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How I Style My Hair

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

I've received so many requests to share how I style my hair.  Today is the day!

Let's just say it's a lot easier than you think!
One hair product in particular will change your life. Or in this case your hair ;)

Before I start, let me share the shampoo(s) and conditioner(s) I use. I currently have three different brands in my shower(s)  (always looking for the next best thing. Guilty). 
The last one I purchased is the Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner (because it more natural).

The second shampoo brand I use and like is Redken All Soft which really makes my hair super soft. It lives up to its name. Works great for dry hair.

And the other one is Alterna Caviar Rx Instant Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner. I actually like the Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture line a lot better (have purchased travel sizes a few times. Would buy full size again). 
 And then I use this Hair Mask once a week (it's nice but I would try a different one once I ran out).


Many of you asked me what type of hair cut I got.
I asked for a straight blunt cut. She softened the ends a little (I think this might be called a soft blunt cut or a parallel-under-cut).  Since I have some breakage from bleaching it might appear that I have random layers. I do have a few, here and there, but not on purpose.

"Invest in your hair. It's the crown you wear every day"

How I style my hair:

After washing I wrap my hair in a cotton tee or tank (less harsh than a towel) just for a few min and then use Bauble and Bumble Thickening Full From Volume Mousse which I've repurchased many times. It works wonders on thin hair (a little goes a long way. don't use too much).  Another one I love and use is Kerastase Volume Increasing Hair Gel.  These two are my favorites (and I've tried SO many, cheap and expensive).

Next I use a little bit of Alterna Caviar CC cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction as well as Schwarzkopf Repair Conditioner (can be used on wet or dry hair).

Since I have semi curly/wavy hair I have to slightly straighten most sections of my hair...mainly focusing on straightening the ends.

Last year I decided to splurge on the T3 whirl trio and while it is pricey it is amazing. No regrets.
Since I cut my hair short I pretty much just use the 1 inch barrel.

1. Separate the hair for easier curling.  Hold the wand upside down and wrap the hair around leaving ends out, about 1-2 inches.  Leaving the ends uncurled is the key.  Make sure the hair is spaced out as seen in the picture below. Curl all the hair. 

2. Let the curls set, don't touch them for a few minutes.  Next, run your fingers through to loosen the waves, starting at the roots...this will give it a slightly messy look (also shake up the roots a little). 

3.  Next I spray with magic -  Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. That's what makes my thin hair look thicker and adds amazing texture and volume. Without it I can't achieve the look you usually see.   It is $$ (I originally bought a travel size spray to make sure I like it).  No other texturizing spray works as good, for me, as this one.

Lift up sections of your hair with your fingers and spray underneath (I usually tilt my hair to the side :)  Spray more if needed.  Lift the roots with your fingers for a slight messy look.

Basically there are two important steps:  Leave the ends out when you curl (a couple of inches), run your fingers through and spray with the magic texturizing spray.  That's really it. Super easy! 

If you don't achieve the look you're going for the first time don't give up. Practice makes perfect ;)

I will be giving-away two full size Oribe Dry Texturzing Sprays,  Make sure you follow me on Instagram for more info...coming today or tomorrow.

Don't have Instagram?  Let me know in the comments below, I could give-away one on here and one on IG.

Thanks for reading!

p.s. if you're looking to go shorter, definitely check out @anhcotran on Instagram.  Amazing shorter hair inspiration.  I discovered him after I cut my hair (with it was before).  He's amazing!


  1. love this! i have a similar cut and never understood how to do it righr :) I'm not on insta but would love the spray. I had it sitting in my cart since you mentioned it a few posts back.

    1. It's a good length to play with and figure out what looks the best ;) Perhaps I'll do the giveaway on here and Instagram.

  2. Love it! thank you for sharing xoxo

  3. I'm so glad you posted this hair tutorial. I love your style. I just followed your IG and would love to try the Oribe spray.

    1. Thank you so much :) Stayed tuned for the giveaway.

  4. Can't wait to give this a try! I don't space out my curls on the wand like you do - am going to see if it makes a difference!

    1. With shorter hair I see the difference. I didn't pay much attention to this when it was longer ;)

  5. Do you blow dry your hair? After the products go in? Or do you diffuse? If you could explain how you get your Hair dry would be so helpful! Thanks Lilly!!!

    1. I do blow-dry it...(usually once it's about 60-70% air dried). I try to blow dry it straight but I end up looking like Zach Galifianakis in Masterminds (minus the beard) lol. I always straighten my "bangs" with a straightening iron and just used a curling iron to create loose waves but now I have to straighten a bit more with this hair cut (smooth it over a little and straighten the ends). :)

  6. Love this tutorial! This is the cutest cut on you!

  7. I've been wondering about your hair, it looks phenomenal! Pinning this post!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality


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