Is One of us Supposed to be a Dog in this Scenario?

Happy Friday, gals!

As a tribute one of my FAVE movie characters of all time, hair chameleon Sally Albright, I’ve decided to put together some hair tips that I ALWAYS incorporate into my routine. They’re simple, but oh-so-necessary. BT dubs, remember this scene from When Harry Met Sally? It’s my fave.

Meg Ryan‘s hair is, admittedly, 80s-big and somewhat lackluster, but that was en vogue in those days. Though shine wasn’t in, you can still recognize the health of that mane. And also? We simply must laud her ability to rock at least four different textures throughout the tenure of the film. Here’s what I recommend for Sally Hair.

Right before showering, brush through your hair with a large paddle brush to distribute the oils along the hair shaft to your ends. I love this wooden one ($32) from Sephora.

Unless you have wildly greasy hair, don’t wash two days in a row. I’d recommend going as long as you can in between with the help of dry shampoos and volumizing agents. Even if you don’t have fine hair, volumizers extend the life of a blowout by at LEAST 24 hours. Don’t let a stylist blow you out without spritzing one on your locks first. I’m loving Keratin Amino Acids-infused Phyto Phytovolume Actif ($28). I spray a HUGE amount of it from root to tip and love its ability to coat the hair in order to create a non-sticky, pliably amplified texture. Its subtle, vaguely powdery scent is so uniquely French. Je l’adore.

Have a great weekend!

5 Comments Is One of us Supposed to be a Dog in this Scenario?

  1. Tiffany

    Hey Amber,
    Thanks so much for the other product rec’s! I will definitely check them out.
    I had noticed that also, that volume-building products can sometimes buy me an extra day with not having to shampoo, but I couldn’t figure out why. Thanks so much for the explanation 🙂

  2. Amber

    Hey girls! Re: dry shampoos, I recommend Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo and Ojon’s Rub-Out Dry Shampoo. I’ve discussed both on the blog, just pop it into the search engine on the right (on the main page).

    Re: volumizers, they work to extend a blowout because they dehydrate your roots a bit. They coat the strands with amplifying agents which, when combined with a good blowout, yields less greasiness at the root than when you blow-out your hair with nothing. It’s sort of like an extra coating – without it, your hair has no defense against oil.

    I’ll look into ingredients for you, Tiffany. Redken Body Full Carbo Bodifier is bit less, about $14 and it works really well. John Frieda makes a really inexpensive one that’s pretty good called Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster. It’s about $7.

    Glad you like the movie choices, Jenn 🙂

  3. Tiffany

    I’m with Jenna! I have fine hair and it looks like crap if I don’t wash it everyday.

    Do you know why it is that volumizers help extend a blow out? I’m wondering if I should look for a certain ingredient in one? I need to find something cheaper than the phyto…

  4. Jenna

    I really have been wanting to cut down on shampooing, but my hair never looks as good as it did the day I washed it, and I always end up reverting to my everyday shampooing routine. Is there a dry shampoo you’d recommend?


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