In the Thick of It: Our locks, always on the stringy side of Gwenyth Paltrow’s, get even droopier during radiator season. Rahua’s Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner ($32-$34 each, Rahua) use a wholesome, vaguely French-smelling cocktail — lavender, eucalyptus and ungurahua oil (extracted from an Amazon palm tree) — to pump up tresses without drying them out. They plumped our hair nicely before the inevitable hat-head crushing occurred. But we’re not sharing the secret with that overexposed Gwennie.
A Craft Shoot: The DIY movement has so infected our national psyche that people are knitting scarves for trees and raising buffalo in Brooklyn backyards. OK, we made up that last part. But the craft inept — or just the thrifty — can get in on the trend with “The Bust DIY Guide to Life” ($30, Stewart, Tabori & Chang), with 250 projects from the grrl-powered mag. Hip how-tos include tie-dyed tights and Kate Middleton-ish fascinators, plus basics on bike repair and dog adoption.
Goodie for You: The great sweet binge of late 2011 resulted in nasty accusations (“Dad, you stole my entire Toblerone!”) and blechy feelings about your waistline. Caveman Cookies’ new Rainforest flavor cookies ($10 a bag, Whole Foods) mesh not-terrible-for-you-yet less-indulgent ingredients (dried cherries, Brazil nuts, almond meal) into a treat that’s supposed to imitate our hunter-gather pasts. We found it pleasantly spicy (thanks to some cayenne) yet not resolution-busting.