According to Google, a girl crush can be defined as, "an intense and typically non-sexual liking or admiration felt by one woman or girl for another." And like many girls who roam this earth (and social media), I have a girl crush. And her name is Negin Mirsalehi.
How do I even begin to explain Negin Mirsalehi? Negin Mirsalehi is flawless. Besides being one of the world's most talked about fashion bloggers and casually slaying with over three million followers on Instagram, the Dutch beauty has the hair of an angel (yeah, I'm even going to go so far as to say she has the best hair in the game).
See for yourself:
For years now I've been following the 27-year-old on her globe trotting adventures. If she's not at some glamourous pool party, she's sharing her beauty must-haves on her blog. But it was always her hair that attracted the most attention. Everyone wanted to know her secrets.
And the secret? Her parents.
With a father who has beekeeping in his blood, and a mother who, as a hairdresser, wasn't satisfied with chemical-filled beauty products, the birth of a honey-based hair formula was born.
Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil is a homemade oil derived from the Mirsalehi bee farm in the Netherlands that Negin is now sharing with the world.
"I noticed that the most frequently asked questions were not about the clothes I was wearing, but about my hair and the products I use," Negin explained in a press release for Gisou.
For generations now, we've been told about the beauty benefits that honey hold. From strengthening to softening properties, honey is natural humectant that attracts and retains moisture. It is jam-packed with vitamins, amino acids and minerals that all preserve the healthy state of hair. I had never used honey as a part of my beauty regime, but I was willing to give it ago for the sake of achieving glossy hair just like Negin.
Whether I apply it to my freshly-washed hair right as I exit the shower or as an overnight mask to moisturize my locks, the natural formula of Gisou is a godsend for my hair. It reminds me of liquid gold pouring out of the bottle — it's smooth, light and smells like sweet honey.
Immediately I saw the effect that honey had on my hair. Unlike other oils that automatically made my hair greasy once applied, Gisou instead had a more moisturizing finish. My thick hair is quite heavy and the honey-infused oil doesn't weight it down. Rather, it blends in smoothly with my locks. I even find it adds a bit of a bounce and texture. It's also refreshing to know I'm using something very natural on my hair, rather than something loaded with chemicals that would dry out my ends.
Gisou, which translates to “golden lock” in Persian, doesn't come cheap however. It comes in at around $109 CND. But since you only really need just a dime to quarter size amount each use, the product should last you sometime.
So sure, I still don't have Mirsalehi's dreamy and utterly perfect locks, but my hair is thankful for the elixir. And if you care to know, my girl crush on Negin and her beauty empire is alive and well.
Gisou is available to purchase on gisou.com.