Who Else Wants Great Hair?

Published in: Hair, Just For Fun

The road to accepting my hair fate has been long and filled with bad haircuts and products that delivered heartache and frizz. If I had a dime for every time I cursed my wavy hair I’d be a rich woman. I swear, I’m filing a request with the powers that be for straight, wash-and-wear hair, LOL.


On my seemingly never-ending quest for more manageable hair, I’ve found a few products and tips that have helped, and here are some of my favorite ones. What are yours? What are your hair care power tips? Do share in the comments — I need all the help I can get!

  • Fight Frizz with Fekkai Summer Hair Zero-Humidity Frizz Control
    “Zero-Frizz isn’t just a hair smoothing spray. It smells great (like coconut and citrus) and even contains a UV protectant Fekkai calls Solarshield, designed to prevent sun damage and lightening. And no alcohol here, which is a big plus, as hair products containing alcohol tend to be drying.”
  • Tips for Breast Cancer Patients: Staying Beautiful Inside and Out!
    “One of the many challenges for Mary Anne was navigating the world of makeup and beauty as a cancer patient. How do you deal with losing your eyebrows? What do you when you feel a hot flash coming on? These are just a few makeup/beauty issues that she had to deal with.”
  • Hair Tip for Dry Hair: Skip the Shampoo and Wash With Conditioner Instead
    “It does take time to get used to not having bubbles. You may want to transition by alternating the conditioner wash with your regular shampoo for a few weeks, and then going every two days, then three days, etc., and thus slowly weaning yourself off your shampoo…”
  • Not Your 80s Hairspray: Bumble and Bumble’s Spray de Mode Makes Me Want to Use Hairspray Again
    “I’ve been wearing my hair big and wavy lately as a homage to my 80s pre-teen self. Spray de Mode’s worked wonders in keeping the waves in check without leaving my hair feeling sticky or crunchy. I can even run my fingers through my mane, and it keeps its shape. And Spray de Mode dries quickly. I remember 80s hairspray taking forever to dry.”
  • Innovative New Remington Shine Therapy Flat Iron Straightens and Conditions at the Same Time
    “…the straightener’s ceramic plates are porous and infused with a blend of conditioners and avocado oil. With the heat cranked up, the plates evenly emit their conditioning blend during styling to protect and moisturize hair. Neat, yah?”
  • Product Review: Bespoke Labs T3 Featherweight Hair Dryer
    “There are so many pluses to this dryer, but the best part is that it gets the job done fast, and now I get an extra an hour and a half every week. It used to take an hour to blow dry my hair with my old hair dryer. With the T3 the time is cut down to 30 minutes. And a good blow out on Sunday means that I won’t have to bother with my hair until Friday…”
  • Garnier Nutrisse Product Review Plus Tips For At-Home Hair Color
    “The smell is pretty strong, but in comparison to other at-home dyes it’s not bad. It also doesn’t dry my hair out, which is one thing I hated most about Feria, the dye I used in high school. If you have dark hair like me and want to go a few shades lighter, Garnier is a good choice…”

Oh, and thanks to Marisol for pointing out that Bella Sugar is doing a Friday giveaway today featuring the Fekkai Summer Hair product shown above. You have until 5 pm PDT today to enter; head on over to Bella’s blog for details. Good luck, bonne chance, held og lykke, viel glueck, etc., etc.

I hope you’re having a great Fourth of July!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Terre says:

    Hey Karen!

    Happy 4th to you too!

    One product I really like is Paul Mitchell’s smoothing super skinny serum. It helps fight the frizz!

    Have a good one,

  2. Marisol says:

    Happy 4th to you too!

    BelleSugar.com is giving that item away this week so sign up and take the quiz.

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Terre,

    Thanks, friend! What are you up to today?

    I had a sample of that waaay back when. I remember liking it. 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    I saw that. If you entered I hope you win. That summer hair is good stuff!

    Have a wonderful day and enjoy the sunshine. 🙂

  5. Loni says:

    I have wavy hair, too, and I spent a loooong time trying to fight the wave. Now that I embrace the wave, my life is much easier. I cut my hair to above my chin, and every day I use leave-in conditioner (Khiel’s Conditioner and Grooming Aid, which is awesome), scrunch in some mousse, and let it airdry. I don’t have any of the frizzy or drying issues that I did for so many years. It’s so simple, I don’t know why I didn’t do it before.

  6. barbara says:

    Hello karen! I have wavy, prone to frizz hair, my secret is redken smooth down line( less the shampoo) It makes wonders for my lockes!

    I LOVE you blog and read it everyday!

  7. Glosslizard says:

    I want that, it sounds so perfect for my flyaway-prone hair! If I don’t win it on Bellasugar I’m buying some to use when I’m at Disneyland!

  8. melissa says:

    I have Fekkai summer hair and I purchased it because your previous recommendation Karen! I like it so much, and all the other things you review. So thank you! I hope you and El Hub had a nice July 4! 🙂

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Loni,

    I hear ya. Life became considerably easier after I became one with the waves. I’ve had Kiehl’s on my to-try hair list for some time. I hope it works for me like it works for you!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for the recommendation, girlie! I used to love Redken All Soft back in the day. Have you ever tried that line?

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    I hope you win it, and that your hair likes it.

    Yay, Disneyland! 🙂

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Melissa,

    I’m so glad that you ended up liking it. It smells so wonderful and works great.

    Hope you had a nice 4th of July, too!

  13. barbara says:

    Hi, karen

    I did try the redken all soft, but the smooth down line works better for me, i think it´s a more powerful formula:)

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