Love at first spritz.
When it comes to beauty products, I have commitment issues. Since it’s my job to write about hair, skincare and makeup, I’m constantly playing the field between different brands, and if you look to my shower, medicine cabinet or vanity, it’s like a shrine to all my old flames. Don’t get me wrong, I have many steady staples, but it’s rare they’re all by one brand. However, when it comes to hair, there’s one haircare company that tends to have my heart a little more than the others: Meet R+Co.
After making its debut in 2014, the brand immediately had me hooked on their Gemstone Color Shampoo and Conditioner, and from there the love affair only grew. With chic packaging (all of the photos on the products are supposed to convey what the formula is supposed to accomplish), it’s hard not to want to scoop everything up at once. When I saw Vicious, their strong hold flexible hairspray that has shiny red fingertips on its bottle, I knew I had to take it out for a night on the town (and obviously take a nail selfie with it).
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Luckily, it hit all the boxes that I look for in a man hairspray: It was reliable, lived up to expectations, didn’t let stressful situations bring it down (i.e. sweltering Southern humidity), and made me feel like a million bucks the entire time. Vicious didn’t give my strands that crunchy, helmet-like finish, and on top of it, it didn’t even smell like a hairspray. Instead, its aroma was a sultry blend of cardamom, pineapple, tangerine, lavender, bamboo and blonde woods. Needless to say, my strands and I have been smitten since.