We Tried Dryer Sheets for Your Hair, Here's The Low Down

The musings of a beauty-obsessed editor blithely trying products and (hopefully) bringing the knowledge.

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I'm just going to go ahead and say it: I don't wash my hair very often. It's curly and has a tendency to be quite dry, so usually I'll go half a week (or, let's be real, a full week) without shampoo. My schedule goes like this—I get a great blowout from my hairstylist and top confident Halli at the John Barrett Salon on Friday, work the whole "slept-in bedhead" vibe when I go out on Saturday, and then on Sunday I spritz my part with dry shampoo and pretend it's not the third day in a row I've gone without a wash. Depending on the weather (and whatever after-dark activities I subject my hair to) this either works out perfectly, or I'm left with a tangled, frizzy, not-so-fresh looking mess atop my head.

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Enter: Kérastase Carré Lissant. These smoothing hair sheets look just like the ones you throw into the dryer on laundry day... and they work just as well. I decided to incorporate them into my weekend routine to see just how well they actually work.

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1. They smell really, really good. Each sheet features Kerastase's signature Couture Styling fragrance, which essentially smells like a zest of grapefruit over a bed of rose petals mixed with amber and patchouli.

2. Post-blow dry static is almost completely eliminated. After my blow dry I always have a bit of static to deal with. This week, I left the salon, smoothed one of the sheets over my roots and watched them disappear.

3. It livened up my dull slept-in 'do. I woke up on Saturday with my usual slightly messy, slighty frizzy second day hair and used another sheet. It warded off a bunch of the frizz, added shine, and somehow made my hair look less "undone."

4. The scent covers greasy-party smell, tames flyaways. I rubbed another sheet all over my head and realized that the freshly-scented product really did what it promised: cover the not so nice smell of my unwashed hair. I ran my fingers through and put my strands up in a topknot (a style that almost always results in a ton of flyaways and frizz) and it was completely smooth. Another win for Kérastase!

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Kérastase Carré Lissant ($28) is available at kerastase-usa.com

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