Happy President’s Day! Did you know that George Washington actually never wore a wig? Whhhaaaa? Count me among the few who just learned this today. Since today’s post is about hair and today is Prez Day, I was curious how exactly GW created that luscious sculpture of hair. You’ll find out at the end of this post. And, believe me, it’s well beyond (or at least rivals) the routine of any woman today. We can also all agree that the big #1 basically invented the now infamous concept of dry shampoo, as he wore powder every day to cover up the smell and oil from not washing for an undetermined amount of time.
When I picked up my Bumble & bumble Prep this weekend to get ready to mist all of its glory on my hair, I acknowledged that I pretty much own this product just for the delicious smell. And the routine. I love the routine of it. And the smell is light, refreshing, calming and exciting all at once. At the end of the day, I will be the first to admit there is a solid chance I’m just spraying water onto my already wet hair from the shower.
Here is the description of the product, from bumbleandbumble.com:
The ultimate pre-styler.
- What: This nutrient-rich detangler reveals texture, enhances the performance of styling products and refreshes already styled hair.
- Who: Anyone; best for ultra-fine, limp, relatively healthy hair.
- When: When hair is damp to detangle and prepare hair for styling; anytime to dampen and reactivate products already in hair.
- How: Spray liberally and evenly (it’s impossible to use too much) on damp hair and work through.
And now let’s break it down:
– What: When I use this lovely mist, I imagine it wrapping its arms around all my lock, giving it little kisses and preparing it to receive other such wonderful products. Too much? It’s real.
– Who: My hair is not ultra-fine, limp, and not healthy in any way, shape or form. It’s super damaged, thick, and color treated. But this mist gives it extra love and fills it with a sweet little “vitamin boost”. Also real (maybe?).
– When: I apply this to my hair right after washing and towel-drying. My hair is already wet, so I like making it even more wet with perfumed salon water. Derek Zoolander said it best:
– And, finally, How: It’s impossible to use too much (as the package says) because … it’s water. And I love it.
No pressure you guys, but I would love to know if you own any products that are pretty much hot air but that you adore with all your heart and literally could not live without??
And, as promised, below is the link to the awesome article about George Washington’s hair routine featuring the coolest illustrations by Wendy Macnaughton!! I really want to put one in this blog post, but I don’t want to get hunted down by National Geographic or by Wendy (even though she seems like someone I really want to be BFFs with).
Click here for the entire beautiful hair routine of G.W. complete with awesome and super entertaining illustrations! Love a little art interlude on the blog!
Happy Summer Day (again)! It’s now 56 degrees … at 10 a.m. … in February … in Virginia. Enjoy all of it.