January 8, 2009

new year's resolution #1: love your hair

Ah yes, the hair...

Always a problem the hair, isn't it?

It's either too curly or too straight, with not enough volume or way too frizzy, or it doesn't grow fast enough, or there's too much of it.

It's not like there is anything we can really do about the growth, the type, the size of it...

So how about just loving our hair? And instead of hoping for miracles that won't happen, focusing on having the healthiest hair we can have?

These are some of the products that have worked for me in the past, and that I will be going back to this new year:

Kerastase, for me, is one of the best brand of hair products, it works great and everything smells wonderful.

The only downside is that it's expensive. If it wasn't so expensive, I would always use it. The problem is when you finish the shampoo and start thinking that you need to go spend $30 for a new bottle, and it feels like too much money.

But still...

I love the Ciment Anti-Usure, a treatment/conditioner for damaged/fine hair. It has been the only product that has made my hair feel somewhat thicker.

And the Masquintense is great as a deep conditioning treatment.







But if Kerastase is too expensive for you, here is a product that costs a lot less and that's pretty good: the 3 Minute Miracle by Aussie.

For the price this is one of the best deep conditioners you can find at the drugstore.











And you can't just pile products on top of products all the time, to have clean, healthy and shiny hair, you periodically need to get rid of all the gunk you've been applying to it.

A great product, and extremely cheap, is the Suave Daily Clarifying shampoo.

As the name implies, you can use this every day, but I would suggest using it only once a week.

After using it you will feel your hair squeaky clean.

Another use I have for it: color disaster corrector! I was coloring my hair a deep brown, but it came out very red for some reason, so I promptly jumped in the shower and washed my hair with the Suave Clarifying shampoo, making sure to scrub hard. I rinsed and repeated. Well, what do you know, it worked like a charm! It stripped the color down a bit, toned it back to brown, and all that red was gone!

What are the hair products you will continue using this 2009?
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2 comments:

Daisy said...

Hair, the endless topic, the color, style, texture, products, etc. My hair is showing gray streaks. I've been ignoring them for some time, but others have kindly, and with great depth of feeling, pointed them out to me. It goes without saying I am prematurely grey :). I've never dyed my hair myself before. Any suggestions?

The time and effort this involves may be enough to convince me the gray streaks are a sign of character that are to be left as they are. And that I have dark hair, therefore the gorgeus silver dashes serve as natural highlights.--NOT QUITE

Daisy

NY Spender said...

I like to color my hair. I don't like gray hairs, especially when it's a few streaks here and there. I think they age you.

The only gray hair I like is on elegant older women, gray all over, in a straight bob cut.

Now, as for you, Daisy, go out and buy a box of at home hair color, I like Feria but you can experiment as you wish, Natural Instinct is good too... pick a nice color, I'm guessing you'll want black, and then just follow the instructions. Just wear a t-shirt you don't care for because you might stain it.

Don't be afraid, and let us know how it looks! :)