Without fail, I’m always blindsided by the clocks changing. What Leap Day gave us, daylight savings took away. I spent a good part of my weekend tasking. I did my taxes, shopped for Whole 30 and watched the current season of House of Cards. Sometimes I guilt myself for binge watching but I admit, it felt nice to shelf some work for the weekend and chill. Plus, this season of House of Cards is a major improvement from the last one so I couldn’t stop! If you were just meh on season 3, I think you’ll be doing the same. Somewhere between Chapters 50 and 51, I took a bath break so I could use the Living Proof Restore mask. I leave it in for about 15-20 minutes. Every time I get frustrated with my hair, this helps me from considering a drastic move. I’m in the growing out phase and I’m getting the urge to chop it all off again. I estimate that this feeling will pass by Memorial Day so until then I’m being creative because I do want to see it long-ish again. This mask softens my hair like nothing else and by morning, a flat iron through it reminds me of how long my hair is getting. And it’s super shiny as a result. Fun throwback hair accessories help, too. During the week – especially when I’m at work – I clip my hair up with a barette or an old school claw (I have my originals, circa ’98). Way more exciting than my usual scrunchie or messy bun, which feel like bedtime hair to me. Any tips for that “I really want long hair but can’t deal with the process” would be much appreciated. I will stay strong! Also, happy Monday. Yes, it was beyond dark out this morning but at least we have the evening to look forward to.
Why is that good hair days are just better days overall? They seem to be. I think the confidence we exude when we feel our best is a very real thing. I’m all smiles these days because I’ve got my best hair down to a science. Or, more accurately, tiny molecules.
They even have names! One is bae…or technically PBAE, but you know, I like to give nicknames. Living Proof invented a molecule named PBAE to trick fine hair into behaving like it’s full and thick. As they explain, flat hair simply has no friction so this molecule creates a tiny (invisible) pattern of thickening dots on every strand so hair doesn’t simply lie flat. There’s also another molecule in nearly every Living Proof product that creates a thin (also invisible) shield around ever strand of hair to protect it from the world. The styling, the brushing, humidity, dirt, etc. It’s the kid gloves molecule, as I call it.
I teased recently on Instagram about a game-changing hair serum from Living Proof. You know, the Jennifer Anniston-backed hair line brought to you by MIT scientists? It’s called Perfect Hair Day (they got the official ® up in there, too) Night Cap Protector. They lured me with ‘perfect’ and now I’m 100% on board with everything in this bottle. Because these guys are scientists, there’s some of that going on. It’s not your ordinary silicone-laced serum. Nope. There’s a patented molecule and amino acid blend that seals the hair cuticle, making strands shiny and strong for days. Supposedly, one use provides up to five shampoos worth of great hair but I can’t resist using this just about every day. And I break rules, I guess, because I use it in the morning to revive yesterday’s hair. OK, and I like it so much that I also use one pump at night on damp hair and then let the my hair air dry. There have been many great hair days lately but I won’t jinx it by using the ‘p’ word.
It’s been three months since Ray Civello gave me the bob of all bobs. The chop was momentous for a few reasons. One, it was RAY CIVELLO. Total boss. I also sat in his chair in the days following one of the biggest whirlwinds in life I’ve experienced. The closing of a really big chapter. I let myself be open to whatever magic he wanted to work with his shears. Naturally, a haircut symbolizes new beginnings. Though, I’ve long since abandoned the notion of hair attachment. It always grows back. You can only hope that you do along the way as well.
And, when you find a miracle product that helps you transition from sassy bob to fierce lob without the awkward phase, keep it close.
Oh, Jen. We have so much in common. We both do pilates. Except your body actually looks like you do, but whatevs, beside the point. We both have stick straight hair that requires long layers to really have any movement. And you own that look on formal occasions. Way to teach me to work with what I’ve got. We both use Living Proof — which you co-own. Such a smart investor! You star in Aveeno’s ad campaigns…I use Aveeno. And we both wear NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil, though you to red carpet movie premieres and me to walk my Boston Terrier. Parallel lives, I tell you. Doesn’t she look incredible? I need to mimic her beauty look from the ‘Life of Crime’ premiere in Toronto. The pairing of pinky nude (but not too pale!) Biscayne Park lip with the smoky steel grey of the NARS Transvaal Eye Paint is everything with her blue eyes, which I have as well. JA is also wearing one of the not-yet-launched NARS Matte Multiples in Laos, which I am eagerly awaiting the launch of come January. She really can do wrong.