Friday, April 14, 2017

There's Only One Ouai

Ouai Haircare, Feu de Bois, Diptyque, Beauty, Jen Atkins, Kendall Jenner Hair, Kodak
candle: Diptique; hair spray: Ouai Haircare; hair lotion: Ouai Haircare; camera: Kodak

It's no secret that I have commitment issues with hair. Because of my fleeting hairstyles, it can be hard to commit to any hair product that isn't an amazing hair oil (which is always useful). Nevertheless, I bit the bullet and dove into the luxurious pond that is Jen Atkin's hair care line. If you didn't already know, Jen Atkin is a celebrity hairstylist that is responsible for the many looks of both Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen as well as the entire 2016 Victoria's  Secret Fashion Show in Paris. Jen followed her entrepreneurial itch and released a streamlined line of products, Ouai Haircare, that creates the effortless, model off-duty, "I woke up like this" look.

My first Ouai purchase was a full sized bottle of Finishing Creme with the hope that I'd never have to straighten my roots in the morning ever again. I guess it goes without saying that my flat iron is still in rotation, but it's only working part time now thanks to this sinfully priced, but oh-so amazing hair lotion. Half way (ouai?) through the bottle I purchased the Style Edit set with a mini Wave Spray, Texturizing Hair Spray, and Finishing Creme along with a little to-go pouch of hair ties. I was unimpressed with the Wave Spray which is almost undoubtedly because my hair is not real and I don't wash it nearly enough. On the flip side, I've been saving the mini Finishing Creme until the (very sad) day when I use the last drop of the full size. I didn't hate the Texturizing Hair Spray, so there's that. But I also am not sure I'd buy the full size because even if my hair looks like Jen Atkins did it herself, $26 is a bit of a stretch.

In fact, if I'm being honest, I really like the THS; especially for when I have brand-spanking-new, super sleek extensions that need to look a little more lived in. But when it came to buying a full sized bottle, I decided to try the Medium Hair Spray instead. Mostly because it's the strongest "medium hold" hair spray I've ever come across, but also because I can use it to texturize my hair and make my roots lay flat all day which has been my goal since Ouai purchase numero uno. Having smooth roots throughout the day seems to be the ultimate hair goal of mine? Question mark because I didn't actually realize this until three weeks ago when Jen did a tutorial on her Snapchat using Matte Pomade and the Hair Oil when styling Chrissy Teigen's roots. You better believe that I took a bus to Sephora and spent $52 on Ouai Matte Pomade and Hair Oil the very next day. I'm ashamed, yes. Buuut it hasn't not worked yet and I haven't given it enough time to prove it doesn't not not work. Only time will tell, as the saying goes.

Until then, someone please stop me from purchasing the Repair Conditioner and Shampoo because I am currently testing them out and they also haven't not not worked yet but they also haven't not worked either. Send help.