Meg hair! InStyle, People, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, WWD-you know those little publications that nobody reads hail Leonor Greyl as not only a celebrity favorite but an editor one! You know what? I know those girls, they're a bunch of tough broads and their standards are ridiculous so if they're buzzing about this, we need to listen!
Beauty editors maybe aren't your thing, maybe you're like the rest of the entire world and are a little celeb-obsessed! Great news, then you're covered on that point as well! Just this month in New Beauty Magazine, Jen Aniston is raving over the line. I mean, right along side Farrah has there ever been a more iconic hair super star?
Leonor Greyl is all natural and have been for almost 40 years so to say Miss Greyl was uhum, ahead of her time would be an understatement. So yes Virginia, there really is an actual Leonor Greyl. A dynamo that actually added vitamins to her hair products?!? Sign me up.
Leonor's business spread like a wildfire and her daughter, Caroline is now at the helms. That's some pressure. I mean I try do everything smarter, faster and better than my mother but that's a therapy session. No reason to air it on Megsmakeup.com.
At Seventy Years Young, Leonor handed over the reigns to Sweet Caroline and well, business is booming. Yes, this is pricey. It's also super fabulous, like amazing fantastic. I have heard about this brand for years and when I met the makers I bullied them into product. Because that's what I do.
Leonor Grey Shampooing Creme Moelle De Bambou is nourishing shampoo for long and dry hair. It is specific for long hair, nourishing dry ends, creates shine, softness and manageability, Those are all things I'm in desperate need of! I mean, I may only have 3 strands of hair but the Indian woman whose hair is extended on to mine really needs it!
You know what?! It delivered! 5 champagne flutes. Shampooing Creme Moelle De Bambou was so incredibly moisturizing and hydrating on my hair that I almost thought I had grabbed a conditioner by mistake.
It definitely detangles and adds lots of shine and luster. I have asked the roomies and they too are big fans. My "maine" gay, Denny says "My hair has never, ever been better and I love the scent, it's so pure and clean."
This is the first item I've tried in the line an it's been a total winner. I'm really excited to dive in and try the rest of their items. They have set the bar really high with this shampoo. It's not just me, Denny, the roommates or even Jen Aniston that are getting great Leonor Greyl results. I met the women, Marjie and Caroline that run Leonor Greyl USA and yes, perfect and not a hair out of place.
I'll be keeping you ladies in the loop on all things Leonor Greyl! Paris has been on the calendar for some time. "Meeting" Leonor Greyl has only confirmed that I need to buy my ticket. Even the Parisian shampoo's are stlylish and beautiful.
Have any of you tried Leonor Greyl? And how about Paris? Have you tried that?
"She's a very kinky girl. The kind you don't take home to mother." Rick James Meg here! Meeting mother is totally overrated and I can't help being kinky. Anyone that reads this site knows I can do a lot of things. I just can't use a curling iron. I don't know if it is because I am left handed or what but for the life of me I cannot work the clip part correctly. I always end up with bumps and kinks and it annoys the bejezus out of me.
I'm always using the old school curlers or my Topstyler. Would I like to try use a normal curling iron? Of course. Are your tips going to help me do this? No. I've had lessons. At this point it may just be a mental block but I have moved on.
I was at New York Fashion Week in September. I had been doing some filming and my hair went completely flat. I'm lucky I'll talk to anyone. It's a gift for me and a curse I'm sure for my airplane seatmate. Anyhow, my hair do had hair don'ted and the person I was speaking to ending up running one of the fashion houses being shown. He was nice enough to take me to his show's beckstage and plop me in a chair in hair and makeup for a little shooszing up.
The New York Fashion Week stylist, grabbed my listless tresses and then the most phallic looking instrument I had ever seen. What the heck was going on here? No, I was not in some underground sex chamber. I was at the most prestigious fashion show in the world. What I was looking at? A big, black clip less curling iron! The stylist showed me how to wrap from the top, hold it for a few seconds and soon she released a bouncy, beach wave. The most sexual looking curling iron provided no kinks!! Just perfect hair, and it heats up in 60 seconds. This was the answer! I was so impressed I asked for the name to write down so I too could own this magic wand of greatness. After writing it down I went to the next show and promptly lost the slip of paper.
