One of the perks about being a grooming blogger, and frankly one of the downfalls, is the ability to try out so many different products on my face and mane to see what yields the best results. While that doesn’t seem like a problem, it can be daunting to always be trying out new things. In some small way, sometimes I don’t feel satisfied when I find something that works really well as I’m always on the hunt for the new thing. Call it product-junkieism if you will. That’s probably how I would describe it!
I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of the #PMInsiders club which is made up of a group of bloggers, vloggers and influencers who try out some of the best offerings from hair care brand Paul Mitchell. While I’ve liked many of the products that have come across my desk, I think I’ve recently a holy combination!
Let me start by saying that I did a semi-annual hair cut a month ago. Now, the medium to big fro is gone and a little, well-coiffed one is firmly in its place. This is always a frustrating time for me as depending on the length of the cut, due to way my hair works, I have to wait for a little length until natural curl definition happens. It hasn’t been until the past two weeks that I’ve hit that little magic spot and this has been made clear by a combination of two Paul Mitchell products, The Cream from the softstyle collection and the Tea Tree Firm Hold Gel from the teatree line.
The Cream is a lightweight styling conditioner that applies well on wet hair right out of the shower. On my short(er) hair I use about a nickel-sized amount. I rake in the product from root to ends with my fingers. Immediately after that, still with pretty wet hair, I use about a nickel-sized amount of the Tea Tree Firm Hold Gel and rake in using the same method. I let my hair air dry and that’s it! What that leaves me with is defined (if not a little firm) hair. The gel helps out by giving a lot of shine and luster which means my hair always looks bright and healthy without a greasy feel when I use it.
This unexpected duo packs a pretty good punch and has been my go-to for a couple of weeks now. It will definitely stay on the top of my list as we start to transition the cooler fall months.
What’s at the top of your list these days?