Saturday, May 10, 2008

Citre Shine Shine Miracle Anti-Frizz Serum

I admit to owning a bottle of this pretentiously long-named stuff. One night I washed my hair and applied some to the wet ends. It dried overnight, I brushed it out in the morning, and wow-- my hair was all glossy and smooth. Felt like a Pantene commercial.

So I glossed around all day looking much smarter than you frizzy dull-haired folk, and towards evening after catechism I was ready to go to the 6:30 PM Mass. Long hair and a short triangle veil look lame together, so as usual I went to the bathroom mirror to put my hair up. Only it would NOT stay in place. My lovely shiny hair had also become incredibly slippery. After many attempts I tortured it into the neatest bun yet, captured it in the butterfly clip, looked into the mirror to see the result, and FWOOMP-- it fell right out again.

In the end I got my hair to stay up by the desperate expedient of wetting it down. The first reading had started by the time I finally slunk into Mass.

That night I checked the ingredients of Citre Shine Shine Miracle Anti-Frizz Serum. First on the list: Cyclopentasiloxane. Which is... wait for it... a "silicone fluid characterized by high lubricity". So that explains that-- I'd coated my hair in nonstick silicon!

"Vanity, vanity!" saith the Preacher. "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity!"


James Bernard said...

I really enjoyed this. I thought you were more brilliant than usual last Friday!

Rachel Ann said...

AMAZING! I loved this story! Oh, the things we do to be beautiful...Miss you!

Mary Rose said...

Omigosh...hysterical! I have curly hair that is rather frizzy. One of my Christmas gifts was a straightening iron, which makes my hair amazingly smooth and straight.

However, I was thinking about this in regard to wearing my veil. I suspected having a little frizz would actually keep it on better. Thanks for the "heads" up...heh! :-)

Rachel Gray said...

I think veils look very nice laying on a full head of curly hair, and curly hair probably has more traction. My hair's as straight as can be and I have to fix my veils with pins or a headband; it's hopeless otherwise.