I had a bit of a beauty breakthrough last week, and I had to share. My hair was getting CRAZY long and thick and just looking completely unruly and terrible. The last time it had seen color was April, and we’re inching towards September. So yeah, momma needed some TLC. I scheduled a hair appointment and got it cut and got my ombre/sombre touched up.
To be totally honest, I haven’t blow dried my hair in months, mostly because our current apartment sucks for electrical work, and every time I plug something in in the bathroom it blows a fuse. It is making me completely batty, but it’s just the way it is right now. I tried blow drying my hair the other day and blew a fuse four times, and that was the only thing that was plugged in that room! It’s enough to make a girl rage. I basically have to shower and air dry my hair for a few hours before heat styling. Funny enough, the straightener and curling iron work fine in our bathroom, it’s just the blow dryer that ruins everything.
Back to the point of my post- no matter what I do to heat style my hair, I always seem to be left with a huge frizzy poof afterwards. My hair can be stick straight after straightening, but an hour later, I am walking around with all kinds of volume in my hair. And more than I would ever want! The stylist that worked on my hair last week, had a solution and it’s something I had never even considered…
Pomade! This is something I used all the time when I had shorter hair, but I had never considered it on long hair. I couldn’t believe what a big difference it made in my hair. The stylist put a dallop in my hair, starting at the ends and working her way up to the top. She did my bangs last. My hair felt weighed down, but in a good way. It turns out hair needs a little bit of weight to keep from frizzing and poofing everywhere. It was astonishing to me how much a little bit of pomade made such a huge difference- this was truly a revelation 28 years in the making for me. I have used anti-frizz products but none have worked with my hair in the way that this pomade has.
Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade is meant to repel moisture from the hair, helping to prevent frizziness and flyaways. It is excellent in humid weather and gives a satin finish. These are things it claims to do, but I totally agree and have experienced these effects firsthand!
I started with a finger full of of product about the size as above. I ended up going back into my jar for a little bit more, but I’m glad I started small- it would have made my hair greasy if I applied too much!
About 20 minutes after flat ironing my hair, you can see my hair just poofs out in the humidity.
This is what my hair looks like after. My hair basically changes color and looks more defined after the pomade is applied and there is a lot less flyaway and frizz. Pomade for the win!
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