You’ve taken the time to style your hair just the way you want it, and it’s looking totally on point. Only problem is you see a bunch of those annoying flyaways poking up all over your head — they always seem to show themselves at the worst times (aka when you have to look your best) — and they seriously cramp your style. Using hairspray to keep ‘em down can make your hair crunchy and stiff, which isn’t a cute look, but they *need* to stay put somehow. What to do, what to do?!
That’s where Adrienne Bailon’s totally unexpected go-to hair product comes in: aloe vera gel. Yep, the stuff you slather on your skin to soothe sunburn is actually The Real host’s fave product to turn to when she’s slicking her hair back in a bun. Adrienne’s brand of choice is Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel ($9) because of its low alcohol content. “I find that regular gels have so much alcohol in them that they dry out your hair,” she recently explained in an interview with Allure. “This gel won’t damage your hair, and it actually helps to moisturize it.” We’re sold.
The next time you want to achieve a frizz-free style or a super sleek ‘do, or you just don’t want to parch your hair with product, consider giving this affordable gel a try. The best part is even if you’re not a fan of the stuff in your hair, you can’t deny that it works wonders on your skin. Double-duty products FTW!
What is your favorite product to tame flyaways and achieve a sleek look? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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