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What Professional Basketball Player Sue Bird Can’t Live Without

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair but the hairspray and the electric toothbrush. We asked Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird — a four-time Olympic gold medalist, who has partnered with Mendi, a maker of CBD-infused products, as an athlete ambassador — about the lip balm, hair ties, and anti-aging moisturizer she can’t live without.

I’ve been using Blistex forever. I lived in Russia for 10 years — as a women’s basketball player, you usually play in the WNBA in the summer and abroad in the winter. Russia is one of the best countries, so that’s why I played there. And Blistex survived Russia, so I know it’s legit. It’s the one that worked the best. So I’m a big, big, big fan. There’s one in my car, one by my bed, and one in my backpack.

If you come to my house, along with Blistex, you’re going to find hair ties everywhere. I joke that I always want to be within reach of a couple things: an iPhone charger and a hair tie, because I wear my hair up 90 percent of the time. These are the best ones. They don’t rip your hair out. If I’m at home and don’t need my hair to be supertight, I just use one and it works. If I don’t have one on my wrist or in my pocket, I feel kind of uncomfortable.