Elizabeth Olsen wishes she had ‘crispy, wavy’ hair

Elizabeth Olsen wishes her naturally fine hair had a “crispy, wavy” texture.

The actress, known for playing Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, always looks picture-perfect, no matter if she is running errands or posing on the red carpet.

However, Elizabeth’s golden blonde tresses are actually quite “limp,” meaning that she has to rely on volumising products to gain any body.


“My natural hair is sad: It’s limp and really thick but really fine. I even try to sleep with it wet in hopes of giving it more body. But it looks weighed down, so it doesn’t get any wave. I wish I had crazy, frizzy, crispy wavy hair. I had it once, and I want it back,” she said in an interview with The New York Times. “I use a lot of volumising products. I use Virtue shampoo and conditioner, but I love not washing my hair. I have a bunch of dry shampoos. I have the Klorane powder that poofs on, and I like the Klorane sprays. I have the good old Psssst! one, too.”

In addition, Elizabeth swears by using Oribe’s texture spray and shine spray when she needs it.

And while the star has a whole bathroom cabinet stocked with her favourite skincare products, she also shared that she can’t do without French brand Biologique Recherche’s Serum Placenta, which contains hydrolysed placenta protein from porcine origin.

“Lately I’ve been having some weird chin issue. I’m not sure if it’s a rash or a breakout or something else. It’s been around for two months, so this morning I did something different. I used the micellaire water from Biologique Recherche, and then the P50 exfoliant,” the 30-year-old said. “Then I went to my refrigerator, where I have the placenta serum from the line, and put that on, thinking it would heal my chin. It’s one of those water-based serums, and it absorbs immediately. It sounds crazy, but Biologique Recherche works.”

Elizabeth is a fan of Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen SPF and Augustinus Bader’s creams too, and as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown, likes to use the company’s Face Base and Long-Wear Weightless Foundation in Beige 3 and Sand 2 to even out her skin tone.