These are a Few of My Favorite Things – Dry Shampoo

One of my favorite things about being a blog follower is how the experience goes from just following along to eventually feeling like you are taking advice from a friend. As a result of my love for blogs, I have purchased clothes, tried hair styles, decorated mantles, read books, organized my office, discovered health tricks, and become inspired in countless ways! Reading about a solution that an everyday person, just like me, finds enriching to their lives has been really helpful – so here on HALF I thought I would get in on the info sharing action and include a weekly favorites post! Each week I will share one of my favorites things! The topic areas will range from favorite clothes to organizing solutions even some health tricks. Really anything that we just can’t live without – or would really not want to – at the Bessette home and maybe you can find something you love too!

This January my sister Katy got married!! She is a hair dresser – so I knew it would be really glamourous… plus her only bridesmaids were her sisters and my sister Bridget and I look a lot alike- she is just the younger prettier version. All this to say I wanted my hair to be long, thick and healthy so I could compete with my sister (kiddening…. sorta) and have it ready for this glamour filled night! One of the things I had to start doing…… have dirty hair! It’s true- to have healthy hair you need to give it a few days between washes and then if you REALLY want to step up your game- you need spread out the heat damage. What does all this translate to? I needed some good dry shampoo.

My Sister’s Wedding January 2018

In the fall of 2016 my hairdresser suggested Kevin Murphy’s Dry Shampoo when I was preparing for transplant season (I assumed I would have long days between hair washing). Got it home and stuck it in my cabinet….. so this fall as wedding plans started rolling out, I pulled that sucker out and started working it. I was able to keep hair styles intact and looking good for up to three days. My hair was able to hold styles better and it continued to smell fresh because of the clean scent. I found a good routine that I enjoyed and my hair loved!

There are a lot of options for Dry Shampoo and several theories on how to use it. In fact Hi Sugarplum, Lauren Loves, Lauren McBride and Small Things are bloggers with a lot of great insight and suggestions. So I am here to encourage you to try this new approach and to pass along that Kevin Murphy is a very user friendly option that isn’t too sticky for starting out. If you find it works or you want to learn more I would check out what those ladies also have to say!

Day 2 Curls

So – what were the true results of this effort: my hair is thicker, there is much less breakage, I feel like the brightness of my color stays in tact longer, I can take more time between washes (admittedly though I am not as good about “rolling with it” post workout…. I HAVE to wash it then), and I have figured out the trick to making cute up dos hold and headbands stay in place! That and I am pretty sure my wedding look was strong enough to hold up against my beautiful baby sisters!!

For those of you new around here or as I talk about my blog why- this seems a little funny…. hair product?? Every Friday I like sharing something that I enjoy in my day to day life. We all need inspiration for feeling better about our look, getting healthy, enjoying good entertainment…. so Friday Favorites are here! And of this isn’t our thing- no worries next Friday will be something totally different OR keep in mind this is only once a week!

Have a great weekend ya’ll!! Thank you so much for reading and remember to make it a great day!


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