Historically, I haven’t always been the best at styling my hair. Part of this, of course, is my mobility – I can hold a blow dryer and aim it at my head, but that’s about it. I also am lucky enough to have straight, thick hair that behaves pretty well as long as I dry it… to a point. But because I have so much hair, it also tends to get frizzy and poufy easily! I’ve played around with different styling products over the years, but never found one that seemed worth it – they either wouldn’t really work, or they’d add too much moisture to my already greasy-prone hair. But recently, I started using the JVN Complete Blowout Styling Milk, and it’s become a staple for me! I’m using it every single time I blow dry my hair.
This isn’t the first JVN hair product I’ve added to my routine – the Air Dry Cream (which I review in this post) is very well-loved by this point. I love the sustainability of the brand, the inclusiveness of their community and marketing, and of course, the fact that the products actually work. And the Styling Milk, in my opinion, is a welcome addition to the lineup. It’s the first real “styling” product in the line – the only one that’s specifically meant to be used with heat tools. And since my hair is not a fan of being air dried, I’m really glad they added the Styling Milk!
Using it is pretty straightforward. I comb my hair after the shower, and then apply the Styling Milk to my wet hair and finger-comb it through (well, technically, my mom does that!). I use three ish pumps of the product, because my hair is incredibly long right now, and very thick, but if you have less hair than me, you would probably only need a pump or two. Once it’s been worked in, I use my comb one more time to make sure it’s really been distributed, and then I blow dry like normal!
Basically, the Styling Milk just helps my blow dried hair look better for longer. It’s a heat protectant, which is probably something that I should have been using for years. It helps keep the humidity at bay, so my hair is frizz-free for longer. It helps the styling stay put better – kind of like hairspray would, but it’s not at all sticky and still feels silky smooth. My dreaded ponytail dent that happens when I pull my hair up and then let it down isn’t quite as noticeable. And I don’t know if this is something that they claim or not, but I find that my hair is much less knotted after blow drying than it typically is!
The Complete Blowout Styling Milk a great new addition to my hair routine – and honestly, probably part of the reason that my hair is still looking nice even though it’s been over a year since my last haircut! If you use heat tools to style your hair, I definitely recommend this.