Summer is my favorite time of the year for hair. I’m all about beachy waves, boho braids, and fun, flirty texture. Over the last few months, I’ve been pretty obsessed with these Summer styles, but unfortunately, my straight, fine hair does not take to them easily. So, I’ve come up with a few solutions to this problem. Naturally, it involved a haircare haul.
There have been two specific brands I’ve been hearing a lot about recently: Verb and Ouai. So, on a recent shopping trip, I treated myself to those products most raved about and those I was most curious of. What originally drew me to Verb was the price tag. This haircare line is quite affordable, hardy more expensive than drugstore options. And Ouai, well, this brand had been intriguing me for a while, especially with their texturizing hair spray and new dry shampoo foam. This time I decided to play it safe and stick with what I know and love best, traditional dry shampoo. Regardless, I’ve been quite impressed with all of these products.
Summer Beachy Style Must Haves
Ouai Dry Shampoo | Dry shampoo is a must for Summer hair. Whether it’s sweat or oil, dry shampoo always seems to be my savior when I need a refresh. This one in particular has great volume. It provides a lot of lift and fullness at the root (better volume than batiste!), perfect for limp second day hair. It also soaks up oil nicely without leaving any white or powdery residue. Perfect for extending your Summer hair styles another day or two.
Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray | I’ve tried a lot a texturizing sprays and this one has to be my favorite. It gives amazing texture and grit that helps hold braided styles in place and prevent fly-aways. It also has good hold, like a hairspray, without any crunchiness, stickiness, or weight. I use this anytime I want to braid my hair or touch up beachy waves. Keep in mind though. This isn’t a strong hold hairspray, so if you’re looking for longevity for your styles, I would pair this with a hairspray.
Verb Ghost Oil | I’m a huge fan of hair oils. Having long blond hair, I often deal with breakage, split ends, and dryness, so an oil is necessary to keep my hair healthy. This one is particularly great to pair with beachy and effortless styles because its formula is so light. It does a great job of smoothing the hair and reducing frizz. It won’t weigh down beachy waves, and since it’s not super oily, it won’t destroy texture. Keep in mind this oil is not particularly hydrating, but a perfect treatment for second day curls.
Verb Dry Shampoo (not pictured) | Being dry shampoo obsessed, I had to pick up a second one. This one in particular caught my eye thanks to its packaging. Its cone shaped applicator allows for precise application of powder onto the roots of the hair, perfect for extending your style that very last day. It also gives good volume at the root and is super good at soaking up oil. Unfortunately, this great packaging is a bit difficult to get a hang in the beginning, but I like the idea of creating a product with less packaging waste. I do almost wish that it was in a container with holes, like baby powder, that I could sprinkle onto my scalp. With this product, I just toss some into my palm and then rub it on my scalp. Rather awkward, but it gets the job done. Regardless the product itself is great and is perfect for travel. A win, win if you ask me.
Overall, these four products have been my Summer hair staples for beachy texture and braids. Let me know if you’d like for me to share some of my Summer hair styles with you. I already have one tutorial here, if you’re interested in checking it out. Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below if you have any Summer hair staples.
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