It’s true that I don’t talk about hair products on the blog very much – or ever, really. Part of that reason is that I am in the midst of a growing-out-a-pixie campaign, and I happen to be in that ugly middle stage, where I just can’t do a darn thing with this mop on my head. If I were a woman of lesser will, I would break down and cut it off, but I refuse. I don’t have much farther to go, and I’m going to stick it out. Another reason is that I’m not much of a product person when it comes to my hair. I like to keep it simple and somewhat allow my hair to do its own thing. So when I was out and about shopping for new hairspray – one of my few products I use frequently – I saw that an old favorite brand of mine had a new one available and decided to give it a try.
Not Your Mother’s is a drugstore brand that I am pretty familiar with; I used their leave-in conditioner for a few months at one point, and had no complaints at all. It’s an affordable brand with products that make me happy, so why not pick out something new from them, right? The brand has been around for a long time, and they do a good job of keeping things fresh and releasing new items that are both eye-catching and useful. It’s also nice to know that all of their products are made in the US, are gluten-free (for those of you who are concerned), cruelty-free (yay!), and only three of their products contain animal by products – its keratin protein, FYI. They even help to support the Young Survival Coalition, an awesome charity for young women battling breast cancer. So you can take good care of your hair, style it however you want, and feel good about it. Kudos, NYM!
I have always felt like hairspray is a bit like mascara, in that everyone has their personal preference. So obviously not all hairsprays are going to work out for every hair type or style taste. As I said before, I’m not a big product user, and since I have had my hair extremely short up until recently, I have hardly even used hairspray until now. Mostly I use it to help hold back stray hairs and what not, because clips/bobby pins annoy me – yes I know, very First-World. But bear with me; I am struggling with this whole grow-out thing. My history with hairspray is pretty simple – I always needed something that was going to freeze whatever part of my hair I sprayed into a state of total paralysis. I’m a busy gal, and I definitely didn’t (didn’t? Make that dont.) have time to stand around making sure my hair stayed in place.
But enough of my babbling, what about She’s A Tease? Well first of all, hats off to the marketing team at NYM, because they do a pretty snazzy job of coming up with some pretty snazzy names for their products. I wanted to use this spray a few times before coming back with a verdict, and I have to say I like it a lot. It’s not sticky, the mist from the can is nice and fine, so your hair won’t get soaked, and while the scent isn’t the best, it’s certainly not offensive. It did also hold up really well in this style-crushing humidity that we experience in my area during the summer. Although my “day job” involves me being indoors for most of the day, it only takes a few minutes outside to send your hair from fine to fluff-tastic around here. Is it the best I’ve ever used? No, but it does do the job for me, and I’ll take that for the price I paid ($6.99).
I hope this was helpful for you, if you happen to be seeking out a new hairspray (or brand) to try. This product reminded me of how much I enjoy the Not Your Mother’s brand, so I’ll probably be purchasing more of their line in the future. Have a great week!