InTruBeauty: New hairdo, dry shampoo, and why you should never let your husband wax your lip

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New hairdo, dry shampoo, and why you should never let your husband wax your lip

Hello everyone! This is Justina!

I am so excited to be writing to all of you! Tonight I got a great new hair cut and color from my favorite stylist, Shannon. I gotta tell you, it is WORTH the investment finding a salon you really like and a person who can really get the chance to know you and your hair. I have been seeing my stylist for 2/1/2 years and she definitely knows how my hair works (and doesn't work). That being said, tonight I decided to return to my natural hair color. I am growing out my hair and rather than continuing to dye it dark, I am going to keep it as healthy and natural as possible for a few months. (It also doesn't hurt that I won't be paying to color my hair for a few months). I am super excited to be natural and low maintenance! Woot!

Now that we're on the topic of hair, I wanted to share my never ending love for dry shampoo. In short, here is why I adore it- I don't wash my hair every day. I have very thick, heavy hair, that tends to be on the dry side, and blow drying it is a very long process. Air drying it is a very long process. I simply don't have time to mess with it every day. I like to put it up in a shower cap or wrap a little turbie twist into my hair, and shower that way. I do wash it about 4 times a week, but more than that tends to dry out my hair. In between shampoos, I dry shampoo in the morning to give my hair a little oomph.

My pick for dry shampoos= Tigi Bedhead Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

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Why do I love it? It feels fresh, I don't have to use much, and it really dries up any oil I have in my hair. Does it make your hair feel as fresh as when you have just shampooed? Not quite, but it is the next best thing.

Jessica and I recently decided to give another product a try- Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray.

While I liked the yummy citrus scent and the low pricetag (in the $3 range), I was not the biggest fan of the product. I personally felt that for the first couple hours it felt ok, but after that it made my hair feel heavier with product buildup. On a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 6. If I was going out of town for the weekend and needed to bring a product, I would pack it for sure, as it is available in a small size ( had them as minis available for samples) and the cheap price means it wouldn't break my heart if I left it out of town by accident. But, alas, it has not made it into my daily rotation.

I'm excited for what Jessica has to say about the products! Keep in mind we both have different hair types, so what works for one of us, may not work for the other, and what doesn't work for us, might work for you! We all have different hair types and that's why there are so many products on the market for all of us to try!!

P.S. at my hair appointment today I was able to pick up a brand new product, which is basically a dry shampoo for darker hair, because it doesn't spray on light like most dry shampoos do. I will do a review on it once I give it a try!

My hair type= thick strands of hair, coarse, and LOTS of it. Wavy tendencies, and dry tendencies.

Jessica's hair type= thin strands of hair, curly, and lots of it! Resilient

Lastly, I allowed my husband to use Sally Hansen Naturally Bare Waxing Strips for Faces and Little Places (available at Target) to wax my upper lip area last night. The hair that grows there is really light and almost non existent, but I like to get rid of the little fuzzies so my makeup goes on smoother there. I think he got a little excited about the prospects of ripping wax strips off my face, and a little of my skin came off with the strips. Ouch! I forgot you are not supposed to go over a spot more than once with wax. Lesson learned.

Here is Jessica's two cents on the dry shampoo:

Jessica's review on Suave product: I really like this product. I have curly hair and so I tend to wash my hair usually every day, but there are some weeks where I may go 2 to even 3 days without washing. I spray this into the roots of my hair and then lightly all over. I use my fingertips to work it in and get rid of the white/gray appearance it may give your hair if you spray in too much. After I have sprayed a little all over, I brush it through and again just work it through with my fingertips.

I find it does draw the oil out of my hair. There are a lot of hair products I will spend $$ on, but dry shampoo isn't one of them because it isn't an essential for me. This has however saved a hair day or two for me. I believe I got it for $2 and some cents and would recommend it. I know other people had problems with the bottle being gone in a couple uses, but I don't understand that problem nor have I had it. If it gets clogged, just run the nozzle under warm

I really like this product and will be repurchasing it. It works well for my hair type. I love the scent, I know some people don't, but for me (and I am sensitive to scents) it is really enjoyable.

Justina has used the Rockaholic on me and I really do love that product. If dry shampoo is an essential for you or a go to product, I would recommend spending the extra $. I am a huge fan of anything TIGI. However, if you are like me, I think you will find that the Suave product does the trick! :)
Hope you are all having a great week!

Yours in Beauty, Justina and Jessica


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