One of my mother’s favorite things to say is, “You have no idea what it’s like to get older.” I’m always amazed at how she says this with a straight face, ignoring that she gave birth to me when Howdy Doody was at the peak of his career.
“Wait until you go into a room and can’t remember why you went there in the first place,” she continues, “and you start losing your hair.”
“BEEN THERE DONE THAT,” I WANT TO SAY. “SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY.”
Since mother has dementia and looks puzzled when I mention having had breast cancer, I let my comment go unspoken.
Eleven years ago, before breast cancer, my hair was so thick and curly, I had to have it thinned. After chemo, it grew back stick straight. Go figure! Now, I’m losing my hair again. This time, it’s not chemo, but a side effect of running out of estrogen. Six months ago the plumber pulled something out of my shower drain that looked like a limp, wet rat. It was my hair!
Recently a girlfriend said she was dealing with the same problem and had been using Julien Farel’s Hydrate Restore, an anti-aging product for hair. She went on and on about how great it was. Because my shower caddy looked like the haircare aisle at the drugstore, and none of the products worked to my satisfaction, I was skeptical. My friend filled a small jar with some Hydrate Restore from her bottle and told me to try it. Woah! I love it!
After one use, my hair had a lot more body. It no longer clung to the side of my head, plus it was shiny and no longer looks like I blow dry it every day, and the texture… ‘Seductive’ is the only word I can think of. LOL! I know! Sounds weird, but I love the feel of my hair with Hydrate Restore!
I went online to Julien Farel Salon & Spa and read about their products. After reading about their different products and how they worked, I ordered a bottle of Hydrate Restore, $36. That may sound expensive, but when you realize it’s a cleanser, treatment and conditioner in one bottle, plus it doesn’t take much, and you don’t use it every day, it’s a deal. Since then, I’ve ordered their Hydrate Shampoo, $23, and use it in-between times I use Hydrate Restore.
Julien Farel’s products worked so well, I called the company and wanted to know more. After talking to Suelyn Farel, CEO of the Julien Farel Group, I decided she was someone 1010ParkPlace needed to know, so this week, we’ve featured her as our STYLE INSPIRATION profile. She’s smart and beautiful, and needless to say, she has great hair, so take a look and get to know Suelyn Farel. As Suelyn said about their products, “Restore’s a game changer.” I must agree.