Ok, so Christmas is fast approaching but there’s still time for some last minute gift buying. If you have a haircare lover in your life, then the OUAI To Go Kit is an ideal present. OUAI are all over the blogosphere and this is a great set to introduce yourself to the brand.
Pronounced ‘WAY’, OUAI believe in accessible luxury, as well as products that look pretty on your Instagram feed whilst still actually doing the job they were designed for. Their products are all sulcate-free and use Smart Keratin to repair the hair, improve strength whilst also adding nourishment and bringing out the hair’s natural beauty.
Ouai means yes, in that casual Parisian way. It’s about saying yes to real hair for real life. And to looking chic, no matter how many followers you have.
The OUAI To Go Kit (£22.00) contains a selection of their bestselling products that are travel-sized and hand luggage approved. I’d heard a lot of good things about this brand, so I was excited to try them out. I was not disappointed.
DRY SHAMPOO FOAM (43g)
Prior to trying this I’d heard a few mixed reviews from friends, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It took me a long time to get on the dry shampoo bandwagon, but over the last few months I have become a fully fledged convert. This one is a foaming dry shampoo that doesn’t leave you with any white cast or that weird powdery feeling.
It works without needing water and leaves your hair looking and feeling a lot cleaner, shinier and with added volume. My hair is normally very limp so I often use dry shampoo to give it a bit of body and life and I’m pleased to say that this really works. I absolutely love it.
WAVE SPRAY (50ml)
Now there is not a chance that you will ever get me in the sea, especially not in the UK. I don’t want to freeze to death, plus fish and seaweed absolutely terrify me … a lot. However, I do sometimes want that oh so casual beach hair that everyone other than me seems to pull off so well. Thank God for the Wave Spray.
It is a weightless texture mist that gives you effortlessly chic and ‘undone’ hair. The spray is infused with rice protein that adds hold and memory. OUAI say this will give you the ‘just got out of the ocean and my hair dried perfectly look’. For me, it enabled me to get some loose messy waves and I’m happy with that. With hair like mine I really can’t hope for anything more.
HAIR OIL (10ml)
Hair oils can be very hit and miss with me. Some work perfectly whilst others leave me with greasy hair that you could probably fry chips in. Thankfully, this one works for me. A little does go a long way though, so don’t go dousing your hair in this … trust me, it’s not a good look.
The oil is multitasking and works to smooth frizz as well as sealing your split ends. Your hair looks smoothed and glossy after use and a whole lot healthier. It contains African Galanga, Ama and Asian Borage oils that help to keep your colour from fading as well as protecting the hair from heat damage.
CONDOM HAIR TIES
Yep, these really are called Condom Hair ties. Looking at the packaging, you can see why. They’re there ‘in case of emergency’. Somewhere in this house there are probably about 300 hair ties … I hope they’re happy wherever they are.
These are seamless, so there’s no metal to pull or drag on your hair, and, according to OUAI, ‘unlike real condoms, they never break when they’re in use’. That made me laugh more than it should have.
The OUAI To Go Kit is available from Harvey Nichols for £22.00 and would make a great gift for someone who wants to try the brand, or for someone who travels a lot.
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