Shu Uemura Art of Hair Kaze Wave Sensual Curl Texturizing Foam — Ride the Wave
Since I started trying out the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Kaze Wave Sensual Curl Texturizing Foam, it’s become my go-to product for soft, ethereal waves. Though my experiences with Shu Uemura Art of Hair products have been nothing short of spectacular, I did approach this product with a bit of skepticism once I realized it was a “texturizing foam” (which most of us know is a fancier, more eloquent way of saying “hair mousse”). I tend to associate hair mousses with big, starchy, ’80s hair — think Delta Burke in Designing Women or Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science. Sure, their hair had plenty of volume (often excessively so) and the curls were in full effect, but it always looked like, if you nudged their coiffed manes with your index finger, you’d hear a thunderous crunching noise. Not sexy. Fortunately, the Kaze Wave foam was formulated so as to give your hair the desired texture without sacrificing movement or softness.
The star ingredient here is Acacia Senegal Gum, which is often used as a thickening agent in hair products and, most recently, in lengthening mascaras and lash serums. The foam is very frothy and lightweight so it won’t feel weigh down the hair at all, plus it has this lush enchanting smell with lily of the valley and green floral notes. To use, just apply a sizable amount (tennis ball size as opposed to pea size) on palms, rub together and work through damp hair. For best results, tilt your head forward, so that your hair flips over and you an easily reach the strands along the back of your head; once done applying the foam, flip the hair back and work your fingers through the entire mane, scrunching it and roughing it up a bit to really add the desired texture. In the end, you’ll be left with soft, beachy waves that look slightly undone and hence way sexier and more natural.
Plus, you can use the product even if your hair is already on the curly end of the spectrum, since it will work to soften the existing curls a bit.
Here’s a pic showing what my hair looked like after applying the Shu Uemura Kaze Wave Sensual Curl Texturizing Foam:
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Kaze Wave Sensual Curl Texturizing Foam, $33. Available at ShuUemuraArtofHair-USA.com