Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner

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My entire life my hair has been on the normal to oily side. Then I turned 31 and things got weird. My hair turned into straw – the first of what I can assume will be a plethora of fun, unexpected age-induced hormonal changes. Naturally I freaked out and bought argan oil shampoo, leave-in oil treatment, and biotin (just for good measure). With the help from my new oily buddies, my hair was manageable, but still didn’t snap back to it’s once silky texture. Over 17 weeks I tried various concoctions, some more successful than others. And then it happened – Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner!

It looked unimpressive – light pink goo in a small plastic cup, adorned with a white label and black text. The packaging could use a touch of Tom Haverford swag, but what’s inside is magical! After one use, my hair was so soft that I found myself uncontrollably running my fingers though it (even after blow drying and straightening), then asking others to do the same… which is admittedly creepy. The beauty part is that I used (and have continued to use) it with cheap Suave Professionals Natural Infusion shampoo and it works like gangbusters!
There’s only one problem…

8.45 oz of this potion will set you back $27.50. Yes, that is over $3 an ounce. And yes, $3.00+ for an ounce of shampoo is absurd.
The pros to that price tag is that the conditioner is so good that you can use it with ultra cheap shampoo and still have stellar results. Also, the texture is very thick and doesn’t require more than a nickel’s worth to cover my mid-back length hair. (I work most of the product into the tips and run my fingers through the top of my head with whatever is left on them.)
Oh, one other mini-con – it doesn’t smell great. Fortunately the smell doesn’t permeate your hair, so no real harm there.

As with all hair care products, it’s hard to recommend anything to others because everyone’s hair is so different. This is designed for harsh and frizzy hair and has worked great for me. It also has great reviews online from others who share my same hair type, so that’s encouraging. Obviously if yours doesn’t fit the description, I’d steer clear of this particular conditioner. However, I have used a couple other Davines products and they are a quality brand with something for everyone.

You can buy Divines Love Smoothing Conditioner here.

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A ‘Hairy’ Situation (UPDATED)

This entry was originally posted on The Poncho and was the inspiration for D2D.

I’ve never been fashionable.

I grew up around all boys and have always had a built in disdain for pink. However, in the spirit of the new year coupled with the fact that I’ve lost a third graders worth of weight and am going on 30 with no prospects in the love department, I’ve decided to make a conscious decision to be more girly. (Mind you that this does not mean I’ll be wearing heels everywhere or buying things with glitter and sequins all over them. I don’t think I’ll ever be that much of a girl.)
So far this decision has mostly manifested itself in dresses, pointy boots, “skinny” jeans and nail polish that isn’t black… all of which I’m still not sure that I can pull off.

The next step in this line of femininity is to change hair styles. I’ve been through a few ‘dos in my day, but really, they’ve all been mostly the same.

The Joan Jett:

The ever popular, parted-down-the-middle-with-ultra-cool-rat-tail:

Eww.

And the current, I’m lazy and don’t know what to do with my hair look:

I’ve never had short hair, but have been through a rainbow of colors from red to pink to black. So what now?  Bangs.

I posted on my Facebook last week about my coiffure confirmation. The status reads: “Okay, my decision is final: next time I get a haircut, I’m getting bangs.” and I was hit with a barrage of opinions on the subject.
From “The committee has overturned your decision in an unprecedented unanimous vote. When asked for comment, they said ‘She’s not a lesbian.'”, “don’t do it” and “When you regret how awful it is, remember that we warned you!”
To “Bangs are great.”, “I just had bangs cute last week! It makes me feel like I look like im in my 20’s again” and multiple likes.
I have no idea why the subject is so polarizing (or since when only lesbians have bangs), but my decision stands – I’m getting bangs. Here’s what I have in mind:

I may look terrible, but hey, at least I’m trying something new. Now I just need a more seasoned girl to train me on how to make my hair curl like that and part it without the weird line I always end up having. *sigh* I have so much to learn.
Yay for changes in 2012! Pictures to follow (once I have enough money to get a haircut – hopefully this week)!