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Showing posts with label no heat hair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label no heat hair. Show all posts

Monday, August 25, 2014

No-Heat Hair Review

Hi my beautiful followers! I haven't abandoned you, I just took a little break this weekend to realx. I got my nails done on Saturday morning (picture of them below) and ran some errands - nothing too exciting. These are seriously my favorite nails so far. I absolutely LOVE the design. I'm still in the process of working on my post for Seshn, but it's coming together. Once I finish it, I will post the link for all you lovelies to check out!

 Today I want to do a quick review for you on my experience with a month with no heat on my hair! Now, I must say I had a few cheat days (about 4) for interviews, meetings and other social events - but otherwise I had my hair in a bun, a braid, or natural with a headband to keep my hair out of my face. It was extremely hard to get used to wearing my natural hair without straightening or curling it. I felt very unkempt! But, the big question is, was it worth it? Absolutely! I didn't notice too much of a difference in frizziness, but I did notice some length, about 2 inches, and less damage and split ends. I think I might continue to do this once every six months just to rejuvinate and get my hair healthy.

My daily routine consisted of shampooing with Mane and Tail, conditioning with Organix Biotin & Collagen, taking the hair skin and nail gummies, and putting the Dove Style + Care serum after I got out of the shower (with my hair still damp). Twice a week I would use the Suave Moroccan Infusion deep condition, and once a week I would use the Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment. The products I used are shown below. They are all under $10 and can be bought at the drugstore or Ulta.










 By the way babes, I'm still waiting for my online purchases from Thursday so hopefully I'll have those either today or tomorrow to do a haul to show all of you the goodies I got :)

Thanks for viewing!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How-To: Fishtail Braid

For the longest time I've been wanting to learn how to fishtail braid. The trend has been popular for like 4 years as far as I noticed, and I JUST learned how to master the braid in a matter of, literally, THREE MINUTES! I hope to explain it as simply as I learned. The video I used to help me was created by Lauren Conrad and it was super simple! Not to mention I'm like obsessed with Lauren Conrad and have been ever since Laguna Beach. Completely trivial, but so accurate. She is the epitome of classic! Any who, here is the video I used. This is a super cute chic look for lazy days when you don't feel like straightening or curling your hair. It's a perfect hair style for work or a summer day.



First, take an elastic rubber band (or hair tie) and put your hair in a ponytail. It doesn't matter where, but I always adore a side braid - you can never go wrong with one. Second, split your hair in two pieces so you have half of your hair in your left hand and half of your hair in the right hand.








Third, take a strand from the outside of one of the pieces and cross it over to the other side, then take another strand of hair from the outside of the opposite hand. Continue this all the way down until you can no longer braid and put a rubber band (or hair tie) at the bottom of the braid.





Lastly, carefully cut the original elastic.



I hope you enjoyed beauties.







*Note: I do not own any of the contents on this post (video or photos). They are property of Lauren Conrad and TheBeautyDepartment.com*

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Healthy Hair Tips

If I knew all the tips about maintaining healthy hair then that I know now, I would have the most luxurious, long locks ever! But instead, I was careless about what products I put on my hair or how much heat I used. Not saying my hair is damaged, because the last time I went to the salon they told me my hair was actually healthy, it just needed a trim (which is what I was there for), but it could be healthier, thicker, and longer in my opinion! For healthy hair, here are some tips I've learned over the years:

1. Use minimal heat and when you do apply heat use a heat protectant spray prior to using hair tools that have heat! The one I use is by John Frieda called Frizz Ease Heat Protectant Spray. I simply just mist this all over my hair, then comb through before blow drying, flat ironing, or curling. There are also alternatives to styling your hair with heat. Instead of straightening, curling or blow drying - put your hair in a braid, put it into a bun, or throw some serum in your hair to make it shine and rock the natural look and throw a head band on if you don't want your hair in your face.



2. Stop pulling your hair back so tight. It doesn't need to be glued to your head to look nice. Natural looking is always better. Pulling it back so tight is how your hair line starts to receed over time and no one likes a 5-head. Get with it, girlies.

3. This is more of a superstition than a tip, but I was told to trim your hair depending on the phases of the moon. By doing this, it helps it grow longer and stronger. I was told to only cut your hair on a full moon, but after doing some research, it appears that trimming your hair during a new moon is more beneficial to those trying to grow their hair out. I only trim mine about every 5 months because I noticed when i was trimming it frequently, I was just cutting off the growth of my hair.




4.Take a multi-vitamin or a hair, skin, and nails vitamin. I personally take the Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies by Nature's Bounty at Walmart for $4.92. It is recommended to take 2 a day based on a 2,000 calorie diet and there is 2,500 mcg of Biotin in these gummies which is great! Biotin plays a major role in hair and nail growth and repair.




5. Hair is made of a protein called keratin. Because your hair is made up of protein, why not include protein in your diet? That would only make sense! So be sure to be eating a well balanced diet with protein included.

6. This is something that I was completely guilty of, as I'm sure many of you are. Brushing your hair when wet is an absolute NO! Do not do it as it causes the hair to break which in turn can cause more dreaded split ends. I know some of your hair may be hard to manage after a shower, even after conditioning, so instead of trying to yank out those awful knots, use a detangling spray and a wide toothed comb. The two I've used are the John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($5.99) which now has a newer bottle than the one I have, but it is the same product. I also use the Mane and Tail Detangler which is $5.29. 

7. Use sulfate free hair products. Sulfates are found in household cleaning products and I'm don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to use household cleaning products on my hair. I never used to put too much thought into what shampoo and conditioner I used, I would just pick one that smelled good, but for the past year I've been using sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. One of my previous posts is about Mane and Tail, which is the sulfate free shampoo and conditioner I've been using. For the full review, please click on the link.
8. This is a new one for me - put a protectant on your hair to protect it from UV rays from the sun. I personally have not done this yet, but it is definitely a good idea. The product for this that I've heard good reviews for is Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil for $28.00. The only reason, and I mean absolute only reason, this made sense to me is the way it was described to me. The way this tip was explained to me was as follows, say it is 100 degrees outside with the sunshine shining and your hair is down with no protectant. Now think of having your flat iron or curling iron at 100 degrees on your hair for hours at a time. Definite damage, right? I think this is such a good tip to start getting in the habit of, including myself as well. The sun doesn't only cause damage to skin, but hair as well. Keep your hair protected the rest of this summer :)


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