Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation of random things that we've actually spent our own money on. These are the things we buy regularly or really like, things we'd actually tell our friends about. And now we're telling you.
I have a lot of very fine, long, wavy-curly hair. A lot of very fine, long, wavy-curly hair (it's crucial that you understand how vast and fragile my hair is). I think my hair is my best feature, but only if I constantly appease it with serums and deep conditioners, much like Agamemnon, who had to kill Iphigenia in order to sail to Troy (like Artemis, my hair demands extreme sacrifice in exchange for an ideal windblown look).
I thought I was doomed to waste money on hair product after hair product — the concept of finding one magical substance that would keep my hair silky and smooth and [insert covetable hair commercial adjectives here] was unimaginable — until I ordered Living Proof Restore Targeted Repair Cream for reasons I can't recall during a drunk online shopping session. (I think I liked the packaging?)
This stuff is seriously life-changing. (It is also, my mother recently informed me, "made" by Jennifer Aniston. Hmm!) I no longer have to detangle my curls or weigh my hair down with sticky goo to combat frizz or do anything, really, other than evenly distribute some of the cream through my hair after I get out of the shower. I very highly recommend it for anyone with dry hair that tangles easily — or anyone sick of sacrificing virgins.
Living Proof Restore Targeted Repair Cream, $20.99 for 4oz via Amazon.
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