Monday, October 3, 2011

To Wash or Not to Wash

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TRESemmé for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
You may have noticed that I have hair. {smile} I'm sure you have it too. Long or short, blonde, red or brunette we're all dealing with it, I know.
I've been trying to grow mine out, for oh, about 30 years now. I've had a few setbacks. I remember quite clearly being 11 years old and bitterly composing a story about the "short haired mermaid" because my practical mother kept my stringy hair short. And there was that time in college when a well-meaning hair dresser convinced me that my face shape would look so much better with short hair (and then she proceeded to chop off 4 years of hard-won inches). And lastly I lost my head (literally!) when the second child was born and had all the hair chopped off to be sent away to Locks of Love.
But no more. I'm growing this hair out as long as it will grow. There is still a good bit of the princess want-to-be left in me and I plan to milk the hair for all its worth. I've always loved it when older ladies had beautiful grey hair flowing down their back. Maybe just maybe I can achieve that someday.
In the meantime, I have to take care of this growing hair. Lately I've been hearing rumors that washing one's hair every day is probably not the smartest thing for those of us with hair that is closely kin to fields of dry wheat. So, I've been trying to at least skip a day in between washes. And I've learned something interesting: long hair collects smells. If I make sausage on Monday morning and then skip the wash on Tuesday, guess what my hair will smell like Tuesday night? Yep. Sausage. Greasy at the scalp and sausagey throughout. Yum.
So I'm very excited to share with you a product that will keep your nose in the dark about which days I'm washing and which I'm not (if you happen to run into me at the grocery store): TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo. This is great! The idea is that you save your hair the drying, damaging influences of the evil water and yet your hair still comes out styled and smelling washed and fresh. It absorbs oil and removes odor all without a drop of water. Amazing! Just like your normal in-shower shampoo, there are choices from TRESemme: you can choose from strengthening, volumizing, smoothing, and even moisturizing!
You just lift sections of your "slightly" unclean hair and spray in short bursts (about 8-12 inches from your head). You don't spray all over continuously like hair spray, but you can use your fingers to spread the shampoo throughout your hair. (The nozzle has a bit of a tendency to clog, but you can just rinse it under warm water and reattach it.) Click here if you want more instructions about how to use.
If you're really interested, here's a video  where celeb Julia Allison has teamed up with TRESemme and created a little training session on using this product.
Julia is giving away a $500 Gift Card to Target to one lucky viewer, so check it out!
So overall, my hair and I are very excited to let you know about this product. And if you're meeting me on one of those no-shower days, then you (and your nose) will probably be excited about it too!
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