It's National Blowout Day!
As if tomorrow’s National Lipstick Day wasn’t enough beauty brouhaha , today is National Blowout Day—and you better believe I’m observing with freshly washed (and straighten!) strands. I wouldn’t ordinarily do this on a day when it’s going to be in the 90s with 90% humidity, but I recently received products from a new brand called Playa, and I was really excited to give them a try.
My once-platinum hair is thisclose to being fully grown-out, but I still need a little post-styling smoothing. I’ve been weary of oils in the past since my hair is greasy to begin with (and I try to wash as little as possible), but when I read that the Ritual Hair Oil “imparts weightless shine and polish” I didn’t hesitate to use a drop or so of this kukui-apricot-sunflower oil blend on my ends. True to its word, it instantly added sleekness and shine with absolutely no heaviness or residue—I’m sold.
Since I’m not a huge fan of hair that looks too squeaky clean, I applied a little Pure Dry Shampoo a few hours later and, again, I’m totally sold. It smells insane thanks to rose petal powder and star anise, and it doesn’t leave even the slightest hint of white residue. Some other dry shampoos come out with a lot of force (which, in my opinion delivers way more than I actually need), but this one comes out in a fine mist so you get a light dusting rather than a powdery avalanche. It definitely delivers a volume boost as well.
The third product I received is currently on stand-by, but I’ll be trying the Endless Summer Spray the next time I wash. With sea salt for texture plus a marine collagen complex that promotes full, shiny, healthy-looking hair, I’m especially looking forward to this because it left no stickiness when I sprayed it on my hand. Stay tuned for an update on this one…
And if you don’t take my word for it, the line is also available at Violet Grey in L.A. (and online), and they’re about the pickiest in the biz when it comes to stocking new products.
P.S. Check out the Hair Essential Kit, which includes all the must-haves for a magnificent mane!