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 […]

Thu 10.20

L’Oréal Professional Mythic Oil: Shine On…And On

I have kept my hair long since college (save for a moment of madness when I was 28 and decided to chop it off to a chin-length bob!) – when it comes to hair, I’m very “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But lately, it hasn’t kept its usual shine, what with all my […]

Wed 10.12

Bumble and bumble Introduces Straight Line

Bumble and bumble’s newest range of hair products was used extensively during Fashion Week, particularly Bb.Straight Blow Dry ($28). Also in the line is a shampoo (the first ever sulfate-free cleanser from Bumble and bumble, $29) and conditioner ($32). About two months ago I got lab samples of all three and have been using them […]

Thu 10.06

Living Proof’s New Restore Line: Virgin Hair in a Bottle

I owe a lot to Living Proof because their products got my boyfriend to shampoo and condition! About nine months ago when we were in San Fran I bought him some hair products from the brand and because of their non-feminine smell and streamlined packaging he actually tried them. He showers every day, but once […]

Tue 10.04

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Plus

I wash my hair every other day and always use a hair mask after conditioning. Instead of leaving it on for the 10 minutes or so that’s recommended however, I’ll leave it on for about 2-3 since most are designed to be used once a week. I have long, unruly, and mixed-textured hair, so if […]

Thu 09.08

Warren-Tricomi PureStrength: Cuticle Straightener

There is now an in between step that cannot be missed. After shampoo and before conditioner, do not skip the Warren-Tricomi PureStrength hair repair that fixes the problem at the root, well more accurately, the cuticles. Damaged cuticles is the cause of any number of bad hair days – breakage, split ends and lifeless hair. […]