In life, soul mates tend to find their ways back to each other. So it was just two weeks ago when my friend Liz sent me an email about this phenomenal company Enzo Milano and how they invented the clip less curling iron. Another song started playing in my head when I opened her attachment and saw my clip less friend staring back at me "reunited and it feels so good!" After a couple of pleading emails, I was the new proud owner of an Enzo Milano Clip Less Curling Iron (I have the 25-33 cornicos enorme)
I know a lot of you are going to ask, "how does it work?" so I added the video from the company so you can see a few stylists in action using it. I point the barrel down. Then I wrap my hair around the iron (don't worry about burns! They give you a great little mitt!) My hair never takes curl well, if it does, it's staying an hour. My secret for keeping voluptuous curls? I spray the holy heck out of my hair with Elnett Hairspray. Then I wrap. Then I hold for 15 seconds. After, I just let the curl go. No tugging or pulling needed. Also, no burns, dents or kinks!
You can improve on the mousetrap! The old foe that is the curling iron is now my friend! The Enzo Milano is safe for extensions (I have to check for things like that before my Indian additions revolt.) The downside? It's pricier than other curling irons. The upside? It's worth it and comes with a lifetime warranty.
I am very thankful for my Enzo Milano Clip Less Curling Iron. Please fill me in? How do you achieve shampoo commercial hair?
Meg hair! There are few things more time consuming then me getting ready for a big night out. The only thing that comes to mind is the DMV.
Before I had "TV hair" aka extensions, it really took not much time to blow my tresses out. This may because I have 3 tresses. My locks leave much to be desired, cut to fake Indian hair extensions. I feel badly there is a woman running around India bald but I pay a lot for them so I'm sure she was compensated fairly. Plus, her hair is lush and thick and shiny so I'm sure it wont be an issue for her to quickly grow it back.
Because I'm not happy unless I have something to complain about, I now have tons of hair. I lot it and all but it is a lot. Hopping in and out of the shower now means a Lot of time with a blow dryer. I was more then a little intrigued when a friend of mine, the fabulous Nadine Jolie whispered in my ear about a new gem on the market. It Factor Beauty Quick Blowdry Shampoo and Conditioner. A quick blowdry? This sounded too good to be true, like any skeptic I said "hand it over!"
Let's talk about the superficial things first (not deep, soul searching topics like quick blowdrys.) I'm loving how this looks in my shower. I'm a girly girl and IT had me at the pink and green with white scrolls on the squeeze bottles. Coincidence, my powder room is also done in pink and green decor so tre's matchy matchy! The scent is a nice, fresh fruity citrus (I'm still in a constant allergy stuffed up state so my roommates confirmed this.)
The results? Did it cut my drying time by 50%? No. Did it reduce it? Yes, it did seem quicker but (for me and my fake Indian hair not 50%-Maybe you'll see a faster result.) How could this work anyhow? It Factor has something called a "Vaporboost System" which speeds up natural evaporation. IT reduces the attraction between the hair shaft and water. The owner (a man) decided to create this formula when his wife was taking too long to get herself out the door and ready (I'm sure that's never happened in your house!)
After the blow dry? My hair looked shiny and bouncy and felt great. I'm almost finished with these two tubes since I have been grabbing for them daily. I actually think I've been getting a little help in using them. My roomies have asked me a few times when I would be writing the review for IT Factor Beauty so I assume they want to chime in on how they liked these. Now that I think about it, we went through this shampoo and conditioner very, very fast so my guess is going to be that they really liked them.
I'm curious if any of you have heard about IT Factor and how it worked out for you? Also what time saving tricks do you have to get out of the house quickly (or how about just "quicker") Buy it here!
