The Other F Bomb
I know I am capable of having a frizz-free head. I always emerge from the hairdresser's looking sleek and shiny. It's when I get home and have to style my own hair like a grown-up that I fall down. I can get close, but never quite there. I have used oils, masques, strange pastes that are made from nuts squeezed by ancient tribes who reside along the amazon, you name it, I've tried it. I even had one of those glossing treatments when I was home in America that is supposed to seal your cuticle and brighten your silvers. It may have brightened my hair a touch, but the only other effect I really noticed from it was that my wallet felt exactly $127 lighter when all was said and done. Yes, it seems no matter what I do, I always end up looking like this.
In my exhaustive search of…well….everything, I had come to believe that best practices in an anti-frizz regimen should include the use of sulphate and silicone free products with as little bad for you stuff in them as possible. Better for your skin, won't kill the planet, and therefore in theory I could use it and not only be frizz-free, but feel virtuous too. That would have been great, except for the fact that every time I used these products and dried my hair, I was stuck with a Brillo-pad halo around my head.
Last week, when I was in America, on a whim, I thought I'd try something new. I found the following on the random beauty shelf at TJ Maxx for $5.
Giovanni Shine of the Times Silicone Finishing Mist is a product that I didn't hold out a lot of hope for. I have used silicone sprays in the past, and found them to be largely ineffective; somehow managing to make my hair both dried-out and greasy all at the same time. Not this. You just spritz it on after you have finished styling, brush it through, aaaaaaand….
Still a few flyways, but this is re-styled after two hours of tennis and some errands! That's what I'm talkin' about! What's great about this product is you can use it repeatedly throughout the day if your hair starts to forget its manners.
What say you, dear readers? Do you prefer natural haircare with no silicones and sulfates, or are you into all out chem warfare (like me, apparently)?