Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I ask myself the serious questions

Do I really need all those styling products to have beautiful hair?

I had a conversation with Anth lately about hair styling products because I am always trying to convince her that she should use something even though she has naturally fabulous hair. I am convinced that my hair needs all the help it can get. I decided I shouldn't be so stubborn in all my opinions. So I did an experiment. I only used one instead of FIVE products on my hair two days in a row. This product is a smoother and helps me to comb through the last of the tangles. The first day I let my hair dry on it's own and I didn't do anything in the way of styling it. It was a bit wavy and a little frizz. I think Designated Hitter (new name for my husband, get it DH) prefers my hair that way. I thought it was alright for staying home the whole day hair.

The next day I straightened it with the same product as the first day. I didn't think it was going to turn out but my hair straigthened just fine. The only difference being that it was not as smooth but the difference was minimal, meaning only I would notice. I also got two separate comments that my hair looked lighter in color or shinier. I also thought it looked shinier.

Conclusion: One of the reasons I use so much hair product is to make my hair shinier and for more control but it seems to have the opposite affect. I think there's something psychological to using all those products. Even now that I realize that I don't need all that stuff to achieve basically the same affect I still have a hard time letting them go. I think I will still use them for special occasions and Sundays. The rest of the week I can use the one product and some hairspray and I should be able to save some money.


Nemesis said...

I just started doing this "Curly Girl" routine last month where I only use conditioner to wash my hair (no shampoo! I know!!) and spray gel to style it.

Nothing else.

My hair is actually looking all kinds of good and it's taking so much less time (and heat) to do it in the mornings, but I still can't bring myself to toss the other products. So I feel you.

Anth said...

See you have just been telling yourself you needed all those products for years, when really you fall into the "naturally fabulous hair" category.

Live Love Laugh - Leder said...

Glad you are finding out what you like in your hair. I have little discoveries like this and I think....gee why didn't I figure this out when I was younger!

Sorry you kids were in sickville- Isaac was like this last week...missed a lot of school, now he is enjoying spring break.

Yes- the article I read must have been Scott's funny!

BluBabes said...

I agree with Anth. Here's the best hair advice of all time, "Grow your hair longer, because men like it better longer." LOL! Actually, past your butt so that when you've gotta use the washroom, you have to move your hair out of the way;)