Hello out there… to all you ladies who like to work your hair when you enter a room! It’s Jeanasina time and today I’m skipping my follow-up on Selma’s products because I made another new discovery just yesterday that I’d like to talk about!
So here’s the deal…My hair is over 60 years old! I bet you are visualizing shades of bone dry gray straw! Well, revise your mental visual because I haven’t allowed the sinister Greymeister to take over my head, yet! The blonde Jeanasina trademark hair is still clinging to my persona.
I have been rather lucky, because I always seemed to have good hair! As the years have progressed… my face has started falling, my body has morphed into a body I no longer recognize as my own and… there are random growths sprouting out on my body that I think were implanted by aliens! Many days I tell my husband…”I’m almost totally gone!” All that I used to associate with my body has left the building! But…I still…up to this point…have had pretty GOOD HAIR!I was always so proud of my hair!
A few years ago, when I met Goddess Granny, she made a comment that I was an older woman with teenage hair! I love that woman and her comment had me walking on hair air! Recently, undoubtedly, somewhat due to poor diet habits, and major insomnia, my hair has been brittle, dry and without the will to live!
I know you will agree with me, if your hair looks good, your mood is uplifted and we women totally find complete enjoyment in a good hair days! Well my good hair days were getting few and far between. I’d get up in the morning, look at my hair and think …”A rerun of ‘Return to Witch Mountain’ is playing in my personal theater again today!
On the days I washed my hair (every two or three days), it would dry to a nice crunchy, FRIZZED OUT haystack! I’d go outside, point to my head, and shout out to the birds…”Get your red hot nesting materials right here!”
I have only so much tolerance for having my hair resemble a blonde Brillo Pad! I went on line and conducted one heavy-duty search for the perfect answer to my demented hair woes.
I came across a product line called Living Proof. Here’s the first thing I read about their products…”Living Proof is a company of scientists from some of the world’s leading university and research laboratories working together with beauty experts towards one common goal: to invent breakthrough formulas that provide beautiful results you can see from across the room”!
I found out they made an entire line dedicated to ‘No Frizz’. I found this product line at Ulta yesterday and they are currently selling a 4 product discovery kit that has four of the products I MOST wanted to try after reading reviews and information on the No Frizz system! You can get it on line too!
I tried the No Frizz shampoo, conditioner AND the No Frizz straight styling cream! (It also comes with a trial size of the Wave Shaping, Curl Defining formula which I will try later for the days I let my wavy hair air dry or when I used a diffuser.
The kit is $20.00 but it’s a $50.00 value! I tried it this morning for the first time and I have to say…I am feeling pretty good about the condition of my hair today! I used my big round brush and a flat iron and it looks damn good – hahahahaha! I took a photo of myself today and added it to my profile page, so have a look for your self! I think it’s not too shabby for a hag hair transformation in my own home! As you can also see by other photos, I have naturally wavy hair so it takes a little magic to get my hair smooth!
I have a feeling that the more I use these products, the greater results I will have!
On the downside, I think it’s rather spendy, especially if money is an object. The bottles are not particularly large either.
The line comes with three other hair type products … RESTORE (Restore your hairs virginity), FULL (Be full from sunrise till sunset), and HOLD (Your hair. Your style. Captured.)
The shampoo lathered up well. The conditioner was nice; my hair wasn’t too snarly during the comb out. The straight making formula seemed to add to the anti-frizz promises big time! It all smells really nice!
The company says…”Unlike traditional anti-frizz products, No Frizz doesn’t contain heavy oils or silicones. So be generous – the more you use, the better you’ll look.”
I wonder if I drink the stuff if it will promote anti-frizz new hair growth right from the get-go? No? Ok…don’t try that at home.
They say…you only have one chance to make a good first impression? Well I’d have to say that the Living Proof No Frizz Discovery Kit made a definite good first impression on me.
At least for today, I don’t think anybody from across the room is going to shout out…”Hey! It’s Phil Spector’s twin sister!”
