Want good hair every day? Then get ghd, which literally stands for ‘good hair day.’ I first discovered their Gold Professional 1″ styler in 2011 – and besides my beloved blow dryer, it is honestly the only styling tool I’ve used in the five years since.
In November, Sephora sent me ghd’s limited-edition Arctic Gold Professional Styling Gift Set, and I’m equally obsessed. It’s like the styling iron of my dreams, made real. I love that it heats up to the optimum styling temperature of 365 °F in less than 60 seconds, and beeps to let me know it’s time to do the do. And the contoured plates allow me to create straight, wavy and curved styles. It never snags as I run it over my tresses, and it imparts the most amazing shine.
Once upon a time, I needed this rug. But thanks to ghd and their handy automatic shut off feature, I don’t worry about my house burning down.
It also shuts off after 30 minutes of inactivity so you never have to worry that you’ve left it on and your house may be on fire. Perfect for traveling, the gift set also includes a heat-resistant roll bag with a protective plate guard – so go ahead and throw your hot-as-hell styling iron into your bag (or wherever) without fear that it’ll melt all of your stuff. Love that!
I will admit that at $225, this styling set costs a pretty penny. But if you use your iron on the regular, it’s definitely a worthwhile investment.
Cute hair + less damage – risk of burning your house down = what are you waiting for?
My daughter, Arwen, is a Noodle & Boo baby. Seen here – with a hair brush in each hand – she is a true beauty girl in training.
Noodle & Boo, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
Noodle & Boo Newborn 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash gently cleanses Arwen’s hair and skin without stripping its natural moisture. It’s tear-free, clinically-tested for sensitive/newborn skin, mild enough for daily use and suds up well despite being sulfate-free.
Noodle & Boo Baby Balm is a nourishing cream for face and body that soothes, pampers and provides long-lasting moisture for dry, irritated skin.
My latest Noodle & Boo discovery is their Conditioning Hair Polish, which uses sunflower seed and green tea extracts to detangle and smooth, reduce frizz and protect against environmental stress. (more…)
My son Westley’s hair is as wild as he is. It’s wavy/curly, grows like a weed and he’s got this swirl pattern in front that creates one crazy cowlick. So if the person cutting his hair doesn’t know what they’re doing, he can end up looking ridiculous – which no parent wants for their child.
For a while, I was taking him to my hair stylist. But as Westley got older, my husband, Graham, took over the task. On the one hand, I was grateful to Graham for helping out – since most child grooming responsibilities land on my plate, by default. But on the other hand, Graham was taking him to a whole bunch of random barber shops/salons – so there wasn’t any consistency. Sometimes the cut/style would be good and sometimes it would be really bad (like once when he brought Westley home with a buzz cut).
So last month when Hair Cuttery contacted me about writing a review (as part of their #MyHCLook campaign), I immediately thought of Westley. Hair Cuttery sent me a $50 gift card to try their services, so I told Graham to get his hair cut too. I scheduled an appointment at a location near me with a stylist named Anna.
I didn’t accompany them to the appointment, but Graham relayed to me what a great experience they had at Hair Cuttery.
When it comes to hair dryers, the most important feature to me is a pik attachment. Some women need a concentrator attachment to achieve a salon quality blowout. I need a pik attachment to simultaneously dry and straighten my relaxed hair. So when the pik attachment from my old hair dryer broke nearly every last tooth, I went on a quest to find a new dryer – because it’s easier to start from scratch and get a new dryer that comes with a pik attachment than to find a new pik to fit my old dryer. Those of you who require a pik know. The struggle is real.
So after an exhaustive search, I found an awesome replacement. It’s called the ConairPro YellowBird Hair Dryer. As the name implies, this dryer is used – and beloved – by many professional hairstylists.
They likely love it for the same reasons I do: (more…)