Shampoo/conditioner
Thu 02.09

Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Duo: Good Hair Day

My new favorite shampoo and conditioner are from the man who coined the phrase “bad hair day.” Philip Kingsley is an authority on hair you should really listen to. No scent and no color might sound boring to some – when I was younger, I loved scented shampoos and conditioners. I thought the better it […]

Wed 02.01

Klorane Shampoo/Conditioner with Pomegranate

Klorane is very popular in Europe and I often see their dry shampoo backstage during Fashion Week (though when I was in Paris for the shows two years ago I noticed the brand being used considerably more over there). Well…the Europeans are on to something! The brand’s philosophy is to meld natural ingredients with proven […]

Tue 01.17

Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo

As much as I love Oscar Blandi’s dry shampoo, it’s not convient to travel with (I’d have to tape down the cap and even then I’d risk the powder spilling out), so while I was in Seattle I took the opportunity to test out a new dry shampoo and went with Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry […]

Thu 12.22

TRESemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo

As much as I would like to have two hours to get ready before I go out, the reality is I have about 30 minutes on a good day. So with few precious minutes, hair washing is out of the question. At the risk of sounding gross, yes, I do sometimes leave the house with […]

Tue 11.29

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo

I don’t know how my friends who only wash their hair 1-2 times a week do it. Maybe it’s because I have thin hair, which tends to need to be washed more often than thick/curly hair, but I can’t go more than a day without at the very least conditioning. Last week however was one […]

Wed 11.16

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo: Pour Oil on Troubled Waters

I prefer oils and milks when it comes to facial and body cleansing  – I’m not big on the super-squeaky clean feeling. Oils seem to make me feel less oily, not more so. Which might sound a little strange. But it looks like I’m in good company! Back in the late fifties, the brilliant makeup […]

Thu 11.10

Redken All Soft Line: Soft in the Head

When I see a product that promises soft hair, I shy away. My hair is naturally stick-straight and limp, so heavy “softening” treatments leave it oily and even limper. But I couldn’t call myself a beauty snob if I didn’t keep giving new products a shot, so I still tried Redken’s All Soft line. Surprisingly, […]

Wed 11.02

Hair Masks: The Snob and The Slob

I don’t ask much from my masks and conditioners just that they de-tangle and hydrate my hair, which at the moment is particularly dry because of the fall-to-winter transition. That’s not too much to ask now is it!? I have a lot of hair, but it’s long and thin – hence the knots. In any […]

Tue 10.25

Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner: Smooth Operator

My hair is straight to begin with, so I really didn’t expect to see much results when I washed and conditioned by hair with my latest Frugal Snob-find, Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy. But, lo and behold, the cocoa-buttery formula made my hair sleeker, softer, and straighter than usual. I didn’t even need to […]