So, I put extensions in. Myself. And yes, I’m going to have quite a blog post for you about it. But in the meantime, I’m still working out how best to take care of the $500 I just put into my head. Okay, it’s not that much, but if you included my hourly rate for putting them in, it would be three times that. One thing that I’ve learned is that the less you mess with them, the better. And shampooing and conditioning is so time intensive that I just don’t want to do it more than twice a week. Enter in my secret weapon: the dry shampoo.
Usually I prefer an aerosol, but I’m really sold on the Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo. It features a brush that you can use to directly apply the product to your scalp, and I love the idea of the brunette powder, as sometimes white powder products show up on my black hair.
Dry shampoo is helpful not only in getting rid of that greasy feeling (I know many people complain of that problem – I don’t ever seem to get it. I must process all the life right out of my hair), but it gives you a lift as well. Work the powder in well, and brush out. Even on my heavy extension-laden hair I got a good amount of lift that lasted almost all day.
This is a new product, and it’s only just now beginning to roll out. I’m having a hard time finding the formula in any of the usual places, especially the brunette color. Look for it to retail for about $23.99. One bottle will last you forever, like most dry shampoos, if you aren’t overzealous in your application.
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