hair thursday makeover 64

Meet Lauren, our April inductee into The Fishing Club.

Lauren’s hair:


Listen, Lauren. I feel for you and your hair issues. REALLY. It looks like life must be incredibly challenging on the follicular front…here let me get you a tissue. WAHHHHHHHHHHH.

Oh, I kid. Lauren does have a very relevant issue when it comes to styling her hair. It’s super duper DRY.

In Lauren’s own words, “So, I guess basically, my problem is that I have to work hard to get my hair to look presentable, so by the time I’m done, it feels like straw. If I could have soft hair, that’d be awesome.”

Oh, do I have the product line for you, Lauren. Redken recently introduced Real Control – the line that reclaims control of dense, dry, sensitized hair. It totally repairs and transforms the texture of high-maintenance hair, leaving it SOFT and shiny. There are several products in this line, but I would recommend trying out the shampoo and conditioner, as well as the Overnight Treat Night Recovery Treatment.

As for styling products, considering Lauren uses her flat iron religiously, two of my personal favorites are Redken’s Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion and Hot Sets 22 Thermal Setting Mist. In fact, I used both of those products in this video.

(p.s. – Redken, you have really been impressing me lately.)

Now, Lauren also mentioned wanting a great product to bring out her waves, and sorry Redken, but my two all-time favorites for enhancing waves are Aveda Be Curly and Pureology Real Curl. (I accidentally packed my brand new Be Curly in my carry-on bag and it had to be confiscated. Talk about WAHHHHHH.)

So! Product recommendations galore on this lovely Thursday.

Because I love you all endlessly, I am giving away a full-sized Redken Real Control shampoo, conditioner and an Overnight Treat recovery treatment. Leave a comment on this post before Monday, April 20th at 5pm PST and you will be entered to win. Now, get to it!

  1. karen

    April 16, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I too suffer from dry hair. I wish mine looked half as good as Lauren’s!

  2. Allison

    April 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    New products?? I’d love to try ’em out!

  3. Brittany

    April 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    I like the Aveda curly conditioner. However, I use the Redken shampoo. It seems to work for me. Now I just need a new gel to replace the Sabastian product I used to use, but they decided to discontinue.

  4. sarah

    April 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    oooh i love her hair! i have very similar problems and the redken products you mention sound divine!!

  5. Nicole

    April 16, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I have the driest hair EVER. I totally understand her hair feeling like straw, because mine always does too.

  6. Mindy

    April 16, 2009 at 10:37 am

    These sound like just what I need and if I don’t win there is actually places around my small town to buy them!

  7. hillary

    April 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I pretty much want Lauren’s hair. and her glasses. and some free products.

  8. Geralis

    April 16, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I also have super dry hair, so would love to win! I’m in Canada though, not sure if you will ship here :(

  9. Kristen

    April 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Lauren’s hair cut is great! I might have to take this picture in to my stylist.

  10. Susan

    April 16, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Does Lauren color her hair and if so, what does she use…brand and shade!? Love it!

  11. Rachel C

    April 16, 2009 at 10:50 am

    oh I love trying new hair stuff! Enter me!

  12. Caroline

    April 16, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Lauren’s hair is gorgeous. And if it’s dry, I’d like to know which products SHE’s using because she’s obviously doing something right.

  13. Stacie

    April 16, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I wish I could pull off that color red… :(

  14. Lauri

    April 16, 2009 at 10:52 am

    lovin her bang’s

    Hope I win the products

  15. Jen

    April 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Lauren’s hair color!