Friday, September 28, 2012
Favorite new hair product
My hair is naturally wavy, but I had never found any products that brought out the natural curl without being either crunchy, frizzy, or greasy. I could get pretty waves if I washed it at night and let it air dry overnight, but if I let it air-dry in the morning without product, it would just get frizzy and limp.
Sojourn Sculpting Taffy.
Well, long story short, it is totally awesome, and I love it. I probably would have made an exception for this product even if it was full of toxic crap. Who can follow the rules 100% of the time? Plus, it goes on hair (dead anyway), but I love love love that I didn't have to. I'm not saying this product is 100% safe and you should drink it and slather it on your babies. It's not listed in the EWG database, so I am not 100% confident that it's totally safe/earth-friendly, but at least it doesn't contain obvious offenders, doesn't reek of chemicals, and I'm sure it's better than many alternatives.
Here's how I get my waves now. Out of the shower with wet hair, I squeeze out the water I can with a towel, run a comb through it, and scrunch it with my fingers a few times. Get a dollop of Sojourn and rub it between my hands so it coats my palms, then scrunch my hair again with the product. Then don't touch it and let it air dry as I go on with my day. That is it. Twelve seconds.
While we're on the subject of hair, whenever I do blow dry my hair straight (like twice a year now), I use this product called Redken Straight 05. They no longer make it–they have one called Straight 06 now, which I haven't tried yet but I'm guessing is similar. I love the way Straight 05 works to make silky straight hair without a straightening iron, but it does not even pretend to be earth-friendly or free of toxic crap. If anyone has fabulous suggestions for more natural products to use with a blow-dryer to straighten hair, please share!
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