hair thursday makeover 67


Erin’s hair:

Fairly straight with a hint of wave
Thick, normal condition
Thinking about layers
Not very product savvy

Erin is pregnant with her second child and is looking for a relatively manageable style, although she mentioned being more than willing to spend more time styling her hair. This is a GOOD thing, considering she is definitely wash-n-wear. (She uses NO conditioner in her hair! Quelle horreur! My hair weeps at the thought!)

First off, let’s start shampooing AND conditioning Erin’s hair. Conditioner will help keep ends hydrated, reduce frizz and keep tangles under control. However, you don’t have to employ the ol’ shampoo/condition tag team in the shower to achieve hair nirvana. Many leave-in products can be used post-shower too!

Some of my favorite conditioning products (leave-in and/or wash-out) are:

Infusium Moisturologie Conditioner, $6

Redken Color Extend Sun Sparkling Shield Leave-In Smoother, $11 (I’m taking this one to Palm Springs with me this weekend. Fantastic for protecting hair from sun and swimming!)

Cutler Protectant Treatment Spray, $21

Kerastase Nutridéfense Spray, $34

As for Erin’s new style, I definitely think she should keep the length. The addition of a new baby can be quite demanding, and I would hate for Erin to deal with the upkeep and styling of a shorter haircut.

I love the idea of giving Erin some layers throughout to create more movement and enhance her subtle wave pattern. Also, a few sideswept layers around the face would draw attention to her beautiful blue eyes and make her ponytails a little more stylish. (Let’s not deny it – the woman is going to be busting out some ponytails in the upcoming months.)

On most days, after using her NEW CONDITIONER, Erin should work a dab of a styling cream (such as Bumble & Bumble Styling Cream, $26) throughout her beautiful red hair and air-dry for a fun and wavy summer look.

Something like this.


Or if she’s in the mood to blow-dry for a sleek look, this would be fantastic.


Good luck, Erin! Be sure to send a photo update of your new style!

  1. Susan

    June 25, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Excellent choices Whoorl!

  2. Jamie

    June 25, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Wow. I’ve been conditioning since elementary school, so the idea of going without has me practically in hives. I recently went on a budget-conscious hair product spree, and Infusium’s Moisturologie and Frizzologie conditioners were BOTH in my cart. Love them both, and the leave-in makes an awesome summer hair refresher mixed with water in a spray bottle.

  3. kat

    June 25, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    so…i don’t use conditioner since it makes my straight hair UBER flat.

    and can i just say? SUPER jealous of ms. erin with the thick red hair here. holy crap. that’s like found money right there!

  4. Alicia

    June 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Those are some fantastic choices!

    Also… hair can look good without conditioner? I live in terror of running out! I’d end up with a fuzzy, tangled rat’s nest out for world domination.

  5. Lisa M

    June 26, 2009 at 5:14 am

    You have the most beautiful skin and freckles!!!!! I love freckles, and I love to see other people who don’t work to cover them up. They look gorgeous. Oh, and your hair is pretty, too. The layers will look great.