Thursday, March 8, 2012

IMO: My Favorite Hair Spray (and an '80's hair flashback)

Remember this hair style, circa 1987? I LOVED MY BIG HAIR (even though there wasn't a lot of it)! I still remember how I styled it...
  1. Apply mousse to freshly washed wet hair.
  2. Deftly maneuver a handheld hair dryer in one hand and a round barrel brush in the other to form a big ridge of hair along the crown of your head.
  3. Bend over and blow dry the rest until it's completely dry. Fling hair dramatically as you return to an upright position.
  4. Tease hair along the aforementioned ridge, and apply hair spray.
  5. Use a jumbo pick to pull hair even higher and secure with more hair spray.
  6. Bend over and spray the rest of the hair lightly. Return to an upright position quickly to prevent scary big hair.
  7. Turn head to one side, pull hair away from ear with brush and freeze in place with several bursts of hair spray. Repeat on other side.
Note: Permed hair was a prerequisite for most of us. The coveted "spiral" perm was every girl's dream, but poor girls like me had to settle for the "curly" perm :)

Ahhh, the good old days. Seriously, I liked the look of big hair - possibly because it made me look taller. As time went on, hair dressers gradually forced  encouraged me to update my style, and at this point it's very different. One thing that's remained the same is my preference for hairspray with staying power.

Freeze and Shine Super Spray®About a year ago, my administrator noticed me fighting an annoying, loose strand of hair, even after spraying it repeatedly with hairspray. She went to her office and returned with Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine. I was skeptical because I didn't believe that a pump hairspray could set my hair strongly enough. I was wrong! This stuff works, and  it's the best hairpsray I've ever found. It holds all day, without creating a shell on your hair. It's moderately priced, especially if you purchase it at Ulta, where they have a frequent shopper program and coupons. The only down side I've experienced is that sometimes the nozzle head  needs to be cleaned, but it's not a big deal - just run it under hot water or pull off the film with your fingernail.

It may be out of fashion now, BUT should big hair ever return, as they say all fashions do, I am good to go!

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Paul Mitchell or Ulta, and I purchased this product myself.

1 comment:

Brandi Yee said...

Woooo thanks for the recommendation! I've been looking for a good hairspray and have no idea where to start...there's so many to choose from and so many that don't work well! Love the first mom had hair like that during those years too hehe. :)