Monday, August 3, 2009

My hair is now great (again)

Most everyone who knows me, can easily tell you that I am obsessed with my hair straightener. I would even be the first to admit I use on a daily basis. (I know. I know.)

So when I went to go see my hairstylist, Mena, this week, I cringed when she told me my medium length hair (which I'm trying to grow out) will have to loose more inches than I originally planned....all due to (surprise) my hair straightening obsession. Then she said those 5 words that made me sink lower in my seat than the though of lost inches..."give up your hair straightener."

I gave her every excuse in the book for my heating hair addiction:
1. My hair is curly...seriously, I look like a wet poodle after every shower.
2. My hair is frizzy...thank you dad's side of the family.
3. I don't know how else to style it.

That's when Mena's eyes widened with knowledge and told me that's what she was there for. Now with my hair straightener safely tucked away somewhere where I will not find it, I start my journey on the infamous blow out except this time I have to do them myself (oh how I wish I was ambidextrous right now) along with an assortment of new hair products (the only upside of this experience).

And let me tell you, as much as I did not like the wrist cracking, elbow poking way of blow drying my hair, the end was fantastic (if I do say so myself), and I cannot begin to thank the help of this miracle product enough...Moroccan Oil.
Not only did it defriz my hair while blow drying, it didn't grease it back up to make me want to take another shower. I use this DAILY now (wet or dry hair), and my hair is surely reaping its benefits. Only a little dab is needed for shiny locks.

I follow the oil with a mixture of Bumble & Bumble Straightening Cream and Bumble & Bumble Grooming Cream (for extra protection against flyaways). Blowdry and then I am done. Silky hair ready to go against this Memphis heat.

And to answer the question, do I miss my straightener??

YES. Yes, I do.

But will I be ok without it?

We will see...


short southern momma said...

Thanks so much for the info!! I have curly hair too...and feel guilty when I straighten it "too much". I will for sure see if I can get these products anywhere around here!!!

meanieinmiss said...

I wish I had curly hair... you just don't know how bad it is to have short, straight, limp hair!!! This blog is great. love, C

{My Flip Flopz} said...

I stumbled across your blog tonight...I will definately try that Moroccan Oil! I've never heard of it! Even though I don't have curly hair, it could sure use some TLC. Thanks for the tip!