Did you watch Grease: Live! this past weekend? Seriously, who didn’t? If you’re wondering how they got they got the hairdos so slicked back, we’ve got some interesting news for you. Turns out they swapped hair gel for none other than a sex lubricant.
Ana Gasteyer, who played Principal McGee on the TV special Grease: Live!, tweeted the news out that an “old school hair product” was responsible for the slicked-back styles, which just so happened to be a bottle of Rite Aid personal lubricating jelly.
And it’s not the first time lubricant has been used in the name of good hair. Refinery 29 chatted with Matt Fugate, a hairstylist at Serge Normant in New York City, who relayed that it actually worked and was a safe alternative. “It adds a lot of shine, and it will have the smallest amount of hold,” he stated. “It doesn’t get crunchy.”
Since it’s water-based, it’s less aggressive than some of the stickier hair gels and also adds moisture. But as Refinery 29 noted, you may not want to make a permanent switch since its benefits are slim. “It’s great for girls in a pinch who are staying at their [partner’s] house and have no hair product,” Fugate relayed. “It’s great for taming flyaways, it helps hair have a very awesome curl pattern, and [it helps it] look more moisturized.”
While this might sound crazy, we think it’s way tamer than slathering Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel on your face in place of a primer. What do you think?
xx, The FabFitFun Team