the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Kerastase Ciment Thermique

This is one of my favorite hair-care products, a leave-in heat-activated reconstructing milk for weakened hair. The climate in Utah is incredibly hard on my hair and leaves it brittle, dry and unmanageable. I apply the tiniest amount of this product after a shower, and when I blow it dry this makes my hair feel smooth and relaxed. Also, it has the most amazing smell, like I’m dousing my hair with fresh grapefruit. It smells so good I have a hard time not eating it. You can get it for $34 from the Kerastase website, which might seem like a lot of money for a hair-care product, but because it’s so concentrated this whole bottle will last me more than six months. Love it, love it, love it.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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