HAIR. Sometimes difficult to tame, can be a pain in the ass, and requires your tender love and care day in and day out. I started actually “taking care” of my hair when I went to college. To be honest I treated my hair like crap in high school. One day I wanted purple mermaid hair and the next day I had highlights (applied by my non-hairdresser mom with at-home coloring kits). Needless to say my hair was not in it’s best condition. Thankfully my hair was tough as nails so it didn’t get completely damaged, but it was still pretty close. Once I got to college I started to learn different tricks and tips to keeping my hair strong and healthy. Over the years up until now I think I have gathered quite a bit of information to give you guys some expert advice on keeping your locks vibrant and in tip top shape!
I curated your questions into a little list of answers that I think are some of my most valuable pieces of advice. Enjoy!
What products do you use?
Shampoo: Color Proof Super Rich (don’t use a shampoo with sulfates because it can dry out your hair and strip the color from a dye job)
Conditioner: Redken Extreme (the blue bottle) seriously the best!!! makes my hair super slinky.
Detangler: Unite 7 Seconds (hands down the best in the game)
Blow Dry Treatment: Kérastase Nectar Thermique (this is for heat protection!)
Oil: Kérastase Elixir Ultime oil (I use this on either damp hair or after I’ve styled it)
Hairspray: Depends on what kind of hold I want but I love Kenra!
How often do you cut your hair?
About every 2 months. I know I need to make an appointment when the ends are stringy and dry.
How often do you wash your hair?
About 3 times a week. Washing it too much can rid your hair of it’s natural oils. And if you wash it too much, your hair gets greasier faster. If this is the case for you, start training your hair by washing it every other day, and then every two days. Your hair will soon adapt to this washing cycle. It will be annoying to deal with oily hair in this training mode but it’s so much less work in the long run! Just throw on a hat and call it a day
Morning hair routine?
I take my hair out of my twisty bun (see that post here) and curl it with my T3 curling iron. Then I work in some Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil and “scrunch it”.
Do you have a secret hair weapon?
Yes and I JUST discovered it thanks to my mom. It’s a mini hairbrush with bristles. Sometimes my hair can get piecey and this is the perfect tool to lightly brush your hair with for a fresh touch up and polished look. I can’t find it online but it’s a thin bristle brush which I’m guessing you can find at most beauty supply stores.
Do you have hair extensions?
Nope! This is all my own hair!
Which curling iron do you use?
I swear by the T3 1.25 inch curling iron. Find it here