Effortless Beachy Waves. No Heat, No Hassle
I get a lot of questions from people about my hair and how I always look like I just came from the beach and while 99% of it is genes and having wavy hair. This is hair routine. Hope you enjoy!! 🌊 Before getting in the shower I use my Wet brush - Original Detangler
Beach waves for straight hair
How To Cute Hairstyles
Hair & Scalp Treatment
Drying and styling hair is a big project…
Hair texture： Thin and soft，hard to be styled！ 😭 Drying and styling hair is a big project every morning after shampoo, especially for girls with long hair. One easy tactic that I found was to use wave spray before blow drying every inch of my hair, where drying and styling can both get done in a single procedure and saves so much time in a hustling morning. Wave sprays are easy to use. I simply apply the sprays throughout my hair, mainly in the hair roots, after shower, and blow my hair to dry. For my semi-curly hair, just a simple step of spraying can guarantee the wavy style and volumize my thin hair with hairdryer, and the natural and fluffy hairstyle could last for the entire day. I have been using OUAI wave spray in the last 2 years and like it a lot until I have got my new spray a few months ago. OUAI is an American hair product brand specialized in hair styling and nutrition. And my new spray is from Shiseido, a popular middle-high end skin and hair care brand from Japan. They both are in the same price range – for around $20 per bottle. To be fair, they both work very well in creating fluffy appearance of the hair, but after using the new product for months, I realized that there are obvious differences. In comparison, I found Shiseido works better for my hair type and lasts for longer. It is very apparent that the compositions of the sprays are different – OUAI wave spray is a liquid spray while Shiseido spray is made of powder. The powders made Shiseido spray so much easier to spread through the hair and is non-sticky. And because the powder is designed to resist the moist, the hair can stay fluffy and natural even in the evening, while OUAI spray only last for 5-6 hours in the summer until the fluffy hair falls back down. In conclusion, the powder spray is more suitable for the summer and especially for people who works long hours and still need their hair to look nice and fluffy in the evening, while OUAI wave spray is just enough to meet your basic need in styling. SHISEIDO - Stage Works Powder Shake OUAI - OUAI Wave Spray
Unexpected results... not complaining!
I bought the HERBIVORE - Sea Mist Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist because my hair is thin and limp and wanted to add some texture and volume and maybe get some beachy waves. This spray did none of those things for me...then why do I love this product?!? Because it works amazingly as a hair detangler for after I come out of the shower and need to comb through all the knots! The hair detanglers I have used in the past have been leave-in conditioner sprays which have worked but leave my hair looking greasy (I have thin hair and don’t need conditioner)! This product doesn’t weigh down my hair at all and has a beautiful very light coconut smell. A bonus is that it comes in a huge glass bottle which will surely last me many months (and I use it everyday). If you’re looking for a spray that gives you some waves/ curls, I would recommend OUAI - OUAI Wave Spray instead. It works well to give me that beachy texture! The cons are that it leaves a slight crunchy feel to the hair and the bottles aren’t huge for the price point and doesn’t last long.
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How To Detangle Hair Without Damaging It
I have fine medium length wavy hair. I have been really focusing on trying to grow it longer. The key to growing it longer is keeping it from getting damaged. My hair tangles very easily after washing it and when I sleep on it. With trial and error with all types of products and tools, I discovered my go steps to less damage and detangling the right way. I purchased the Wet brush that is meant for detangling hair. I never realized that brushing my hair with the incorrect brush when my hair is wet or dry can really do damage over time. This brush was really life changing for my hair. I use it on my wet hair once I am out of the shower or even sometimes in the shower after conditioning. The bristles are really soft and when you use it, it doesn’t pull at your hair at all. I start from the bottom of my hair and work my way up. I have noticed I was losing a lot less hair when I started using this. It is worth trying to prevent further damage in the future. I will not go without it. There is also a product I will use while brushing my hair wet that helps with any knots. It is the Dry Bar Prep Rally, Prime and prep detangler. This product has definitely been a game changer with my hair. Not only does it help with any tangles, it also is heat protectant. So, when you use any hot tools, blow dryer, straightener, or curling iron it will help protect your hair from any damage. I will apply only when my hair is wet all over. This is something I will not go without after washing my hair. I lose less hair and after blowing drying it leaves it soft and smooth and smelling amazing.
