Wearing: YOU HAIR ME TEE IN BAMBOO CREAM
You know what they say. It takes a village...to tame all the cray-cray baby hairs in your hairline. If I leave mine to their own devices, they stand at attention like crispy ramen noodles.
Here's what I do to tame them:
1. Start with lots of moisture
Shampoo, condition, and towel dry your hair, and then rake a moisturizing hair oil or a leave-in conditioner through it, concentrating on your crazy baby hairs.
I use Essence Absolue by Shu Uemura ($69), but a great drugstore option is L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment, which is $5 a bottle. Either allow your hair to air dry, or use hairdryer coupled with a stiff boar's hair brush, to blow dry your bangs and baby hairs into place.
2. Smooth down unruly flyaways with hair paste
Chances are, you'll still have some renegade flyaway hairs, so smooth them down with a small amount of hair paste. You'll want to apply the paste sparingly, because if you apply too much, your hair will look and feel heavy. Opt for a hair paste with a matte finish, since a shiny finish will make your roots look greasy.
I like R+Co Control Flexible Paste ($28) because it controls the crazy hairs without feeling too stiff. If you're on a tighter budget, check out Dove Men+ Care Sculpting Paste ($5). Yes, it's technically for dudes, but who says women can't use it, too? Like the R+Co Sculpting Paste, it's flexible, and it has a matte finish.
3. Insert styling clips
If you still have some rebellious hairs (and I usually do!), clip them with one or two long styling clips.
4. Grab a flexible hold hairspray
Lock down those baby hairs with a veil of flexible hold hairspray. I like flexible hairspray for this because I don't like my hair to look like a helmet. Oribe Free Styler Working Hair Spray ($42) is my go-to, but L'Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray ($14.99) is a great drugstore option.
5. Toothbrush time
At this point, if you still see some hairs sticking up, spray a fresh toothbrush with hairspray, and run it over the last few remaining stray hairs.
Allow your hair to dry, and remove your clips.
Here's to many smooooth hair days ahead,