Okay, so ‘hair care’ is not a usual subject ’round these parts. But after spending a few days in Florida, I felt it just had to be shared.
I have naturally curly hair. It’s not as curly as Jordan’s, which can be worn with such gorgeousness, but it exists greatly. I’ve been to many a-beaches and humid cities in my time and the result has always been the same.
I can literally feel the frizz + curl set in.
And I’m here to tell ya….it ain’t pretty folks. Hats are a must.
My husband, who rarely says anything about my appearance, told me one time in Rome, Italy years ago, ‘You’re hair. It ain’t lookin’ so good.’ Curse that humidity and my curly hair! Of course it was shorter and styled differently, so that really compounded things.
But a few months ago, my sweet hairstylist and friend of 15 or so years quit and had a baby. Happy for her, sadness for me. So I had to find a new one and ended up going to someone I’ve known pretty much her whole life…like since she was two. She lived across the street and she and Kass were BFFs growing up. I’ve used a few different ‘straight’ products, but she introduced me to this amazing stuff.
This seriously is the best stuff…ever. I’ve never had a product that could keep that frizz and curl at bay. I’m in love with Pureology’s Colour Stylist Antisplit Blowdry Styling Cream. It’s a little expensive, but a little goes a long way. As in, I bought this four or so months ago and I’ve used maybe 1/4-1/3 of it. Totally worth it!
Our time in Florida was pretty much by the ocean–including our hotel. And not only that, every day was pretty much windy–as in, I often couldn’t see because my hair was always in my face. I didn’t want it in a ponytail either because then my ears would be cold. Yes, that wind coming by the sea made it quite chilly in certain parts of the day.
But rather than turning into a curly frizz ball, this is what I looked like much of the time…and that’s a rather mild wind-blown moment.
This was just one of the windy days down on the beach and there’s not a frizz in sight! Of course, I couldn’t see anything with that wind whipping my hair around all willy nilly, but I had to have proof to myself that yes, this is one fan-freakin’-tasic product!
I guess the truest test will be when heat and humidity rear its ugly head (not in Utah though), but I’ve been enjoying the smoother side of life for a few months now and it’s been wonderful!
I think it’ll be ‘smooth sailing’ from now on. :)
ETA: You only need about a dime size amount, depending on your hair length. Also, I’ll blow out my bangs first with a round brush and then with the hair dryer blowing from above, I’ll brush them down to the left and then down and over to the right and repeat that a few times. It helps with making them straighter.
Then I clip up the top half of my hair and dry the bottom half of my hair with a blow dryer and round brush. I don’t go for perfection because then I’ll use a straightener. After quickly running the straightener through, I take the clip out of the top, blow dry with a round brush, and then straighten that with the straightener. It really doesn’t take me a lot of time because the combination of the round brush and quickly running the straightener through makes it pretty darn straight. I used to round brush my hair straight all the time. I had a hard time using the straightener and having it look good. But with this new product, the straightener works really well.