A Haircare Tall Tale
I’m short, and that’s something that will never change. I peaked at a very un-statuesque 5′ 3″ sometime in my early teens, and while I used to wonder if perhaps I was the exception—that I would shoot up like a stalk years after my peers, reaching supermodel stature and defying those silly rules of modern science—it never happened. I’ve come to accept the fact that I’m not going to grow anymore, except in one realm: my hair. Getting a few extra centimeters onto my brown strands still seems within the realm of possibility, and the very straightforwardly named 3 More Inches aims to help achieve this goal. A newly launched line of haircare products from Michael Van Clarke, the famed London stylist to royalty and rock stars, the collection includes a shampoo, conditioner, and a pre-wash treatment that works best when applied to dry hair and left in overnight. All three formulas boast a cocktail of naturally derived cashmere proteins and amino acids to mend, strengthen, and rebuild hair, thus adding volume and length. The results: an envious mane that allows all five feet and three inches of me to walk a little bit taller.