It’s going to take a lot more care to get my hair back to it’s youthful exuberance but right this second, I’m feeling like I’m having one of my youthful, good hair days.
If this product worked so well on my old geezer lady hair…it probably is ahhhmazing on younger less damaged hair! Till we meet again…here’s to having hair that someone notices across a crowded room! Buy It here!
Meg hair and I've sort of just experienced a miracle? No, seriously, tell me if I didn't catch this on YouTube I wouldn't have 500,000 hits by now. I so would. I've tried to start a movement where we all ignored Christmas and that went no where. I had like, me and 4 homeless people that would sign my "NO MORE CHRISTMAS PETITION" the rest didn't have electricity or internet-it just sort of fell flat.
Not to be defeated, I decided to redirect the cause, we all agree the Bible is interpretation so why Christmas on the 25th of December? Everything is like 80% off on the 26th, let's move it to the 27th. I am Catholic but date in Hollywood so it's safe to say there's been a lot of Jew in me, we'll all save if we gift give on the 27th!? Yeah, that didn't get much traction either.
Looking back on the year, I get cranky and I don't expect a whole lot. At any point in time while I'm asleep I half expect a ghost of Christmas past will come wake me up. Damn chains, if they're not attached to a calfskin leather purse emblazoned with double CC's I'd just rather sleep through the lesson.
Then it happened. I have to say, and I know it's not popular, people don't expect it from me but I love Jesus. I do. Not God. I don't love God, God terrifies me. He's such a hard ass, you're so done if you disagree with him, he'll kill you're firstborn and ruin your crops and make weird frogs invade your house and he really doesn't seem to have a sense of humor. It's all "I'M GOD" all the time, we know these people and we get it. You're awesome. Now please don't massacre my family. I just herd sheep. Why are you so difficult?
I HEART JESUS! I totally do. Jesus is awesome. You want to be friends with Jesus! Jesus doesn't give a Fig Newton about any of this status, ego stuff. Jesus's besties were 12 unemployed, well meaning friends that always met for a fabulous dinner with a ton of wine. Jesus didn't give a rat's ass if you would kill a son for him. He's all "you're sorry? We're cool." Who is not going to love that guy? Plus he was super great friends with Mary Magdalene, who at the time, was probably just trying to earn a B.C. Chanel purse. We all have heard "the good Lord helps those that help themselves" so HE was just respecting a working woman.
So that's my religion, I am a God fearing Catholic. That is true. God scares the shit out of me. I just hope Jesus will meet me at the gates and say "She's on the list."
Hang with me here, I had a "God" moment, as a dyslexic I could write "Dog" moment and still be correct.
I'm watching several of my friends dog this week. I knew there would be a sale at Petco, I drove there this morning and bought the entire rawhide section for about $30.
I let the dog's out for their Pee's and when they came in, I gave each a yummy rawhide.
I'm also babysitting Prudence's puppy daughter Gertrude. She got a treat but it was quickly stolen away from her. She went to her dog bed and cried.
THIS HAPPENED Meg: Prudence (Gertie is crying at the couch) How can you eat that? Gert's was stolen. You're the mamma. Gert doesn't have one? Poor Gert.
With a million trillion Youtube's that will never see the light.
Prudence looks at me, she grabs the rawhide, she hops off the couch and walks over to Gertie's bed, she then drops the chew off and walks back to the couch. She jumps up, looks at me and rests her face on my knee. Only to say "Happy Jesus?"
I have seen some sort of miracle there. Call it low-hanging fruit, but I see. God works in mysterious ways so I'm sure this wasn't him. This was too cut and dry, like his face on a tree. This was the work of my friend Jesus.
Sometimes we look for huge miracles when they happen everyday. You may treat your tresses with the most lux shampoo and conditioner, but once a week you should give it a break. At $55 a bottle you should expect a miracle. Relax, it's like Jesus, it loves you.Shu Uemara Cleansing Shampoo holds no judgment to the daily sins you've been committing. Too much product, too much dye, too much straightener, flat-iron, curler's. It accepts all.
