Today is National Shampoo Day (because you know, everything deserves its own awareness day) and I figured it would be a great reason to share a recent history of shampoos I have tried. I’m a shampoo chameleon, really. I rarely commit to a particular brand or type—honestly, I use whatever is in the shower as long as it smells good. But every now and then, I like to see if something works better than what’s in my shower caddy. From detoxifying formulas to sweet scents, I’m sharing the honest truth about these ten on National Shampoo Day.
I’ve been growing out my hair for a few months now and while I’ve had a small itch to try something different (read: drastic), I keep reminding myself there are other ways to update my ‘do without the help of a pair of scissors. If you’re like me and want to avoid a trip to the salon, here’s a fun little thrill for just a mere $29: Drybar’s Gold Mine Shimmering Leave-In Conditioner. This multipurpose styling bottle conditions, detangles and evens out texture for a more polished finish. Perhaps, my favorite selling point though, is its shimmering effect, which leaves a subtle yet noticeable trace of shine in your tresses. The process is quite simple; apply a small dollop to damp hair from mid-shaft to ends. Or, apply to dry hair for a shimmering finish (although, I wouldn’t recommend this option… it felt a little sticky to me). When I first tried this product, it looked like my palms had exploded with gold glitter. In fact, it even made me question if I had applied it correctly but post-blow dry, my hair looked slightly different. My hair didn’t look dull or lackluster. It gave my color-treated tresses a soft glow without weighing my hair down. And now it’s taken up a permanent residence in my hair product cabinet. Have you tried this? Do you have a favorite leave-in conditioner? Sound off in the comments below!
I live for announcing moments like this on the blog. Beauty locavores know that since Drybar opened its doors, patrons are unfortunately not able to enjoy that complimentary glass of wine or bubbly like they would at any other location because of the very strict Montgomery County laws (insert sad face here). Well blow dry junkies, today was a big day (like a Texas Tea hair type of day). HB-137 aka The Drybar Bill, passed the house and was signed into law by Governor O’Malley today at The Governor’s Reception Room, Maryland State House. The law (drafted by Montgomery County delegate Ariana Kelly who worked diligently with Drybar Bethesda Manager Courtney Barfield) is a huge change for the county. This bill allows hair salons to apply for a permit to serve complimentary wine or champagne for their clients beginning July 1st. Drybar founder Alli Webb flew in specially for the signing ceremony (looking fabulous of course, with a fresh ‘do and pink lip) with Governor O’Malley. Thank you Governor for understanding the importance of champs with our blowouts. Now, let the countdown begin!
Photo credit: Daniel Swartz
Drybar, the leading hair blowout destination, is close to reaching its 1,111,111th client—and the fabulous hair shop is celebrating by giving away free monthly blowouts FOR LIFE to one lucky duck customer who books that special blowout! This is basically my version of winning the lottery.
It’s hard to believe Drybar opened shop just three years ago in the Brentwood, CA neighborhood that has now grown in to 28 shops nationwide (proud to say two of which are in the DC area!).
But the celebration for this huge milestone does not stop at just one lucky customer. Now through Sunday, June 23rd, anyone that purchases $100 or more of Drybar products or tools online or in-store (think must-have hair tools like the Buttercup blow dryer and can’t-live-without hair products like Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray among other favorites), will get a blowout on the house.
P.S. If you’re in the DC or Bethesda area this weekend, make sure to follow @thedrybar on Twitter for the DC Scavenger Hunt! Drybar is hiding blowout coasters all over DC and Bethesda, posting clues as to their whereabouts on Twitter. Basically, the beauty version of Where’s Waldo.