Since my haircut a few weeks ago, I’ve been on a kick to try new hair products and different styles, like the messy, sexy hair look (controlled chaos) common on Victoria’s Secret runways.
Hoping for hot-mama hair of my own, I started using the shampoo, conditioner and spray gel from the new Clairol Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Line ($4 each).
The answer, Ry-Ry, would be “yes.”
I honestly didn’t think anyone would notice, but you gals have such a good eye! After I put up this face of the day, a few of you asked in the comments what I’d done differently with my ‘do.
The Tousle Me Softly shampoo, conditioner and spray gel are part of a six-piece line of cleansers, conditioners and styling products made to work together for soft, sexy, mussed-up hair.
A fine line…
But here’s the thing about the messy hair look: there’s a fine line between “just messy enough to be socially acceptable,” and “plain ol’ jacked-up, busted bed hair.”
The Tousle Me Softly products keep hair on the good side of that line (at least that’s what I’d like to think, LOL!).
Oh, and the delicious violet scent? Yum! I could just sit and smell it for hours.
A few things to note…
- Tousle Me Softly Shampoo: It foams up, and a little goes a long way, but it’s also easy to rinse, leaving hair that feels squeaky clean.
- Tousle Me Softly Conditioner: It has a lot of “slip” and detangles knots in a flash. That, and it doesn’t feel heavy or like it’s weighing down my hair.
- Spray Gel: A lightweight liquid gel to remove frizz and to add body and definition to waves. For a beachy, messy look, I spray it on damp hair after washing and conditioning (then just air dry).
If you’re trying to avoid products that contain silicones (ingredients that some women feel can cause skin breakouts and/or buildup to weigh down hair), please note that both the shampoo and conditioner DO contain silicones (but the spray gel doesn’t).
So far, so good for me with Tousle Me Softly. The products are priced right, and I like the purple packaging, too. If you’re longing for Victoria’s Secret-style locks, I think you could do a lot worse than this drugstore line. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
I haven’t tested the other three items in the line — the mousse, hairspray and what Clairol calls their “finishing touch creme” — but I’m thinking about it. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more.
Thanks again, you guys, for all of your nice words yesterday and today. I was feeling really crappy there for a while, but your comments helped. If I could, I’d invite you all over for cookies, tea and Tabs time!
Last night, I ended up taking a couple of hours to chill out and climb down from the ledge. After brewing some tea in my favorite tea pot, I drank it slowly while listening to music and writing in my journal. Now I think I’m seeing things more clearly… kinda got things in perspective again.
What do you do when you’re feeling anxious or upset? You can always use the comments to share.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,