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08 August 2008

Amazon and the wonders of the Internet. I love you both. [More:]
Warning: Boring, girly talk about beauty products to follow.

I've been obsessing that my hair feels dry. What a worthy thing to obsess over, don't you think?

I've been reading about the powers of Kerastase, a fancy, overpriced hair product line. I'm just about to drop over 50 bucks for a tub of conditioner, but I wake up from my following ways and begin to question. For today, I am not a sheep.

I come to this. The truth. The real deal. A book that I can search that tells me it's nothing exceptional. Thank goodness. Now I'll go to CVS and buy something much less expensive. That was a close one.
First Post!
posted by DarkForest 08 August | 19:17
Woot! How did you do that? Can you see my content anywhere? The stuff about the shampoo?
posted by LoriFLA 08 August | 19:21
I can haz control your computer! (or I can edit a local copy of the html of the front page).
Yes, I can see the more inside stuff.
posted by DarkForest 08 August | 19:26
I can't. You are really smart, DK.
posted by LoriFLA 08 August | 19:28
Nah, it's all just fun. I used to be smart before I crashed and burned.
posted by DarkForest 08 August | 19:31
LoriFLA, I was having horrible issues with my hair when I moved last month, because the air here is much drier and my hair was very unhappy. I just switched to the Aussie "Moist" line -- which was once recommended to me by a hairdresser in a whisper, for fear that the salon owner would hear her recommending a drugstore brand -- and it seems to have fixed the problem, mostly. At least, my hair no longer looks like staticky straw. So that's a plus.

Plus, it's like $4, so if it doesn't work, no huge money lost.

I think there's also a deep conditioning treatment in that same line, or at least there used to be. That might be something to look at, too.
posted by occhiblu 09 August | 12:15
occhiblu, I recently tried deep conditioning with the Aussie three-minute miracle. I made it a 45-minute miracle instead, then rinsed it out with plenty of cool water*, and when my hair dried, it was all soft and boingy instead of crackly.

LoriFLA, have you tried decreasing the number of times a week you shampoo? I used to wash every day, and recently cut back to two or three times a week. I still rinse my hair (sometimes with a little conditioner) every day, but I don't shampoo. It's already much smoother and happier.

*pro-tip for those who prefer baths to showers: keep a plastic bottle on the tub's edge. You can fill it with cool water for rinsing.
posted by Elsa 09 August | 12:41
occhiblu, I recently tried deep conditioning with the Aussie three-minute miracle.

Yes! That's what I was trying to think of. I used that as a daily shampoo when I was dealing with Boston winters.

My hair does not like Boston winters.
posted by occhiblu 09 August | 15:00
Thanks, occhiblu. I was using Aussie Moist but I ran out a couple weeks ago. This is probably why I am obsessing over my dry hair. I had a big bottle of Aussie Moist conditioner, but not 3 Minute Miracle, I will buy it again. I used Aussie on and off as a teen. I love the smell. I am using some cheap Tres Semme stuff at the moment, and it's probably not the best for my dry, color treated hair.

My hair is colored and highlighted and it's long -- a recipe for dryness. I usually do wash it everyday, but sometimes not. I have oily roots and dry ends. I have heard of rinsing with just conditioner. I have heard that a lot of stylists do this, including the stylist on WNTW, but I feel like I must wash my greasy roots. It's something to get over.

I'm going to buy some Aussie. Thanks, occhi and Elsa.
posted by LoriFLA 09 August | 19:09
I'm back from CVS. It was so funny. I was in the haircare aisle, and I grabbed the 3 Minute Miracle immediately. I was contemplating which shampoo to choose. I was reaching for the Aussie Moist but Aussie "Repair and Mend" shampoo caught my eye, so I started reading it for a second. Todd, a young cashier who I just met this evening, was in the aisle comes up to me and says, "the Aussie Moist shampoo is so much better. It makes your hair soft." I wanted to say, "I have a friend on the internet and she says the same thing!" Of course, I bought the Aussie Moist shampoo and the 3 Minute Miracle conditioner. Todd was so nice. He told me I had nice hair and highlights. Todd's friend was there as well (a guy with a head full of dreads) and we were discussing shampoo, brands, and packaging. It was funny and nice. I go out for five minutes and I'm talking with two young guys in CVS about shampoo.

Besides the shampoo and conditioner, I bought two tubes of mascara, twist-up crayons, three nutty buddies for me and the kids, and a container of Haagen Daaz coffee ice-cream for my husband. Good trip to the store that was.
posted by LoriFLA 09 August | 21:11
I wanted to say, "I have a friend on the internet and she says the same thing!"

Hee! That's funny. Sounds like a good trip. :-)
posted by occhiblu 09 August | 22:12
HAI || A little while ago I had to explain to my mother what a "wanker" is.