Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair. -Hillary Clinton

"Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,Streaming, flaxen, waxen"
-"Hair" the Musical.

I have an on-going war with my hair. And I'm losing. I have pretty straight, fine but heavy hair. No body. No volume. No Oomph. Just straight, bleh hair.
I have colored, highlighted, lowlighted, permed, and body waved my hair trying to force my non cooperative hair into submission. I have had super short styles, mid-length styles and long tresses. I have tried bangs, no bangs, layers, side parts, middle parts and no parts. I have used curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers, blow dryers, blow dryers with diffusers and nothing seems to give me that elusive perfect coif.

I recently saw a commercial for Herbal Essences new product line "Tousle Me Softly".

and the model that had that perfect messy but styled look:

So, I decided to try these products. I got the shampoo, conditioner and spray gel. I was set. I was going to wash, rinse and repeat my way to the ultimate low-maintenance, high impact hairstyle...My hair was going to raise the white flag. Victory would be mine.

Or not. As good old P.T. Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute."


Dani said...

Ahhh well I won't try that one myself then. Speaking as someone who also has fine but thick/heavy hair I'm a big fan of Aveda Pure Abundance. Now it may depend on what you're trying to do but that one works for me.

Irishembi said...

I had no idea Hillary said that. I was CERTAIN it was me. It got to where I would show up for work the day after a new hair style/color and simply walk into my boss' office to present myself so that the abuse could commence for the day. One time I walked in and he was shocked into utter silence during a phone conversation with our lawyer, then uttered the classic words, "I've got to go Bob. Mary Beth's hair is purple."