Okay, this is one hundred percent gross, but I promised myself when I launched SYB Part Dieux that I’d be totally honest with my girls. When I got out of the hospital last Friday, my migraine immediately came back. So I’ve been sequestered in bed since then. And I haven’t washed my hair in two and a half weeks. It smells like bleach-y hospital sheets, 5 Guys takeout and beauty girl shame. But I have three hair salon meetings today for The Fly Cut (#shimmy), so I have to pull myself together, ladies! In like an hour, eeek!
Wanna know my secret cocktail for perking up old, dirty, stinky hair?
When my hair’s dirty, it get super oily at the roots and my grown-out bangs. It kinda clumps together, which is not seductive. Usually, I’d just quickly wash and blowdry the front — but since I don’t have time this morning, it’s all about Cake Satin Sugar Hair & Body Refreshing Powder for Darker Hues (also comes in Lighter Hues), $16. This stuff is magical!! I sprinkle this completely translucent powder (not ashy at all, it disappears into your hair) into my roots and the front layers, flip my head over and massage it in with my fingers. When I flip my head back up, it looks like my blowout is brand new. Seriously. Oily clumps, gone. Aaaand the powder happens to smell faintly of Cinnabons, so that helps mask my stinky strands! But not as much as…
TRESemme Fresh Start Refreshing Mist ($5.99) is blended with some fabulous citrus-based, odor-neutralizing formula that instantly refreshes my dead ‘do. I simply lift random pieces of my hair and spritz it throughout (somehow, magically, it doesn’t leave my ‘do “wet”), shaking it up a little with my fingers. Et voila — my hair smells sparklingly springy, fresh as a daisy! And not only does the mist make it smell incredible, it adds shine and a bit of body. Every black girl needs this in her arsenal!
Okay ladies, off to my salon meetings. Don’t forget to sign up for The Fly Cut for exclusive discounts services at top black hair salons!