Before amber became synonymous with Jurassic Park
's "Dino DNA," it was used in many ancient cultures as a symbol of beauty, healing, and magic. Odysseus used it to decorate his ship (and ward off sea monsters) in The Odyssey
, Ezekial describes seeing blazing amber in the presence of heaven in The Bible, and Shakespeare uses the substance in A Winter's Tale
as a mythical potion ingredient. (More recently, both Prada and Chloe have used the musky resin to enhance the scent of their perfumes, while Oscar de la Renta used it on the runway in his fine jewelry collection.) And now amber comes to our favorite haircare product: dry shampoo.
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This month, the luxury hair line Philip B debuts Russian Amber spray, a dry shampoo that uses amber's glistening properties and its warm, sweet smell to enhance messy-but-glam hairstyles. Use it to add extra shine to loose styles, or for a slight hardening with ballerina buns and precise ponytails. And unlike the other Russian luxury hair import - the cult beauty favorite caviar shampoo - this stuff is totally vegan.
Philip B. Russian Amber dry shampoo, $28 at Beauty Habit.