Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dry Hair + Moroccan Oil

I recently had to reschedule a hair appointment recently because I was going to be out of town & not able to make it.

Wah wah - I know. Can I be ANY more pathetic? Poor, poor Mrs. Potts. Always gone, never home.

Well, besides missing my husband and pets, my beauty routine is starting to show cracks.

Seriously. My nails are all splitting. Cold, dry air + OCD handwashing = a manicurist's worst nightmare.

My face looks like I haven't seen the sun in years. I mean, I'm not trying to rock Jersey Shore skin, but I'd like to look a little less Bill Compton.

My eyebrows are OUT OF CONTROL. I called to reschedule a hair appointment and caught my aesthitician on the phone. Such a sweet girl. She proceeded to tell me I'd missed another appointment.

And I was wondering why I kept thinking my eyebrows were going to cocoon soon & burst forth as butterflies...

But y'all. My hair. My hair is just a mess.

Or a hot mess, depending on where you're located.

So back to the rescheduling.

I've had to cancel/reschedule my last appointment because I was out of town. So I got worked in to see another person. But I didn't want her to cut my hair.

To be honest, I've done that before & it hasn't worked out so great. That is why when I find a fabulous hair stylist, I don't cheat. No trims somewhere else, usually no ones hands in my hair but hers.

But this time I was desperate. My roots were out of control. My color was drained & sad.

I loved what the "Save the Day" girl did. Some new lowlights, a few brights around my face.

Voila! Fresh feeling hair. But without the nightmare of having someone new come to my hair with scissors. But you see, I had planned to take off a good 2-3 inches this last time.

So, no trim (no split ends, but still) and here I am in New England with dry heat inside & dry, cold air outside.

And my hair is feeling that lack of love. It is a little dry, no matter what great shampoo/conditioner/leave in treatment I use.

So, in true, DIY fix it style, I decided to treat my hair like a rock star.

Actually, like Fergie treats her hair. Because I read recently in one of my magazines about how Fergie keeps her hair looking incredible. Because, let's be honest, when you rough up your hair like she does: heat styling, color, braids, etc., it just takes a beating.

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Each night she takes her extensions out (not that I have those, but my hair is pretty long), soaks her hair in Moroccan Oil and twists it up in a bun.

So last night, I skipped that first step, but soaked my hair (the bottom 5 inches or so) in Moroccan Oil & tossed it up in a bun.

My Verdict?

Seems to have helped & I may have to try it again.

The problem? My paycheck does not exactly match Fergie's & Moroccan Oil can be a bit expensive.

Is it worth it to keep my hair from looking & feeling like horse hair?

Definitely!

9 comments:

lessonsinlifeandlight said...

I LOVE Moroccan oil! After I wash and towel dry, I put about a dime sized amount in my hand (and I have a lot of hair). I comb it through, focusing mainly on the last 7-8 inches, then blow dry. It's always sooooo soft and smells great.

Dee Stephens said...

My hair is super oil so I couldn't do that. Love Fergie!

MCW said...

MO is the best. Can you just do it as a treatment like once a week?

And getting my hair done makes me feel soooo good after! I lvoe the feeling.

Lil' Woman said...

I need to try that....my hair gets super dry and especially now that it's getting colder.

Tara Gibson said...

i have heard such great things about moroccan oil! I will have to try it

Jenny DB said...

Good tip!!! Have you heard of a brazilian blowout? i haven't tried iit but interested to hear the opinion of someone who has...

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I never thought of using MO that way!
the first time I used it, I put WAYYY too much in my hair, and it turned into a greasy mess.
So, did you wash it out this morning or after it sat in the bun?

tws said...

I love your blog... I've been reading for a while, but I've never commented. I also loooove Moroccan Oil! I also use Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask. It is great!

Landlocked Mermaid said...

from one moroccan oil lover to another could we ever afford to do this?? It would cost us a fortune. but darn I Love that stuff xo