I have my Mom’s hair.
Thick strands and dense follicles.
Many people describe this type of Japanese hair as “horse” hair.
That is how I described it too until I actually felt a horse’s mane and tail for the first time.
I’ve always liked horses from afar-you know, little girl grows up dreaming of Black Beauty and reading The Black Stallion-drawing pictures or horses with long flow-y gossamer manes and tails.
The reality is very different on the silkiness of those manes and tails.
Which makes me wonder why would that shampoo company name their product “Manes and Tails”?
In reality, a horse’s mane and tail hair is almost rope-ish-like cords instead of strands.
It’s not stuff you can run your fingers through.
But never the less, when I struggle with drying my hair at h-club…
Yes, my hair is thick, long and shiny, but boy is it a pain in the rear to dry.
So, when I was searching for a dry shampoo, I also remembered reading about a L’Oreal product that protected your hair from heat drying AND also made the blow dry faster.
I found Advanced BLOW IT DRY Quick Primer Spray among the many many many L’Oreal products hogging up the shelves at Longs Kahala.
I was skeptical, but for $4.99 why not?
The product is easy to use- towel dry hair and spray some in and tousle through your hair.
I take a few more minutes to put on my make up, and by the time I blow dry, this product already has made my hair feel a little drier. Any other time, my hair would still be sopping wet.
I don’t know yet about its heat protecting qualities, but this product definitely speeds up dry time. My hair is done in a jiffy.
I worry a little about putting another product on top of everything else, but at the end of the day, it’s just hair.
Horse or otherwise.