Much like Church, you really Shue need once a week for this bottle to last MONTHS. Use it like confessional, sin sin and sin o'plenty, on Sunday pump this in and you're clean!
Shue Uemara cleansing shampoo gives you a new slate. You are able to be "born again" It's absolutely divine, If you're looking to indulge I can't rave enough about this. I've seen the light!!
Anyone else have a Clandestine experience with a product or do you just think I'm a moron for my religious views? Buy It Here!
Hi ladies! It's Meg's other roomie Kristenosborne88! Since college, I’ve always been asked if I dye my super dark hair. Up until two years ago, I didn’t... because up until two years ago my hair didn’t grow in WHITE. So, yes, I had to start dying my already basically black hair to avoid the constant reminder that I'm almost 30. I figured that since my hair was so naturally 'noir' that a cheap $7.99 box of black hair dye would do the trick. It did…just a little too well. Sure, it covered my white, but now I realized that before my hair was just dark dark BROWN, not midnight black. Now, however, after my foray with jet black hair dye- it was ba-lack. So, naturally, I figured I’d just pile on some light brown hair color to even out the super dark black dye to get it back to the color it was before – (it made perfect sense at the time). Meg here, I advised her not do this. I strongly suggested she see a professional. I suggested she learn from my mistakes. All in all, my hair became a black and brown mess and every few weeks I’d pick a shade of dark brown or black and pile it on to cover those pesky whites. I had had enough, and so I told Meg, “I am going blonde! I’m over my hair. I hate it. “ Meg “Wait, what? Where did this come from?” Meg here, I advised her not do this. I strongly suggested she see a professional. I suggested she learn from my mistakes. Kristen “I just hate it and I’m changing it all or I’m going to shave my head.” Meg “calm down you freak, I have just the place for you.” Sidenote- having a beauty expert as a roommate has it’s perks.Meg here, tons of perks, you should see our shower, plus I like to decorate, take care of the dogs, buy liquor and and am a barrel of laughs.
Within 24 hours Megan had an appointment for me at Rossano Ferretti. She told them I wanted a total transformation and so off I went, ready to look into the mirror and see a totally transformed person.
When I arrive at the salon, I’m greeted by an extremely friendly staff. I’m immediately struck by the décor – super elegent and chic, but without making me feel like I shouldn’t touch anything. High ceilings, black and white motif , wide open space. I meet my colorist, Sue-Yi, and begin talking about my hair history and how I want a total change, but I also don’t want my hair to fall out from harsh coloring and stripping and all that jazz. She just smiles and nods because (as I later learned) I was pretty much asking for the impossible. I had two years worth of store bought black and brown hair dye on my hair (plus the remnants of a Brazilian blow out –which apparently opens up your hair's pores and makes it soak up even that much more color). So, the colorist begins really looking at my hair – she starts counting the different shades of brown and black (3...4... 5….6….) – and then she looks at me eyes and is, to my delight, honest. “I want you to look natural and I want you to love your hair color, but we have a lot of work to do - and you are NOT going blonde today, not unless you also want to go bald. ” She started her foil magic- painstakingly talking about 5-10 individual strands of hair at a time, and wrapping them in the magic foil. She was meticulous. Time didn’t stand still, though. I had a glass of wine, Sue-Yi was super friendly and before I knew it (3 hours later) I was over at the sink having my hair rinsed out.
Wet hair=dark hair so at first I didn't see much of a change (Oh No.) However, once they began to blow it out I began to see the subtle, yet gorgeous, honey highlights that I hadn't asked for-YET SHOULD HAVE. Here is the deal: Rossano Ferretti Salon is a gem because they genuinely cared about my hair and were HONEST. I don't know many salons that have staff that behave the same way. I did not leave with what I came in asking for and THANK GOD FOR THAT! I'm NOT a hair expert - they are. It's their professional responsibility - their HAIROCRATIC OATHE to think of my strands first - not my uneducated, spur of the moment demands.