ALWAYS detangle your curly hair wet!
So when I was a kid, I learned the hard way that you can't brush dry, curly hair. I know it's doable for straight haired-peeps, but curly hair is NOT having it. Even if you NEED to detangle it, but can't shower, it's a good idea to spray it with water. Seriously, little spray bottles of water and conditioner are our friends. My 3A curled hair mom taught me how to brush my hair properly after. I've added my own twists to it, but here's what I do: 🌿 STEPS 🌿 ￼Start with wet hair. As said above! Yes, your hair is more sensitive and elastic wet. But dry brushing disrupts curl patterns. Also, use lukewarm - cold water in the shower! Hot water makes curls more frizzy. ￼Apply generous detangler/conditioner I've found that any conditioner, even non leave-in, can work. If you use leave-in, make sure it's a silicone-free conditioner so it doesn't build up in your hair. My favorite is the SheaMoisture - Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditionerwhich I've reviewed as a great, moisturizing product with rice protein and coconut oil. It has no sulfates or silicones, and has helped make my best hair days. Here, I also tried the Carol's Daughter - Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hydrating Conditioner ($10.99 for 12 oz) It has a delicious, warm scent, with nourishing biotin and Vitamin B5. The only con is it has some silicones, so this may be better as a wash-out product in the shower. ￼Start with your fingers, and work from the bottom Basically: little by little. Your fingers can work out the biggest tangles better than a wide tooth comb can. Also, brushing from the top of your head tends to break hair there, causing the dreaded frizz halo. Starting from the bottom means less tugging- And even if there is breakage, it's in a section you can trim. ￼Pick gentle tools. Wide tooth combs work out big knots- Whereas fine tooth ones can get stuck in tangles and tug at more hairs. I use the Wet brush - Original Detangler The bristles are gentle and bendy- So they won't snap through stuck hair. Use it only after you’ve work out the biggest knots. The balls at the end of the bristles can get snagged, so this is best for your final touches. Still, with conditioner, it glides through hair like better- And it gently works through subtle tangles so my curl pattern can form neatly again. ￼Use preventative measures. Put your hair in a ponytail while you do sports. Make sure to wash it every week. Don’t neglect conditioning. And to REALLY amp up your curls after brushing, scrunch them with gel! What brushes do you guys recommend for detangling wet curly hair ?
Sleek+Straight; Best Styles for Oval Face Shape
My face shape has always been a cross between oval & round; I have found that one of the most flattering styles for my shape is sleek and straight. Here’s the steps I take to achieve shiny, sleek, healthy looking hair that frames my face and helps to slim down the roundness👇🏻 My hair is naturally straight and is fine in texture. While my natural colour is blonde, it is also colour-treated (bleached) throughout. 1️⃣ I started with day-old, air-dried hair; first I sprayed in the eva·nyc - Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer to protect my strands from the heat of my flat iron and prime it for styling. This spray is a very fine mist and works great to prep the hair for heat styling (my only con is that it’s very strongly perfume scented). 2️⃣ Next I ran my eva·nyc - Spectrum Far-Infrared Styling Iron through my hair, concentrating on the hair around my face to make sure it was evenly sleek and not frizzy. Personally, I only flat iron my hair from just above my ears down because I find if I flat iron the roots it leaves my hair too flat and without any volume. 3️⃣ Last, I misted on some of my KEVIN.MURPHY - Shimmer Me Blonde which is a shine-enhancing spray made for blondes, with violet-hued reflects to tone out brassiness (they have one for brunettes/redheads too!). I love this stuff, it feels nourishing but light and makes my hair shiny without being greasy. Honestly, it’s a super simple look but I always feel a little bit glam when I go for sleek + straight locks - it feels so timeless. Hope you enjoyed!!💁🏼♀️🤍
eva·nyc-Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer
Party hairstyles: beachy waves 🌊🌞
