Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The summer's heat and humidity are upon us, and that can only mean one thing: Brillo Head. I've got it. I've got it bad. When I'm not policing the city for violations of my mascara edict, I'm busy scrutinizing every woman I pass and wondering why her hair looks so nice and neat while mine resembles Don King. I don't think I have to tell you how upsetting this is. I may never leave the house.
I've got shelves and shelves of "frizz-free" this and "anti-humidity" that in my closet and none of it works. The best I can do is wash it, throw it in a pony tail, and hope that I'll get points for cleanliness. I kiss my glossy, shiny-straight tresses good-bye in May and long for their return in October. I've just written the summer off, hair-wise.
You can imagine my joy when I recently read about Frederic Fekkai's new line: Summer Hair. Why, I was nearly breathless in anticipation of trying it and I think my hands actually trembled a bit as I forked over the cash for the purchase. Well, here's my review: horrid!
The text on the bottle promises: "Zero-Humidity Frizz Control. All day frizz and fly-away protection." Um, no. After using it my hair felt crisp, nearly brittle, and it expanded to heretofore unprecedented width. We're talking Dora the Explorer here. (Warning, that link has sound.) I mean it was big. BIG.
Needless to say I'm returning it. Its too expensive and for me, at least, ineffective. Thus, I appeal to you my style-savy readers and ask: what's your secret for taming the summer beast? Do you have a recommendation for an anti-frizz product that actually works? If so, please do share. This Diva is desperate and needs your help.