long beautiful hair. Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen…
Our hair is given to keep us humble. I have thought as well as repeated this many times in my life. As mine has greyed it has changed texture in places and only gotten more difficult to manage. Does this mean I am more humble? Possibly. More frustrated? Certainly.
Sorry fellas, this one may not interest you, but there’s something for you at the end, so scroll down…
Recently when we were travelling in Darwin and the UK, the heat and humidity caused my hair to do very abnormal things. Some days I took on a very Medusa-like quality, both in appearance and temperament, I fear, due to the frustrations of trying to manage my locks. After about 10 days of looking bedraggled and be-frizzed, I determined I would find a local hair salon in Oxford and see if they could recommend something. No sooner had I decided upon this course of action, and I saw a very busy, upmarket looking salon. As I peered through the window there was a young woman with the good taste to sport almost exactly the same hair cut as myself. Meant to be. Once inside I walked up to the young woman behind the counter and explained my dilemma. She looked up at my hair standing on end, waving madly back at her and very non-judgmentally, she said “Well, your hair is fine and wavy, whereas mine is fine and straight, but have you tried Moroccan Oil?” No, I hadn’t. I had nearly every other hair product in the world in my suitcase or at home in the cupboard, but not that one. To be honest, I thought it was a fad product that would run its course and since my hairdresser doesn’t sell it, and therefore he hadn’t recommended it, I had not tried it.
She got one from the shelf and said it was the ‘light’ version because my hair texture was fine, even though I have thick hair. She proceeded to tell me to only use a very small amount of it or it would make my hair look oily. The bottle she sold me was a travel size, which was very small and which she assured me would last a very long time. From the first time I used it, it was the most fantastic product for my hair I have ever used. And that is saying something. It doesn’t completely keep my hair from waving in the heat and humidity, but it seriously diminishes the frizz, and makes it much more manageable when it does wave a bit. It leaves no discernable residue on my hair, which nearly all other products do, and it has a very pleasant, very mild scent, and leaves my hair shiny. It works just as well now that I am home in a drier, cooler climate. Even using it every day for about 5 weeks now, I am not even halfway through the tiny little travel size bottle.
After the third day of using it, I threw the two heavy bottles of hair product I was lugging around into the rubbish bin, and now that I’m home I will do the same with all the other products taking up space in the cupboard. I have found my hair’s holy grail. The quest is over. Peace at last.
If you choose to try it, consult with the hair salon who is selling it, and see which they recommend for you, the regular or the light version. I would love to know what you think of it. So often what is good for one person is not good for others, so I hope this is of some value to someone out there.
And now for the photo for the fellas….
At 7.35 this morning, the heavy equipment and jack hammer appeared to dig up our driveway. My poor little Desert Pea is quaking in its roots.