Alyson Hannigan Shares Advice in the 'Good Girlfriend Guide'

07/18/2011 at 12:01 PM ET

Alyson Hannigan
Courtesy Head & Shoulders

How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan is a successful working actress, a mom and a wife, but like every girl, she relies on her girlfriends for a dose of good advice. So Hannigan, the newest ambassador for Head & Shoulders, has partnered with the brand to launch the Good Girlfriend Guide, a lighthearted book that tackles every head-scratching behavior from dating mistakes to beauty faux pas by allowing women to share their best advice with one another. “It’s a great manual of great advice that girlfriends give each other,” Hannigan explains to PEOPLE. “It’s nice to know you’re not alone in your boat.” So what’s one tip the actress plans to share with others? That being a new mom means spending less time getting yourself ready — and sometimes, that means deciding between wearing makeup or focusing on hair. “If you have to choose between doing your makeup or hair, choose [the latter],” she advises. “If you have great hair, you can wear sweatpants and still look chic.” But being a new mom does comes with some unforeseen beauty perks, too. “I’ve had some success with diaper cream as a newfound beauty tool — by accident, of course,” she says. “It turns out it’s actually a fairly nice hand moisturizer.” But for all the advice she’s able to give, Hannigan has had several moments where she wishes a girlfriend was there to help — especially when it comes to red carpet missteps. “I’ve had many and I hope I don’t have many more, but I will,” she says of her style mishaps. “I’ve had a terrible faux pas of wearing a dress backward, which was supposed to look trendy, but it just did not work.” Hannigan is encouraging women to share their stories by logging onto the Head & Shoulders for Women Facebook fan page for a chance to get their best girlfriend advice published in the guide — and to win a VIP trip to Los Angeles. Tell us: What’s the best advice a girlfriend has given to you? –Kim Peiffer


Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 5 comments

NYPD Continues Hunt For Upper East Side Serial Groper, Who May Have Struck Again Saturday « skincare-am on

[…] Alyson Hannigan Shares Advice in the ‘Good Girlfriend Guide’ The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star says her daughter’s diaper cream doubles as a great hand lotion Read more on People Magazine […]

How I Overcame Bipolar II (and Saved My Own Life) on

[…] Read more on People Magazine […]

Ona on

Wonderful post! We will be linking to this particularly great content on our site.
Keep up the great writing.

Alyson Hannigan Spills Her Wisdom in ‘Good Girlfriend Guide’ | StyleCaster on

[…] spoke with about the guide and said, “It’s a great manual of great advice that girlfriends give […]

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,513 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters