Daytime star Laura Wright (Carly) has gorgeous blonde, curly hair, but on GENERAL HOSPITAL, you’ll nearly always see her with a sleek, stylish ‘do. And the reason why is because of something the actress learned all the way back when she was playing Cassie on CBS sudser GUIDING LIGHT. “Back then, I had it in my contract that no one could tell me how to do my hair,” she confided to Soaps In Depth. “I know it’s a stupid thing, but they kept blowing out my hair, so I had to put it in my contract.”
However, when John Conboy came aboard as the new executive producer, he was shocked to learn that she’d been given that kind of power and pointed out to Wright that while her luxurious mane certainly looked amazing, it was distracting from her performance! “He said, ‘I love your hair like that,’” she recalled, “‘But it’s all I’m looking at. It’s so big and so beautiful it’s like a hair commercial — I’m not paying attention to anything you’re saying. No one is.’ And he was so right!”
So while the GH hair stylists will blow out her hair, in her day-to-day life, Wright embraces her natural curls and leaves her hair wild and free. Of course, that’s not to say she doesn’t need to use product, and the actress shared her secret on Instagram for her fans who also have curly hair. Surprisingly, it’s not a high-end expensive salon product, either — It’s Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpt Conditioning Cream Gel!
“So many of you have asked me what product I use when my hair is curly,” she posted to Instagram. “Well, here it is. You can find this in any drugstore. How much you use depends on your hair and how you want it to look. I apply and then twist the curls the way I want them to go. I let it dry then I mess it up and make it big and fun! We can own our curls!”
And fans were delighted by the recommendation, reporting back that they’d given the conditioning gel a try and the results were fantastic! “I’ve tried everything,” commented one, “but this definitely has my curls looking good! Thank you for sharing!”
No matter how Wright does her hair, she looks gorgeous. Whether it’s curly, straight, long, short, up or down, she never looks bad. Check out this video to see some of her most stunning styles!
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