Here is the bottom line: I'm going to get to the hair color I want (though I really love what I have - they don't have them experts for nothing), but I'm going to do it the smart way. Two years of bad box color cannot evaporate in three hours and anyone who tells you differently is lying to you and just wants your money. Rossano Ferretti wants my business. Big difference.
Make an appointment and make it now. Oh, and ask for Sue-Yi. Oh, and always listen to your beauty expert roommate.
Have any of you tried to make a drastic change and have it go, well...Drastic?
Stacy B here! Ladies, I need a haircut. Bad. Like: ponytails give me headaches because my hair is so thick and long, bad. It's been a tough combination of a very busy fall with toddlers and traveling husbands and first trimester exhaustion, and extra thick, faster growing hair from all the pregnancy hormones and extra vitamins. It's really unbelievable how much hair I have. I could give away half and you'd never know. I'm up to almost 35 minutes to dry it in the mornings now, thanks in part to a dying hairdryer that has less power than a sneeze.
Luckily, I'm in my second trimester and the energy is back so I went to work to fix this mane I've been lugging around. A new salon-quality, tourmeline, ionic hairdryer arrived on my doorstep today (thanks Overstock.com for saving me almost $50!) I have a hair appointment on Saturday, and thanks to this unusually mild, rainy November weather, there's just enough humidity for curly hair days.
I've been trying to avoid product buildup with all my excess hair so I went right for an all natural, no sulfates or parabens, organic shampoo. I chose Jason's Jojoba Long & Strong Shampoo and Conditioner. I think I should have chosen their 'Smoothing Sea Kelp" version instead.
I need a smoothing shampoo, especially now, so while I did like this shampoo, it wasn't good for every day use for me. Before you think this is a negative review, let me explain the good things that might apply to those of you with a normal amount of hair. There's the obvious: all-natural, no parabens, no animal testing. But, it also uses vegetable proteins and natural vitamins and minerals and no animal bi-products to moisturize and heal your hair.
The shampoo rinsed clean, smelled fresh, and the conditioner was not too thick or thin and actually made it through my mop of hair. The shampoo could use a little more bubble action. I like a lot of bubbles, but it got the job done. But, after about four days, I noticed my hair was not drying as straight and smooth and I needed to use my flat iron more. It still felt clean, but it was starting to get a little sticky (you thick haired girls will know what I mean!) My Giovanni Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum was working overtime! And I was using more of it which I don't like to do.
I had to go back to my normal smoothing shampoo and conditioner to settle it down (no sneak peaks here, I'll review those products for you another time!) What I found was this was a great clarifying shampoo for me. I started to use it on lazy Sundays when I didn't have to worry about drying or smoothing or anything. It helped my hair feel lighter and cleaner so when I went back to my normal shampoo, it seemed to help those products work even better.
The bottles are generous so if I use this 1-2 times a week, this will last me a really long time. Bottom line is that while this is not a good everyday shampoo for me, the amount of hair I have makes me the exception. I think a lot of you girls with a regular amount of hair that are concerned about chemicals and build up might really like this. I will continue to use this as my cleansing and clarifying trick a few times a week.
Stacy B here! Aside from the freak October snowstorm and unseasonably cold temps this week, my hair really loves this weather. I'm still partial to the warm sun of early May through late September, but my hair really prefers the cool, low humidity air that starts around early October. Don't be fooled into thinking it lasts until April-ish though, up here in the Northeast, we get a few months of extremely dry and brittle air that is a whole other hair issue. But for now, probably until close to Christmas, I'm having some good hair days.
I've reviewed some products in the past that have really changed the way I style, wash and condition my hair, like the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner, my ionic Goody Brushes and non-tear Goody hair elastics. All these products have made such a difference in the choices I have to make in the mornings (fast and curly, or slow and straight?) and the tools I use. I use my flat iron less now that my hair is smoother which is good for it, and I have less breakage thanks to Goody which makes my hair look healthier, too.
