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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mermaid Hair

Mermaids are the crème de la crème of fantasy characters. Unlike unicorns or minotaurs, their human-like qualities exude an alluring facet. How can you not be intrigued by a jade tail? Nevertheless, I'd like to keep my legs for now--I can't dance without them--but I'd adore mermaid hair. I was determined to grow my hair out to the length in which it was able to be used as a makeshift swimsuit top--but for mermaid situations. Luckily, I'm in that place now, but my natural hair texture doesn't align with my coveted aesthetic. That is, until I found a few products to help me achieve mermaid hair. They're mostly eco-friendly (mermaids do live in the sea, after all--and we must protect that body of water), wave inducing, volume oomphing, impart naturally gorgeous locks, and, most important, are low maintenance to use--no blow drying or heat tools, just the clock. 

Transforming myself into an ocean goddess starts under the water...obviously. Shampooing with the gentle, yet effective John Masters Organics Bare Shampoo imparts clean hair, striking just the right balance--not too squeaky, but not just as dirty as it was to begin with. It's also gentle enough for even the most sensitive of scalps. On an everyday basis, I focus the shampoo just near my roots, but once a week or so, I shampoo all the way through the lengths, then top off the tips with the Bumble and bumble Surf Cream Rinse Conditioner. The name says it all, and it does a fantastic job, as well. Perhaps the most stunning characteristic is that, despite its thin texture, it does wonders for hydrating the hair, as well as bringing back life and adding shine, but without weighing anything down.

The rest of the mermaid making happens out of tap. The Yarok Feed Your Roots Mousse* is the most versatile of products. Applying it to wet hair adds manageability to freshly washed locks, but adding it dry adds loads of volume at the roots and texture all over. Although the lasting power in the volume category isn't fantastic, the falling 'do maintains the natural aesthetic. To top things off, I spray the John Masters Organics Sea Mist into the ends or all over for grit and texture, which can easily be adapted from slightly tousled to lion frizz using scrunching motions, if you please. And the best part: the lavender scent.

People may think that I'm younger than I appear, wear no makeup (you've heard that before), and look tired (wow, thanks, a** hole). Hopefully they make the connection between my mer-parents and I.

16 comments :

  1. The Bumble & Bumble Surf conditioner sounds so lovely! I've been using a couple of masks from them recently which have really impressed me.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

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  2. John mAster's Bare shampoo is my current hair love as well! I did a post on it last week and its wonderful-ness! :-) I want to see how B&B surf conditioner pairs with it!

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  3. I've loved this post! I need to try all these products actually, but I'm mainly interested in the Yarok mousse and the John Master Organics sea mist as I always need help with volume & texture!

    x Giada | Miel Café

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  4. My scalp has been a hot mess lately – thanks Sunday Shampoo – and I've been putting the John Masters Bare Shampoo in and out of my virtual basket. Hmm... I might have to pick it up after your seal of approval. After all, our taste in beauty is ridiculously similar.

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  5. My hair is so heavy I have a hard time using products alone to create beachy hair, I usually need to curl it really quickly as well
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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  6. I actually have the texture of hair that works well with beachy waves but my hair is SO dry from chlorine (swimming life haha) that salt sprays and what not just make it so much more tangly and unmanageable. I do need to try again this summer though because summer and beach waves go hand in hand! Plus...I live in South Florida so I literally live by the beach haha.
    Amber
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  7. I've never tried a hair mask (shock horror). (: Tell me: which ones do you like? x

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  8. Oooo, yes. x

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  9. The shampoo is really great. I think the conditioner pairs well, especially if you like the textured aesthetic, like me. x

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  10. Thanks, Giada. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'd give the mousse a go. x

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  11. I'd snatch the John Master's shampoo. It's really gentle, yet does a good job of cleansing. It's not too, too expensive, either (or, at least it's not in the U.S.). I'd say it's a fantastic bet, especially if you're having scalp issues. The one thing I would say, though, is that, since it doesn't contain SLS, your scalp may be a little oily the week or so, but it should balance out. I hope this helps! x

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  12. Ah, I guess this is one of the (only) perks of having fine hair. (: x

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  13. Ah, you're so lucky! x

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  14. Hmm, gentle and cleansing sounds like music to my ears. Sadly, John Masters is rather expensive here [in Europe] – especially when comparing to the prices in the states. So not fair! I'll definitely keep it in mind though x

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