What’s shakin’, bacon? How’s it going this afternoon?
Yeah…I’ve been waiting all afternoon to use that phrase up there in the title of this post. “Today I got naked at the mall and had my favorite salad in the world.” (Explanation to follow.)
Ah, the joy of being easily amused…
Over lunch today I stopped by the mall to do some Christmas shopping and saw the most awesomely rand-o cat lady gift at Urban Outfitters.
Then I had my favorite salad for lunch (also known as The Best Damned Salad in the Whole Entire Universe), the tostada salad with grilled shrimp and avocado from Blue Barn Marin…
It was shortly after lunch when I started walking around the mall naked…
I exercised this morning but didn’t have time to wash my hair in the shower before heading out (shh…don’t tell anyone), so I busted out a couple of Herbal Essences products, one of them being a new dry shampoo, from their Naked collection instead.
The new line of shampoos, conditioners and styling products, each with a touch o’ mint, launches next month, and since I’m always on the market for great new drugstore hair products to love, in particular styling products, I’m intrigued…
Some of the new things sound really interesting (NOTE: some of them contain silicones, and some of them don’t), like the Naked Moisture Cleansing Conditioner. It has a low-lathering formula designed to gently clean hair without stripping it, basically like conditioner washing — something I’ve already been doing regularly for years.
For the past couple of years I’ve been using Chroma Sensitive Cleansing Balm from Kerastase, which I love, but it’s $42 (!), so I’m hoping Naked Moisture Cleansing Conditioner can replace it ’cause it’s only five bucks!
Fingers and toes crossed…
The new dry shampoo I mentioned, Naked Volume Dry Shampoo, contains tapioca, which is supposed to absorb excess oil and lift roots.
I sprayed some on my roots to freshen them up after my workout, and it worked like a champ. My hair didn’t feel coated or weighed down, and I like the light mint scent. It’s refreshing and, thankfully, doesn’t overwhelm my perfume (I wore Dolce & Gabbana The One today… How about you?).
The Herbal Essences Naked Collection Shampoos and Conditioners, $5 each
- Naked Volume gives hair light, touchable volume with the invigorating scent of white grapefruit and mint extracts to leave you with soft, full, bouncy hair
- Naked Moisture provides lightweight hydration with a stimulating herbal and mint infusion for sensationally nourished, smooth hair
- Naked Shine revitalizes strands with white tea and mint extracts for a brilliant silky shine, just as nature intended
The Herbal Essences Naked Collection Stylers, $5 each
- Naked Dry Shampoo transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh, touchable hair, whether you need a quick styling touchup or a boost of extra volume
- Naked Flexible Hold Spritzer delivers a lightweight, flexible hold for shiny, soft, touchable hair
- Naked Volumizing Soufflé gives hair a boost of natural volume you can run your fingers through
- Naked Cleansing Conditioner is a low-lather, multi-tasking cleanser that combines the conditioning properties of a nourishing oil with gentle cleansing
- Naked Sheer Shine Mist nourishes hair from root to tip to leave behind luscious, shiny locks
After using the dry shampoo, I did a quickie curl job with a curling iron, and sprayed the curls into place with the Naked Volume Flexible Hold Spritzer, a non-aerosol hairspray made to set hairstyles into place without leaving hair stiff or sticky.
It left my ‘do shiny and held the curl all afternoon. Bravo. I could also easily run my fingers through my hair, which was great.
All of the Naked stylers, shampoos and conditioners are just $5 each. Keep your eyes out for ‘em at drugstores and grocery stores starting next month.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,