“I can all the time inform when it’s humid exterior as a result of your hair will get so frizzy,” an ex-boyfriend as soon as jokingly instructed me, blissfully unaware that I might immortalize his tactlessness on the World Vast Internet sometime. Nonetheless, he was extra correct than I’d prefer to admit. Even earlier than I go away the home, on a day when it’s about to rain, my hair stands a couple of half inch farther away from my head than it normally does. It’s been this fashion since childhood, so by now I’ve principally realized to work with my extraordinarily weather-sensitive hair. If I have to look good on a very muggy day, I’ll preemptively wave it with an iron, so the additional curls across the edges simply mix with what I’ve already acquired occurring. I’d slick it again in a ponytail or bun with a little bit hair spray or put on it half up. However making an attempt to put on it easy and unfastened can be laughable.
It’s exactly this drawback that beauty chemist Joseph Cincotta got down to clear up with the creation of Coloration Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray, which is, amazingly, the closest factor I’ve ever discovered to a raincoat to your hair. At a press preview for the product, Cincotta confirmed me two wefts of human hair — one which had been handled with the product and one other than hadn’t — and sprayed them each with water. The water sank into the untreated hair however beaded up on the hair with Dream Coat on it. I used to be in absolute awe.
At residence, nonetheless, it took a few tries to determine it out. The instructions say to apply it to damp, not moist hair, earlier than blowing it dry (the warmth units the cross-linking polymers that type the moisture-proofing barrier). I took this to imply I might squeeze my hair with a towel, mist Dream Coat all through, and blast it, however alas, my hair was nonetheless frizzy. The next night, I attempted it once more, this time letting my hair air-dry for about 20 minutes (at which level it was nonetheless damp however not drippingly so), earlier than I sprayed Dream Coat throughout my hair and blew it dry. This time, I used to be amazed — I watched my coarse, wavy curls as they have been blown straight, easy, and swingy. Not like 2000s-era straight hair, which was flat and lifeless. However like, ’90s-era straight hair — the voluminous, flauntable type Cher Horowitz flips round in the course of the entirety of Clueless. And it stayed like that every one day. Solely now, as an alternative of trying within the mirror, I’ll truly need to verify my climate app to see if I would like an umbrella.