Disappointing products

Not Your Mother's Leave-In Conditioner review

This leave-in conditioner helps soften and strengthen hair, but has a heavy fragrance. Plus, my dad's thoughts on leave-in conditioner sprays vs. thicker formulas.

My hair gets pretty darn frizzy in the summer. I usually throw my hair into a ponytail because I’d have to get up an hour earlier to have enough time to tame all that frizziness. I was curious if Not Your Mother’s Leave-In Conditioner could help keep my hair under control, so I picked up a bottle when it went on sale at CVS. I bought it on the same day I picked up Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. This leave-in conditioner states that it is formulated with an…

THE INKEY LIST Retinol Serum review: Turn back the clock for pennies?

My first impressions of this serum after a few weeks of use. Plus, what kind of retinol (and what concentration) does it actually contain?

THE INKEY LIST, to put it in Zoolander lingo, is…“so hot right now.” This company continues to take the world of skincare by storm, following in the tradition of transparent, affordable skincare that has garnered so much success for the The Ordinary. However, instead of The Ordinary’s signature glass bottles with droppers, THE INKEY LIST products are packaged in plastic tubes or bottles with black-and-white labels. The company only sells 20 skincare products, all of…

Not Your Mother's Texturizing Sea Salt Spray review

Could beach-tousled waves be just a spray or two away? Probably not, but it's fun to dream.

Ever since I got back from Hawaii, I’ve been daydreaming of long, lazy days at the beach. That’s probably why I impulse-bought Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray when I spotted it at CVS. It promises to leave your hair looking perfectly wind-tousled, like you just spent the day at the beach. I was intrigued—I’ve only ever used sea salt for cooking/eating before. Could it really help texturize my hair and shape it into glamorous, tousled waves?