“You have very dry hair” – every hairdresser ever.
My fellow ladies with the thick curly Spanish hair you try to beat into submission with your straightener, please stand up!
I know I can’t be the only one out there. Ever since my mom trusted me enough to do my own hair, I’ve been blow drying/hot ironing/straightening/what-have-you my strands about once a week. Let’s do the math.
10 years x 52 weeks = 520 1-3 hour-long hair destroying sessions. (3 hours with my initial clunky straightener, 1 with my new-and-improved Remington.)
This does not include the quick straightening in the morning every weekday before school.
I did not understand why every hairdresser would finger-comb through my hair and tsk-tsk me to no end. I just wanted to look good. My wavy/curly hair did not fit in with the look I was trying to go for (all my scene/emo ladies with the flip and the teased hair, please st… no, never mind.)
Not only was I zapping the moisture out of my hair on a daily basis, but I was going the extra-regrettable step of bleaching it whenever I felt like it. Orangey-yellow, fire truck red, dark purple, forest green, blue-black… you get the picture.
“Not cool. Not. cool.” – actual real-life quote from my hair.
It wasn’t until recently I decided to really take control of this bird’s nest on top of my head. The problem is, however, there’s a plethora of products dedicated to helping repair my hair AND I’VE TRIED THEM ALL.
But. BUT. I’ve found my calling in the form of some tall purple bottles and a small cute brown one.
- ProDesign Tiger – Moisturizing Shampoo, Reconstructor Masque, Protein Moisture Mist, and Protein Reconstructor
- Artègo Rain Dance Serum Oil
I first started using ProDesign’s products when Elline recommended them to me on my first day working here. A month later and my hair is actually shiny. And it STAYS shiny. What? Amazing. Elline also had her talented stylist Ana trim and color correct my hair (I had 4 different colors back there? Not surprised considered my colorful past, but still!)
When I wanted to go straight again (love my natural curls but sometimes you just want that sleek look) I was recommended the Rain Dance serum oil and wow- “precious hydrating beauty elixir” is right. I didn’t know silk proteins was a thing I needed in my hair/life until now.
I seriously suggest you check these products out. As they’re only available to stylists and salons, LeMetric wouldn’t mind giving you a hand.
Invest in yo curls, girl!