Help for Curly Hair

I don’t currently subscribe to any magazines right now – so when a friend dropped off a laundry basket full of them – I was excited.

I love browsing through the ladies magazines and clipping recipes to try. (Dagmar and I have feasted at lunch this week on Chicken Panzanella Salad, Tomato Basil Salad, and Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches!)

Normally I will quickly pass over the beauty hints  (I think it’s too late for me anyway!) but one article caught my eye – “Help for Your Curly Hair”.

I quickly flipped the magazine open.

I was blessed with naturally curly hair. At least it’s a blessing 9 months of the year. The other 3 months it is -well – not such a blessing.

Can you say “frizz”? How about “frazzled”? Does “Bozo the Clown” give you a mental picture?

Now – finally – in just 5 short paragraphs I will learn what will kept my curly locks tamed all summer long!!

I know you’re just as excited as me – are you ready for the secret?

It’s product. Lots of product. Expensive product.

Silicone shampoo – $32
Hydrating Conditioner – $4
Anti-Frizz Cream – $4
Serum – $8
Sunscreen – $22

Now – I don’t like math very well – but if I added this up right it would cost me $70 to keep my hair from frizzing.


Do you have any idea how much chocolate I could buy with $70?!

Not to mention thrift store clothes and sale groceries!?

That’s a far cry from the $.99 family size bottle of Suave I normally use.

So, with my deepest respects to the “experts” who contributed to the story – I think I will stick to my tried and true method of frizz reduction.

Pony tailIt’s called a pony tail.

Simple. Fast. Effective.

But most importantly cheap.

3 thoughts on “Help for Curly Hair

  1. LOL! I use the Ponytail Method quite often, too.

    I’ve had some success with Aveeno Nourish+ Shine shampoo and conditioner (they’re offering free samples at ). I’ve also used Sunsilk Leave-in Creme, but I think it’s been reformulated since I purchased mine.

    Both of these tame the frizz, but the curls are still pretty wild.


  2. I have curly hair and as I age it gets drier and drier.
    Years ago it was actually oily.
    So these days my tip is to cut it really short.
    I’ve tried those `tried & true` products to no avail.
    I believe you may have one of the best tips, a ponytail.
    I mean who can afford $70?
    Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. LOL, that’s hilarious!! (and hilariously written). $70 is a major percentage of our monthly grocery budget; I can’t imagine spending that on taming some flyaways.

    In general, I find magazine recommendations for cheap things are outrageous. “This trendy outfit for under $300!” Um… yeah, that’s about my whole year’s budget for clothing :).

    I’m totally with you, and am sportin’ the ever-popular ponytail.


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