It is no secret that I am wee bit obsessed with all things Hollywood related. When I find a show, a movie, an actress I love, I tend to go slightly overboard with my dedication to it. I pretty much go right to the edge of stalking and then scale it back a little.
This may have happened to me when I watched the show Felicity many years ago with my secret Hollywood girl crush, Keri Russell playing the starring role. See, y’all, as much as I loved her character, what I really loved was her hair. I mean, I would watch and curse the heavens that there had obviously been a very big mistake because surely I, too, was supposed to have beautiful, long locks of naturally curly goodness. Instead I had stick straight, limp, dull, lifeless hair. It was totally unfair. Y’all, curly hair even runs in my family, so it wasn’t as though I was wishing for something completely improbable like blue eyes or the metabolism of a hummingbird.
I began to plot how I could transform my hair from flat and straight to curly and beautiful. It is possible that I might have had these thoughts while recovering from having a baby. Felicity kept me company on many late nights of infant feeding, and nothing allows the brain to obsess more than middle of the night delirium. It seemed so obvious after a few weeks of watching my beloved Keri that I, too, should have her hair.
Let’s just say it is possible that I sought the help of a hair care professional and not say a good girlfriend and perhaps I might have obtained a perm. I know, right? Do I get extra points for the fact that it was a spiral perm, and I didn’t do it in my kitchen like my mom used to when I was twelve? I didn’t think so.
To the shock of
everyone no one, I did not resemble Keri Russell at all. Somehow, a perm, even a professional one, does not in fact make a person with naturally straight hair look like someone with naturally curly hair. It’s devastating, especially when you have to live with the results for months. I suppose I could pretend that maybe I am just imagining it to be worse than it was…except, guess what? Pictures don’t lie people.
Hard to imagine, but I am NOT the one on the right.
Eventually, the trauma of the perm left me, and I was returned to my state of straight, limp hair. I have learned to live with it and only have fantasies of waking up with gorgeous, curly locks
daily every now and then.
So, when I was asked to review Dove hair conditioner, I channeled my inner “Real Beauty” campaign loving self and said yes! After all, I actually purchase Dove products, so clearly I am meant to be their new spokesperson, right? Or well, you know, someone who simply washes their hair with Dove conditioner…whichever comes first!
Imagine my delight when my bottle of conditioner showed up and I saw that it is the one for curly hair. I mean, sure, the company said that the product received was completely random, but obviously, obviously, this was meant for me. It was a sign from the universe that Dove gets me. They know my secret, inner desire and they want to help me achieve it…and by achieve it, I mean they encourage my fantasies of Felicity hair while showering. I pretty much threw some Goldfish at the kids and rushed upstairs to my wash my hair.
The conditioner smelled great and was totally thick, which is always good because a little goes a long way. It did not leave my hair feeling greasy either, which can happen with a thicker conditioner. I definitely feel like my hair has a little more body and shine since I began using it.
I shared it with Emma, too, since she has really long, thick hair that has a bit of wave to it. Combing out her hair after a shower can be a bit of a chore because even with a healthy dose of conditioner it is often left full of tangles. So far, though, this conditioner is definitely making the post-shower hair care easier.
The best part of the conditioner for me is that we have been using it religiously for two weeks now and still have plenty of it left, because it is so concentrated we are able to conserve it by just using a dollop in each shower.
So, my fandom of Dove products continues. And so does my coveting of Keri Russell’s hair.
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