I’ve been loving a little texture lately.
“A little texture,” she says, as her hair expands into the firmament, LOL!
No, seriously! I’ve been into spraying a texturizing spray on my hair lately (mid-shaft) to kind of rough it up and make it look more voluminous (hopefully) and windswept, in that just-stepped-off the runway way.
But the thing about texture sprays is that most of them don’t do squat for shine. Most are matte, so if you want shiny AND tousled hair, you have to add a separate shiny product (usually an oil), but that can then weigh down your hair, thereby defeating the whole purpose of using a texturizing/volumizing spray in the first place.
OH, THE HORROR!
R+Co (pronounced “R and Co”) is a hair care line I’m totally obsessed with at the moment (I blame my hairstylist friend Alis, who lives, breathes and sleeps hair, for telling me that “This line is amazing, and their products will change your life.”), and they figured out a way to add good texture and shine in the same product with their new R+Co Trophy Shine + Texture Spray.
You get lovely, tousled, windswept action, along with a healthy dose of shine (that doesn’t look greasy). The product has clay in it for texture, and sweet almond oil for shine, and it’s $29 for a bottle…which hurts so good, but like all of the R+Co products I’ve tried, it’s amazeballs.
Use it on freshly washed hair (slightly damp) before air or heat drying, or apply it on dry hair before or after styling. I usually do a few sprays on my hair when it’s dry after curling with an iron. Then I spray a little on the mid-shaft section and go layer by layer. Then I rough up the waves by scrunching them with my fingers.
Here’s a helpful how-to video
Trophy has a great “memory” (quote, unquote), too, and it’ll remember where your hair bends and curls are, so, as you go about your day and your hair gets mussed up, it’ll remember (in a matter of speaking) how you styled it earlier and return to that shape.
Trophy lifts my waves, roughs up the strands for some cool-girl tousling, and keeps my hair looking healthy and shiny all day long.
And did I mention that it smells like expensive perfume (like all R+Co products)? This one smells like coconut and roses to me — a weird-sounding combo, yeah, but I think it works.
UGH! So obsessed.
Here’s what I’ve been marathoning lately
It’s a GREAT show on Netflix called The Last Kingdom, and it’s about Vikings…
Well, one particular Viking, but he doesn’t start out as a Viking. He starts out as the son of an English nobleman, but then he gets captured by Vikings and made into their slave, but then he wins them over with his boyish, warrior charm and joins the Viking clan.
Anyway, his name is Uhtred, and he rocks the half-up, half-down man bun like you’ve never seen it rocked before.
Seriously, though, the show is like Game of Thrones without the dragons. Great action and character development. Give it a go next time you’re in the mood for Vikings and/or historical adventure.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,