Dana Channels Hot-Stuff SJP With About 1000 New Frizz-Fighting Hair Brews
This past weekend, while shopping for the requisite chocolate Easter bunnies + Peeps at Target, I went a little cray-cray and bought not one but eight new frizz fighters.
The photographic evidence of my haul is at the end of this blog post. In the meantime, here's a list of what I nabbed:
One pre-shampoo hair masque:
Two sets of shampoo + conditioner:
One "air dry" cream:
One "air dry" setting spritz
All in, I didn't spend that much. Still, eight new hair brews in one shopping trip is a lot. Here's the rationale for going a little nuts:
1. The mega-humidity is right around the corner. Although I'm trying to pretend that summer isn't headed our way down here, it's already getting mighty toasty outside. That means humidity and major fizz are barreling down the I-95 headed straight for us FBP-ers.
2. Moisture is the key to smooth locks. You saw our "fight the frizz" Q+A with hair guru Lisa Daniels, yes? If not, go here to read her tips for keeping the dreaded hair-puffies under control by "moisturizing" the living daylights out of your locks.
3. There's a lot of cool new stuff on the market. You'd think that after 25+ years as a beauty journalist, I'd be immune to marketing pitches from mega brands like L’Oréal Paris + Pantene. Guess what? I'm not. I can fall for a flashy television commercial - or glossy magazine editorial - as fast as the next gal. L’Oréal Paris reeled me in with their TV spot for the Extraordinary Clay hair masque and I found myself screaming at my flatscreen: "I totally do have have oily roots and dry ends, L’Oréal Paris! How did you know?" As for the Pantene, I'd read approximately 95 articles recently about its new shampoo + conditioner "technology," so I wanted to see for myself if it is indeed a great leap forward.
4. Spring + summer are the worst times to be welded to your blowdryer. I know for a fact you have something better to do than spending a good 45 minutes torching your strands into submission. Especially since the second you step outside and into the humidity...puff puff puff.
5. Making friends with your natural hair texture is very grown-up + evolved. Before I started writing this post, I hunted around for a great pic of Sarah Jessica Parker in her "Sex and The City" days. There were many excellent options. (Like the one below.) But then I found this image. And even though it's pretty clear that SJP has had major professional assistance with her locks in this shot, she just looks so damn happy + fresh. Plus the colors are fantastic, and I like FBP to look scrumptious at all times. So shoot me; I caved to the gorge, blown-out version of Our Lady of the Ringlets. That doesn't mean I don't think the goal for all of us FBP-ers for the next few months is to cool it with heat tools and embrace our natural texture. Just do it with tons of new products. Your mantra: Moisture moisture moisture!
Here's your dose of inspo. The shades! The tawny skin! The pinky-nude lip! The ringlets!
And here's my Target haul...
And here are the chocolate Easter bunnies that brought me to Tar-Jay in the first place.. (Sadly, I didn't get to eat any of them. But I'm guessing that's v. good news for my thighs.)