Now one thing I’m pretty much known for is my hair. “Thick as a lions mane” my family would say. Long, blonde just like my mom’s until she switched to the dark side! I come from a long line of good hair. That’s really all anyone cares about right?! Hahaha..
Until recently I didn’t know how to curl or do anything with my hair. Curls usually fall flat cause my hair is so heavy. I can straighten it but it takes a lot of time. I just got my first hair dryer for Christmas. I’m really not the greatest at doing hair. I can braid tho! When my hair was long, I found Amber Fillerup Clarks videos and got busy learning how to do some cool braids.
My hair has been long for most of my life. When I met Marc I had just chopped it all off. 14 inches, that were donated. I cut it off by myself then later went and got it straightened out into a cute bob. I then let it grow for two years and just recently cut it off again before Christmas. I threw some semi permanent teal dye on the bottom half and I have never been happier. Except the dye is fading to gray but oh well it was fun while it lasted!
I wash my hair almost daily or once in a week, there’s really no inbetween. But with the new trend of dry shampoo i guess its ok hehehe…
Here is a list of things I have sworn by for the past couple years and how I feel about them:
- OGX Shampoo and Conditioner. Nourishing Coconut Milk. Anything with coconut in it I LOVEEE. I love the smell and it makes my hair so soft and shiny.
- Most of the time, to get a real deep clean all the way to the scalp, I use Apple Cider Vinegar. It makes my hair feel squeaky clean and I like that. Last week I cleaned my hair with a DIY hair mask. It was made of olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. It really cleaned my scalp and tasted good too.
- Usually after washing my hair I just air dry it. I use OGX Nourishing Coconut MIlk Anti-breakage Serum and then go to bed.
- When I want to style my hair or just want it less wild, I’ll blow dry it with my new Hot Tools blow dryer. My first ever hair dryer! I was really never into hair until the past couple years so I never cared yo get one.
- I curl my hair with a flat iron I stole from my sister before I moved out forever ago. Its a Remington and it gets super hot. Don’t ask for a tutorial cause I’m just not that good. I am still learning how to curl and such.
- I swear by my large paddle brush to brush my hair. Nothing else is quite so nice and soft. I don’t have a tender head and pretty much rip knots out, but the brush softens my hand so I don’t damage my own hair too much.
- A while ago I was into Birchbox, great company go check them out. They sent samples of products for different things and they sent me a tiny bottle of Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, in fragrance Sea Buckthorn Berry. So good. The smell, the product, the print on the bottle, it got me. I ordered the big bottle and we have been friends ever since. I love it.
- I also have recently ventured out in dry shampoo products and grabbed two bottles, that were on clearance at Target, of Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo. It’s almost better than Amikas. Craziness, I know! It goes on lighter and smells so good, but in its own way. I don’t have to rub it in as much as I have to on the other one. It really just comes down to what I’m doing with my hair that day.
- Ok if you take anything away from this post, take this. If you have thick hair or long hair, get thick rubber bands. Go to target and just look thru the selection and pick out those big ones. The roundness size is normal just the thickness of the bands. They are the only things that work with my hair, even if only half of it is up. Small ones work for the ends of my braids and I still use the big ones for that.
- Organic coconut oil is my absolute favorite thing ever. For my hair I use it as a conditioning mask, mixed with honey. It makes my hair grow fast, my eyebrows are wild after I use it. I scoop out as much as I think I need into a glass tupperware, drizzle some local honey over in and sit it in a pot filled a little with water, then massage it into my roots and to the ends of my hair. I let it sit for 45 minutes to 2 hours, just depending on how productive I feel.
- I never ever put dye in my hair until last year when I noticed it was turning into a light brown. I said no way sir and went and got highlights. But I’ve always wanted to put blue in my hair. I did a couple years ago but it was the stupid chalk one that turned my hair into a frizzy chalky mess. Never again until a couple months ago when I thought it would be worth trying again. I found L’Oreal Colorista Semi Permanent Color #Teal10 for dark brown to light brown hair. And for my dirty blonde hair I thought why not! So I grabbed it and put it in and I love it. Hint: you have to wash you hair in cold water or it will fade faster. It’s only supposed to last 4 – 10 shampoos but it turns color faster. I loved it and I want to do it again. Definitely read the directions. Don’t get excited about it and get all messy like me hahahah.
Now my hair is different than most people’s so don’t take my word for these products, they have just worked for me. I’m not a hair person in the least bit but I know these products will be with me for a long time.
Let me know if you try or already do any of the things and if they work for you!