For years, I’ve been using the word “grit” to positively describe the way I want my hair to feel after using texture spray. Amika makes one of my favorite texture sprays, and now one of my favorite dry texture pastes called “Got Grit”. I wanted to test out a non-aerosol version for those who don’t like using them, or even for those who may want a more travel-friendly option!
I bought a few new hair products, including Got Grit, at Sephora recently. I talk a lot about my skincare and makeup favorites from Sephora, but their hair tool and product selections are pretty fantastic as well. If you aren’t a Beauty Insider Member yet, sign up! It’s completely free, and all you do is earn points when you shop! You get access to promotions and learn about discounts and other rewards as a Beauty Insider Member as well.
In the video, I demonstrate how to use the texture paste, but take a peek at the before and after below. One side (my right, your left) is freshly curled with no product, and the other, larger side has Got Grit worked through it. I loved the definition and hold it gave my hair, without leaving any waxy residue behind!
For the curls, I used a 1.25-inch curling iron by T3. I finished the style with Amika Fluxus hairspray which is a great, flexible hold hairspray! But before all of that, I let my hair dry in the Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Turban. It soaks up so much water from my hair and isn’t too heavy when it’s all wrapped up!
Other than the texture paste, I was very excited to try the IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Toning Drops. I’ve used a few different purple/blue shampoos and conditioners (even a hair mask!) in the past, but I always resorted back to my favorite daily shampoo. I’d use the toning shampoos and conditioners periodically but had my daily go-to’s in the shower at all times.
These toning drops are designed to just be added into your shampoo or conditioner! How genius is that? Now that you don’t need to buy an entirely separate shampoo, you can simply add a few drops to your favorite shampoo and get all the toning benefits.
I go into a bit more detail about the toning drops, and share how to use the texture paste on mid-length hair in the video below!
This post was sponsored by Sephora, all opinions are my own.