7-Day Hair With Verb Products

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It’s your girl here. Serving up something new and one thousand kilometers way out of my comfort zone: videos. Videos of myself, for that matter, doing my daily hair routine. Odd and unnatural facial expressions are an added bonus.

 

In my teens, I used to wash my hair every other day. And straighten it on those same days. The breakage was so bad, that my ends would just fall/burn off. Now that I think about it, I don’t think that I ever even cut my hair, yet always had a just-above-shoulder-length cut. Yikes.

In university, I chose sleep over washing and styling my naturally wavy and, at the time, dry and damaged hair. Oh, and add heavily bleached and toned to the list, as I was deathly allergic to yellow tones. So, I started skipping washes, fell in love with messy buns, and genuinely started to give a sh*t about the health of my hair. I am talking different oils, hydrating shampoos, countless treatments, and a gazillion leave-ins. “Yikes”- my bank account.

Fast forward to now, and that’s many, many years later, I focus on maintaining the healthy hair that I have now via regular trims and a damn good hair routine (with once-a-week washes!). The first can only be trusted to P & H Salon and Spa, who have seen me at my absolute worst and deserve a freaking medal for cleaning up my experimental messes. The latter, is a credit to Verb Products who have nailed the ingredients (buh-bye parabens, gluten, harmful sulfates), product effectiveness, and the price point specific to me and my hair. Okay, okay, not quite so Arina-centered, but it sure feels like it!

Thus, this week I will be sharing a total of 7 videos of my daily hair routine featuring Verb Products via IGTV. I am talking fresh day-one hair to dirty seven-day hair that can fool just about anyone, and everything in between. No glam, no extras. Just simple everyday styles for my shoots, work, and regular days off.

 

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But WHY though?

Why should you even bother trying to prolong your shampoo cycle and extend your style? To save your precious time, for one. Yes, it may take me an hour and ten to wash, blow dry, and curl my hair on day one, but the next six days are a breeze with a few minute touch-ups and I am out the door. Or do sleep, breakfast, stress-free mornings, and enjoying a coffee on your balcony mean absolutely nothing to you?

Second, I find dirty hair to be much more manageable. Day-two, and plus, hair produces natural oils and is exposed to multiple products over time, all of which assist in blocking out humidity and further locking-in the style. What you get is hair that listens, stays, and with the right products, looks freaking great.

Other reasons include naturally healing your strands and preventing colour fade. Washing your hair too often can dry out the scalp and strands, as well as slowly wash away all of that hard-earned money that a good salon charges for a colour. Do yourself, and your wallet, a favour by prolonging your washes at your own pace and your hair will thank you in the long run.

Lastly, save that water. Whether your motivations stem from managing hydro bills or saving planet earth, washing your hair once a week will help with, well, both. Showers should take 3 minutes tops, as to not let the humidity from the steam severely effect your style. Literally everybody wins.

 

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Verb Products In Focus

 

  1. Hydrating Mask: Since I only wash my hair once a week, I no longer buy conditioners and reach for deep conditioning masks, like this one, instead. It breathes new life into my colour-treated, heat-styled, and naturally dry hair by making it soft, shiny, and smooth. For extra nourishment, add this mask to the ends, leave overnight, and wash out in the morning.
  2. Ghost Oil: This oil is my first intro product into the Verb brand, and it’s the one that got me hooked. It does exactly what it claims: smoothes, nourishes, and adds shine without weighing the hair down. Most importantly, it is a clear oil that is blonde-hair safe, since yellow oils tend to leave a brassy deposit overtime (for me, at least).
  3. Leave-in Mist: Or as I like to call it, weightless hydration in a bottle. Other superpowers include: detangling, smoothing, moisturizing, shine-adding, and style-prepping. I prefer the spray-onto-hand-then-hair form of distribution for more control and less product waste.
  4. Forming Fiber: This styling balm is my go-to saviour for taming fly-aways, frizz, and, most importantly, my out-of-control baby hairs. It provides an all-day hold, yet is flexible enough for re-styling. Emulsifying between fingers before use is recommended.
  5. Ghost Hairspray: Here is a hairspray that smoothes frizz, locks-in the style, and is weightless and brushable. Shine-promoting nutrients like moringa oil and pro-vitamin B5 only add to its long list of benefits. To increase the hold I smooth with the Forming Fiber and use the hairspray to lock it in.
  6. Detangling brush: This brush is excellent for use in the shower to help evenly distribute leave-in treatments, as well as detangling and prepping for a blow-dry session. It is a softer brush, as it does not jerk or pull at the kinks, but gently goes over them and lets you know which parts require an end-to-crown approach.
  7. Ghost dry oil: An even more weightless version of the original oil, but this time in spray form. It works its magic by refreshing, adding shine, conditioning, and adding the freshest scent. A true hero during the final (4-7), pre-wash days. A little spray does really go a long way.
  8. Dry shampoo: This powdered shampoo does it all. It absorbs the oil, gives a volume boost, and refreshes any style. Most importantly, and unlike aerosol sprays, it is precision- and location-focused, meaning that it wastes less product and lasts a really, really long time.

