The headline says it all -- this is a post about hair conditioner.
In the last few years, I have developed what I call the mom frizzies. Part of that is from dying my own rapidly graying hair, which I started doing when I was unemployed and kept doing well after I had returned to the workforce. There is nothing more attractive than a woman in her 40s with overprocessed hair. Sexaaaay.
I have been obsessing about my pathetic hair, secretly, for longer than I'd like to admit. I am vain. You know you are, too.
A few weeks ago, I had lunch with my awesome friend Maura. Maura is one of those women who is always put together like a lady should be. She is stylish and beautiful and yet down-to-earth and totally fun to hang out with.
On this particular day, her wavy, dark brown hair looked exceptional. I figured she had been at the salon earlier in the day. This sounds like a bad shampoo commercial but I swear, it's not. I asked her what she used, and she told me she just started using this very pricy conditioner made by Keratase. As in $50 conditioner. (Cheaper on Amazon.com, whew!)
I am a girly girl in some ways. But I am always skeptical of really pricy creams, makeup, and hair products. I've tried many things and they're nice but I rarely spend money in that stuff. I just need to think of what daycare costs a month for two kids under the age of 4 in Chicago and that usually straightens me right up.
But I had been obsessing about my hair for awhile. I emailed Maura later to ask which product he had since there were many in that hair product line online. My awesome oldest son gave me a gift card for Christmas and I was going to by some ridiculously expensive conditioner! I'm sure I appeared a little crazy to my friend but she totally got it. Mom hair is just no good.
I have been using the conditioner for about a week now and It is almost like having new hair, it is so soft.
So if you see a woman touching her own hair a lot on the train this morning, well, it could be me.