The number one question I get asked whenever I speak is, “How do you do your hair?” The reason I started this blog is because I wanted all of the people I speak to and all of my friends to see a true and honest picture into my life. I don’t really appreciate bloggers who have their perfectly posed pictures, staged lives and inauthentic meals. I wanted to give young people access to a real person who is working just as hard as them to make it in the world. So here it is, my true every day hair tutorial:
- The products: When I do wash my hair, I always like to use a moisturizing/hydrating shampoo and conditioner and then finish with a deep conditioning hair mask at the end. I use a defrizzing mask in the summer and a super hydrating mask in the winter. I generally leave this mask in for 5 – 10 minutes at the end of my shower when I shave. One of the facts of life is that blonde hair for the most part is way less healthy and much more porous then brunette hair and needs a lot more conditioning. After I get out of the shower, it takes all kinds of oils, leave in conditioners and what-not to actually comb out my hair. I am currently using this serum and this oil. recently bought this volume booster and I love it! It smells amazing! Finally, I use a ‘Wet Brush’ which I was so skeptical of when I got it as a gift but once I broke that puppy out of its packaging, I have never looked back! It is the easiest way I have ever brushed my hair… if you have long hair, it is a game changer!
- Syling: I generally try not to blow dry my hair. I know so many people do but I try to air dry it as much as possible. I included a picture of my hair after it has air dried. After I comb it out I whip my head back and forth about 7 – 10 times to loosen it up and it generally is dry within an hour. I play with it as much as possible during this time to keep it’s volume. To style it, I prefer a curling iron. I hate the end result of me using a wand. I use a 1″ curling iron and I am still in the market for a great one. I use a cheap ConAir right now, but if you have any suggestions, please send them to me! I begin curling at the middle of a strand and always curl up and down – in the direction away from my face (SEE PICS). After I curl up, I shimmy my curling iron down the strand and re-curl and repeat until I get the end of my strand. The art of a perfect curl is in the angle and the shimmy! I am also in need of an awesome heat protectant so PLEASE send me suggestions!
- The Biggest Secret of All: I don’t wash my hair very often. On average, I go about 4 days. In the pictures I am attaching I was at 6 days. Actually, in these pictures it had been 3 days since I had even styled my hair and I had worked out at least 3 – 4 times since I had used any heat on my hair. Here is how I do it. First of all, you have to use a dry shampoo. I prefer baby powder, (I always buy the stuff without talc, before you have a panic attack – it will all be OK). I put baby powder on my roots where I am looking oily or sweaty and pat/tap it until it is not bright white. Then after I have patted all of the areas that need it, I flip my head over, shake my hair and brush it out with my fingers. I honestly get the most compliments on day 3 of the hair. ** Side note: I do not brush my hair except with my wet brush. I use a wide toothed comb every day that I do not shower. The second part of it is that I use clips for EVERYTHING! I use the ones with rubbery bottoms for working out and larger ones for sleeping. They help your hair keep it’s shape and generally when I wake up my hair is good to go. I sometimes use Shine Spray when my hair is looking dull and Styling Oil when my hair looks dry (probably from all of the baby powder) and I just discovered sea salt spray which is amazing for volume and it is basically life!
PS – I do not use extensions… this is my real hair, and I am sorry for the makeup-free post! Honestly, REACH OUT to me if you have any questions! Also, let me know if you have a curling iron you love or have any recommendations for a heat protectant! Make sure you click on the photos to read the captions and instructions!