Girl Talk: Fight the Poof

Whoo-whee! Who went outside and turned on the sauna? It’s muggier than a mosquito swamp out there today. I hate, hate, hate the humidity. Besides the fact that just walking to the mailbox makes me feel like I ran the 100 meters at the Olympic time trials, it does a number on my hair.

I came in from cleaning the pool this afternoon and my hair was as poofy as a Pekingese with a blow-out. My hair is straight but very thick, so there’s a lot to poof out. I look like I’m wearing a blond bicycle helmet right now. We’ve only had a few hot days this season, but the all the hot days have been humid. I’m thinking this is something I may have to contend with all summer.

I’ve never been good with hair. I have years of embarrassing school pictures as proof of that. This one is from my freshmen high school yearbook. (Yes, I need something else to do if I have time to track down and scan old yearbook pictures.) It’s more poodle than Pekingese. I can’t imagine why the boys weren’t waiting in line on my door step to ask me out.

My hair always looks great at the salon, then I can’t for the life of me figure out how to recreate that same look at home no matter how many diffusers and ceramic straighteners I buy. Humidity just makes getting it to lay down and mostly go in one direction that much more difficult. I need all the help I can get with my hair. I found a few products that might do the trick this summer.

Pantene’s Pro-V Restoratives Frizz Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray promises to prevent frizz and hold your style’s shape even on steamy days.

Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk claims to smooth hair in high humidity with fruit micro-waxes that “wrap hair strands.”

TIGI says its Bead Head Control Freak Shampoo and Conditioner keeps your hair in line on muggy days, whether it’s straight of curly.

For now, I’m gonna go get in the pool and put my head under the water. Then I’ll just look like a wet Pekingese.


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5 Responses to “Girl Talk: Fight the Poof”

  1. happyathome Says:

    I’m going to try the Pantene product, same situation with me on the hair. Always looks good coming out of the Salon, never can recreate. Thanks for the post!

  2. Deborah Says:

    I love Redken’s All Soft spray on and leave in conditioner…you should give it a try. It’s worth every penny!

  3. Ann Harrison Says:

    Hi!
    I found you through Mom Bloggers Club.
    I have to say… I really like Garnier Fructis line. And I’ve used this product and it does work.
    But I found something really great from Redken. “Anti-Snap”. Here’s the link if you want to check it out!
    http://www.redken.com/products/haircare/extreme/extreme-anti-snap

  4. myra Says:

    i really relate! my answer to friz when i go outside in the summer is a pony tail. i’m in love with the matrix smooth line though. if i don’t seriously work to tame my mane, i’m peekapoo!

  5. mindy Says:

    you are brave, brave, brave. there will be no posting of my high school pics anytime ever. ha! thanks for the card. that was very nice to get! 🙂

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