Monday, June 22, 2009

The Taming of the Frizz

This may sound crazy to some of you, but I hate summer. My perfect June/July/August day consists of sitting in an air conditioned room with the blinds up and a Chuck Klosterman book.

My list of why I dislike heat is long. One of the main reasons is what heat and humidity does to my hair. My mom (who rules, btw) was pretty unconventional when I was growing up. When I was 8, she got a perm, so of course, I wanted one too. Being an only child, she didn't really know how to say no, so she took me and my virgin hair to the salon. It was doused in chemicals and I came out a few hours with a perm that destroyed the texture of my hair forever. Now, when left to air dry, my hair's frizzy, not quite wavy and generally unflattering.

Recently, I went to a new hairstylist, Agnes (who is amazing!). She cut off over 4 inches of split ends and she used Moroccanoil before blow drying and after straightening. For years, I've been spending a ridiculous amount of money looking for something that would tame frizz without weighing my hair down. Looks like my search is over. This stuff is formulated with argon oil, which has been shown to penetrate hair and skin rapidly, leaving it extraordinarily soft. I'm fairly certain that I'll never be able to be a wash-and-go kind of girl. At least I've found something that helps keep the coif looking natural and healthy (even though it's totally not).



  1. oh, weird. My brother's friend just gave me a small bottle of this stuff + shampoo & conditioner. Up until a few days ago, I had never heard of it!

    ps. i hate summer too.

  2. oh man, you gotta try it. it's good stuff.
    lucky you got a sample - the stuff's kinda pricey...

  3. Yeah, I heard (or rather, I googled). My brother's friend is a distributor for this line so he hooked me up with some products :)

  4. Hey! I've been using that for like 8 months. I personally thought it would do more. But it makes my hair smell nice.

  5. @ yulanda - really? that's amazing! you're so lucky.

    @ amy - really? that's disappointing to hear. my hair is kinda frizzy today, but would be HUGE if i wasn't using it.