What type of Hair Products do you use?

I had fun jobs in my college days. During the school year when I lived on campus, about an hour from my hometown, I worked at the local Hallmark store. I loved everything about it. The cards, the collectibles, and the people I worked with. It didn’t pay more than minimum wage, but that was fine at the time. I was working mostly for spending money.

I came home a lot and never thought twice about where I was going to spend my summers. Each year I had the same job waiting for me. On my long school breaks too! It was at the local salon and spa. Now this was the salon in town. If you wanted to go somewhere nice to get your hair done, this place was it.

I was a receptionist and had SO much fun! Gosh I really loved this job. Classy women coming in to get their hair colored. Husbands surprising their wives with massages. Even the local television anchors would show up for a day, as they wanted to be seen here.

I, of course, would get my hair done for free. A manicure, a pedicure, maybe a facial. What more could a girl ask for?

One thing that I did learn in my years of working at a top notch salon, was that the hair care items a person used was very important!

If you had highlights, then you wanted to use a shampoo and conditioner that was made especially for color-treated hair. You wanted it to last! There were curly hair products for those people who are lucky enough to have some body in their hair. Is your hair dried out? Then you need something to get the moisture back. Stick straight? You need volume! There is a line for everything!

Not only are hair care products important for the type of hair you have, but please do not go to Walmart and buy the cheapest one you can. It will ruin your hair. It causes nasty build-up and is not healthy. Salon sold items are the best place to grab them! They are top of the line and is definitely worth you paying a few more dollars.

I will never buy ‘cheap’ hair care products again.

How about you? What do you buy?



What kind of shaving set does your man use?

Sometimes I am glad that the hair I have to shave on a daily or weekly basis is hair that no one sees. Well I guess they see it, but it’s not like men who have to shave each morning. I can be lazy and probably no one will notice my stubble growth. Hubby has to shave every single day or he starts to get scratchy face.

Now I think scratchy face can turn into a sexy scruff look, but he can’t go to work looking like that.

Over the years he has gone through a variety of methods for shaving. Until the last year or so he used a generic type razor from Walmart. I say generic because by razor standards it was probably cheap, but those refills were NOT cheap. I can not tell you the amount of times we would have a ‘discussion’ on why he continues to buy these expensive refills.

Is that what all men buy? I just didn’t get it. I buy the cheapest razors possible and they last forever.

He must have gotten tired of listening to me. Or maybe he was trying to be more green, because he finally bought a electric razor! Now the thing sits on the counter and takes up space and electricity as it charges, but at least we’re not shelling out extra money on refills every month.

Aren’t electric razors easier to use?

I would think that he would be happy with his new routine, but he still tells me that he prefers a real razor. A smoother, less irritant, shave I guess.

Every holiday I think about buying him a new shaving set. One that looks like this…

A classical stand with a badger brush. He loves when I buy him ‘good’ shaving soap, shaving cream and after shave. You know the nice, thick cream, that comes in a jar. Scented with essential oils for that heavenly, manly scent?

It sounds old fashioned, doesn’t it?

 So tell me…what does your man like? Is he the disposable razor type? The electric plug-in? Or does he get spoiled with a real Shave Set?