One more new product that I love love love now is Giovanni's Frizz Be Gone Super Smoothing Anti Frizz Serum. This serum has replaced any smoothing milk, anti frizz creme or straightening hair mask I may have once used. I use about a nickel sized amount, which is a lot, but I have a lot of hair, smooth it into my hair and style as usual. My hair has never been so light, smooth, swing-y and manageable. It controls the frizz, adds a bit of shine and has conditioning qualities to it so if I do use the flat iron, it doesn't dry out. I have barely been using my flat iron at all with this stuff. Add this product to the cool air and I am ready for my hair commercial!
I have been able to squeeze out almost a half day more of a good blow out with this stuff. If I dry my hair with it on a Friday morning for work, I can run Saturday morning errands without having to re-wash and dry, or flat iron my hair again. It's a very light, clear liquid that doesn't build up in my hair. My thick hair tends to hang on to products so every few months I have to switch around or I get gross build up and the product just stops working. Not with this, I have been using it for months and am already on my second bottle. I still love it.
Back in August when we had a hurricane that knocked out power for many people my parents were showering at our house since they had no electricity. I let my Mom use this because the hair apple does not fall far from the tree and she loved it. I got a $10 bill and a note one morning asking me to buy her some, too! So far I haven't been able to find this in any local stores, but drugstore.com has it for under $9. It's totally worth it, even with shipping costs.
The things I know now about hair products! I wish I had these things years ago! My hair has always been a ding in my self-confidence because it really can be difficult and just one gust of humid air or a flash rain storm can ruin it. But, I feel a lot more confident now and am actually growing to really enjoy the options my more well-behaved hair gives me.
Meg hair! All of you know I have "difficult hair" I'm sure it's fascinating to listen to my complaints. Almost as fascinating as "boy, cold for this time of year" or "wow, my allergies are killing me!" Really heady stuff.
I have found my new dream tool! No, it' not a new boyfriend. It's the most amazing, easy and cool way to add body or any type of curl WITHOUT a curler. I know. Stay with me here.
I'm a nightmare with curling irons. I don't know if it has something to do with being left-handed or what but I can't work the damn things. I always end up with weird kinks or dents or I burn myself. I'm very graceful.
When I wanted to add body I would heat up my archaic, hot rollers. I'm not into tight poodle curls, it would always seem I would have plenty of the small roller's left in the case and would go right through the biggest, fattest ones. I also am slightly (ha! Slightly) unorganized and 50% of the time would be searching for "Now, what did I do with the roll fastener?" Look around and end up having to MacGyver some at home DIY clip to act as a replacement.
Wednesday, my hair life, as I know it, changed! I went to an even where I was introduced to the TopStyler. The creator's Dean Banotwetz and Linda Flowers (of Instyler fame) showed me a few, easy tricks and I am hooked! This is the first tool that I got the very first time and I'll been stuck on it since. Let me break it down for you on how it works. UPDATE-ADDED A PIC AFTER I USED IT!
I'm on the right. This was at the AMC Premiere Party for their upcoming series "Hell on Wheels." My hair was limp and flat that day and I was running around like crazy in the day. I grabbed my dry shampoo, sprayed my hair and added the Topstyler Ceramic Shells. I used 3 fingers and large sections of my hair to curl. Total time? 20 minutes ish. Let them out and had the nice bouncy, big curls for the nights event. I will take another photo, but you can see how much body it makes my hair look like it has. I really do love it. 1. NO ACTUAL ROLLERS! IF YOU HAVE FINGERS YOU CAN DO THIS! Yes, all you need to do is figure out how big you want your curls to be. Because I like Big Bounce, I take Large sections of my hair and wrap it around THREE fingers. Then I pinch the curl and apply the heated ceramic shell around it. The hells are hot but not hot enough to burn your fingers (or singe your hair!)
