I have hair envy. As you've seen from the photos of Lish, she has a voluminous head of luxurious black hair. My hair is better described as flat, straight, dark brown and shiny. Every girl wants the hair that she doesn't have and I'm no exception (I wish my hair would mature past my 7th grade chest). Since I don't want to shell out for real extensions, Latisse only works for my lashes, and a weave sounds crazy itchy, I've been in search of a more organic solution.
Lish back-combed my hair one day and it was the hair that I've always wanted. Alas, it fell flatter than my first souffle attempt in about 30 minutes ( post-picking pic).
My hair stylist (Ringo in the Lower East Side) showed me how the hair on my head grows mainly on the crown (like the rain falls mainly in the plain) thus explaining the flatness, crazy wispys and layers-gone-wrong mullet cut that I once received (turns out the crying was more embarrassing than the cut).
Ringo, in his infinite wisdom, told me to ditch the Pantene junk and switch to organic products. I eat mainly organic food, use green house cleaners, so why not organic hair products? Enter MOP back into my life after a short-lived college experience where rocking Herbal Essences was more in my budget.
Ringo gave me a beautiful blow out using MOP Lemongrass Lift following Glisten conditioning and unlike the failed pick attempt, it stayed all day. I am usually hair style challenged (aka it's a good day if I brushed my hair), but this is easy because of the special spray nozzle. Just spray in before blow-drying and voila!
The end result is fuller, Lish-like hair that's soft and silky, not crunchy and dirty feeling. It lasts for more than one day without getting greasy for true morning-after style you can flaunt.
Buy MOP products for 10% off at BeautyStoreDepot.com with coupon code Mop10 and also get free shipping on orders over $49. Do your head the favor of chemical-free and you'll get big, shiny hair that even Blake Lively would be jealous of. If you don't believe me, maybe you'll take Oprah's word for it!
If you want a cheaper drugstore version or organic hair products, I leave a bottle of Organix in my office locker room. Not as strong of a volume effect, but your hair will shine and smell like a hot glamorous beach vacation.