my wfh hair
working from home has definitely been an adjustment, especially when it comes to my morning routine! my hair has been growing INSANELY LONG over the last few months and i’m getting to the point where i don’t have to groom it as much! at this point, all i do nowadays is use a little product (my fave is KRISTIN ESS - Depth Defining Water Based Pomade
My new favorite pomade for $10
Love a snatched pony? Check out this pomade from target for $10! KRISTIN ESS - Depth Defining Water Based Pomade First off, I love Kristin Ess products! This pomade has been renamed to the soft matte pomade btw! + a pomade and serum in one! + water based + great for adding texture to your style + easy for braids and slicking back hair! + doesn’t dry down fast so you have time to work with it. + the og Kristin ess smell that is AMAZING.
4 Myths About Your Hair, Debunked!!
There are a lot of things we hear about our hair. So much, that sometimes it's hard to know what is fact and fiction. Here are a few common myths and the truths behind them. Myth #1: Brush 100 strokes a day for healthy hair Truth: There is some benefit to brushing gently and briefly to stimulate scalp circulation and help distribute natural oils from roots to tips. However, brushing is a form of friction that, if done to excess, will damage hair, especially thin, weak, and fragile hit. Myth #2: Cold water rinses make hair shinier Truth: Cold water does make your hair shinier. Your hair has cuticles that open when in contact with heat, especially in the shower. The cold water helps seal your hair cuticle causing it to lay smoothly, which makes the natural shine more visible. This also helps with frizz; the cause of frizz is due to the cuticles standing up, so a cold water rinse will help with that as well. Myth #3: Color takes better on dirty hair Truth: Color actually sticks better to hair that is free of styling product build-up and residue. So why do stylists insist that you have at least two-day-old hair before any kind of color process? The build-up of natural oil on your scalp is what we are looking for. This build up forms a natural protective barrier so that the chemicals from the coloring process does not burn or damage the skin on your scalp. It is especially important to keep this in mind when you are going into the salon for highlights or bleaching process. Myth #4: You should switch up your shampoo and conditioner every couple of months Truth: If you and your hair are thriving with the products that you already have, then there is really no need to switch it up. I tend to switch my products based on what my hair needs at the moment (protein, moisture, etc.). So rather than throwing out your entire hair care routine, switch up according to what your hair needs at that moment.
thick hair tips!
I have extremely thick hair. every stylist I ever went to before my current salon would always take thinning shears and just go to town. over time, I’ve learned certain tricks for my thick hair and I’m happy to share them with any other thick haired people in need of some advice! 1. first tip, is washing my hair less. this will not work for everyone, as even within certain hair densities there’s factors that can cause your hair and scalp to be different than mine. but for me, washing my hair every 2-3 days is completely normal and best for my hair. I don’t get oily or greasy hair, so when I’m not going to wash it, I simply wear a shower cap! 2. blow outs!! on wash days, I always blow my hair out if I want to extend the style. I’ve talked about my mini amika dryer and how powerful it is, I absolutely LOVE it. using this little one and a paddle brush, I blow out my hair. sometimes I style it, sometimes I don’t. this is nice because since I won’t be washing it again for a few days, I reduce the heat I use vs. if I washed and styled my hair everyday! 3. dry shampoo—there are all kinds of dry shampoo out there. find what works best for you!! since I recently cut my hair, I opted for a texturizing one that gives me volume in addition to absorbing excess oil. these are only a couple tips that have truly made a huge difference in my hair routine. I know having thick hair can be frustrating, but it also comes with a lot of benefits! learn what works best for your hair, and love it!! #
NOT YOUR MOTHER'S-Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo
What to except from hair salons during SIP
We are officially SIX MONTHS into social distancing and sheltering in place. Here in LA things have somewhat eased up with al fresco dining becoming available, stores opening up, and more outdoor activities (like drive in concerts and such) becoming available. The beauty world has also opened up with nail salons and hair salons now accepting clients, all with precautionary measures. I have yet to go to a nail salon but I did desperately need a haircut! After debating whether or not I should attempt an at-home cut, I ultimately decided to leave it up to pros. So, what is a cut during corona virus like? No wash and blow dry This one bummed me out a bit because getting my hair washed is one of my favorite parts of hair cuts! But no washing minimizes time in contact with each customer. They still style your hair with hot tools, though! Hair cuts done outside Technically, indoor hair salons and barber shops are meant to be closed still, but many businesses have simply moved their operations out doors in order to accommodate guests and keep their doors open. Prices are the same I guess a part of me thought that maybe hair cuts would be a tad cheaper to make up for the not-as-pleasant experience of sitting out in a parking lot, and not getting a wash and blow dry. But the level of expertise is still there and in times like these, I’m willing to pay what every hair stylists deserves! You know the saying, if you can’t pay the tip (in this case the rate) you can’t afford to get it done!
hairstyles for a chubby round face 😊
🌸 you can really see the difference in my comparison photos — i use my hair to cover my face and slim it down! 🌸 I’ve got no defined cheekbones, and my jawline is pretty wide — i got a round baby face! Its not always bad, but i have also got a wideee forehead that can make my head look a little big 🌸 my hair is naturally long and straight, and its not naturally blonde! i’ve got jet black hair that i get professionally done til it looks light 🌸 if you have a round face... use your hair to create shadows around your face by keeping it in front of your shoulders. A defined jawline can also be mimicked with a short haircut, as seen in the second photo. in the first and third photo, with no hair in front of my face, you can see how chubbi my face really is!
MATRIX-Brass Off Blue Shampoo
HAIRTAMIN RESULTS AFTER 90 DAYS
From 0-60 days is where I definitely saw the most change. The biggest change I noticed was the overall thickness of my hair. 📍 📍 My hair was already long before taking Hairtamin, but I still noticed the layers in my hair grew out between 0 and 60 days 📍 Between 60 and 90 days, I didn’t see too much difference, but overall I was surprised in the results I noticed in the first 60 days. I also didn’t experience any bad side effects like acne or excess hair growth on my body. If you want to give them a try I’d definitely recommend! But you have to take 1 everyday to see the results I did 🤗
Steps to Thicker Healthier Hair
Who doesn't want healthier, thicker, and stronger hair? From dousing our hair with every hair mask we’ve ever owned to popping multiple hair supplements, most of us are willing to do (or buy!) anything that will help us achieve celebrity worthy voluminous locks. We have outlined 5 simple steps to follow to achieve thick, full hair once and for all.
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