Sunday, August 5, 2012

Polymers of a different sort

If you have  the condition known as TWHE, this is for you!

What is TWHE? It is The Worst Hair Ever, a condition I've had for most of my life. Stick-straight, baby fine, goes flat in damp weather. It's like spiderwebs touching my face. ick. Two products have helped me overcome my condition:

Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray

John Frieda's Frizz Ease hair spray. It is intended for girls whose hair curls up in humidity but it also works fantastically if you have hair that does the opposite...completely limp in humidity. Supposedly the spray applies a protective barrier that prevents the dampness from affecting hair. Whatever the magic, I just know it works better than any other I've ever tried. I am brand loyal for life. He better never quit making it!

got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder

I just recently discovered this powder that you sprinkle on your finger tips and gently rub them together. The powder disappears and there's a slight stickiness on your fingers. I hang my head upside down and rub my fingertips directly on my roots, sort of pushing toward the top of my head as I do so. Flip back over, arrange, and then spray the heck out of it.

I think there's one other thing going gray hair to old mousey brown ratio is about 75:25 now and it's a bit stiffer than my "normal" hair and seems to give it more body. However, because of the gray ratio, I've gone blonde again. I'm going to let the gray grow in and dye it the lightest blonde in Miss Clairol's collection. Catch me next year at this time and I should look like my three-year-old self again!


  1. Oh boy! That is my question - to hair dye or not to dye. Mine too is about 75% grey and 25% dark brown. so it really shows when the roots come in. Right now I have it dyed a dark blonde or very light brown...But it's very aaack! Love the texture and body now, but not the color. Seriously thinking of just going 'natural'. It would save money and time, too. decisions, decisions!

  2. I too have stick straight hair. As for grey well my natural colour is dark brown,but when it started going grey it went what I call a non descript colour. I am now blonde and have been for about nine years. I don't think I will ever go back my natural colour.

    My daughter on the other hand has lovely curly hair which she hates and couldn't live without her straighteners. I am a big fan of John Frieda products and use the Sheer Blonde shampoo and conditioner and the Frizz Ease thermo protection oil when I blow dry my hair.

  3. Love this post. After chemo, my once very very thick hair grew back sparsely and as fine as a baby's. I live in AZ where there is less than 10 percent humidity. I will look for the second product to try.

  4. I live in a very damp part of England by the sea, you can imagine what that does to my very fine fair hair, luckily I don't have to dye it as it goes white.
    My dad had alopecia at one time in his life and used Bay Rum as a tonic it worked like a dream and the hair regrew, I had forgotten about till recently, I am going to try that as well I already use John Frieda's Frizz Ease hair spray!



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