- A hack for completely modern hair is gaining reputation on TikTok.
- The hack entails making use of lubricant to hair for a modern or moist look.
- Our editor tried utilizing lubricant in her hair; preserve studying to see her outcomes.
I preserve a reasonably shut eye on any magnificence hacks that go viral on TikTok. I like testing out make-up and hair hacks, and a few of them have truly been sport changers in relation to my magnificence routine. Others? Not a lot. Once I noticed a couple of viral movies of individuals utilizing lubricant (sure, that form of lubricant) to realize totally different modern and moist hairstyles, my first thought was that it positively regarded . . . fascinating. I spent about two seconds debating whether or not or not I ought to strive it earlier than I sighed, opened up Amazon, and bought my first-ever bottle of lube.
I went to the seashore the day earlier than testing out this hack and I ended up swimming within the ocean, which left my hair tremendous dry and unruly. Nevertheless, it wasn’t but time to scrub my hair (I keep on with a reasonably strict hair-washing schedule), so I made a decision I might make use of one in all my favourite hairstyles, the slicked-back bun.
Sometimes when styling my slicked-back bun, I exploit a styling pomade, slightly little bit of sea-salt spray, and hair spray. To check this hack, I opted to solely use the One Condoms One Transfer Lubricant ($10) and no different merchandise as a result of I needed to see how properly it could maintain up all through the day.
Testing the hack was comparatively easy and uncomplicated. To begin, all I did was squeeze a quarter-size quantity of lube into my fingers and start working it into my dry hair. I ended up utilizing about two-and-a-half full pumps of product earlier than getting my hair absolutely “lubed up.” As soon as my hair was sufficiently slick, I began brushing it again utilizing a boar-bristle brush right into a low ponytail. From there, I wrapped the hair right into a bun and used a second hair tie to safe all the things in place.
The principle distinction I observed between utilizing lube versus my typical merchandise was that my hair was much more slippery and slick. Often once I use a matte pomade, I discover that the product can typically be tough to disperse evenly in my hair, however I had the alternative expertise when utilizing lube. The product labored into my hair simply simply through the use of my fingers, however just some swipes of my brush made fully positive the product was subtle evenly. (One fast factor to notice: in the event you do plan on testing this out at residence while you occur to be round some other individuals, positively give them a heads up relating to your new hair-care routine. My boyfriend was extraordinarily confused when he walked into the lavatory to search out me slathering lube throughout my hair.)
On the finish of the day once I realized that my hair stayed in place and no flyaways or stray hairs have been protruding of my head, I used to be genuinely impressed. The underside line? Utilizing lube to create the right slicked-back bun positively labored for my hair. As for why it really works, if I needed to take a stab at guessing, I might assume the reply almost definitely comes all the way down to substances. I used a silicone-based lubricant, and a variety of the hair merchandise I exploit that give my hair a modern shine even have silicone in them.
When it got here time to scrub all the things out, though I used to be anticipating it to be tough, it actually wasn’t that unhealthy. I sometimes double shampoo my hair every time I wash, and by the second shampoo, I could not really feel any leftover residue in my hair. In truth, after a hydrating hair masks, my hair felt simply as smooth because it usually would.
Though I do not suppose I will plan on utilizing lube for all of my future slicked-back-hair moments, I positively suppose I will preserve a couple of particular person packets of lube in my purse simply in case an emergency scenario arises — of the hair selection, in fact.
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