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Give fine or limp hair Lone Star State-level volume and body with Dear Clark Thickening Balm.

Dear Clark

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To paraphrase Shakespeare, the course of a good hair day never did run smooth. But this botanical-based styling cream clears the way, banishing frizz and flyaways even in serious humidity—so it’s easier than ever to get (and keep) a smooth, sleek ‘do.

How it Works

This hair-taming formula is handmade in Texas, and based around ingredients grown in the state: Aloe vera, sunflower seed oil, and rose of Jericho calm frizz, protect from heat, and add major shine. Quinoa protein helps hold hair in place, while sugar cane, lemon, apple, and orange extracts smooth unruly strands.

How to Use

Work a nickel-sized amount of elixir into clean, towel-dried hair. Blow-dry or air dry, then style as usual: The cream works equally well for sleek, straight hair and frizz-free curls.

Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-4/hydroxypropylstarch Copolymer, Panthenol, Dimethicone Copolyol Eicosonate, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Extract, Aloifolia (yucca) Root Extract, Anastatica Hierochuntica (rose Of Jericho) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (sugarcane) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (apple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (green Tea) Leaf Extract, Pogostemon Cablin (patchouly) Oil, Citrus Tangerina (california Tangerine) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (italian Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (clove) Bud Oil, Salvia Sclarea (clary Sage) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (egyptian Geranium) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (rectified Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (neroli) Oil, Jasminium Officinal (absolute Jasmine) Oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin

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Love the volume, texture and scent!

As a child of the 80s, I love volume!
I'm always testing products that promise volume -- and this one delivers! I haven't had such a 'good hair day' in quite a while. I love everything about it and can't wait until it is back in stock! Luckily I have my sample to last me until then.

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Smells great!

This stuff smells awesome, and leaves your hair pretty smooth. Not the best as far as moisturizing goes, but the scent really makes up for it!

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Texas made!

I got the Dear Clark wash in my box and decided to give this Elixir a try. Glad I did - my hair is short but gets weird in humidity, and this really helped. Plus I love the smell of all these products. Will be purchasing again, great find Birchbox!

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