Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Bad Hair Day Beatdown, Part 1
Have you ever had a bad hair day? No? Then you're not human. Go get the pitchforks, everyone.
Ok, great, now that the government has taken custody of our alien infiltrator, we can move on. My hair is a real wily SOB. It can never make up its mind on its own, and it's prone to frizz, uncooperative volume, strange lifelessness, and general lack of shampoo commercial shine. The one thing I don't have to deal with is chemical damage, but I'm sure my hair would be happy to lose its shit if I ever tried to dye it. Nevertheless, as a result of its relentless and varied ways of misbehaving, I have developed a full-on arsenal of products with which I attempt to instill discipline into my strands.
Garnier Pure Clean Shampoo
I don't wash my hair that often. It's not because I think it's so great for my hair to be bathed in my natural oils, or because I fear the application of sulfates to a delicate scalp. I just work a lot, and I mostly wear my hair in a bun in the summer because I'm so hot. It's because I am lazy. That said, I do love a good scrub-a-dub, and this is my go-to shampoo when I want to rid my hair of all the crap I've put in it. I've heard it's a dupe for Bumble and bumble's Sunday Shampoo, which I've always wanted to try, but never have because I have a crap ton of hair and buying $24 shampoo is a dumb idea. At any rate, it costs about $4 and manages to make my hair squeaky clean without totally stripping it and making it super dry and gross. Thank you Pure Clean. I love you with all my heart.
L'Oreal Total Repair Five Hair Balm
As we all know, heat styling can do a number on your hair, what with the over-drying and such. I'm also really bad at getting my hair cut regularly, so I typically have a disgusting number of split ends. This drugstore hair mask alleviates both of those problems pretty well. I mean, no, it can't get rid of split ends, only scissors can do that. Still, it smooths everything out without weighing it down and leaves my hair pleasantly shiny. I only use this about twice a month so it doesn't build up too much, but when I do, its verrrrrry nice.