I was super excited to receive On the Rebound as my first Bzzagent campaign. In my early 20's I was a huge fan of the Bed Head line - Girl Toys was the perfect serum to tame my frizzies, Manipulator made my hair flip out on the ends just like Willow from Buffy, Ego Boost was my go to leave in conditioner, Control Freak was the first product I used to straighten my hair, and After Party was awesome to get that disgusting smoke smell out of my hair after hitting the bars. I haven't used Bedhead products in years, so I wanted to test out the latest and greatest they have to offer. [I checked the website, and I can't believe they are still making most of these!! So sad to see that Girl Toys isn't there though].
|Cutest packaging evah|
My natural hair type is "frizzy waves". While I would LOVE to have "wash and go" hair, I have to style it in some way to make it look normal. If I showered the night before, I straighten it with a flat iron or curl it with a large barreled curling iron. If I'm running late and need to let it air dry, I use some sort of curl cream to elevate my waves to an almost curly or a beachy wave look (it turns out a bit different every time no matter what I do). I definitely do this more often in the warmer months since my hair is just going to curl up anyway due to humidity.
|Deer in headlights!|
Anyway, as you might be able to tell from my picture, On the Rebound does make my hair curly, but they are really separated, kinkier curls and they are a bit too crunchy for my taste after it dries. Which is REALLY disappointing, because I so wanted to love this stuff. I feel like my hair looks too dated when I use On the Rebound. Boo.
Now let's compare to my current curly hair cream of choice, Miss Jessie's Quick Curls. It smells AMAZING (like lemongrass), is nice and light, and doesn't make my hair feel crunchy (or my hands sticky). I just scrunch a small amount into my hair and go. Sometimes I finish it off with a couple of pumps of John Frieda Frizz Ease spray, but I don't really notice a huge difference in my hair with or without the spray.
|Sitting around hotel = no makeup and tired face|
I think that if someone who was not me was looking at my hair, they wouldn't be able to see a huge difference between the two products - it's more about how I feel when I use them. So if there was a significant price difference, I would totally be willing to give up my beloved Miss Jessie's and use On the Rebound instead. Miss J's is an insane $32 for 8 oz at Target. I have always winced at the thought of my sample running out and shelling out that kind of money to replace it. However, I was shocked to find that OTR is a whopping $16 for 4.22 oz on Amazon, making it only slightly less expensive than Miss J's on a per oz basis ($3.79/oz vs. $4/oz). I will totally pay 21 cents an ounce to get rid of the crunch.
So, while I enjoyed trying out On the Rebound, it just didn't work for my hair as well as my current product. Miss Jessie's Quick Curls for the win!
Have any of you tried either of these products? What do you do to tame your frizz? I'm always looking for new ideas!