The summer sunshine is here, and the sea is calling my name! I'm so lucky to live close to the beach here in Seattle (within walking distance, actually) and while it isn't the coast of California, there's nothing like a cool breeze and the sound of waves crashing on the water to put me at ease. I'm all about that wind-whipped hair in the summertime. Especially on the weekends, where day trips and mini-getaways reign supreme, my daily routine gets a little less precise, and more carefree and easy going.
Verb Haircare's new Sea Collection is a match made in heaven for summertime. This kit is all about waves + texture, making it perfect for getting the most out of my natural hair. My hair has always been a problem child. I've got semi wavy, semi straight, semi I-don't-actually-know-what-the-heck-it's-doing hair. I've fought it through the years. Remember the days when straighteners were just starting to be a thing? Yeah, my poor, coarse hair was not a fan no matter how hard I tried to force it! Luckily I've mastered how to correctly straighten my hair at this point, and have invested in a good straightener. Thank god crimpers aren't making a comeback...yet.
The first step to great hair is of course, how you treat it. Verb uses only the good stuff in their haircare, meaning every product is cruelty-free, with no harmful sulfates, parabens or gluten. This is a total win for me. Also, did I mention every product is $14? Second win. I don't like overpaying for great results.
Shampoo and conditioner is a given key to great hair, but I like to go the extra step. That's where the Sea Spray and Texture Cream come in. Sea spray is great for those days where you want to look effortless but adequately tousled (also, fun fact, I love that word). You can spray it on dry or wet hair, which makes it both a versatile and easy product to add into your routine. It's infused with natural sea salt and smoothing moisturizers, plus it's super lightweight.
Sea Texture Cream refreshes hair to create instant volume with touchable hold. It weightlessly enhances natural texture on any tousled, beachy or “undone” look. You can use it with or without the sea spray, which is more often than not just a matter of how much time I have. I like to run just a touch through my hair after I've finished curling, keeping everything in place. The biggest thing I love? It's not crunchy.
A huge thanks to Verb for sharing their new collection with me. If your hair is stuck in a rut and you're looking for something new, definitely check out this brand. I have a running list of all the things I want to try next, like their Dry Shampoo and Ghost Oil. Each product page has a video showing you how to properly use each item, which is such a huge bonus. The products are so fun and upbeat, and your hair and wallet will thank you, too.