davines launches farm-to-shower haircare

photos courtesy of davines

welcome to the best hair day of your life

Not to brag, but I'm currently having the best hair day I've had all winter. My bleached, dry-yet-greasy strands have been having a rough go of it lately—between my beanie hats, the fact that I'm too cold to want to shower, and the dry heat blasting on me, it's been a lose/lose kind of season. Last night, though, I tried Davines' new haircare products, and today my hair is bouncy, shiny, and soft. Seriously. The only thing that could ruin it is the fact that I can't stop touching it.

Let me back up a little bit. Davines products, in general, are somewhat legendary amongst hairstylists and beauty-lovers because they're super-effective in an incredibly appealing no-fuss sort of way. This new line continues that tradition, with another, more globally conscious layer: Called Essential Hair Care, it was created in conjunction with the nonprofit Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity as part of the Presidia Project, which supports people who grow heirloom plants in order to prevent their extinction. 

So, basically, there are nine sets within the line, and each one contains one specific active ingredient from a Slow Food Presidium that needs to be protected and preserved. And, each set targets a different hair need, whether you're hair is wrecked, perfectly healthy, fine, curly, and more. I used the Minu shampoo and conditioner, which is designed for dyed hair using Salina Capers from Messina. Yum! The shampoo is foamier than previous Davines shampoos, which I found really satisfying to use, and the conditioner—while a little tough to rinse out completely—feels luxurious and thick. 

Usually I use extra leave-in conditioner, argan oil, and texture spray to get my hair looking decent, but this morning I just used a few sprays of the Minu serum on my ends and scrunched it in a little bit. My hair is full of life and smells like an herb garden. 

Also worth noting: The packaging is all food-grade, so you can repurpose it. I can't wait to use the rest of this conditioner and then bring my lunch to work in its container—which is definitely a thought I've never had before. In short, this collection is totally unique and definitely worth the cash.

Davines Minu Shampoo, $25; Minu Conditioner, $29; Minu Hair Mask, $32; Minu Hair Serum, $23. 

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."