Monday, July 09, 2007

who says there's nothing to blog about

This was me last night, experimenting with a deep hair conditioning treatment that I got at Target. I found it in the salon care section, and it says "mayonnaise" on the outside of the tub. You put it on freshly washed hair (the directions say mix it with an egg if you have very dry hair) and let it sit on your head under a shower cap (or, if you're like me and you don't have a shower cap, try saran wrap - it works!) for 1-2 hours.

I was excited about this, but I must say that I'm a little disappointed by the results. My hair feels fine, but no different from how it feels after using regular conditioner. I was hoping for something a little stronger. Something like a noticeably! softer and happier head of curls.

Would any of you fine friends happen to know a good conditioning treatment? I have heard something about using coconut oil on hair, but I'm not sure how that works and where to find it. My babysitter says she used to use something that involves mashed bananas, but she can't remember exactly what the concoction is. If you have a suggestion for me, I'd love to hear it.

By the way, our trip downtown on Saturday was terrific. Thank you for those nice birthday wishes for my husband. We walked and walked and walked and saw all the things we wanted to that day. Including our old neighborhood and all the places we used to hang out. We felt a little old, but very happy to have the memories that we do. We're hoping to do this again...sooner rather than later.

13 comments:

A said...

I don't know how it will work on really curly hair, but Aussie makes a product called 3-Minute Miracle that absolutely rescues my hair, even the bleached, dyed, chlorinated, wind-blown ends. It comes in a bottle or little single-use packets and smells pretty great. That would be my recommendation!

Meg said...

Thank you, A! Adding that to the list to try.

Rosemary said...

I would like to know one myself. I don't think they work like they are suppose to.
Rosemary

D said...

Try olive oil. I know it sounds disgusting, but it works. What I do is warm up some in the microwave and then work it into your hair. Comb through. Then what I do is braid my hair and then leave in overnight. Next morning wash like normal.

LivingTheLife said...

I agree with "D"...when I was a young girl...many moons ago...my mom would put warmed olive oil in my hair 2 times a year...I remember this distinctly b/c I had to sit for more than 5 minutes ( I have very thick hair)and now to this day...I'm told (not tooting my own horn...just repeating gossip..) that my hair is very healthy and this comes from my hairdresser...who knows all about the "deep" conditionings I do now!! Hope it works...my dauthter has naturally curly hair...and since she's moved to Colorado has experienced dryness, too...I sent her some stuff from Neutrogena...a mask I think...and she likes it...b/c it doesn't leave it feeling oily which some things tend to do...Good Luck...
Blessings...
"T"

Jennifer said...

Mash an avacado, stir in 1 egg and 1T olive oil. Mix this all together and leave on your hair for 30 minutes or so. I have long hair so I always wrap it up in a hot towel (right out of the dryer, a little damp). Works wonders! :)

Ladybug said...

I will second the heated olive oil. Works great!!!

homedaisy said...

i have used something by philosophy that was great. you leave it in overnight and it is oily. trying to remember the name...critical something...i got it from drugstore.com...i have it downstairs, i will check in the morning :)

homedaisy said...

hi again, i found it on-line. it is called crisis intervention by philosophy. :)

Preppy Rider said...

LOVE your curly locks and I am sure our friend Lee would have some advice as well... but, I swear by Pantene - shampoo & deep conditioner - I use both whenever I wash my hair and find that it really helps. I have also used the olive oil trick for an extra deep treatment, it's fabulous!

Kimba Rimba said...

I always thought VO5 worked for my hair well, maybe any type of oil that is "heated".

Sorry to hear that didn't work out, 1-2 hours is a long time to hang out with that on your head!

Nerd Girl said...

Just wanted to let you know that you can get coconut oil at your local health food store. It comes as a semi-solid mass, but you can put the container in a bowl of hot water to liquify it. I've used it for dry scalp and dry skin, never as a hair treatment, but it's very fatty so I don't see why it wouldn't work as a hot oil treatment . . .

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

Joico K-Pak is great although it's a little expensive. I think you have to get it at a beauty supply store or a salon.