Fashion Fun Fridays: Hair Product Review

Okay so this is really isn’t about “fashion” today, but more about beauty products which are like our fashion accessories.

Last Saturday I finally got my butt to the salon for a long overdue cut and highlight. One of the colourist’s hair had these amazing waves and explained to me that she had curled her hair with the Babyliss Miracurl… 3 days earlier! Whaaaaaat?!  I was intrigued. I’ve seen versions of this curling machine in stores and in ads and I categorize it as a gimmick and somewhat intimidating. I mean the thing sucks your hair into a crazy hot contraption. Nothing about it could possibly be good. I was wrong.

I asked my god of cut and colour, aka Bruce at Silver Scissors, to give me curls. And he obliged. (Before I go any further, I should say that I have fine, stick straight hair. I’m convinced that my hair rebels against hair spray as revenge for the 80s, so I don’t bother to use it.) A little Aveda Smooth Infusion style-prep smoother while my hair was wet and a little OSIS+ Thrill texture fibre gum after it was curled and I was feeling like a rock star!photo 1

It was a crappy rainy humid day and the curls lasted all day. And then the next day! With the rainy weather my hair would normally be flat and pasted to my head, but thanks to the Aveda stuff, I was still rocking bouncy curls.  At this point I was committed to see if the curls would really last four days. And they did.

During these four days I was obviously not washing my hair, so I was using my cult classic Batiste dry shampoo that I picked up from Shoppers Drug Mart. The week started out as a ‘let’s see if these curls will really last four days’, turned into an experiment to push the limits of my dry shampoo to see how many days I could use it before I needed to wash my hair. (Before you all go eeeewwwww, I did shower. Just didn’t wash my hair. And BTW it’s not good to wash your hair every day… so there.)

It’s been six days since I washed my hair and I will shout the praises of my Batiste dry shampoo! (No, they are not paying me to say that… but if they want to, I wouldn’t say no…) I used the XXL Volume and wish it had been around in the 80s to give Final Net hair spray a run for it’s money in volume. I also wish I had taken pics of my hair each day, but sadly I lacked the forethought. Here’s my hair on Day 5, which I think is even better than the first day as it looks fuller:photo 2

Today, Day 6, I think would have been my limit, but thanks to my hair donut I am instead sporting a bun – which works even better with ‘dirty’ hair.

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Tomorrow it will be one week since I’ve washed my hair. What I’ve learned from this little experiment is that A) I don’t need to wash my hair everyday; and B) it’s time to shake up my day-to-day styling so I’ll be buying that Miracurl thank you very much.  But if you call tomorrow and I can’t come to the phone, it really will be because I am washing my hair.

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