Hit us with the ‘which hair product would you take to a desert island if you could only have one?’ question and we’ll have three primary thoughts.
Firstly, thank you for this opportunity to travel freely; we have missed visiting places other than our own homes. Secondly, how rude of you, we’re beauty product junkies for a reason, okay?! And thirdly, TBH it would totally be leave-in conditioner.
Why, you ask? Its versatility, of course. Few others achieve such impressive care/styling slashie status, and so lush leave-ins have served as our all-star strand saviours while social distancing.
We’ll be honest: our go-to hairstyle throughout quarantine has definitely been one of the sleek variety; and by sleek, we do mean completely slick to our heads where you can no longer tell what the hell we’re dealing with under all that product.
It works on clean, straight, curly or dirty (that’s us!) hair, so it’s practically magic. Is our hair oily? Coated in product build-up? Splitting off from the chin down? You’ll never know.
Our trick? Condition and comb. Basically, we whack in a decent dollop of our favourite leave-in, brush it back into a sleek low pony or bun, seal the deal with a tie or scrunchie, and hope that we look like a Hadid.
And while the style is of course completely born out of laziness, it also totally ticks both the ‘nourishing our hair’ and ‘looking like we’ve made an attempt to appear polished’ boxes – and for that, (we’re talking to you, Kardashian and Knowles sisters, AKA the celebs that made sleek chic) we are eternally grateful – we owe our hair condition to you.