January 20, 2013
Let’s face it: if your hair is naturally curly, getting those perfect curls that are soft and frizz free can be a challenge. I have tried many techniques and many products, and no matter what I did, I would always end up with crunchy, hard, and volume-less curls. I finally came across a diffuser and it forever transformed dealing with my curly hair (struggle no more!).
If you are wondering what a diffuser does, it connects to your hair dryer and reduces the speed of the hot air that is coming out to ensure that the form and bounciness of your curl remains untouched. A diffuser not only keeps the shape of your curl, but also gives your hair volume and dries your hair pretty quickly. This is my hair routine when I decide to wear my natural curls. Make it yours too with these easy steps! (more…)
May 1, 2012
By the time winter comes around, we are all despairing at the loss of our luscious summery locks. The cold weather does nothing for split-ends, roots or a dry scalp. We dread the day when the weather moves from beautiful sunshine to rain, wind and snow. Our hair stops going with the flow and never seems to obey commands. But fear not girls, we’re here to restore some balance to your hairstyle! We have found five products that will have you feeling radiant and moisturized in no time. Kill the winter blues, with these super luxurious treatments.
You have to start with the foundations, getting the right shampoo and conditioner is fundamental to regaining moisture locked hair. It’s very important to ensure you get a shampoo that is not going to overgrease your tresses. On the same note, you don’t want a conditioner that is going to stay sticky and slimy on your hair either. Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner (a personal favorite product of mine) is a perfect fit. These products are sulphate, phosphate and paraben free and safe for color treated hair. A little goes a long way to help get super soft locks in no time. (Don’t overload the conditioner on your roots as this will lessen the amount of time it remains clean and shiny).
A light hair mist is a simple and easy way to keep your hair looking vitalized. Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Finishing Shine Mist is a natural blend of macadamia and safflower oils, and manufactured without water or alcohol so no dryness is experienced. This is a perfect accompaniment between washing your hair as it retains style and shine.
A perfect complementary post-shower product. Similar to face masks, it serves as an intensive hydrating conditioner that is applied, unlike the mist, to hair when wet. There are many different treatments for relevant hair types so if you don’t find the perfect fit straight away, try a different product. You can also make your own; most recipes consist of eggs, olive oil and honey. You can try mixing in avocado, oatmeal or yogurt to give it that extra kick. Nioxin makes a really great unisex (to make sure the boyfriend’s hair is looking as great as yours) hydrating hair masque that is weightless and restores moisture balance on the scalp naturally.
This is quite a tricky treatment to get right. Most people use too much, but you shouldn’t use too little. Hair serum is designed to create exceptional shine and promote long lasting rejuvenation. Josie Argan makes a great serum that permeates each layer of the hair strand. It has a non-alcoholic formula that is great for dry scalps, but it works for all hair types. It is also a source of antioxidants.
This just may be my favorite product I’ve listed, and hopefully your secret weapon. Bumble and bumble produce a small product Prep To Go that is essentially a hairspray. Similar to dry shampoo, this elixir refreshes hair without making it dull or weighing it down. When time is of the essence and, shampooing isn’t an option, this spray is seriously worth it.
There is no excuse to continue craving gorgeous locks all winter, with this advice. Stock up on supplies and you’ll be safe the entire winter through!