Monday, December 17, 2012

Dry, dull and frizzy? Yeah, I was, too.

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and P&G

It seems like I took better care of my skin and hair in my 20s.  I listened to my hair stylist when she said I should never buy a drugstore brand shampoo.  All she had to say was that it would clean oil and grease from a driveway and I started purchasing higher-end product.  After a fancy skincare makeover in Dallas while I was in college, I went from never washing my face to a $350 am/pm regimen.  I worked and studied in college rather than partying.

Enter kids, a busier life, more groceries, fewer haircuts, almost never pedicures and bulk shampoo (the cheap one, not even the more expensive one anymore).  As I reach a little closer to 40 than 30, I'm starting to see that I need to get back to better personal care.  

I live in a very dry climate.  My hair is long and has some natural curl, but not enough curl to wear it curly.  I blow dry my hair straight every day.
 Then I either use a flatiron or curling iron.
I was asked by Blogher to promote a hair care line by Frederic Fekkai.  I was telling my mom about the product when we snowshoed Saturday and asked if she has heard or it or seen it anywhere to buy.  Me either.  I couldn't very well promote a product I had never tried.  I headed to Costco following the snowshoe and as I looked for the multi-pack bodywash to replenish the home supply, I turned and saw the display of Fekkai hair products.  Oh.  Well.  That was convenient.
There were two products to choose from:  Full Volume and Technician Color Care.  Note:  there are plenty  more options for purchase on the Fekkai website, but time was of the essence).   I've never colored my hair, so I've spared it that additional damage.  My hair has good volume, but my daughter's hair is so fine and limp and stringy.  I can't wait to try the Full Volume on her hair.

When I returned from yoga with a head smelling of lemon grass essential oil, I hopped into the shower with my new shampoo and conditioner.  I used the same amount of shampoo that I typically use.  The Fekkai Full Volume Shampoo lathered well and rinsed quickly from my hands.  It rinsed just as well from my hair.  My hair didn't feel as slimy as it usual does as I rinse shampoo.  The shampoo has a pleasant light minty scent.  The Full Volume conditioner was light and rinsed well.  I applied the little bonus Glossing Cream (really love the sweeter smell) to the ends of my hair prior to blow drying.
My hair didn't feel as dry as I was tousling it while blow drying.  The hair texture seemed smoother and straighter than normal- big plus!  The ends seemed to fall right into place where they are supposed to instead of flipping out all frizzy.  Verdict:  I like it.

Funny aside...as I was exiting Costco, the woman marking my receipt was very excited when she saw the Fekkai pack.  "Oh. I love that stuff.  It's what I use."  I told her I had never tried it and she assured me that I'd love it as she ran her fingers through her hair, almost inviting me to do the same.  Huh.  

Try it.  I think you'll like it, too.  Not sure which product line suits your needs?  Go to the "consult Frederic" tab on the Fekkai site and he'll help you select the product for you.  Fekkai is offering the following holiday promotion:  receive 10% off your total order and a complimentary exclusive holiday headband with $50 purchase (while supplies last)  Promo Code: HEADBAND.  Go ahead.  Indulge a little...or a lot.

1 comment :

  1. For someone that has never colored her hair...it's gorgeous. I totally agree with you about the getting older = pay more attention. I remember being 20 and putting my hair in a ponytail and I looked great. Now when I go running or biking I put scarves on...

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