I haven’t been to a party since having short hair (thanks rona), but this is how I would style my hair if I were to go to one! I start with air dryed hair (because I am LAZY), but I think blow drying your hair beforehand would give you beautiful volume with this style! I applied sexyhair - Healthy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner on wet hair and let it air dry. Then I sectioned my hair with a clip and applied AVEDA - Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother heat protectant to the first layer. I am using a 1 inch curling iron. I skip using the clip and just wrap my hair around the barrel! I have had this curling iron forever, and will probably invest in a nicer one soon but for now this one gets the job done! Then I just take small sections of hair and wrap them around the curling iron! I like to leave out the last 0.5-1 inch to give me a more natural curl. I also hold the curl in my hand and let it cool to help prolong the curl! After letting down and curling the rest of my hair, I let my whole head set for 10-15 minutes. I don’t like to use hair spray because I feel like it makes my hair crunchy and frizzy, so at this point I am done applying products! After 10-15 minutes I tip my head upside down and shake out the curls at my roots with my fingers. I love a hairstyle with a lot of volume for a night out, so this is going to be my go-to hairstyle whenever we are allowed out of the house again :)
sexyhair-Healthy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner
Stop Doing These To Your Hair
If you are someone like me, who enjoys styling their hair when going out, whether it be straightening or curling hair, then we are exposing our hair to a lot of heat and potential damage. I’ve made mistakes before and this has cost my hair’s health, but now that I’m becoming more experienced and learning from other beauty bloggers and friends, I’ve got a few tips that will protect your hair from being damaged by all the styling one likes to do. My Hair Type: Before I get started, I will introduce a little bit about my hair type. I am born with very straight and soft hair, and they have been damaged by many times of bleaching and coloring, so now they are thinning, becoming dry and weak. Mistake one: Not using Heat Protection Before we let our hair come in contact with heating products such as straightening and curling irons, it is important that we protect our hair by spraying heat protectants on our hair to form a barrier. I was clueless before and did not use any heat protectant before styling my hair and over time, I have noticed that it has become more dry and prone to breakage. Now that I’ve added heat protectant, my hair feels stronger and smoother. Mistake Two: Overheating your hair Often, styling products have several heat settings, and before I always used the highest setting to style faster, but the extreme heat really damaged my hair, leading to a lot of split ends. Now, I have learned to use the lowest setting and develop more patience, and in return, I get the same style but healthier hair. Mistake Three: Style wet hair I realized this mistake when watching other beauty bloggers. They said that styling wet hair is not only impractical but does a lot of damage. The moisture in the hair makes it impossible to form any curls or keep your hair straight. Therefore, always make sure to dry your hair completely before styling. Product Used: Tresemme RP7 Pre-Styling Spray I love this product because it feels lightweight on the hair and does a great job of protecting my hair from heat. After using, I noticed that my hair has fewer split ends and feels stronger and has fewer tangles. I usually spray a few pumps directly onto my hair before styling and it dries really fast. However, I would not spray this onto the scalp because it can make your hair look oily and flat.
TRESemmé-Repair & Protect 7 Pre-Styling Spray
My hair story ( journey )
Hi guys so I wanted to tell you about my hair journey and when I made a big change and dyed my hair brown 6 years ago in the before picture... So about 6 years ago I dyed my hair brown and ever since I was little I was a natural dirty blonde and my hair would get super light in the summer time because I’m always out in the sun.. So from having blonde hair my whole life I thought I would go darker and don’t get me wrong I loved being blonde and it’s such a beautiful color but brown is beautiful as well and I didn’t think how the journey would go. It’s so much to maintain I couldn’t believe how many salons I had to go to , to get my hair back to blonde and the way I wanted it . my hair was turning orange on the top of my roots cause my natural roots were coming in and I had to strip my hair from the color a couple times bc I went to a salon that I didn’t have the best hair experience with and while the process of bleaching and striping my hair my scalp was on fire... I loved my hair brown for a while but when my natural color starting to come back in , my hair was getting brassy But from all of that I went to a salon and the sweet lady thought I’d start from scratch with a ombré bc my natural hair color was pretty much an ombré and I had so much hair long thick ish hair that would always get so knotted and while I was pregnant almost 2 years ago my hair turned dark light brown witch is crazy how my hair got kinda dark during that time so after I had my daughter I went to the salon to get my blonde back and I finally got it and now I feel so comfortable and fresh with my color I