2 Byrdie Editors (Who Are Also Roommates) Swap Hair Routines


Amanda Montell

If you're a hard-core Byrdie stalker, you might know already that our site's assistant editor Erin Jahns and I live together, and it's really, really cute. Our little beauty editor–filled apartment in Los Angeles is like a mini satellite office of Byrdie HQ, spilling over with products and coffee cups filled with the caffeine required to stay up late testing products and meeting deadlines. What's fun about living with another beauty editor and product aficionado is that whenever a skin, makeup, or hair disaster arises, we can always trust each other to come through with the necessary supplies. For example, after a recent highlight touch-up, my hair was feeling ridiculously dry, crunchy, and color-damaged. Luckily, my roomie and fellow bleach blonde was there to hook me up with a tub of Davines Nourishing Hair Building Pak, which revived my strands overnight.

This experience made me want to know what other hair tricks Erin has up her sleeve. Her strands always look impossibly shiny and sleek, and I know she's also curious about my styling routine. I have short hair that I almost always wear in relaxed flat-iron waves, often with a whimsical hairpin as a garnish. So since we live together and all, we decided to swap our signature everyday hair routines—from shampoo and conditioner to hot tools to styling products—and give our honest reviews. Keep scrolling to learn what we discovered.