Bumble & Bumble Semisumo, $27.
Hair is tricky: too short, too long, too frizzy, too flat, simply not French enough. Yes, the last two years have found me trying to achieve the perfect french-do interminably. It seems so simple (the perfect dose of messy combined with stringy and yet still shiny) but very often do I fail. I’d initially tried not to wash it for several days but that defeated the shine aspect. I laid down in bed for hours on end hoping it might pick up that post-intercourse glow to no avail. I used texture products but none were particularly good at accomplishing the stringiness. And isn’t that, after all, the leading characteristic a perfect French bed head is founded upon?
But then I met Semisumo, an easy to use high shine, low hold pomade and while I’d never been particularly good at using wax hair-products, (they seemed far more male-targeted and as a result, hard to use on my hair) it’s been as simple as a finger scoop, ten second hand-rub and the subsequent distribution of the pomade to the tips of my hair, rubbing the strands through my hands until rug burn becomes a very real thing again. Sometimes, I run my fingers through my scalp too, et voila…I’m practically inhaling croissants at the hand of the Eiffel Tower.
Meanwhile, in fun additional facts: Roz, the Bb hairstyling wizard (aren’t all good hairdressers effectively superheroes? Find one in your area) wearing reflective goggles and a makeshift cape is a. she who did my hair for my nuptials, b. wearing my security blanket as a badge of honor.
Also, my gift set is up. More on that soon.
Part I of a Man Repeller x Bumble and bumble collaborative series.