Shiny Hair!

Shiny Brunettes, Blonds and Redheads Unite!

As I sit here in Oklahoma, my father tells me there are only two types of bad hair. Thin and Curly. I ask him about my curls and he responds that mine is WAVY. Totally different, duh. He would also like to point out that he is referring to Three Stooges corkscrew curly and please refrain from the hate mail. Thank you for your time.

I am continuing with the lists due to your emails, but really because I’m hanging out with my parents and don’t want to focus on writing an entry. So let’s get to it.

Whoorl’s Greatest Hair Products:

1. Back to Basics Pomegranate Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner: This shampoo and conditioner rocks. Smells great, but not too much, makes my hair shiny and purdy. It’s the only shampoo that I buy in the jumbo bottles because it’s That. Good. Bye the way, ULTA has the big bottles on sale right now for $12.49 (about 1/2 off). Run, don’t walk.

2. Aveda Be Curly: I have wavy hair and let it air dry 80% of the time. This is very lightweight, keeps my hair from looking frizzy and smells nice.

3. Pureology Real Curl: Same as above. I just like to mix it up once in awhile. I wouldn’t want my hair to get bored and become a rebellious teenager.

4. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum: When I dry my hair straight, this is a lifesaver. I swear it cuts my drying time in half and makes my hair incredibly shiny. And you only have to use a tiny bit- I think my bottle could last 5 years. After you’re finished drying, just rub the tiniest amount between your palms and coat the shaft. Wait…that didn’t translate well on the page. Hair shaft people! HAIR shaft.

5. Biosilk Hair Therapy: One word. Shiny. But don’t let it tip over in your bathroom cabinet and spill all over your cotton balls, razors and tampons. Trust me.

Alright, you know the drill. Get to it.

  • Glamgranola

    March 2, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    Done. I bought it today. Gah, you are a bad influence. And I am a product whore.

  • 180/360

    March 2, 2007 at 3:50 pm


    Hi. I am studying preservatives and other chemicals in products and was wondering how you came to the conclusion that those 2 particular ones were causing the allergies? Would you be willing to email me about it? Thanks!


  • biglug

    March 3, 2007 at 10:26 am

    I have thick somewhat straight, somewhat unruly coarse dark hair and my favorite stuff is the Biolage Smootherapie line. The smoothing serum makes my hair look like I just got it blown out at the salon. I have been unsuccessful at coaxing my hair into any kind of wave that looks like it was on purpose.

  • Lyndsay

    March 3, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Ok – I went to Ulta to check out the BTB shampoo you’ve been recommending. I bought some, but ended up with the Raspberry Almond for damaged hair. I liked the smell better.
    I hope I don’t regret going against your recommendation.

  • amy

    March 6, 2007 at 9:23 am

    i am behind on your blog posts. and i have not commented on a post that i know so very much about. i would like to call myself a hair expert. just kidding. but i love shampoos and products.

    use and love: pureology in purple bottle.

    backup/switch it up: new salon line called “enjoy”. and yes i am enjoying it. A in shine and B in smell

    products can’t live without:
    Bumble and Bumble-defrizz, blue bottle spray gel(before i blowdry), super hold hairspray (for those occasional nights out)
    Karastase-green pump hair volumizer

    can’t wait to read all these comments and get some new suggestions!