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
Oct. 27, 2020
best & blah hair products @ Sephora 🌟
BEST & BLAH 👉🏻 Sephora Edition 😌🙌🏼 We all know the holy grail products we can find at Sephora. For me, I flock to the shelves for Ouai, a haircare line quite popular in the IG community 💡Before trying out their line, I was always skeptical of the value in their products. Come on, is this really worth it? I was an avid fan of it's a 10 haircare - Leave-In Conditioner Spray Product , my holy grail for my wavy, thick hair (which, is extremely damaged!) I could always count on that single product after washing my hair to smooth my hair and aid in softening my ends. Eventually, I had to try out Ouai haircare. After bleaching my hair to its absolute end, I knew I needed to find quality products when it came to styling my hair. My hair had always been picky with the products it uses, especially when it came to styling products. Sticky, thick and too drying formulas turn me off. So, when needing to find my “best and blah,” I knew I had to put Ouai in the hot seat. 1. OUAI - OUAI Wave Spray This one left my hair tacky, even with a minimal amount of product sprayed on. My waves weren’t much defined as they would be without this product. This one is $12 (small bottle) at Sephora. Worth it? No, not in my opinion. A better alternative is NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Beach Babe Soft Waves Spray . 2. OUAI - OUAI Volume Spray Hmmm.. perhaps my hair is thick enough to have volume already. Nevertheless, I was not a huge fan of this volume spray. I used it before blowing my hair out and all it did for me was add more product onto my hair, no volume. Worth it? No 😭 I tried my best to like this product but I can’t bring myself to pay $26. 3. OUAI - Dry Shampoo Foam A NEW DRY SHAMPOO FAVORITE! I love this formula (mousse-like) and the smell. It leaves a refreshing and cooling feeling on my scalp. Worth it? YES. I’ll definitely be buying this again, worth the $28! 4. gisou - Honey Infused Hair Oil This is a great hair oil, don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed the packaging, the consistency and the result of my hair after smoothing this into it; HOWEVER, $46 doesn’t sit right with me for a hair oil so is it worth it? Not for me. 5. eva·nyc - Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer I enjoyed the smell and lightweight spray of the nozzle, offering a lighter application of the product. But, too much and your hair gets STICKY. Beware of the amount you use. If used right, it’s worth your time. Worth it? $12 for a great heat protectant is worth it to me! 6. gisou - Propolis Infused Polishing Primer Ehhhh, I couldn’t find the value in this for me. I heard a lot of people talk about their hair feeling smoother after styling once using this; however, I personally couldn’t notice a difference. I loved the creamy texture but I can’t purchase it again. Worth it? $34 isn’t worth it for me 😭
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.
MUST HAVE oil for damaged hair👉👉
HAIR rituel by sisley - Precious Hair Care Oil Glossiness & Nutrition WHAT IT IS: The Precious Hair Care Oil provides nutrition, radiance and softness to the hair. WHAT IT DOES: A blend of passionfruit oil, shea oil, cotton oil and moringa oil smooth and envelope the hair to bounce light across the fiber and create shine. Has a light texture that will not weigh hair down. HOW TO USE IT: Apply a small amount to the mid-lengths and ends of damp or dry hair. Smoothed and nourished, the hair is immediately enhanced. People have commented on the price but it’s a MASSIVE bottle which should last a year. I have had quite a few samples of this oil and have been very impressed with the very nourishing and smoothing properties. It improves the texture of the hair/leaves a sheen and beautifully soft. I will purchase one later as I feel it would last a long time as it is quite concentrated and a little goes a long way. It doesn’t weigh down hair or make it greasy. It controls frizz but doesn’t spoil curls. I love it and wouldn’t use any other brand now. After using it, i became a big fan of Sisley’s hair products!! I’ve been using shampoo,conditioner and hair mask, but this one is my favorite. It satisfies me! I’ve never disappointed of them So I didn’t hesitate to use this hair oil.It’s fantastic! It’s like made it for private user. Absolutely resolve my problems. The texture is thick but not on your hair especially for someone has fine and curly hair.Absorb quickly.heavenly fantastic fragrance. You can use after shampoo without using conditioner or hair mask. It give your hair softness, shining and volume!!
HAIR rituel by sisley-Precious Hair Care Oil Glossiness & Nutrition
Dealing with humidity hair 😱
If you’re like me and have hair that loves to expand in humidity and also live in a place with very humid summers, you know the struggle of finding products that take the fluff without making your hair look weighed down! I recently started using the gisou - Honey Infused Hair Oil and have found this to be the perfect tool for keeping my hair in check! The oil is a little thick at first but when you rub it between your hands, it thins out. I use one drop to cover all of my medium length hair and there’s no notice of an oily residue left behind. All it does is smooth down that top layer of fluff, and give my hair a really nice shine overall. It has a faintly sweet smell that doesn’t last very long. I will definitely repurchase because somehow this oil feels nothing like an oil on but does all the magic that an oil should! The gisou - Propolis Infused Polishing Primer has been nice but I haven’t had a solid chance to try it while heat styling my hair (which I haven’t done because quarantine life!!) when I apply this to my hair while it’s wet, it does seem to stop some of the frizz from happening as my hair air dries but I feel like it would best be used when blowing my hair out.
gisou-Honey Infused Hair Oil
Night hair care & natural daytime result!
