Holy crap! Do you ever have good hair days? I had a string of them this week, and you can too.
I owe it to the shampoo, conditioner and spray gel from the Aussie Opposites Attract Collection — a reasonable $3 each.
For the past few days, to restore some of the moisture to my hair, I’ve only been shampooing my roots, washing the rest of my hair with conditioner alone. It’s a little trick I picked up somewhere along the way, and I do it to prevent my hair from drying out. It really seems to help.
After rinsing out the shampoo, I coat the hair from roots to ends with the conditioner, wait a few minutes for it to sink in and then rinse one last time. The thick, rich conditioner works well for me because I have a lot of hair and need something to weigh it down (otherwise it ends up very big and Bride of Frankenstein).
I love the berry smoothie fragrance these products have, and so does El Hub, who, it should be noted, has a terrible sense of smell.
To finish, I follow up with the spray gel, applying it on the ends and hair shaft. To evenly distribute the product, I comb it through with a wide-tooth comb and allow it to air dry.
A few hour later, after my hair has had time to dry, it looks shiny, feels soft and flows in loose waves that smell SO GOOD! Seriously, I love this stuff.
Aussie Opposites Attract Shampoo, Conditioner and Spray Gel
Price: $3 each; $9 for all three
Use: To clean, condition and smooth hair
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If you have curly or wavy hair and avoid silicone hair products, you should know that both the shampoo and the conditioner do contain dimethicone. The spray gel, however, *is* 100% silicone-free.
In the interest of research, I decided to give all three of these products a try, and I’m glad I did. It’s tough to beat $3 for quality shampoos, conditioners and styling products.
Late Night Party People (and Cat)
I got zero sleep last night because Tabs decided to stay inside and par-tay until the wee hours. At around three in the morning he started scratching at the door, waking me up to go outside. I guess he had places to go and things to do.
But there’s no rest for the weary. Tonight, Border’s bookstores nationwide are holding midnight release parties (with trivia, debates and a costume contest!) for Stephenie Meyer’s new book, Breaking Dawn. It’s the fourth book in the Twilight series. They’re classified as young adult literature, but I don’t care. I think they’re great. They tell the story of a young woman named Bella and the men who love her — incidentally, one of the men happens to be a vampire and the other a werewolf.
So that’s what I’ll be reading this weekend. How about you? Do you have a book on your nightstand at home? Are you reading anything fun or interesting?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,