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Fall 2014 Couture {Jean Paul Gaultier}

 

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Living Proof

JEN AND CHRIS LIVING PROOFDammit.  I already love Living Proof Prime Style Extender, and now I’m hooked on Living Proof Full shampoo and conditioner.  Do you think I want to love anything associated with Jennifer fucking Aniston?  I assure you I do not, but I cannot deny the otherworldly effects of these products.  I prefer wash and wear hair for my daily situation.  My hair goes up into a messy spinpin bun and down again several times a day.  Living Proof improves the texture, volume, and style of my air-dried hair.  Living Proof Full shampoo + conditioner + style extender + air dry = hair looks almost as good as if I finished with heat.  If I actually take the time to blow my hair out with Living Proof the results are major; add hot rollers = bombshell major.  I started this paragraph with the word dammit because Living Proof is pricey, and now I’m addicted.  I console myself knowing with Living Proof I can go a day between washings and still maintain bouncy bedhead.  LP makes my haircut look more expensive.  If Living Proof had nuts, I’d be swinging from them.  LIVING PROOF FULL

Phytovolume Actif

I love big hair, yet I have trouble finding products that truly help me achieve lasting volume.  Recently, I discovered Phytovolume Actif which thickens up my limp locks better than anything else I’ve tried. Phytovolume’s mist delivery system distributes the perfect amount of product directly into the roots.  Apply the volumizing spray to wet hair before styling and marvel at your hair’s new found density, thickness, and lift.Not only does this product perform, the results are sustained.  If you like to go a day or two between washings, Phytovolume Actif provides essential oomph for the days in between suds.  Phyto costs more than Pantene, but the volume it achieves reflects the investment. 

HOLIDAY HAIR

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Sunday with Izabel Goulart

Roller Girl

For some of you, the words “hot rollers” may bring you right back to Lucy Ewing on Dallas. For a couple decades, most ladies have forsaken their hot rollers in favor of a curling iron.  This means many of you have never experienced the unadulterated joy of hot roller head.

I prefer hot rollers because the curl lasts longer.  Once I get my hair rolled, I wrap a scarf around my head and put on my face.  This gives my ‘do time to set.  Once the rollers have cooled, there are many different options for finishing the hair.  Try a sleek, sculpted retro vibe like January Jones.  Go big and bouncy like Farrah, or loose and tousled like GiseleOr better yet, bust out a Bardot-style beehive with volume and texture.

Give hot rollers a try.  You might be surprised what this simple and inexpensive tool  can do to amp your look.  Read the reviews carefully and select a set that gets super hot super fast.

Effective Hair Combo

Confession time.  Awhile back I tried EverPure and really, really, really liked it.  Typically, I’m loathe to recommend anything L’Oreal due to their well-known history of testing on animals.  However, L’Oreal claims not to test EverPure on animals or include any animal ingredients in the formula. If you are hardcore about the sulfate thing, EverPure claims to be sulfate-free.  However, it contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate and Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate which seems a little like skirting sulfate on semantics, but whatever; this stuff gives great suds.  After trying several expensive and budget varieties, with and without sulfate sudsing agents, EverPure shampoo tops them all.  Don’t mess with the conditioner though, it sux. After finding shampoo nirvana, a high-performing natural conditioner became priority number one.  Conditioner often justifies the expense, but you don’t have to drop major coin on a daily detangler.  Juice Organics Brightening Conditioner is absolutely delightful.  The natural conditioner actually has a recognizable ingredient list:

Grape Juice (Certified Organic), Orange (Organic) (Juice), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Certified Organic), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Organic), Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) (essential fatty acids), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) (seed), Borage (Borago Officinalis) (Organic) (seed), Sugar Cane (Saccharum Officinarum) Extract (organic), Rice Syrup (Organic), Glycerin, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Extract, Grapefruit Peel (organic), Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia) Peel (Organic),..

Most importantly, it really works.  A reasonable dollop leaves hair weightless, soft, and detangled. 

EverPure Shampoo + Juice Organics Conditioner = happy hair.

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