Beauty Confession: I Use *This* Surprising Product to Texturize My Hair
My beauty confession: My favorite texturizing spray isn’t actually a texturizing spray at all. When I want my hair to have that gritty, tousled look and feel that’s synonymous with beachy hair, I turn to dry shampoo. I know, I know — dry shampoo is typically used on only the roots of your hair (where it’s most oily), but I DGAF. I spray it ALL. OVER. There’s more to it than that, though.
I don’t just use any dry shampoo to achieve this next-level texture. I notice a huge difference when I use Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Scented Dry Shampoo ($22) over other brands. This stuff delivers instant, enviable hair oomph that no other product has been able to compare to — even when I use my trusty dry shampoo hack.
Why I Love Using This Dry Shampoo As Texturizing Spray
What It Is: This dry shampoo not only saves the day when you don’t have time (or energy, TBH) to wash your hair, but it gives your locks a boost of that fresh-from-the-beach texture. It smells amazing (my fave scent is Mango Coconut) and dries in a translucent finish, so it’s a solid product to spritz in when you need an instant hair upgrade.
How It Works: I get awesome texture in my hair by spraying this product alllll over. I start by lifting up the roots of my hair and making sure the product gets as close to my scalp as possible — this method helps create lift in the hair and eliminates any oiliness. After that, I flip my hair all the way to one side and go spray crazy over the length of my hair.
Why This Is My Beauty Confession: This is my beauty confession because it’s my go-to method for serious texture in my hair. I love using double-duty products that offer up more benefits than what they’re intended for, so the fact that I can make second-day hair (and third…) look seriously GOOD is a big win for me. Also, who doesn’t love something that smells like mango and coconuts?!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)