 

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Before you dig right in, I would like to stress my commitment towards a blog that delivers only the most honest content and recommendations. I have been using Verb products for almost a year now. I became an affiliate six months ago and used my own money to re-stock a second round of products. Since then I have perfected my looks and techniques, and am now sharing them with you! Hope you enjoy these videos and products as much as I continue to do!

 

Day 1: Clean, smooth waves

 

Prep time: 1 hr 10 min

Products:  Leave-in mist, Ghost oil, Forming fiber, and Ghost hairspray

Tools:  Revlon dryer, t3 Single Pass 1.25, Detangling brush

Tips:

    • Blow dry on low, up from the root.
    • Curl on medium, away from the face and in the same direction. Switch directions at the back of the head.
    • Frizz is encouraged for double styling (i.e. blow drier & curling iron) since it ensures that no products are actually weighing the hair down.
    • Apply a pump of ghost oil before bed for extra nourishment.
    • Sleep with hair over pillow.

 

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Day 2: Refreshed 

 

Prep time: 6 min

Products: Ghost oil, Forming fiber, and Ghost hairspray

Tools: t3 Single pass 1.25, Detangling brush

Tips:

  • Second-day hair is my favourite due to the short prep time and diminished sensitivity to humidity, credited to the presence of natural oils and day-two hair products.
  • Rock these second-day waves to important functions or a shoot!

 

 

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Day 3: Same, same, but different

 

Prep-time: 7 min

Products: Dry shampoo, Ghost oil, and Ghost hairspray

Tools: Detangling brush

Tips: 

  • The scalp might start to get itchy, thus a light, no-nail massage is permitted.
  • Switch it up by either leaving it down or styling it as a half up-do, with front strands handing loose.
  • Wear this extremely manageable hair to work, a night out, or second-day shoot. You can’t go wrong.

 

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Day 4: High Pony

 

Prep time: 5 min.

Products: Ghost dry oil spray, Forming fiber, and Ghost hairspray.

Tools: Detangling brush, hair elastic and pins

Tips:

  • Day 4 marks the end of the hair-down phase. It’s only up from here.
  • High pony is the perfect choice to hide that oily/itchy crown AND fake volume at the same time. Similarly, it puts hair out of your face and limits the neck-to-hair interaction, and it looks cute as hell.
  • The Ghost Dry Oil spray makes it smell super fresh, tricking people into thinking that you actually put an effort into your hair (or anything else in your life for that matter…).

 

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Day 5: Mid Pony

 

Prep time: 4 min

Products: Ghost oil, Ghost hairspray, and Hair elastic

Tools: Detangling brush

Tips: 

  • This low pony multi-tasks as a polished look for work, as well as casual days/nights out as it also shows off the ever-lasting waves.
  • Add a scrunchie or a skinny scarf to dress up the pony.

 

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Day 6: Braid Bun

 

Prep time: 6 min

Products: Ghost oil, Leave-in mist, Ghost hairspray, Hair elastic and Bobby pins

Tools: Detangling brush

Tips:

  • For layered hair styles try adding the leave-in mist to the ends before and after braiding as to tame any short hairs and fasten the bun easier.
  • The low, braided bun is an excellent option for work, as the hair is away from the face and the braid adds that professional, yet not-so-boring touch.

 

 

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Day 7: Low, twisted bun

 

Prep time: 5 min

Products: Ghost oil, Forming fiber, Ghost hairspray, Hydrating Mask, Hair elastic and Bobby pins

Tools: Detangling brush

Tips: 

  • Again, for multiple layers, add the leave-in mist to the ends for a more sleek and secure bun, and the fresh-out-of-the-shower scent.
  • This low, twisted bun is my go-to for work, brunch, errands, or anywhere where people might be, as it gives that clean and polished look. Giving people the illusion that I have clean hair for as long as I can remember.
  • At the end of the day, and for extra nourishment, drench your dry ends with the Hydrating Mask and your scalp with coconut oil, leave overnight, and wash out in the morning.

 

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And cut!

 

Hope you guys enjoyed the videos, the super easy styles, and the Verb Products review and tips.

It is definitely not easy to extend your style or “train” your hair to last for two or more days. Believe me, I know. BUT, it is never too late to start taking steps in the healthy-hair direction. It will save you time, money, and precious strands!

Looking forward to your comments, questions and tips!

 

Cheers,

A

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