How is it September already? How is it almost the end of September already? Take a moment to marvel at the onward grinding progression of time as I share with my hair hits for September.
- Original & Mineral Rootalicious is a super lightweight volume/root lift spray. I’ve shied away from pretty much all forms of root boost pump up the jam products due to some bad, bad memories of crunchy mousse and crispy hair, but I took a gamble on this root lift and was pleasantly surprised. Rather than being a huge puffy marshmallow of mousse to work through your hair, it’s a lightweight and malleable watery whip that’s easy to apply. I have no idea if I’m using it the right way or not, but I give the bottle a mega shake, squirt a 50 cent piece sized dollop of Rootalicious into my palm, then massage it into my roots. I then blowdry my hair upside down for a minute or two, and voila! Big pageant starlet hair without any crunchiness or crispiness. (AU$31.95, Original & Mineral)
- Moroccanoil Treatment Light is another new product for me, because I’ve been super wary of using any intensely coloured oils on my ultra lifted hair – particularly when I was a white blonde/super silver ice queen – because of horror stories about yellow staining and patchiness on artificially white hair. The lead brand educator at Hair Expo gave me a bottle of this oil treatment, specifically reworked for fine and fair coloured hair, and made me promise I’d start using it. Well, several months and a hair colour change later, I’ve finally started using it. It’s unreal. I apply a hearty glob along my mid lengths and ends before blowdrying my hair, and it gives weight, shine and smoothness to my fried dry locks. It’s a wee bit hyper pricey for something my hair drinks up like crazy, but much like Lush’s H’Suan Wen Hua hair treatment, it’s an expense I’m committed to. Because I’m vain, you so. So very, very vain for someone so very, very unattractive. (AU$55, Moroccanoil)
- TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum is, yes, another glossy serum for my already massive collection. My hair is already bone dry, and I have the displeasure of working in some ruinously desert dry air conditioning most days of the week. By day three after washing my ends are already frizzing out, so a drop of this workable gloss serum along the mid lengths and ends of my locks keeps everything smooth and unfrazzled. (AU$15.99, Hair Meet Wardrobe)
- And finally, honours to that unsung hair hero: my Lady Jayne tail comb. Backcombing, pompadours, taming little flyaways, wrangling a ponytail into a nice smooth line, razor sharp parts… this little hair styling workhorse does it all, and for less than a soy latte. (AU$3.99, Lady Jayne)
These items were purchased by swatchgirl.com.