Halloween Hair Humectant? Soggy Samhain Strands?
October 21, 2013 12:38 PM Subscribe
Remember The Wet Look? Well, I need The Drowned Look. For this year’s Halloween costume contest, my buddies and I are going as the ladies of Shakespearean tragedy, and I drew Ophelia. I’m not doing Sad or Mad Ophelia, though; I’m doing recently-fished-out-of-the-creek Ophelia, and I need some advice.
posted by The Underpants Monster to clothing, beauty, & fashion (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I’m not doing JUST-fished-out-of-the-creek Ophelia because that’s just too much work and I don’t want to drip all over the office that morning. I’ve managed a damp hem and cuffs effect without too much discomfort. Green-Glo spray should make the foliage look moist enough.
What I’m a bit stuck on is the hair. I don’t want to go around with a wet head or toting a spray bottle, but I want the suggestion of dampness all afternoon. I had thought to put most of the crown area in a bunch of small, wild ponytails and pull it though a wreath, then put some kind of product in all of it.
I know jack-all about hair products beyond standard hold-it-in-place gel and spray. I don’t know a wax from a putty from a pomade from a shoe polish. I'm overwhelmed with product reviews, and half the time I don’t know what’s being written by the company and what’s being written by real users. I don’t have time to order anything, or to cross-check what I research online versus what’s in stores. So I’m really hoping there might be a Mefite or two out there who might know what I could get at my local Target or Northeast U.S. drugstore within the next week or so that might meet the following criteria:
1. Will give sort of a wet and perhaps wild look for a few hours
2. Is toward the lower end of the cost spectrum
3. Has the mildest scent possible
The locks in question: heavy, dark, and really straight. It's layered and comes just to the collarbone.