Beauty Clutter - Organize Beauty Products
See how three women were freed from their beauty bounty and get inspired to lighten your own load.
By Jenny Bailly
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the March 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Jill GoldsberryAge: 37
Her Weakness: Hair products
Her Rescuer: Hairstylist Anthony Dickey
"I'm in a constant battle with my hair," says Jill. "It's so hard to get it soft and manageable." Her solution: Build an arsenal of every hair product she can find. She researched them online, solicited recommendations from friends, paced the aisles of beauty supply stores. It wasn't until Jill agreed to our intervention that she realized how many products she'd accumulated. "I'd totally forgotten I owned some of this stuff," she says. Here's how Dickey brought her back to the basics.
Counting It All UpTrish's clutter by the numbers:
Stay True to Your Hair Type
Jill's love of new! improved! award-winning! products blinded her to what her hair needs: hydration. Among her piles were mousses, volumizers, even a dry shampoo. Consider what you want a product to do for your hair (moisturize, soften, thicken), look for those words on the packaging, and ignore other claims.
Interview Your Hairstylist
Ask her exactly what products she's using on your hair and in what order. Take note of the ones that make your hair feel best.
Spread the Wealth
If a product's not right for your hair type, don't hold on to it. Perhaps it could work for a friend with different needs.