I've read books (actually, just this one.) It was interesting, but in the end it wasn't helpful. I've consulted with my hairstylist (she's the same one I've had for 9 years.) I haven't cheated on her either - how's that for commitment, lol? What I've come to realize is that everyone is so different, it's impossible to sum everything up in one blog post, or one book, or with one hairstylist. I only know what works for me:
|The cocktail, as my hairstylist calls it.|
The best shampoo and conditioner at the Beauty Brand $11.98/liter sale prices:
|Joico. pH balanced - learn it, live it, love it.|
Have a larger budget for your haircare? I recently got some samples of the new Shu Uemura hair product line (and advice - we'll call this a flirtation, no adultery here) from Shelby of the Shelby Herrick Salon in Fairway KS. His is one of only 1% of American salons that carry this line. He recommended I use the Shusu Sleek (how fun is that to say?!) smoothing shampoo and conditioner. It's good stuff guys. So is my new second-day-hair go-to product, which brings my curls back to life:
If I can leave you with one tip that should apply to everyone, it's this:
Yep, that's a hair turban made of a cotton t-shirt. T-shirts tend to be soft (don't use a nubby one, that's not good quality cotton and has a similar texture to terry-looped towels.) Towels can be abrasive (see all those loops and fibers poking out?)
|cut off the sleeve as shown above, then fold the t-shirt in half, cut diagonally!|
|Tie two ends of the triangle at your forehead.|
|Tuck the tail under the knot at the forehead. You're done.|
You don't have to "make" a turban, you can simply take a t-shirt (preferably a crew-neck,)stick your head in the hole of the tee and twist the body (do what you will with the arms) around your hair to make the turban. You could also just cut the tee down the middle (or side) and you suddenly have a bath towel sized t-shirt-towel. I can't guarantee results, but I notice a difference when I use a t-shirt rather than a towel.
What are your hair trade-secrets?