You may have spent time curating your perfect cocktail, but what about your perfect hair cocktail? Just like we all have different taste in drinks, everyone’s hair has unique needs. Hair products aren’t one-size-fits-all, so by cocktailing your creams, mousses and serums, you can create a hair cocktail that gives you defined, moisturized, frizz-free locks.
So, what is a hair cocktail?
A haircare cocktail is created by mixing two or more hair care products together, either by layering them in your hair or mixing them in your hand before applying. By combining different products, you can customize the results to address your unique hair needs.
The most common products to cocktail are your moisture and styling products, such as leave-in conditioners, mousses or serums. But you can also create a hair cocktail in the shower – pump up the moisture or your favorite conditioner or mask by adding a few drops of hair oil for soft, nourished curls.
For a totally bespoke hair care experience, your cocktail can be tweaked as the weather changes – our hair often needs extra moisture during the cold winter, and extra hold in the summer humidity!
How to cocktail your hair products
While it may be tempting to create a hair cocktail with all your favorite products, creating the perfect concoction requires strategy. Just as you wouldn’t mix everything from your bar cart together, too much hair product can leave your hair dull or weighed down.
Finding products that work well together for your locks can take some experimentation. However, a general rule is to create a cocktail with products that are working towards the same finished look, but with slightly different roles. This may be a curl butter or combing cream to infuse moisture, a styling mousse to provide hold, and a serum or oil to finish the look and add shine. The ratios of each can be tweaked depending on the day, but in general the products aren’t clashing or creating heavy buildup on your curls.
Our Fave OGX® Cocktails
When it comes to creating your signature hair cocktail, there is room to play and get creative. Look to your hair as the guide, and don’t be afraid to mix products from different lines.
To get you started, here are some hair product combinations to kick start your cocktail journey:
Silky & Shiny: Locking + Coconut Curls Decadent Creamy Mousse & Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil
For curls that are deeply nourished, defined and shiny, try this foaming cream and penetrating oil cocktail. Take a palmful of the lightweight mousse and add a few drops of the silky Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil. Blend them together to create a luscious cream and scrunch into the lengths of your damp hair.
The Locking + Coconut Curls Mousse is a creamy foam formula that is infused with hydrating coconut oil to enhance your curls and boost definition. Adding a few drops of the Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil will pump up the shine and smooth your strands, leaving you with gorgeous, bouncy curls and a perfect air dry.
Cocktail In The Shower: ColorGlam Hydrating Color Protectant Conditioner & Coconut Miracle Oil Penetrating Oil
For hair that is colored or parched, this conditioner cocktail will turn your shower into a spa. After cleansing your hair with the ColorGlam Ultra-Hydrating Shampoo, create a custom mask by adding a few drops of the Coconut Miracle Oil to your conditioner.
The ColorGlam Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner is an ultra-moisturizing, color-safe formula that will help hydrate your stressed tresses and keep your color from fading. The Extra Strength Damage Remedy + Coconut Miracle Oil Penetrating Oil is made with coconut oil and vanilla bean extract and adds a deeply-penetrating moisture boost. The result? A deep conditioning treatment that will make both your hair and color thrive.
Wonderful Waves: Moroccan Sea Salt Spray + Liquid Pearl Luminescent Serum
For hair that is straight or has a slight wave, this cocktail will help define and enhance any natural texture. By layering a sea salt spray with a serum, you can pump up the shine on those perfect beachy waves.
First, apply our Moroccan Sea Salt Spray to clean, damp hair after showering. Finger comb it through and scrunch your hair into the rough shape that you like it to dry. This leave-in styling mist is formulated with a hydrating blend infused with sea kelp, argan oil of Morocco and a hydrating, texturizing blend of sea salt to give your hair lightweight texture and hold. When your hair is almost dry, smooth a few pumps of our Smoothing + Liquid Pearl Luminescent Serum over the lengths and ends of your hair. Infused with luxurious pearl extract and sea kelp, this light-reflecting serum will enhance those mermaid waves for a casual, cool look.
Creating a custom hair cocktail is an effective way to achieve different goals all at once. Rather than choosing between hydration, definition and hold, a hair care cocktail allows you to personalize your products for the ultimate bouncy, shiny locks. When you create your own OGX® hair cocktail, it’s Happy Hour every day!
Products We Think You'll Love
Renew hair with this argan oil of morocco penetrating hair oil treatment. Ideal for all hair types, the hair oil helps seal in nutrients and shine to locks, leaving hair strong and silky smooth.
This hair mousse features a lightweight and great-smelling aroma and is infused with hydrating coconut oil to help fight frizz, maintain moisture and leaves you with big, sexy hair that fits your style.
Kick color fade to the curb with this gentle, sulfate free surfactant blend. It helps to extend color vibrancy while strengthening and deeply nourishing damaged, color-treated strands.
OGX ColorGlam Hydrating Color Protectant Conditioner conditions, moisturizes, and helps protect color-treated hair from the dreaded fade.
Revive & repair dry, coarse hair with the extra strength coconut oil hair oil treatment. Ideal for medium to coarse hair textures, the hydrating oil helps calm frizz & tame flyaways for silky locks.
Give hair a tousled beach wave style with this argan oil of Morocco hair-texturizing sea salt spray. Ideal for oily to average hair, the leave-in styling mist defines curls with a textured hold.
Let this luminescent serum, blended with pearl extract and sea kelp, help smooth strands to reflect light and luster. So you can shine bright like the inner mermaid we know you've got!