Hair on the Brain

I don’t know what it is. Lately, my quest for perfect hair has been tireless and frustrating. Just when I think I’ve found the right combination of products and treatments to give me soft, bouncy, shiny locks that are both pretty and sassy, I look in the mirror to find that my hair has fallen, well, flat.

While perusing some beauty magazines last week, I noticed a couple of articles about universally flattering hairstyles and tricks to achieve “effortless” body and movement. What all of these looks had in common was volumizing spray, a product I have pretty much avoided. To me, spray = crunchy. I like my hair to be touchable and soft, not hard and helmet-like. Nevertheless, I decided it was time to try one.

While trolling the hair product aisle in my local Rite Aid, my eye was drawn to a dark bottle with a fuchsia pump and silver lettering : 24 HOUR BODY, it promised. The fact that it was on sale sealed the deal. I dropped a bottle of TRESemme 24 Hour Body Root Boosting Spray into my basket of goodies, and checked out.

At home, I showered and shampooed as usual, and then stood, puzzled, in front of the mirror. The bottle instructed me to spray the volumizer directly into my roots before blow drying. I had no idea how much product to use, though I generally go with the less-is-more approach. Imagining a thin layer of concrete atop my head, I doused my roots with a few spritzes of the stuff, flipped my hair upside down, and started drying.

When I was done drying and combing my hair, I looked back in the mirror. There was noticeable height at my roots. Not scary, Stepford Wife height, but a good amount of lift, for sure. Tentatively, I reached up to feel my hair. Soft! Silky! And when I moved, my hair moved, in a lovely, bouncy way.

Best of all, the root boost lasted for two whole days! Honestly, the bottle could really boast 48 hour body. The spray was easier to use than I anticipated, and made me feel downright confident about my hair. This one gets an A+ in my book.

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