Minor Obsessions

Because I have naturally frizzy, kinky, frazzled, cowlicky all around unruly hair, I go to great lengths to keep it straight.  In the summer, this gets a little trickier.  Last week, I called in the big guns and got another Brazilian Keratin blow out.  For those of you blessed with carefree hair, this is a chemical treatment that entails almost two hours at the salon, and then you can’t get your hair wet for at least 24 hours.  Not a problem for me…cause I’m an expert at this point on keeping my hair dry.
The whole experience reminded me of a fun gift I received a few years back, from some friends that knew my penchant for keeping my locks away from water.  Basically it consisted of this very shower cap (that I still use to this day, embarrassing but true) a ridiculous, over the top sixties style swim cap, that I’ve never used, this chic little umbrella and Klorane dry shampoo.  Of course if I’m every caught in a deluge without my umbrella, I’ve always got a few of these fun little elastics on hand and a versatile little scarf in my bag. Another good way to extend the life of a great blow out, is to sleep on one of these silk pillowcases.  What beauty/hair quirks and tricks to you use to get by?

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  1. I am with you on the hair type and the need for Brazilian Blowouts. A woman in my neighborhood invented a sunhat with a built in shower cap and it is genious. I can go to the pool with the kids (and with a 2 year old I have to get in) and leave with completely dry hair. Check it out. (BTW, I am in no way affiliated with this company…other than the fact that I love my hat!) http://www.shoresunhats.com/

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    • OMG, just checked out that site…those hats! I need one…these women that invented this…genius! tysm!xx:)

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  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Your hair sounds a lot like mine–the original Brazilian Blowout changed my life! But since most salons have stopped using the products with formaldehyde, I have not had good or very lasting results (and I've had them done at some of the top salons in NYC). Would you mind sharing where you get yours done???

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    • Sure, it's a small salon in the NYC tristate area with two locations…DIVAZ…good luck!

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