I decided to take two of the newest OUAI products on my holidays to test them out at a time when I want effortless styling more than ever. Shopping links are below.
Sun of a Beach Ombré Spray
This product took it’s time to have strong results on me, I had a two week holiday and it was only in the second week in intense sunshine that I saw any major changes. However, once the product got going it did make a remarkable difference to my hair. My hair is naturally a mousey brown, but has warm undertones so the resulting colour varied from really blonde highlights to just a lighter copper colour. The difference in shades made my hair look really naturally sun kissed. My friends were all quite astonished at the difference it made, and perhaps the gradual nature of this product makes it harder to recognise yourself. I definitely did not want to splash out or commit to getting my hair coloured this summer, so this OUAI product was a perfect substitute if you just want to enhance your sun kissed hair.
Air Dry Foam
I hardly ever blow dry my hair, it’s not something I ever leave time for in my morning routine and I find my hair goes very frizzy from a blow dry so needs styling after which is too much effort for me on a daily basis. However, my hair is a bit all over the place, sometimes drying with curls, or a puff of frizzy nothing and other times relatively straight. It would be nice to have an easy product that could help me roughly control the outcome. Enter Air Dry Foam. When I first saw this advertised I felt like it was possibly too good to be true, but following my holiday trial (in over 70% humidity!) it has become a firm favourite of mine and no doubt a regular in my routine. It feels like my hair has been conditioned with no weight at all, making it tamed and smooth without any of the heaviness or oiliness of a serum. For fuss free styling, this is the product.
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I have my hands on a product from the OUAI product line created by Jen Atkin, hairstylist to Bella Hadid, the Kardashians/Jenners, Chrissy Teigen and many more. I wanted to buy everything, but I refrained and thought I should test out one product to start with to check if the hype is justified. I have started with the wave spray in the mini bottle. I have sort of shoulder length hair with lots of layers because its so thick- if you’re thinking shag, you’re bang on. I like to have a tousled, wind swept look which happens to be one of Jen Atkins well known styles which she creates using the wave spray to give the hair some texture.
So, for starters the product smells amazing, like a great perfume for your hair. It’s not at all a heavy smell or one that smells distinctly of anything particular, but it smells sophisticated in a fresh from the salon way. It’s important when applying it to have it a fair distance away from your head, so that the spritz isn’t too direct on one area as this can make it clump. However, applied lightly over the hair, this spray is far less heavy and sticky feeling than any other I have tried before- this includes Bumble and Bumble surf spray. I applied it after curling my hair and before brushing it out to help retain just the right amount of tousled wave. I ruffled a little more through my hair before leaving the house. It’s definitely important not to go overboard otherwise it can spoil the light feel of the product.
I would definitely buy this product again and I’m really keen to try more from the OUAI line.
Sol de Janeiro, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, £18– For a peachy bum on the beach this summer you need this cream. It’s enhanced with guarana, a native Amazonian plant that is one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet – perfect for stimulating circulation and keeping posteriors at their smoothest.
Mio, Body Brush, £14.50 – For anyone with cellulite or jiggly bits that they would like a little smoother and firmer this product is perfect. I have been using this body brush for a month now and have notice my skin feels smoother and firmer. I also find the process of brushing itself quite therapeutic!
OUAI, Rose Hair and Body Oil, £25– Though it seems to be selling out everywhere I really want to get my hands on this product. I have yet to try any products from the OUAI range (fun fact Ouai translates roughly to YASS in french) but I love Jen Atkins styling and the brands aesthetic.
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Mio Body Brush
OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil