With all of the dyeing, curling, straightening and blowdrying I put my hair through, some days I’m surprised it hasn’t fallen out yet. One major reason that my hair graces me with the privelege of not yet being bald is my use of products like Ouidad’s Botanical Boost, a lightweight leave-in that spritzes in easily and provides natural moisture. If you have curls, pay attention: this is the solution your dry, brittle hair’s been waiting for.
A cartoon in The New Yorker caught the media’s attention with a controversial satire of Michelle and Barack Obama depicted in the stereotypical roles of a 1970s militant Afro-wearing black woman and a traditional Muslim, respectively. Even my fellow beauty fanatics over at Naturally Curly have a bone to pick with the satire; specifically, why is having an afro associated with being an angry activist?
Another interesting question: if Michelle Obama did decide to sport a kinkier ‘do, would America be open-minded enough to accept a First Lady wearing a style still so closely associated with an ethnic group? I always assumed Obama’s religious affiliations would be the point of prejudice in this election, but The New Yorker’s illustration suggests that racial stereotypes may still be a battle Barack will have to fight.
The debate garnered enough attention to warrant a press release, which I’ve included below:
Found your hair looking like the Bride of Frankenstein’s do one morning after a shift in the weather? This little trick is an oldie but a goodie: Run a fabric softener sheet (like the Snuggle ones you use in your clothes dryer) over your hair and watch your static electric flyaways disappear. (You can even use a sheet you’ve already put through the dryer, if you’re cheap like I am – the used ones work just as well.)
If you continually find yourself having problems with static frizz, here are a couple of tricks to help keep negatively charged locks at bay:
Did you know that 65% of women in the US have naturally curly hair? It’s true. Don’t fight your curls, girls – embrace them! You can style without spending 3 hours with a flat iron. Here’s a quick guide on making your natural frizz look sleek and controlled:
1. Prepare your hair: Curly hair is generally on the drier side and tends to frizz more, so don’t use a harsh shampoo; instead, go sulfate-free, condition like a madman and opt for a small amount of leave-in conditioner – we recommend Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Leave-In Moisturizer.
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