Tame The Mane….and Hair Essentials!

 (Beachy waves-on the beach at Zoetry, Dominican Republic)

When was the last time you washed your hair and had absolutely no product to put in it?

On Day 4 of our adventure, with no luggage, in the Dominican Republic

I finally washed my hair and quickly became reacquainted with the ‘fro’ I had been keeping at bay

ever since the invention of hair products (circa 1979?).

In the tropical climate my tresses became truly ‘big’-bushy and dry.

My husband even admitted I was in a sorry state and had no ideas for me.

My ‘virgin’ hair couldn’t be tamed by a hat or even a pony tail.

 My best solution was to braid the sucker for a little bit of volume reduction. 

That’s the thing about hair, it’s really no big deal, unless it turns ugly on you. 

We ordered room service that night.  



Thankfully our luggage (and my boatload of hair products!) arrived the next day.  

(A hat is usually my go to bad hair day solution)

These photos were taken after my products arrived-believe me-there were no photos allowed of the ‘fro’.

Hair products- serums, hair creams, texturizers, salt sprays, and hair sprays- really do make a difference-at least on my hair which has a mind all it’s ownThis situation ended up being a reminder of how much I truly rely on my trusty products for the tresses. 
Are you like me or do you just have naturally gorgeous locks?

 I almost entitled this post “Jennifer Aniston I Could Kiss You” but then you might have thought I was going an entirely different direction. Jen is cute and all, but I am really loving her new hair product line- ‘Living Proof’. There is science behind Living Proof and the technology doesn’t include the typical silicone and oils. I find Living Proof to be nourishing, moisturizing, frizz proofing and it does not weigh my hair down. I also like the texture of my hair after using the products. I’ve tried both the ‘frizz line’ and the ‘restore line’ and was impressed with the results of both. Anti-fading for color is also essential for me. The ‘style extender’ is award winning in breakthrough technology and I really think it works. The ‘satin’ hair serum is my current must have product.

It smooths and shines without oils and silicone. It seems to cut drying time in half-a big bonus!

I like that they have travel size collections to try the line without investing in the large size products.

I also love the light, fresh fragrance. It reminds me of a spa in Cabo (Pacifica). Living Proof here. By the way, the best spray I’ve found for flat ironing is Chi (great heat protection). Tigi Catwalk Salt Spray is my go to for creating undone beachy waves at home.

Speaking of hair, this tip here I discovered in London.

I swear taking this makes my hair thicker- biotin.

(I cut about 3 inches off recently- post hair cut dinner at Red Tavern last week)

By the way friends, did you know it’s a RULE that you must go out on the town immediately following

a hair appointment? (On Instagram I learned that some of you agree with this rule. ;)

Why waste a good blow out??

I cracked up over Jody’s blog discussing hair here.

Is your hair behaving lately? I would love to hear…..

Here’s to a good hair week among other things!


Curated Collections at my Stylemindchic Boutique here!

Heather Lindstrom

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I would definitely have been upset (in a panic?) if my favourite hair products had gone missing in my luggage!! The drier weather we have been having has certainly been a plus for me. I’ve not heard of Biotin before and the other products look interesting too. Lovely holiday photos!


Great post, now I want to try this line. I use Elnett hairspray (it was expensive, for me, but I had heard so much about it, I had to try it) and that’s about it. My hair has been behaving, which is completely unlike it so I wonder what the deal is, maybe a touch less of the normal humidity. If there’s rain, forget it, I can do nothing. I’m with you, I have to go out if I’ve just had my hair done! XO, Jill


My dear Heather… you are always such a great source for product information! I must write these tips down!

I recently tried Pantene age defy line… which I have been very happy with. My only complaint is the writing on the travel size bottle is so small… I can never distinguish between the products, sans glasses. If they are doing a line geared for a certain age… maybe the type could be a little larger too :))


I’ve been wanting to try Jen’s hair line. Glad you wrote about it.


Good morning BEAUTIFUL! I just love seeing you and your husband together; tell him he is a handsome man with a most GORGEOUS wife, and that your joy together comes through so beautifully. I too have crazy hair and I finally found a shampoo that helps my thick and heavy mane! The joy!!!!

Enjoy your day, Anita


I love having big, unruly, curly hair and it’s one of the perks of being at the seaside. So no products for me when I’m on holiday !x


I don’t use many products, just a macadamia nut oil for hair and sometimes mousse and hairspray.
But…I am thinking about branching out and trying a dry wax and/or gel for the slick-back looks that are in style for this fall. I just emailed my hairstylist about which ones she recommends.


I go get a blowout before every vacation (unless it is one when I know I will be hitting the pool within the first hour of arrival!). My hair is very similar to yours and I am finally learning to embrace loose waves instead of always trying to make it completely smooth. Your hair looks lovely! Thanks for the product tips!


Wow! didn’t know JA had a hair line; it obviously hasn’t reached the UK yet. You looked gorgeous when you finally got to dinner ;-)
Living in Spain the heat,humidity and sea water played havoc with my locks. So now I have been trying to nurture them back with Kerastase products, coconut oil, and no aggressive blow drying during the summer. I’ve also been going to an Aveda salon here in London to really get my hair back in shape. Without any of this intervention I would look the wild woman of Borneo (and it’s not a pretty sight let me tell you ;-)
Have a lovely week xx

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