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So I'm gonna be honest here.  Before this morning I hadn't showered in like two days.  It's that time of the year when my business starts to pick up and wholesale orders from shoppes and boutiques start to trickle in which require me to spend most of my days sitting and stitching away.  The thing about wholesale orders is that they're usually large quantities of the same item so the work is pretty monotonous and I like to just sit and tackle it all in long marathons so I can get them crossed off the list and sent out.  And when I get in the work zone I usually stay there and kinda let everything fall to the side.  Showers?  Why bother if I can stitch in my pj's all day.  Dishes?  Eh.  Sleep?  Not for me.  So when I finished up one big order yesterday and took a step back I realized it was time to freshen things up a little bit.  I spent a few minutes doing a quick spit shine in the kitchen - just straightening the counters and such.  Dragged my yarn and bits and bobs to their correct baskets and locations.  The house is still a mess, don't get me wrong, but it was late and I was tired.  And I also felt really dirty and icky.  You know that feeling when it just suddenly hits you and you just feel gross.  Plus it was that time of night when after leaving the  AC off all day and all the heat in the house seems to have cumulated to one big bundle of hotness - I didn't really feel like taking a shower and getting even  warmer (and I've never been able to do cold showers - at least, I don't enjoy them)  so in steps my trusty bottle of TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo.  I try to be pretty cautious about the stuff I choose to review or promote from sponsors now that that sorta thing is starting to trickle my way, but I have no qualms whatsoever sharing this one with you since it's something I already had and use on a regular basis.  I love it and it works pretty swell.  Case in point - my filthy two days left unshowered shiny greasy separated dirty-as-you-can-get bangs before:

 

a few shots of this:


 

and after:

 

Pretty good, right?  However this stuff is not only handy for a quick and easy freshen, but I also like to use it on those days when my hair is clean yet totally flat and lifeless and plastered to my scalp.  It adds a little needed texture if you have fine and super thin hair as I do - much like any other products marketed as texturizers but if I can get a 2-in-1 then I'm all for it.    It also works swell if you want to go for that really big backcombed bouffant look and need to get your fine locks to fake as much volume as possible.  The best thing is there's no water needed, so you can also take it on road trips or out camping when you might feel a little grimy and there's no foreseeable shower in your immediate future.

Anyway, the stuff's pretty easy to use.  Here's a few tips from TRESemmé on how to get the best results:

- Shake vigorously before use and in between spray bursts for best results.

- Lift sections of dry hair and spray lightly at roots

- Spray in short bursts, holding 8-12 inches from head

- Don’t spray it like hair spray (all over and continuously)

- Leave in for 1-2 minutes.

- Use fingertips or a brush to distribute product evenly

- If clogging occurs, remove nozzle and rinse the nozzle under warm water, then reattach.

They also have several different options to suit your hair needs.  I'm using the type for straight hair, but the full line includes:

o Strengthening Dry Shampoo: The formula, with B12 vitamins and keratin, helps strengthen hair and leaves it full of healthy body.

o Volumizing Dry Shampoo: The formula, with mineral clay and citrus, removes oil while injecting hair with salon-gorgeous volume.

o Smoothing Dry Shampoo: The formula, with Vitamin H & Silk Proteins, refreshes your straight style by removing excess oil, impurities and odor to ensure your smooth look lasts.

o Moisturizing Waterless Foam Shampoo: The formula, with Witch Hazel, Citrus, and Aloe Vera, refreshes your hair by removing excess oil, impurities and odor while moisturizing hair.

Elle Fowler also created the Top Hair Products for School video above which contains a tutorial on how to use TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo properly at around 07:35 or so. It's a long video, but she's cute and young and did cause me to reminisce on those days showering in the college dorm - especially the part about getting attached to your favorite shower stall and holding out till it was available (even if all the others were free).  Enjoy!

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