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Pump Up the Volume

Posted Feb. 22, 2008
I inherited many great things from my father (fast metabolism, winning sense of humor, hard-to-pronounce last name) so I can't blame him (too) much for the thin, fine blonde hair that somehow beat out my mother's thick red mane. As much as I trim, blow-dry, and tease, there isn't much that will pump up my locks. After a week of torturing my hair (and myself) in an attempt to make it Fashion Week–ready, I was exhausted. So, when I took my seat at the Derek Lam fashion show and discovered a huge Kiehl's gift bag containing a bottle of Rice & Wheat Volumizing shampoo for "lifeless" hair, I was intrigued. I tested it out and instantly noticed a difference. While most volumizing shampoos make my hair feel sticky or heavy, this one left no sign of residue and made my hair feel clean and soft with no extra weight. The shampoo gave me a thicker head of hair, and after my third compliment of the day and the (really, really rare) approval of my beauty-editor pal, I could tell it was noticeable. Plus, the shampoo left my hair with a subtle citrus scent.

$18 at Kiehl's, 109 Third Ave., nr. 13th St.; 212-677-3171.

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