….or a Giovanni product review…..
Oh to the em gee girls….I am in love. Let me tell you the story:
It all began in TJ Maxx (swoon) I was walking up and down the beauty products aisle and it caught my eye. Giovanni 50:50 Balancing Conditioner. I swear it winked at me. I blushed and walked over to pick it up and say hello.
Immediately I was struck by the sticker price. So cheap? For so much?! It smiled at me and signaled for a friend. Suddenly Giovanni 50:50 Clarifying shampoo was in my other hand. How’d that get there?! I turn them over and see an ingredient list any naturalist would love. Into my cart they went. Little did I know that my heart would be next.
I decided to wash my hair with it after wearing it in a messy bun (AKA tangled hot mess) for about 4 days straight. I poured the shampoo into my hand and applied to my hair and scalp and scrubbed vigorously yet gently. Where’s the foam? Where’s the suds? I wondered. I added a bit more, thinking my hair was just that greasy. Still no suds.
Betraying me already!? I glared at the bottle, I cut my eyes at it. But it stood there proudly. Not phased by my annoyance with it. I rinsed out…and…dare I say it…my hair felt…softer?…less tangled?
No. It couldn’t be, I thought. It’s shampoo for chrissakes. It must be my imagination. I put those thoughts aside and rinsed the rest of the shampoo out. Squeezing my hair to get the water out before conditioning, I got that strange feeling again…is my hair softer…? From shampoo?! I swallowed hard. My heart….it fluttered slightly.
Hair thoroughly squeezed out, I took a palmful of conditioner and applied it to the ends. BAM! Immediate softness/smoothness/silkiness. I took another few palmfuls and worked it through the length of my hair. By this time my heart was pounding out of my chest. I couldn’t believe the slip this conditioner was giving me! But, I’ve been burned before. (Paul Mitchell) I decided to test my new find.
I whipped out my wide tooth comb to do some detangling. Here comes the struggle, I thought. I took a section and went to work. GASP!! I had to hold on to the shower wall and compose myself. Swallowing hard, I easily slipped my comb through and untangled each section of hair. My strands felt smooth, soft, slippy and uniform.
Still, I’ve had my heart broken before. (John Frieda) So I don’t give my heart that easy. I’ll rinse it all out and see what it’s like when towel dried. Stepping out of the shower, I was nervous. I didn’t know what to expect of this new encounter.
I turbaned my head and when I unraveled……I touched my hair…..bit my lip….tears stung my eyes…..Angels sang. It was…. Soft. Felt moisturized and didn’t look fuzzy despite having no product in it yet. I turned to my new loves and blew them a kiss as I went off to style my hair.
So there you have it. I’m in love with Giovanni. (Don’t worry, John knows, he’s totally cool with it.)