Okay, I am currently on a break from baby-wrangling so we can talk about a deeply important subject, people: HAIR. Specifically, how to make it look halfway decent when you don’t have the luxury of taking your sweet time with it. Like for instance when you’ve got a newborn making that constipated-sheep sound — beehhhh . . . beehhhhhhh — and a toddler saying, “Juice, Mommy? Juice? Milk? Juice? Milk?” over and over as though he were lost in the middle of the Sahara on the brink of dehydration rather than standing there with a cup full of water, which apparently is Unacceptable For Human Consumption.
I’ll tell you what works for my hair, which is an annoying combination of being curly underneath but straight on the outside. Unless it’s blow-dried and bitch-slapped into some semblance of smoothness I’ve got a head full of thick, yet limp frizziness. LAME. Here are my very favorite products for getting my hair as close to sleek and shiny as possible on a limited schedule:
Bumble and bumble Styling Lotion. This multipurpose stuff rocks the casbah. I spray it on my damp hair while I’m drying it, and again on the dry hair before I flatiron it. It works MIRACLES.
Boar Bristle Round Brush. Only recently did I learn that the right kind of brush will make all the difference in your styling routine. For my hair, which I am always trying to straighten, a brush with both coarse and plastic bristles will do a much better job than one that doesn’t have that combination. It grabs the hair really tightly, which allows you to pull each section out as you dry it. If you haven’t tried a brush like this, run don’t walk to the drugstore and buy a cheap Goody and try it out.
Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream. I first read about this stuff over on Whoorl’s site, and you DO know that she knows her stuff when it comes to hair, right? I love this glossing cream, just a tiny amount goes a long long way to smoothing out frizzies and making your hair all shiny and happy-looking.
So tell me, what sorts of hair products do you rely on?