Why are those tiny little hairs along the edge of your hairline called baby hairs? Is it because they’re cute and cuddly and adorable? Naaaaaw, girl. I think they’re called baby hairs because they’re unruly. OK? You can’t control them, they’re unpredictable, and, at any given moment, riiight when you think you have the situation under control, BAM! — they go bananas. HAHA! At least my baby hairs (and my baby) do.
I have a mega crop of baby hairs where my bangs part in the front, and I don’t know about yours, but mine are all uneven and at weird lengths, and — yay, lucky me! — they stick up and out at jarring angles, so I walk around lookin’ like I’ve just been electrocuted.
Girl, if there’s no product in them, I look CRAY, but this new hair styling product by R+Co called Control ($27) really helps. I’ve been using it for a week, and now I’m like ROUGE BABY NO LONGER RUN SH*T HERE.
Control is a soft, waxy styling paste with a semi-matte finish, and it grabs, holds and keeps flyaway hairs in place. It’s strong, but it’s not ’80s-style hairbear stiff, so my bangs can still move and don’t look heavy and greasy.
These days, my numero uno #hairgoal is for my mop to look casual, like IDGAF. Sure, I might’ve fussed over this hair, but nobody needs to know, LOL! In other words, I want the antithesis of prom/beauty pageant hair. Nothing overly lacquered or styled.
R+Co Control, like most R+Co styling products, excels at creating effortless looks.
Here’s how I use it: after I style my hair and part my bangs in the front, I take a little bit of the paste, rub it between my fingers for about 30 seconds to warm it up, and then I work that into my roots, grabbing the tiniest of the tiny baby hairs. Next, I sweep what remains on my fingers over the top of my bangs, smoothing down the flyaways. When I’m done, everything’s smooth and under control.
If, at that point, there are any short, stubborn hairs still popping out (which always seems to happen, no matter what), I take a toothbrush (one that I obviously don’t use on my teeth!), spray the bristles with hair spray, then use that to comb down the remaining stray hairs.
Give this stuff a whirl! It’s great. You can find it at salons that sell R+Co, randco.com and SpaceNK stores.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,