Fashion & Beauty
How to avoid crap hair in crap weather
Posted October 10, 2014 by Bethanie Lunn
Sadly there’s no denying it, autumn is here and for many that doesn’t just mean crisp days and chilly nights, it means frizzy hair too! I’ve rounded up some fabulous products to suit your lifestyle and tame that frizz so you can say buh-bye to bad hair days.
When you’re in a rush:
Get shiny, lustrous hair with ed shine by chill*. This spray is really light so a great one for fine hair but, thanks to the pro expertise behind its creation, it also gives hair protection against heat and environmental damage. I do love a good multi-tasker. Just mist onto hair for a non-oily glossy finish in seconds. The fact that it smells like fruit is just a bonus.
If you have a little bit of time:
If you have a lot of time:
What to avoid!..
I dislike slating products but I felt I had to share this experience with you as my hair is now permanently damaged. I was sent Free From Frizz 6 Week Blow Out Treatment by a PR Company and, trusting their recommendation, I applied it as per the instructions to the T. It should be mentioned that I asked the PR Company a series of questions before use as follows:
- Having read the instructions, it suggests that you run ceramic straightening irons through just damp / towel dried hair – is this correct? Will the dampness not singe your hair? Aren’t straighteners advisably used on dry hair?
- The instructions also warn of using it on damaged hair – why? Also, how do you know your hair is damaged?
I felt embarrassed, self conscious and after months of growing my hair to one length and achieving good condition thanks to regular trims and deep conditioning, it was ruined. Broken, split ends, fuzzy and breaking off.
So what happended to me?..
Now this product has received good reviews from press so it clearly works for some publications but what I blame this bad experience on is the PR Company.
I later discovered there were two types of treatment, one for thick/ coarse hair and one for fine/ normal hair. The PR Company did not inform me of this, I read the website. They had sent me one for course thick hair when my hair is fine!
As the brands representatives who manage the products perception and reputation, they should have asked me about my hair type and made the recommendation upon that assessment. They should have also done a more thorough and professional job and answered my questions in addition to following up. This is another classic example how some PR Agencies send out product without being targeted in the vain hope they can hit their KPIs.
OK, rant over but in this current market – noone can afford to make mistakes like this. Especially me after two expensive haircuts to look half decent again.
Have you experienced anything like this?