"Your hair looks great. What did you do?"
This can go one of two ways - helpful or not helpful at all.
She may suggest a product or technique that you've already tried without success, leaving you frustrated. Maybe, just maybe, she's a beauty geek, and ready to preach The Gospel of Great Hair! Jackpot! She walks you through it, has great information, and inspires you.
How often is looking great an accident? Are The Beautiful Ones working just as hard at it as you? How many products does a girl have to buy before it all works out? Hair hotness is a journey, not a destination. You'll be a happy(er) traveler if you can keep a few things in mind.
It's OK to be a product junkie. Or not.
For some women, beauty products are retail therapy. They love the hunt. They find a great product. And another. And another. It's great to have your choice of three conditioners, even if they pretty much all work just as well. It's OK to find one that works and keep using it - you could do better, but, hey, you could certainly do worse.
If you want a product that's tried and true, Joico K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor has stood the test of time and won multiple awards for its hair mending capabilities.
If you're looking to experiment with the latest and greatest in hair care, Crome Hair Food Leave In Keratin Collagen Treatment blends the advances of keratin treatment with collagen for a deeply conditioning leave-in.
A hair mentor can be a big comfort.
Fab hair divas who are ready and willing to dish are as close by as a youtube search. Find a blogger or v-logger who shares your beauty aesthetic and hair type. Let her buy all the products and tune in to her channel for the post-mortem. Your wallet will thank you, and she'll be thrilled to have you for a new subscriber.