Saturday, January 15, 2011


There is almost nothing (activity-wise) I like doing more than going to shopping stores/centers and stalking the aisles for "professional" hair products! It's like treasure hunting to me! Once I find one of the offenders, I snatch it up and hold on to it tight. There's been a few times that I've had to ask Jake to help me hold my goodies! Now, we don't just GO out to do this. It just happens. I'll be bored and just start wandering and 5 bottles of fake CHI later, Jake finds me and sees the joy in my eyes.

In beauty school one of the very first things you learn is that product you buy at Wal-Mart, Target, Fry's, Marshalls, Ross, NOT the same as the good shtuff from the salon. It's watered down, past its expiration date (yes, product HAS an expiration date, thank you Joico) or other weird things have happened to it. Therefore, it's easy to see why I love it so much!

Today I found this.

It was at Marshall's. On sale. For eight dollars! Such a steal, right!? Wrong! My second favorite activity to complete the first is to then search the bottle for proof of validity. And guess what?? On this little bottle there were no magic words.

The magic words are "Only sold in professional salons." Nice, clean, simple and concise.

I hope that not-salon-stores keep buying the knock offs. I love my activity, but people, do not buy that jazz. . . ESPECIALLY at Wal-Mart. I've been there and seen the prices on their bedhead shampoos and the salon I worked for and theirs 1. didn't have the magic words and 2. was 2 dollars more than ours!


Sarah Blue said...

Excuse me??? Did you just say that Wal-Mart Bedhead is a watered down, expired version??? Because I have been buying WALMART's version! Aaaah! I didn't know any better. :(

The One Klar said...

Hahaha. I am most definitely coming to you for everything hair styling related. And also on how to layer. Because I am odd man out when it comes to that; I'm so not good at layering. I think I always look terrible. I miss you. :)