If you want tight curls use 1 or 2 fingers and less hair. It also comes with a DVD and an easy flip book that shows you how to do a million different looks, pin curls, beach waves-you name it.
2. IT IS QUICK! the ceramic shells take 6 minutes to heat up. The whole rolling my fingers bit took maybe 2 minutes. I applied my makeup (15 minutes ish) took out the shells, flipped my head and voila! FABULOUS!
3. I LOVE COMPLIMENTS. I GOT A TON! Megsroomie and Kristenosborne88 were the first! When I walked in I got "What did you do to your hair? It's never looked better?" Followed by "Seriously, your hair is so shiny and healthy looking. Where were you?" So we have the females covered. When I went to my friend Martin's from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for dinner HE SAID (A HE!) "Nutmeg, did you get more extension hair put in? Looks really nice. Very full!"
I swear, you will LOVE this! It is so easy and so effective! If you have QVC Dean is going on today at 3pm to talk about and demo it. This is really, really awesome. It's the first time I've ever felt like I needed to send a "Thank-you" card to a tool creator!
Meg here! You're like "We get it, you're always HERE-Go Away!" Don't think I'm not working on an exit one day! ONE DAY! Until that day, if ever, arrives-it is my mission to let you know what I think you'll like. I'm making no sponsorship so listen to me when I tell you, go out and buy Got 2B! Dry Shampoo. Serious as cancer, go buy this!
When I was covering New York Fashion Week I got to see a lot behind the tents. Everyone had Elnett Hairspray and everyone had this Got2b Dry Shampoo. I just nodded my head like a bobble doll. Inside I'm thinking "What the what? Why dry shampoo?"
Dry Shampoo is an oily girl or busy girl's best friend. I'm both and I didn't even know I had this option. Let me break it down for y'all (when I'm empowered I take on drawls.)
I have an oily scalp and dry ends. I know. Don't hate because I'm beautiful. I truly have it all!
My hair will look limp or dirty mid day even though (trust me, I ain't no dirty bird) have showered. It's still flipping greasy and oily looking. Never mind, if I have been doing a ton during the day.
Apparently, this is not only a "normal people" problem but a high-class one. Back to me being behind the scenes at Fashion Week. The iconic, fabulous, drop dead beauties that walk show after show? Yup, no time to shower. How does each hair stylist work new looks onto them before sending them down the catwalk without a sink? You got it baby? DRY SHAMPOO!
What the Hell is in this stuff? How about I don't give a rat's ass. It works. Here is how it works for me and here is how it will work for you.
Meg NY Schedule: 8:30 am Shower, scrub a dub everywhere, even use sweetspot labs wash for my flower. 9:30-1pm Media Meetings 1-3 Biz Lunch 3-9 Fashion Shows
Need a refresher shower? Hair looking limp? Yes and Yes. Time for a shower? No and No. With a blast of this miracle to my roots and a comb I had volume, no oil and body. Looked like I had stopped for a blow-out. If you work a 9-5 and ever have a 6-9 you need this! You'll thank me later!
Meg's NY Schedule Continues 9:00-10:00 Dinner 10:00-12:30 Fashion Shows 1am-4am After parties 4am Romance Time? Ha! As if! The only thing I can peel off my body quickly at that time are my heels.
Really, truly. This Dry Shampoo translates into real life. It really does. When your hair just will not cooperate this spray makes it new.
I wish I knew this secret long ago. You would think in my job I would. But as most things, it seemed too good to be true. It's not. Stack of a gazillion Bibles (and my St. Gram) reads this drivel, it's true!
If you ever suffer from a mid day slump, if you ever have a hot "just after work drinks date" please let me be your bestie and really shout from the roof tops! YOU NEED THIS!
I've given this to one of my best guy friends and he is in love. Whats works for us works for them and works LONG DAYS. He's clean and he's fabulous but his hair layed limp. He loves this so think about your guys too!
Chime in! Why am I so late to the "DRY SHAMPOO" craze? It's awesome! Have you delved?