Why, oh why? For the past 25 years we’ve had a tumultous relationship. We break up, we make up. Repeat. Here’s the thing, most days, I have love for you. I do. But some days, I see you and think, “why do you hate me so much?” And then your unruly behavior turns around and magical things can happen and you really come through for me. fHooray!
But it’s been a journey, with more twists, frizz and turns than I would’ve ever wanted. See folks, I was born with fine, naturally wavy hair. I didn’t like combing it so I spent most of my childhood with boy short cuts. I was also a bit of a tomboy and very much into sports. I was on a swimming team, so at the time short hair was certainly more manageable. Until I watched Dirty Dancing for the first time in 1988. It changed my life and my mane. I became obsessed with the movie and Baby’s perm. I had to have it and after begging my mom for months, she caved. My locks were never the same again. I hated my perm, my hair dresser said she could un-do it (not really) and what unraveled after that were years of a love hate relationship with my tresses.
I went through my teenage years with curly, frizzy, Sun In’ed hair. It was far from cute. One of my biggest fears was stepping out of salon after a blowout during the hot, summer months. Not to mention dance parties gave me agita because I knew that after dancing a 3 minute song my beautiful blowout would turn into a frizz ball. The truth is that I never got along with my curly hair, which put me on a path of trying to achieve straight hair. Enter Japanese perms, Anti Curl, Keratins and Opti-Smooth– straight hair accomplished. Throw in years of highlighting and then the obsession with black hair, which has required lots of hair color processing every 4-6 weeks. Thank you grays.
Over time, my biggest challenge has been making my hair color last, while looking shiny and healthy. We ladies know that not all locks are created equal, and so does L’Oréal Paris. With the Advanced Haircare line, glam girls like you have the power to pick your shampoo, conditioner and treatment based on your specific strand needs, taking your tresses to luxurious levels. I have raved about this line on my blog and social media since it launched. In my humble opinion, it’s one of the best drugstore buys ever. I go back and forth between the Color Vibrancy and Total Repair 5 module. These days, since I lightened my ends, I’ve been on a Color Vibrancy kick. My absolute favorite product from the line is the Root To Tip leave in conditioner, which I apply before I blow dry, leaving my hair soft and manageable. Now this is a love love relationship. I don’t think we’ll ever break up.
Beautiful hair has never been more personal. That’s my hair story folks. What’s yours?
“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by L’Oreal’s Advanced Hair Care via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L’Oréal.
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