I have to admit, I’ve given coleydi a fair amount of crap over the years for both her “it changed my life!” and her “it was the best XX dollars I’ve ever spent!” proclamations. Now that that’s been acknowledged, I’ll also admit that every once in a while my own product recommendations use the exact same words.
Today, I’m sitting in my flat in Edinburgh, straightening my hair and thinking about how happy I am to have found my terrific little bottle of Moroccanoil. I have naturally curly hair and I straighten it frequently. It’s fairly typical white-girl curly hair (fine, tightish curls) and the excessive time with blowdryers and curling irons means its prone to damage. Moroccanoil has, as promised, changed that equation. I put a little bit in after showering and my hair not only dries faster but even the typically crispy bits at ends now feel soft and silky.
Seriously, this stuff is the shit.
Apparently when I’m excited about something, be it a new clothes steamer, a great pair of shoes, or even a better sports bra, I often proclaim, “it changed my life!” I usually follow up that loving declaration with an announcement that it was “the best X dollars that I’ve ever spent!” Well, you can’t fault me for being enthusiastic.
But seriously, dry shampoo? Changed my life. Dry shampoo that costs under $5 and can be purchased at the drug store? Changed it again.
I always envied girls who could go two days without washing their hair. So healthy! So thrifty! But with my fine locks? I was a grease factory by the end of day one. A few years ago I became a dry shampoo convert, shelling out 20+ bucks a bottle for the fancy stuff at Sephora. It gave me a great second-day pony, but was an expensive habit and I was always losing the cap and spilling white powder over everything I owned. Finally, trying to save a few pennies I picked up a bottle of Suave at my local CVS. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was even more effective than my old standby. Couple that with a lovely lemon scent, less obvious powder stains on my roots, and an astronomically lower price tag and I was sold. I haven’t looked back since. Sorry Sephora.