Get Tested: Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls Cream ($9, 2 oz; missjessies.com)
DISCLAIMER: I tried this product after showering off the sweat from an epic mosh pit, where my dancing-until-I-nearly-fainted was fueled by equal parts garage rock and tequila. So perhaps my next application can be more… thorough? (Pssh.)
The only time I embrace my wavy hair—meaning I don’t reach for the big-barreled curling iron to fix ‘er up—is after a day of salt-water-dipping-sexiness at the beach.
Beach hair is the BEST hair.
I have yet to come across a product that replicates that just-perfect, wavy-messy, beach-hair texture. Salt-water spray doesn’t do jack. Mousse is sticky and disgusting. Gel is like transparent, alien-goon vomit. SICK.
So it took me a full month (and apparently, many drinks mixed with the realization that I wouldn’t have time to style my hair in the a.m.) to try Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls Cream that came in my August Birchbox.
I was just like, a wee drunk, and soaking and out of the shower and thought, “Yeah, whatever,” squeezed a bit more than a tablespoon of the cream into my palms, warmed it up with friction, and combed it through my mane, finishing off with scrunching different sections. I let it air dry. (OR I passed out with a towel on my pillow. Which, truth: is when I typically get the most in-tact beach-waves.)
Results? Although Miss Jessie’s has to be the best curl product I’ve ever used—it’s so lightweight and it didn’t even feel like I had product in my hair, and that’s RARE—I’m still not in love. There were a few parts of my day where I thought my hair looked cute and kinky (unlike me sexually). For the most part, it looked a little too frizzy for my liking. Since I’m especially prone to frizz, though, in the future, I’ll try Miss Jessie’s after using a pea-sized amount of anti-frizz serum.
And maybe I’ll try it when I’m not all mosh-pitted out and sort of shitfaced.