Till Death Do Us Part: Drybar Hair Products
I’m a sucker for a product with a good name. I don’t care if the name is silly, cutesy, or downright naughty. Hey, we all love NARS Orgasm. I love a product with a good name. So when I was wandering the aisles not-so-aimlessly in Sephora recently and stumbled upon the “drybar” section of the hair products, I was caught like a fish on a hook. Drybar is actually a salon-based idea where clients come for “no cuts, no color, just blowouts!”. Clearly, I didn’t get my hair done in Sephora (though, I don’t think I’d be against that…) but their line, coincidentally named after some not-so-dry drinks, was waiting for me to stumble upon it like a hidden gem.
Let me tell y’all… hidden gem indeed!
Ranging from shampoos and conditioners all the way to oil treatments and hairsprays, dry bar has it all. I picked up Mai Tai (sea-salt spray), Southern Belle (volumizing mousse), and Triple Sec (style refresher and texturizer). Although dry bar airs on the more expensive side of the spectrum, I really think these drink-inspired products are worth it. They all have a delicious smell – think caramel and sandalwood – that lasts until you wash your hair again. Now I’m sure that might turn some of y’all off, but the smell isn’t as offensive as you might get to thinking. Very light, it only wafts your way when you’re whipping your hair back and forth. And for your neck’s sake, I hope you don’t do that very often.
Mai Tai retails at $25.00 USD. Bumble and Bumble offers a sea-salt type of product too, but honestly I’d pick the Mai Tai over Bumble beach hair any day. One or two spritzes of Mai Tai and my hair is happy to look like I just spent the past eight hours laying on a beach.
Alternatively, if spending $25.00 on your hair scares you a little, try looking into the Moroccan Sea Salt Spray by OGX for $7.99. Now, I’ve used this product for years and the bottle has lasted me – but it also has given me crinkly kinks in my supposedly beachy hair. If your hair is thicker, I bet you’d have an easier time keeping light, loose curls or waves; but hey, this is still a fabulous product and ranks number two on my Beach Hair list. I guess that’s a thing.
Southern Belle is the best volumizing mousse I have tried, to date. While it retails at $26.00, it’s entirely comparable to other high-end mousses on the market. Think Redken, Biolage, Fekkai, Kendra, TGI Bedhead… Yeah, you get the picture. Southern Belle holds volume like you wouldn’t believe; that is, unless you’re from the south and you have seen the religiously high and thick hair. Unlike many other mousses, I didn’t feel like this one weighed my hair down OR made it crinkly. It was like a gentle supportive boost to my otherwise flat hair, totally living up to it’s name.
Alternatively, if you’re not looking to spend the $26.00 there are loads of other phenomenal options, but I’m a fan of the Herbal Essences Body Envy mousse. It runs super cheap, and it’s easy to get your hands on!
If we’re being honest, I don’t really know what Triple-Sec is SUPPOSED to be used for, but I really like it for when I’m trying to refresh a hairstyle to last me all day. Evening dinner after being in the office all day? Triple-Sec to the rescue of your flat hair! It smells delicious, fits in your bag… what more could you want?
I’m all for finding a bargain, really… But these drinks (ha!) will really get your hair going.