Having curly hair is the bane of my life. Yes, I’m lucky to have natural curls, as so many people seem to tell me. However, other than the messy, beach hair look, it is nigh on impossible to make curls look effortless and frizz free. I have to admit it, I am envious of those girls with straight or slight wavy hair who swish past me daily, badgering me with their perfect neatness. And when I had more time pre children, I attempted that rigorous routine of waking early and straightening my hair to within an inch of its life. Alas to no avail.
I have been constantly hunting for that Eureka bottle of love that promises to make those bad curly hair days a thing of the past, and have tried all the mousses, creams, sprays and waxes one can find that will allow me to embrace my curls. I finally came across an amazing product recommended by a makeup artist working on a shoot in Barcelona, that worked like magic. And, one that comes from a very surprising source.
Balmain, the haute couture fashion brand, has been named as the brand of the moment since Olivier Rousteing became its new creative director in 2011. With cult followers such as the Kardashians, Beyoncé , Rihanna plus many more, Balmain is normally known for its high fashion, not its hair products.
Now, slowly becoming famous in the hair and beauty world of makeup artists and hairdressers, Balmain has launched its own brand of hair pieces and products. Unfortunately, as I discovered from the make up artist on the shoot in Barcelona, these products are not sold to the general public in single quantities. Only salons, and those who wish to buy in bulk, can order directly from Balmain.