Austin Born- NYC Raised
My first impression of Verb products was extremely visual. I really liked the design of the packaging and the clever branding. I thought, “Well, since they put some time and effort into captivating my attention with their design then maybe their products are pretty good too.” In a sea of Moroccan Argan Oils and French Profassional salon quality serums and sprays, I was looking for something a bit more new age. Being a millennial, I gravitate towards products that have clean minimal designs with eco-friendly packaging and a nice price tag. Check, Check, and double-check. I scored these babies for $7 bucks a pop at the American Beauty Show in Chicago. Not really knowing the brand beforehand, I figured I would give myself a good sample of the line since picking up 4 items was essentially the same price as picking up one designer comb… with a 60% discount.
Here’s my take:
NOTE: I have coarse, thick hair, that goes from straight to wavy depending on it’s mood, lunar phase, the current political party nominee, etc.
SMELL: Great smells. Love the Moringa on the Volume Spray- Have considered spraying all over body. All scents are light and floral with the Sea Salt Spray being the most pungent.
INFO: Cruelty Free, no Sulfates, no parabans, no gluten (that’s a first for me), all product packaging is recyclable- DOPE.
VERB SEA SALT SPRAY
Great on wet hair and on dry
I spray on wet hair and let air dry to get naturally tousled texture in my hair. It’s not quite bouncy beachy waves, but more like bedhead hair, but more refined and professional looking. If you want to reduce the chances of your hair falling a little limp, put your hair into a messy bun to add some more texture.
For dry hair I used my Wand to really add waves then spray this all over to give it some hold as well as give it more of a beachy less defined curl- by far my more preferred use of this product. Again, since my hair is heavy and will go a little limp, I will spray this on dry hair and put it up into a messy bun. However, when done dry, your hair may tend to look a little frizzier than you may want.
VERB VOLUME SPRAY
Better on wet hair
I spray on wet hair then blow dry my hair up and in no particular technique- I just literally comb my hair up. I get lifted roots and nice volume with hair that doesn’t feel like it’s being weighted down by any spray or cream- decent lasting power. My favorite to use when I shower in the morning and want a "Blow out" type of feel for the day. It won't give you the most lift- there are powders for that- but it's enough to make straighter hair feel bouncy and voluminous.
Dry hair- I use it on my already styled hair to give it a bit more hold and for my waves to last possibly another day. This method is a little touch and go for me.
VERB CURL CREAM
Better on wet hair… for me.
Take a small dollop and evenly distribute it through wet hair. Comb through, and put hair in a bun or twists. After a few hours, let hair down and you get a soft wave throughout hair. Great if you are particularly lazy and have enough hair to put in a bun. I tend to use this at night if I know I won't have time to curl or style my hair in the morning.
For girls with naturally curly hair- You can just run this through your amazingly beautiful and naturally textured hair and it will leave it even more gorgeous than before ~jealous~.
VERB LEAVE-IN MIST
Use wet or dry
Spray on wet hair to give your hair some lovin’ before you style… or just in general. I pack this stuff on ESPECIALLY after I get out of the pool since I have colored hair and chlorine can strip and dry out hair. Leaves my hair softer (especially my brittle ends) and is not heavy or greasy.
Spray on dry ends to make them feel softer and to help get your comb through any tangles/obstacles that may arise. I actually tend to use this dry when I am going for a sleek ponytail look and don't want my ends to be all types of crazy. Leaves them really noticeably softer... If only we could spray Leave-In Mist on all our problem.
Essentially, you can use this any time you want and on all of life's unwanted problems.
SO...WOULD I REPURCHASE?
I think I would definitely repurchase the Leave-In Mist and the Volume Spray. I tend to gravitate towards those products the most after giving myself a couple of weeks to try these products out. The curl cream is just not suited for my hair texture and I feel like I just have yet to find a sea salt that I like. I am more of a texturizing spray type of person I believe. However, I love that this line is creating an affordable alternative to salon worthy hair products and I am very glad that I decided to try some of these products out.