As with most aspects of my basis of style, beauty falls again into the category of less is more or more so less is more than enough. With hair as it is with beauty, I prefer a more natural look - although my less is more approach may be down to more of a 'I'm not the best morning person' problem. But nonetheless I find I get the best results when I use minimal product and effort, if I'm in a real rush I'll spray my hair with water and hope for the best but I understand not everyone has a natural curl to their hair. The real irony is is that I hated this aspect of my appearance growing up, spending so much wasted time forcing my hair to be straight (most of the time in vain), perhaps this is why I prefer the former description for my beauty routine.
For days when I feel my hair needs a little extra push, or volume per say I turn to a pretty small selection of products. So many brands are marketed as volumizers but I've found so many to definitely not work with my hair type. Often a product will be either no where near enough or far too much, causing my hair to dry out and frizz even more. What I love, is when a product can work with my natural curls by maintaining what's already there along with adding volume to a flat, bed-head style.
Introducing Moroccanoil Texture Collection for those who are either a) far too time poor b) need a product they can always reply on or c) both (that would be me). The collection encompasses three key products that each work great individually or as a super hair team, my favourite would be the Dry Texture Spray simply because I found it to be the best product to quickly add to my morning routine even each day I step out. Just a few sprays on each section of my hair, each side, back then a little underneath and my curls are more defined. I also found this product to be great as a semi hair spray, holding my hair in place that one time I decided to change my hair look up and I attempted to pull of a slicked back ballerina bun.
How to use: quickly, carelessly but on dry hair.
Next in line is the Beach Wave Mousse, and it does exactly that giving even my already curled hair a beach wave look that looks like I literally stepped out of the ocean. While I genuinely appreciate the fact that it does exactly what it says it does, this was probably my least favourite product simply due to the fact that it's not something I feel I need but for someone who has naturally straighter hair or wants seriously defined curls and wispy ocean sprayed hair this product is perfect. Mousses have generally not been my preference due to the fact that I'm terrible with styling them, I always find them to be heavy, sticky and that they make my hair "chunk" together (for lack of a better word). This why Morrocanoil's Beach Wave Mousse would actually be one of the very, very few hair mousses that I would actually recommend, I found it to be lighter and far easier to style with - I suggest investing in a good brush (despite the fact that I never brush my hair, curly haired humans will get this) to help work the product through your hair and to add to the tousled, textured look.
How to use: with more than five minutes to spare, Sangria in hand, wrapped up in a towel with ocean vibes in mind.
The last but certainly not least piece in the collection is the Texture Clay, in my eyes a pretty unique formulation and product that is great for creating a cool texturised style on short hair. Obviously I don't have long hair to test this on, but I think the clay formulation works so well for short hair as it holds in place extremely well without relying on longer layers to contribute to a tousled look. The Clay works best if you're after a more dramatic styled look, perfect for something super edgy and tousled, not necessarily a beach wave look that can be achieved with either of the other two products.
How to use: on damp or dry hair get your hands dirty, twist, turn and tease hair, before a gig, leather jacket shrugged over shoulders.