Hair Like A Wet Horse-L’Oreal

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.

Sty6_15_pack-shot.jpgI 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.




The In-Betweens-Color Gray In a Phffzt! Rita Hazan Root Concealer

I had my appointment with Hillary J of Winam Studio, but I had to take an emergency appointment with my client, so I had to move to Saturday.

However, my roots were showing, and since I have dark brown/black hair, you could definitely see the skunky line of white hair in my part!  So I looked on the internet for some temporary solutions.

I had tried the mascara wand based products before, and though you can’t really tell from far away, your covered gray hair looks exactly like when your mascara gets gloppy.  You know, yucky and stuck together.  Besides, I like to touch my hair and the mascara products rubs off on your fingers.

More magazine had a cool article which featured a few different products and how well they worked.  I liked it because it showed how the different products looked on the model who had significant gray hair.

The internet comments talked about a Sally (beauty supply) crayon that was great, and the Bumble and Bumble product.

So I headed over to Sephora and consulted with a young lady, who probably didn’t color because she had to. But she pointed out the various options-but said the Rita Hazan product’s applicator nozzle was easier to avoid over spray because of its small directed nozzle.  I sprayed the product on a tissue and looked just like spray paint. I thought briefly about putting on my head, but…..hey it did say Try Me!


I did try it the next day.  It suggested watching the video, but I barely have time to watch tv. So, I just shook the bottle, and sprayed.  After a few sprays, the gray in my part was pretty covered.  I probably sprayed too much, as my hair felt a little stiff and sticky, like hair spray.

But after a few hours, I touched my hair and it felt a little sticky, the color did not come off.

Their website says the product is sweatproof and won’t rub off on your pillow. It didn’t rub off on my pillow ( I shampoo in the morning) and all in all, I think it was a good choice.

FY-It’s not promoted as a dry shampoo like Bumble and Bumble’s. Which I’d rather wash my hair and put the product on clean hair.  The dry shampoo products are good, but they leave your hair with “texture”. Good, but not always needed.