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.