Ironically, I found Not Your Mother’s hair care at my mother’s house. You should also know that my mother is a hairstylist (where do you think I got this penchant for beauty products? It started young…) so if I see a drugstore product in my mom’s bathroom, that means it is usually pretty good or maybe just reserved for my younger brothers to use. They don’t need to douse their hair in Pureology or Aveda products. Let’s keep the expensive stuff for us longer-locked ladies!
At first, I thought the Not Your Mother’s line was from a professional beauty store and assumed the products were of a similar price, which at cost is still a pretty-penny. But, NO! I was ecstatic to find out this range is available at Ulta, Target, Wal-Mart, CVS, etc. for mere dollars a can! Stuff I can actually afford and, more importanly, LOVE!
Currently, I’m rotating three of the Not Your Mother’s products in my everyday hair routine:
As I get older, my once lusciously thick and impenetrable locks have become much more susceptible to heat damage, especially from high-heat flat irons. Even if I’m only going to be drying my bangs to prevent my cowlick from twirling around my forehead like a really horrible 1970s Farrah Fawcett wing, I spray this stuff in. Sometimes, I spray it in my wet hair just because I like the lightly fruity scent.
Admitedly, I do not have Merida’s bouncy curls naturally or even if I spend hours with a curling iron, but when layers are strategically cut into my hair, I can pull off a nice beach-y wave with some major help from this cream. Unlike a lot of other products meant to aide curls, this cream is lightweight and does not give you the dreaded freeze-dried, crunch curls that I see on some women. I want my waves or curls to be soft and bouncy, not hard like you stepped out into -90 degree weather with wet hair.
This long-hold hairspray has tamed my previously mentioned cowlicked bangs while I grow them back out from thick, above the eyebrow fringe to side-swept layers that will hopefully be able to be tied back in a pony-tail (grow faster dammit!!). And, unlike the name implies, this hairspray won’t make your hair look frozen or scrunchy with sticky hairspray but WILL actually hold onto the style you are trying to spray into place. At under $5, this aerosol hairspray is a god-send!