Friday, June 20, 2014

all about hair


 
Today I’m talking HAIR!! I am, by no means, a hair expert,but I’m learning more and more as time goes on. I’ve spent a lot of time recently (in the middle of the night with the baby) watching videos by Kate from The Small Things Blog. One of the biggest things I’ve learned from her is that quality matters when it comes to hair supplies—they are not all created equal :) She also teaches that products are necessary when trying to attempt any and all styling.

My favorite way to wear my hair is curled. I WISH I had the time to curl it every day. It took me twenty-six years to figure out how to get waves in my hair! I’m at least happy to wear it like this for special occasions. :) My hair is straight, fine, and does not hold curl for long, so I’m always interested in tips to help this style last longer.




 
I use a Remington 1 1/2” Clip-Free Curling Iron. I really like using the big barrel, and it’s easier for me without the clip.
 

 
Most of the time my hair is straight and simply parted to the side. 


 
I have a really old Remington hair dryer, but it does the job. I blow-dry my hair upside down and focus on the roots to give it more volume. I don’t often have the patience to use a straightener, but this is the Conair one I picked up a few years ago.   


 
My hair was highlighted a year-and-a-half ago, before I got pregnant with Ephraim. Most of it has grown out, and I miss it!

 

I don’t spend much money on my shampoo and conditioner. I like Garnier Fructis—it smells really good! I usually end up buying a big bottle of Suave conditioner after the Fructis runs out. Since my hair is so long and gets tangly, I go through conditioner much faster than shampoo.


 
My hair is falling out like CRAZY from post-partum hormones. I’m getting a little nervous that I’m balding, haha. The hair that I have left is pulled on by the baby, and every day I think about cutting it off, but I’m not sure I would be happy with that choice. :)

 

These are the products I use on a weekly basis. I like the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum in the summer to battle humidity. I find the Suave hairspray and dry shampoo work well. And the “Not Your Mother’s” Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray smells amazing and adds nice texture!


 
Sometimes I just like to pull a little bit of hair back and secure it with bobby pins.


 
These Diane bobby pins are professional grade, metal, and hold hair much better than drugstore plastic ones.

 

I’ve started wearing my hair up a lot more—mostly in a ponytail, or sometimes in a braid or a top-knot. In the summer, it feels so good to get it off my neck!

 goody secure fit
 
With long hair, I really recommend these Goody Stay-Put Elastics. My ponytails used to fall with the weight of my hair, but these bands really do have the secure fit to keep my hair in place.
What products and supplies do you use and recommend?
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8 comments:

  1. I love your hair! It always looks so good and maintained! I on the other hand need to chop all of mine off because I can't handle the upkeep that comes with long hair! LOL
    xo

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  2. Bumble and Bumble Straight blow dry... it costs $30 but you just need a dab... I have had the same tube for over a year! Aveda be curly ($23) is also great if you want to comb, spray and use a diffuser! But like you, I don't have a lot of time!

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  3. I'm with you on the "more conditioner than shampoo" boat...my hair is waist-length at this point and also tangles like crazy! My solution is to use a wide-toothed comb in the shower while my hair still has some conditioner in it.

    I really do need to get some of those bobby pins you recommended. Unless my hair is held up by itself (like in a crown braid) bobby pins are pretty much useless. I think my hair is too heavy for the ones I have.

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  4. I'm a big fan of the Beach Babe spray too! I have really loved what you've done with curling your hair, you make the perfect beach waves! I totally hear ya on pulling your hair up more lately though... even with just the summer heat, I can't wear my hair down too often. I love the big bun look on you!

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  5. I use the same suave conditioner as you :)

    As a hair stylist it pains me to use non salon products, but it just isn't in the budget anymore! I save those items to add to my birthday and Christmas wish lists :)

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  6. A wet brush, we all have long hair and it is amazing.

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  7. Thanks for all the hair tips!! Your hair is gorgeous!!

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  8. Hi!!! I loved reading your blog and your tips!!! How fun!!! I love your hair, so pretty!!! I haven't tried blow drying mine upside down, I should try that!!! I forgot to mention in my blog that I will be pulling my hair up very soon!!! haha, I just curled it so I could take pix for my blog on hair care tips and tricks!!!

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Thank you so much for your comments! I enjoy reading each one, and if you ask me a question, I will respond below it :) Thanks again!!

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