSH!
If you’re looking for something to give you a more textured, grunge look or you’re a dude, try the Dirty Styling Cream. After my husband shaved off his hideously 90’s gotee, we mutually decided that he also had to let the spikey wet look die a painful death. Once I discovered this little miracle cream, there was no turning back. It smells very herby and natural, kind of what a lumberjack might smell like, or rather what my fantasy of a lumberjack would smell like. (Hello, pine oil!) It’s bitchin. Jeff from LUSH made this video for people who apparently don’t know how to use styling cream.
Basically you want to aim somewhere between James Dean and Lea Seydoux’s two boyfriends from that Prada Candy ad.
Sometimes I steal the tinniest pinch of it to smooth out frizzy ends- a little goes a long way with this stuff!
*This is not a paid endorsement by LUSH. All products were bought with my own money and all reviews are my honest opinion.
Having a baby is rough, like rougher than that one time in college you got so drunk you passed out in a hallway at a stranger’s house and woke up with dried barf on yourself rough. Imagine that. Imagine squeezing a watermelon out of a lemon-sized opening, then let’s talk.
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First up is from Emma Pickles- one of the best people on YouTube for making easy-to-follow dramatic costume makeup tutorials. This Pop Art/Comic Book look is by far my favorite:
Next up is an adorable costume idea from Hannah at Xovain.com that also brings me back to childhood so much- a Betty Boop tutorial that is also super easy!