Pinterest Test:: No Heat Headband Curls!

Over the past year or so I’ve been trying to take better care of my hair.  I’ve been lucky in that my hair has been kind to me even though I’ve treated it horribly over the years.  Many other peoples hair probably would have not been as kind to them with all the drugstore dye, heat and various other infractions.  On the journey to better hair I’ve started taking Vitamins, limiting how often I wash my hair and I’ve thrown away the box dye and for the most part use heat very rarely on my hair.   My hair is fine but I have a lot of it so in a way it could be classified as thick.  I don’t think my hair is thick but according to my hair stylist JoAnna, I have a lot of hair.    My hair is also stick straight so of course I wish it was wavy/curly (always wanting what you don’t have….)  The picture you see below is me doing nothing to my hair, it was washed earlier in the day and left to air dry.

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Headband curls are something that I’ve seen for awhile on Pinterest but until last year when I cut my hair it was really too long to attempt this!  As I said my hair was washed earlier in the day and before I started the process I put some sea salt spray in my hair (check out this link to my post about making your own! )  and made sure to run my wet brush through my hair to evenly distribute the spray.  Next all you do is put an elastic headband over your hair and wrap your hair around it!  I’ve included a few links to videos and other blog posts that show you how to do this if you still need a little more explanation.

Cute Girl Hairstyles (video ) ** if you are someone who likes to watch YouTube – Guilty…- check out their channel! 

Trade Secrets (video) 

WikiHow (blog post with illustrations) 

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When I undid my curls the next morning I used a little hair spray and just ran my fingers through to break up the curls. Of course I did this experiment on a day when I wasn’t doing anything but running some errands and vegging on my couch!  If I was going out with this hairstyle,  I personally like a little more lift at my roots so I would have added a volumizing powder or spray and teased the crown and sides a little.

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This is definitely a Pinterest win and I will be doing this style again for sure!

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NuMe Hydro Punch Hair Mask

I use a hair mask once or twice a week and I have noticed a difference in the smoothness and softness of my hair.  I have several that I switch in and out but this one from NuMe has become a favorite.  I have been a fan of NuMe styling tools for a while and decided to venture into their hair care.  This mask features Sweet Almond Oil, Grape-seed Oil, Jojoba oil, Caamomile, Dead Sea Water, Sage and Evening Primrose Oil and smells lovely.  It has a light floral scent that I personally like and  I find the scent lingers on your hair.

I like put this on my hair and leave it to soak in for a good 10-15 minutes.  Even when my hair is air dried, it is smoother and I have less flyaway’s.  The consistent factor in all of these better hair days is this mask.  My hair is fine but I have a lot of it and I find that many hair masks weigh down my hair but this one is rich, thick and creamy and doesn’t feel heavy at all.

 

 Products Mentioned/Favorite NuMe Products:: 

NuMe Hydro Punch Hair Mask 

Lustrum Styling Set

Curl Jam Set 

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Hair Cut!

If you recall I got a bad hair cut in February. I didn’t let shears touch my hair again until last week. Needless to say I was over due for a trim. My ends were really damaged from not getting a trim and it didn’t help matters that the last person to cut it used thinning shears the wrong way (My hair was splitting half way up the hair shaft). I told the woman cutting my hair to get it back to healthy as long as it didn’t involve a pixie cut and I could still pull it up in a pony tail. She took off about four inches so my hair is now a little below my shoulders. I have not had my hair this short in years and I feel naked without my longer hair, but I am happy with how nice my hair looks now that I took off all the dead and limp ends.  On a day I actually fix my hair into some semblance of OK looking I will post a pic.