My hair is thin and straight! I have to make sure to care for my hair every night and do my best to protect it! I use the OLAPLEX - No. 7 Bonding Oil ever night to add some moisture back in, protect it, and treat at the same time. It is expensive but very little is needed. I’ve been using for about 6 weeks and so far I like it a lot. I also braid my hair in a very loose braid or French braid every night and use my slip - Medium Slipsilk Scrunchies scrucnhies to make sure no damage is done. The only downfall to these is that they are expensive and they do stretch out quickly. I am on my second pack because I truly do love these and they make a difference. (No creasing) The next day result is beachy waves and a heartless, natural result. Protect and care for your hair ladies 💖
slip-Medium Slipsilk Scrunchies
caring for straight(ish) hair
Today I want to talk about how I’ve learned to care for my hair, which isn’t stick straight but usually isn’t *super* wavy either. It can also get pretty oily in the summer; I have oily skin on my face, and the two typically go together. First, I tend to wash my hair every day. I know some people are very against this, but it’s what works for me! Since my hair is pretty straight and thin, it tends to get weighed down with product and I hate the feeling of sleeping on it. So I wash it every night. When my hair is wet, I comb out any tangles with a wide-toothed comb. I’ve found this results in way less breakage than if I comb or brush my hair when it’s dry. I use a wooden comb that was a gift, so I’m unsure of what brand it is, but there are lots of great wide-toothed combs out there. I rarely blow dry my hair. I used to blow dry it every day in high school so it would be stick straight, but thankfully that’s not the look anymore 🙃 It’s straight enough without subjecting it to unnecessary heat every day, and heat also makes hair brittle and more prone to breakage unless you use proper heat protectant products. If I do blow dry my hair, I use amika: - Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray to protect from heat and add extra volume and shine. I’ve reviewed this before, but just to recap: I love it! A little goes a long way to add just the right amount of volume to my hair. I’ll be honest: I haven’t been styling my hair much at all since I’ve been working from home since March 😬 Most days it’s just a scrunchie ponytail for me. I’ll occasionally add some Batiste - Batiste Dry Shampoo or SACHAJUAN - Dark Volume Powder to add some volume to my roots—both of these are great for making my roots look lifted, and I’m recommend them to anyone with straight hair in need of a little volume and texture.
Batiste-Batiste Dry Shampoo
Some common mistakes you might not know when using curling iron...
As we all know, curling irons instantly fix hair by high temperatures, which can cause damage to our hair. But we girls can't live without curling irons. Of course, having a good curling iron is not enough. You need to learn how to use it better. However, many girls, especially beginners, make mistakes when using curling iron. Here I’d like to point out some mistakes you may make in daily use. First, don’t use curling iron when your hair is still wet, or you will get terrible wavy hair. The moisture needed by the hair will evaporate with the heat of the curling iron. After a long time, your hair will also become drier and even get hair furcation and breakage . Second, don’t let your curling iron touch your hair for a long time, which will not damage the protein in the hair. It's usually best to remove the curling iron in three to five seconds. Third, apply a little hair oil before you use curling iron, which can protect your hair from exposing to high temperature directly. It also help smooth your curly hair. I usually useMOROCCANOIL - Moroccanoil Treatment, which is moisturizing but not greasy. Fourth, When curling hair, many people are used to start from hair ends with a curling iron, and then turn the curling iron to wrap the hair around it. In fact, this is wrong. The correct way is that take the curling iron close to the root of the hair and wrap the hair around it manually, and then stay for a while to loosen it. Fifth, don’t curl too much hair at one time to save time, because if the hair in the curling iron is too thick, heat distribution is uneven, then the curling effect is poor, it’s easy to be straight again for a while. Curling is a technical job. Few people can curl it successfully at the beginning. More practice is the most important thing. And in the practicing process, try to avoid some common mistakes. If you have any questions leave a comment!
Coarse Hair Is No Match For These Holy Grail Products
Coarse hair can be ultra-difficult to keep shiny and smooth. It seems like coarse hair has a mind of its own! My natural hair is quite curly and coarse, but it's also on the thinner side. If I don't use my holy grail hair care products, I look like a poodle. For lack of better words! The tricky thing with my hair is that while it needs a major boost of hydration, I tend to get oily roots quite fast because it's on the thinner side. Luckily, I've found some excellent products that combat my course dry strands without my roots looking like an oil slick. Products I can't live without: 1. OLAPLEX No.6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme $28 This is sulfates & paraben-free styling cream is such a hair-saver. It comes in a 3.3oz (recyclable) bottle and smells delicious. A little goes a long way; this stuff is potent. I use about a pea size amount and run it through damp hair. I use it on dry hair too after styling. I've been using it for around a year, and I'm already on my second bottle. I will repurchase it - no doubt about it! 2. OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil $28 In my mind, OLAPLEX can do no wrong, so it's no wonder I'm obsessed with the bonding oil as well. The 1oz bottle comes in a small, easy to use bottle. I put about 3-4 drops in the palms of my hands and mix it with OLAPLEX No.6 and put in my dry hair. It makes my hair look shiny, feel softer, and it smells light & fresh. I'm still on my first bottle (a little goes a long way), but I know I'll be repurchasing when I finally run out. I use this mixture (No.6 + No.7) about twice a week to keep my coarse hair feeling soft.
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