even got my hair cut shorter witch I do love long hair but short definitely suits my face shape for a round / heart face shape and it’s so much healthier than it has ever been . I haven’t had it this healthy since before I died my hair very dark!!! I take care of my hair with the following hair care products I’ve been posing on my recent post so if your interested in a nice protective and repairing leave - in conditioner is SheaMoisture - Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Multi-Action Leave-In I love that stuff and before adding heat to your hair I use the TRESemmé - Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Leave In Spray to my damp hair 😊 Also thank you so much for all the support and cheers you guys leave me it’s so much appreciated and I love sharing all my favorite products with you guys ❤️ #cheriepartner
SheaMoisture-Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Multi-Action Leave-In
Favourite Quick Boho Braided Hairstyle✨
This is a style I have loved to do for over 10 years now...I honestly feel like it never really goes out of style and it’s so simple (as long as you know how to French braid). It allows me to keep my hair out of my face while still keeping it down which is always a plus for me...I hate hair hanging in my face!! My hair is fine in texture and naturally blonde but is colour-treated (with bleach). Here’s the steps I take to get this cute style! 1️⃣ I started with day-old hair (this style looks the best when your hair has some “grit” to it) and did a slight side part. I then took a small section of hair near the front to start the braid. 2️⃣ This style actually uses a Dutch braid, which means the hair goes underneath as you cross the middle instead of over top. I start my braid out on that small piece, crossing each side under the middle strand one side at a time. 3️⃣ After I have the braid started, I add in a piece of hair to each side as I cross under until I like the size of the braid. 4️⃣ Once I get to the bottom, I hold the braid with one hand and with the other I go through and pull pieces out all the way up to make it look more loose and “boho”, I then secure the braid with a clear elastic. 5️⃣ Using a bobby pin, I pin the braid to my head just above my ear so that it’s secure (this is totally optional, you can leave it loose too!) 6️⃣ Last, I spritz in some salt spray for texture (I used the davines - This is a Sea Salt Spray ) and add a little oil to my ends to keep them hydrated (I used the gisou - Honey Infused Hair Oil ) Hope you enjoyed this super easy tutorial!!🤗
gisou-Honey Infused Hair Oil
🙅🏻♀️Common Straightening Mistakes
Flat iron hair has been a routine for most girls. As a user for 5 + years, I want to share some of my experiences. There are some common mistakes I noticed many girls make including myself when straightening the hair. Hopefully you make none of these. I'm just gonna go and share my experiences and a few things I saw many girls did. Mistake # 1 Straighten wet hair This is the number 1 mistake in straightening. Straightening wet hair has to be damaging. It is not safe and can damage the hair dramatically. Wet hair applies heat directly to your hair and can quickly heat to scorching temperatures. By straightening wet hair, the wet hair will actually maximize the heat to dangerous levels. water would turn into vapor under high temperature and boil and even breaking your hair. So be sure to always blow-dry your hair prior to straightening. Mistake #2 Crancking up the heat Another common mistake many girls make is not using heat setting on the flat iron. I was that girl that used the highest heat setting on my hair and just went over multiple times over the same hair strands. It is not practical girl. I thought I was saving myself time and making things efficient. However, I didn’t noticed that my hair were burnt and would smell. There is no specific temperature setting. It mostly based on your hair type and the iron itself. I have thin hair but i have a lot. Normally I never go above 200℃ or 350℉. Again that also depends on the iron, if I can I would normally go lower. Mistake #3 Straightening all at once. A good practice here is to separate hair into sections - skinny up sections Reasons are simple - smaller sections make it faster. I notice many beginners including myself making section way too big, the heat from the plates of the flat iron is not even gonna get into the middle of the hair because the section is too wide. Sectioning is essentialif you are fighting with frizz or curls, you have to section your hair to get the best result. If you have thick hair or need to fight with curls, dividing your hair into more sections. I know it sounds like time consuming and too much extra work. Trust me, you are better off taking the time to do a really good thorough. You dont want to get a halfway job by saving a few minutes.
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