Over the weekend I went to get my hair cut–I’m growing it out for the wedding but trying to get it trimmed regularly so it stays healthy–and can I just tell you how much I love my salon? I started going to a new stylist–the owner of the salon, actually–earlier this year and I’m never switching hairdressers again; not only does she give a fantastic haircut, the salon is also just a place where you want to spend time. It feels like a social event in a really good way. (If you’re in Sarasota and need a rec, let me know; I’m happy to pass on my stylist’s info.)
Anyway, the salon uses Kerastase and Shu Umera hair products, and over the weekend I finally caved and bought the Shu Umera cleansing oil shampoo and conditioner I’d been wanting. My stylist had been using them on my hair over the course of my last few visits, and a combination of good feelings about my haircut and bad feelings about some stuff going on with the house we’re renting (more on that saga later) led me to feel a bit spendy, and, well, I got a wild hair (see what I did there?) and totally splurged. (Although in my defense, I did get a gift set, which came with a free $30 product–do you like how I’m justifying here, guys? The guilt is strong in me.)
The thing is, this shampoo and conditioner are magical. The lovely scent lingers throughout the day; my hair feels significantly softer after using them (even when it’s wet!) and doesn’t tangle when I go to brush it out; and after I blow-dry, it’s soft and shiny and doesn’t feel weighed-down at all. Plus, you only need a tiny bit of both, so at least they’ll last me for a long time, because let’s be honest: This stuff ain’t cheap. But I’d been wanting it for awhile and I feel good when I use it, so there you go. I mean, when you find yourself sniffing your hair at your desk like a weirdo because it smells so delightful, at least you know you’ve made a good purchase.