Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!
I’ve received so many requests to share how I style my hair. This is as good as it gets because you guys do not want to wait lol
While I always curl my hair the same way, it does not always turn out the same. It depends what products I’m using (mainly shampoo and conditioner are what changes frequently and those alone make a huge difference for my hair).
Update: I’ve been using this Cleansing Volumizing Paste Shampoo and each time I do (which is about 1-2 a week), my hair look so much better. I have really thin hair so this new products has been amazing (I still use the styling products mentioned below).
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 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 options).
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 straighten by “bangs” and also ends.
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!
Keep in mind that everyone hair is different. What works for my hair, might not work for yours. Trial and error peeps. 😉
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.
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!