This post is about hair. Perfectly straight hair. Gwyneth Palthrow hair. Hair that could only be described as Smooth and Silky…. OR Smooth and Sleek depending on the variant of the shampoo you are considering (a life time ago, I worked on hair care and am still traumatised/confused by these various denominations).
Anyway, whatever it is called these days, I have never been one to go for anything remotely smooth, silky or sleek as far as hair is concerned. In fact, I used to specifically ask my hairdresser NOT to blow dry my hair post cut (cue weird looks from the other -very-blow-dried ladies).
I loooooove an effortlessly cool look and always find that wearing your hair ”au naturel”, which in my case can be long and wavy, high in a messy bun or loose in a dis-structured braid depending on the humeur du jour gives you that relaxed edge…regardless of the super structured dress or sky high polished shoes you are wearing. Bref, I am not one to take my looks (too) seriously and this is my easy way to do it.
Now at some point this has changed. Of course. Otherwise we wouldn’t have a story here, would we?
The change was caused by fly away baby hairs. You know those annoying hairs that tend to grow around your hair line to start sometimes (gasp) to spike out of line (like a little sun as my sister would say).
Effortless hair? Oui! Unkept hair? non non non!
At first, I tackled the problem head on (no pun intended) using my very extensive knowledge (courtesy of my beauty care research and development friends) to solve that, hum, problem. Plenty of solutions out there: serums, oils, leave-in conditioners, you name it.
The only problem is that I have pretty thin/flat hair. So anything remotely oily is not going to fly (again no pun intended).
But I can’t drop this. It seems like every time I glance at myself in the mirror (no it doesn’t happen THAT often…), the only thing I see are those fly away hairs (I am a woman after all and by definition I like to focus on the negatives as far as my appareance is concerned).
This is when my friend Isabel told me about her new fantastic magical hairbrush that made her hair look ama-zing.
I checked it online and looked too good to be true….
I shared this dilemma (to buy or not to buy the brush) with my friend Oumama who has seen the evolution of my hair and my special relationship with it for the last 30 years.
She very strongly advised against it “noooonnn Hiiiinnnd! Are you crazy? I know YOU. You will buy it, try it and never use it again. Why not try a fly away hair kind of shampoo instead?” (conversation happened in french so sounded much more dramatic)
As you do with precious advise from best friends, I have chosen to ignore it, desperate that I was in my quest for wonderfully sleek and silky (gaps!) hair.
So I bought it, tried it …. and never used it again.
But no hard feelings, right, I found a solution…a wonderful fly away hair fighting shampoo…
How do you like your hair? What’s your favourite hair care secret?