Did you ever think you’d get this close to my roots…?
I kid, I kid! 🙂 No, you really don’t need to be all up in my cowlick, and you REALLY don’t need to be all up in it now that my roots are starting to peek through, OMG. When the heck is my next hair appointment!?
Anyway, there’s an unruly grotto of hair at my hairline with strands that jut and shoot out at weird angles, and I usually have to coax them into place with a dab of flexible hair paste and hairspray.
That usually does the trick, but when it doesn’t… Say hello to these OUAI Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets.
1. It’s pronounced “way.”
2. These smell like Pottery Barn.
SERIOUSLY. You know that smell that immediately invades your space when you walk into a Pottery Barn store? Well, these sheets smell exactly like that — like expensive white pillar candles with notes of magnolia, wax and overstuffed, over-sized down chairs.
Mind you, I like it. It’s just very strong, and it lingers a while.
3. Tear, tame, then toss.
These individually packaged sheets, which come 15 to a box for $18, are soaked with hair-smoothing oil. You just tear one open to get to the sheet, which feels like an oil-coated piece of wax paper, then smooth the sheet on your hair wherever you need to de-frizz.
Isopropyl Isostearate, Polysorbate 20, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Steardimonium Hydroxypropyl Panthenyl PEG-7 Dimethicone Phosphate Chloride, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal
4. They’re better for touch-ups than they are for primary frizz control.
As you can probably see from my cowlick pics, one sheet corrals most of the renegade hairs, but a few stragglers get away. It doesn’t catch every fly-away, and a few fly-aways are fine with me, but I still wouldn’t 100% rely on these sheets for intense de-frizzing.
I think these are great as convenient once-in-a-while things, but they’re $1.20 each. That seems kind of expensive for a single use, doesn’t it? Like, sure, I’ll put one in my makeup bag for when I have an important meeting
at HomeGoods, and I want a last-minute tszuj to look my best, but if all I’m doing is heading to baby story time, I don’t think I’d use one of these.
5. If you’re using a temporary root spray, watch out!
FYI, if you use any sort of root cover-up spray or pencil, you’ll want to use a sheet before — not after — you spray your roots, because the sheet will lift away any temporary color (which is, *ahem*, why you can see so many more white hairs in the above “after” pic).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,