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Make Her Up Reviews Chris Rock’s “Good Hair”

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Erin and I had the pleasure of attending a screening of Chris Rock’s new documentary Good Hair on Friday, and we absolutely loved it.

The documentary starts off with Chris’s two beautiful daughters, and was shocked to hear his youngest ask him “daddy, why don’t I have good hair?” And so began an exploration into the billion dollar enterprise of “good hair”. I literally had NO IDEA this world even existed, let alone to what extent.

Chris delves into why thousands of women feel the need to have “good hair”. Why they will spend thousands of dollars on a weave, or inflict injury upon themselves with the toxic “relaxer”. Why men can’t even begin to think of touching their wives head, and why they would spend more on their wife’s hair – than their own mortgage payment. It’s unflinching and moving.

Chris jetted from Los Angeles to Atlanta – and even India to find out how important good hair really is. The most poignant part of the documentary, for me, was when Chris traveled to India, where one of their top exports is human hair. It was difficult to watch as women have their heads shaved in a religious ceremony, only to have the church turn around and sell the hair for a profit. This particular ritual makes this church the most profitable – second only to the Vatican. It was really unbelievable to watch.

Chris sets off to talk to hair professionals, stylists, actresses and singers to get to the root of the pursuit of good hair. The documentary was eye-opening to say the least. Chris proved to be a masterful host, bringing humor – and sometimes the sad truth to the what some women will do for a good head of hair.

It’s no wonder this documentary won the Jury Prize Award at the Sundance Film Festival. It really is a gem.

Bottom line? I loved it. Chris Rock does a perfect job of exploring the topic completely – while keeping us laughing the whole time.

Good Hair opens near you this Friday on October 23rd.

Brushlove!

I was recently sent some hairbrushes and I am usually pretty nonplussed by the brushes I try. They all work but its hard to find a stand out from the pack. Well Brushlove has proved me wrong, I was just sent some cool new brushes from the BrushLab line and was happily surprised.

I have very thick, fine and curly hair so I am left with a huge pile of tangles after I wash my hair. Most brushes do the job but I can get a lot of breakage while I brush or it just takes forever. The standout of the BrushLab line for me has to be  their BrushLab Fresh Square Cushion Hair Brush. Now I don’t know much about the science of making a great hair brush but this brush glides through my hair detangling it and manages to quickly work out the tangles without taking half of my hair in the process!

The BrushLab Cermaic Jumbo and Thermal round make hot styling  a cinch. I don’t heat style often but I did give these brushes a trial run and it helped straighten my hair and distribute the heat evenly shaving a chunk of time from the styling process. 

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BrushLab Fresh Square Cushion Hair Brush 

Large square shaped cushion hair brush with nylon ball-tipped pins.

$10.98

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BrushLab {Fresh} Thermal Round Large Hair Brush

Ceramic-infused thermal barrel with heat resistant nylon bristles. Curl and style with hair dryer for salon quality.

$11.98

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Brushlab Orange Ceramic Thermal Jumbo Hair Brush

Ceramic-infused thermal barrel hair brush with heat resistant nylon bristles and a soft, massaging grip. Curl and style with hairdryer.

Barrel Size: 2.5″

$12.98

You can see these and more great brushes at www.BrushLove.com

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Steal this look: Gisele Bunchen’s sexy bedhead

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You might not be able to afford the designer clothes or luxe getaways but now you can at least steal the look of Giselle’s sexy bedhead. Glamour magazine has tips from the pros for do it yourself!

Glamour Magazine

Want bedhead hair? Try sleeping.

Who doesn’t want Gisele’s perfectly sexy “I just got out of bed with Tom” unkempt waves? (Some of us might not mind the Tom part of the equation either, but let’s stick to hair for now.) Turns out the secret is rolling around in bed! “I tell her to wash her hair the night before an event instead of that morning,” says her stylist, Harry Josh. “This way, she sleeps on it and gets a good matted bedhead-y texture.” To prepare her hair for an event, Josh uses a giant iron—the biggest you can find—on her second-day hair to give it a bit of bend, along with dry shampoo (like Klorane’s version) to give it fullness, adding some John Frieda Thermal Frizz Ease Serum on the ends to create a little shine and separation between the waves.

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Love it or Hate it: Blake Lively’s hair

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I thought Blake Lively’s dress at last night’s Emmy Awards was beautiful, but her HAIR! UGH! I thought it looked terrible!  The braid is just weird looking! It’s too thick, and too high. I thought her hair would have been so beautiful down, and curly – but this look was a hot mess (at least I thought so).

What did you think?

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