Ok, so you probably know me well enough by now to know that I don’t really toot my own horn much, and if I do, it sounds more like a sick, howling moose than a parade on Main St. I’ve been suffering a bout of the old blogger’s block as of late. I feel like the dead of winter is such a rough time for creativity. I don’t want to go outside and take pictures because it is so cold and I’m a California girl and do not tolerate this New York weather crap very cheerfully. I’m most inspired by sunshine and the smell of a charcoal grill cooking up some hot dogs, fireflies at dusk and night blooming jasmine. To each their own, but I just don’t see the romance in muddy week old patches of icy snow and 4 layers of uncomfortable, scratchy clothes. Autumn I can handle. Winter is for the birds.
So, while I am working on my recap of Ben’s party and wracking my brain for inspiration, rather than leave my little space on the internets to the crickets, I thought it would be nice to share with y’all what is working for me this winter as far as hair products go! I have been on the search for the perfect “recipe” for as long as I can remember. My hair is naturally curly. Unmanageable at best….downright nightmare at worst. I bring you, Roseanne Roseannadanna.
love you, Gilda.
I’ve tried product after product hoping to emerge from the shower with Carrie Underwood hair too many times to count.
As far as shampoos and regular conditioners go, honestly, besides Kerastase which makes my hair feel like silk and costs as much as my car, I don’t notice a difference between the Pantene I buy at Target or the Aveda my husband brings home from work. I really don’t. I’m sorry. But lately, I’ve been getting a lot of pretty dramatic compliments when I manage to drag my ass to the shower and actually wash my hair (the days are few and far between folks, sad to say)….At first, of course, I didn’t really get what all the fuss was about, but then I saw this picture my friend took at Ben’s party and honestly, it’s not Carrie hair, but for me, I think it came out pretty ok…who knew??
I guess it’s been looking like this whenever I do it lately?…so…yeah. That’s my horn toot/sick, wailing moose howl.
so what has changed, you ask? a few things. Here is what is working for me...
The B&B Creme de Coco Masque was a sample I got in my November Birchbox and I fell in love immediately. Luckilly, the hubs works for the Estee Lauder Companies which own Bumble & Bumble or else that little hair snack would be out of my budget, but let me tell you something girls, it is worth every penny of the retail price. It smells like summer and makes your hair feel....well...healthy. it's awesome. Once a week.
I was using the regular It's a 10 Miracle Leave In and I loved it....till I tried the one with keratin. The regular stuff is great, the keratin will blow off your socks. and it smells like candy. Bonus!
My new hairdryer, the T3 Veloce, was a little splurge, but I got it at Ulta with my 20% off coupon as a Christmas present to myself since my rickety, 5 year old Hot Tools dryer was jam packed full of lint and dying a slow and tortured death. It has made a HUGE amount of difference.
I read about the Redken Slim Supreme on The Small Things Blog, which i found, like everyone else on the planet, through Pinterest. It's a cute blog with about a million great hair tips and recommending this stuff was one of them. Of all the "ingredients" in my hair “recipe”, I think this one probably the one I would omit first if I had to cut something out, but I still like it so for now, it stays.
And finally, Orofluido. Another Birchbox find. This stuff....this stuff....is the nectar of the Gods. It is. I preach the truth. Of all the things on this list, THIS is what seals the deal. Really, I hate to be a pusher, but buy this stuff right now. I'm serious. I used to use the Moroccan Oil and it was fine and everything, but this random Orofluido stuff that I had never heard of before Birchbox dropped it into my lap wrapped in pink tissue on the wings of an angel, has changed the way my hair will look forevvvvar!!! And i lurve it.
So. Try this stuff if you want to, I love all of it. And if you use it too, or try it and love it, or try it and hate it, or use something else you want to tell me about that you think will work better, or if you just think my hair looks like shit and I should shut my piehole, go ahead and tell me about it! I'd love to hear!!
p.s. This is not a sponsored post. I received no compensation for pushing these products on you. I just wanted to share stuff I like.