Our men and women in uniform are in a league of their own—and I have them on a pretty ridiculously high pedestal. I’ve said it a million and one times before, but there’s no way I could hack it in the military. I’d love to share the other million reasons why I’m not a good fit, but today I’m going to focus on one thing: my hair.
The regulations for hair in the military baffle me, probably because I’m a just-get-it-out-of-my-face-as-quickly-as-possible type of girl. Truth be told, I typically wash it and forget it. Seriously, some days I honestly don’t even brush it after I shower. Now that my secret’s out, I must say that my new hair style isn’t so easy to just “wash and go.” Since it’s shorter and has some fun texture and layers to it, I find myself actually wanting to “do” my hair more often than not.
That’s where Suave comes in. This 75-year-old American family brand is celebrating the inspirational women serving our country—home and abroad—by wearing military-inspired hairstyles for Veterans Day. With their #ShareBeauty campaign, they’re donating 10,000 products to our troops overseas, because even though there is some flexibility in the military’s hair regulations, figuring out how, exactly, to manage your mane, can be intimidating.
One thing that the military and my hair do have in common is that both require simple, easy, and manageable hairstyles. I’m the first to admit that I often don’t know what the heck I’m doing with my hair, but Suave realizes I’m not the only one in that boat, and with the right products—that work just as well as salon brands—I can find something that will work for me.
Suave sent me their latest products: Sea Mineral Infusion, and their Luxe Style Infusion, and I’m loving them so far. After using them, my hair feels thicker with more volume, and I really like the style products since they help take my hair to another level.
To rock this hairstyle I started with Suave’s new Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Body Shampoo and Conditioner. Then after I towel dried my hair, I added some of their Luxe Style Infusion Smoothing Light Weight Weather Proof Cream since it’s been humid here again lately, and the cream is supposed to combat the frizz; I also like the additional texture it gave my hair. After my hair was totally tried, I swooped up a chunk of hair from the top, and secured it with a few bobby pins. All that was left was a quick spray with the Luxe Style Infusion Anti-Humidity Hairspray—again, because I’m all about doing whatever it takes to keep the frizz at bay!
Actually, take a look at the two pictures below. In the first one (where my face is all scrunched up, because it was an “action” shot and I didn’t want hair spray in my eyes), you can see the frizz at my hairline and at the poof. Then look at the second picture. Ah, the magic of hairspray!
I fully acknowledge that my hair is probably a teensy bit too long if we’re playing by the military’s rules, but after I tried over and over and over to get my hair into a bun, to no avail, I decided to scrap it and to with something I’m used to.
If you’re interested in more (legit) military hairstyles for women, check out this video by military veteran and beauty vlogger, Dulce Candy, as she shares easy tips to create a great look while staying within military regulations.
Now it’s your turn. Help spread the word about Suave’s campaign to help out our troops overseas by sharing your military-inspired ‘do with the hashtag: #ShareBeauty.
We want you! Wear your military-inspired hairstyle on Veteran’s Day, share using #ShareBeauty, or both, to support Suave as they donate 10,000 products to troops overseas.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Suave via MSB New Media. The opinions and text are all mine.