Friday, November 30, 2012

Hair Care Do's And Don'ts for colored hair

Hello All,
So today I want to talk about Hair care do's and don'ts for those with colored Hair. I would like to state for the record that i am not an expert in hair care, I'm not a hairdresser, hair colorist etc.. I am just a girl who has dyed her hair every color of the rainbow without it all falling off or major breakage. With that said I get asked all the time how my hair stays so healthy because I dye it a different color quite often. By quite often I would say a completely different shade every 6 months or so. Before I get into my actual do's , don'ts and hair care routine i'm going to post a few pics of hair colors I've had in the last couple years so you Know how extensively I dye my hair. Hope this post is useful!

So firstly I only wash my hair once or twice a week at the most ( I shower people just dont wash my hair so don't freak) Washing your hair frequently is actually quite bad for it! So I would say wash it as little as you can get away with. There are a few things you can do to help not wash it so much I use a dry shampoo which basically just absorbs any oil you may want to get rid of and if you get one that smells nice its like a refresher for your hair. Another way I keep my hair from being washed is that my hairstyles vary depending on how close it is to shampoo day. What I mean by this is Day 1 I blow out my hair straight and leave it, day two I wear it curled, day 3 I wear it wavy , day 4 I wear it half up , and day 5 I put it up in a bun and day 6 I wash and start over. Now if you are not comfortable washing your hair only once or twice a week then just wash every other day or two days bottom line is just wash it LESS!

Another way to help your hair is to use a low sudsing shampoo, or break your shampoo down by using a 1/2 shampoo 1/2 conditioner mix. I have found that the more a shampoo suds up the worse it is for your hair.

On Day 5 when i put my hair up in the bun its for two reasons 1 is that its probably going to be too oily to wear down and because i have saturated it with a conditioning hair mask that I am going to leave on it until the next days shampoo. (I will list the products I personally use at the end)

Never Ever Skip a Heat protectant!!! I repeat never!....Use a spray , a creme, a mousse , whatever method you prefer just use it!

Don't brush your hair when its wet doing so causes breakage! I use a wide tooth comb with a spray conditioning treatment i make myself by just mixing a few squirts of whatever conditioner I am loving in a spray bottle fill it up shake it and spray it on your hair  if you have fine hair be careful not to use too much or your hair wont have any volume.

lastly if you can stand to do so let your hair air dry as much as possible before using heat . Reducing the time under the heat source will reduce the damage.

That's really all I do and my hair stays healthy even while I change the color constantly.

To Recap

1 . Wash hair as infrequently as possible
2.  Make sure if you are going to be using a hair styling tool that uses heat that you use a heat protectant
3.  Don't brush your hair while its wet , instead use a wide tooth comb.
4. Condition . condition. condition!!!!

Products I am currently using....

1.Tresemme Fresh Start dry shampoo for fine /oily hair
2. Organix Brazililan Keratin therepy flat iron/heat spray
3.Loreal Evercreme Deep nourishing mask
4. Garnier Fructis Sleek&Shine Morracan Argan Oil

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Monday, November 26, 2012

just a ramble

Well Hellooo...I'm aware I've been slacking in the blogging department these days so I'm going to blame it on the start of the holiday season! I hosted Thanksgiving at my home this year and it went swimmingly! ( if I don't say so myself)  I am considering starting up a You Tube Vlogging channel but I'm not sure quite yet if I could stand  looking at myself that long to do the editing it requires ... I may do a test run tonight and that will probably be the end all be all in my decision, so I shall keep you all posted! I am going to blog a bit later on today as I had a meeting to go to first thing this morning and have another in an hour's time so I don't think I'd have enough time as my next blog requires me to upload quite a few pictures and a lot of I'm going to leave you all in wonder until later ta ta

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This could be the beginning of a beautiful blogship!

 25 Random Facts About yours truly to break the blog ice!

  1. I am obsessed with bows , they make everything cuter!    
  2. I hate when people whisper in my ear it creeps me out!
  3. My favorite thing to shop for is makeup! Sephora is my heaven on earth!
  4. My hair has been almost every color imaginable from brown, blonde, and copper , to Rhianna red as well as purple with pink highlights!
  5. I have two cutie patootie kids, a girl Marianah and a boy Amadayus. They are my greatest accomplishments in life!
  6. Style icons I most admire are  Marilyn Monroe, Olivia Palermo, Audrey Hepburn, and Gwen Stefani
  7. I am currently in college as a pre-nursing student.
  8. I have an amazingly wonderful boyfriend whom is incredibly supportive and loving , I am a lucky girl!
  9. I am addicted to Pinterest, I will not admit how much time I actually spend pinning things because it is shameful!
  10. Although I love designer clothes and accessories as much as the next gal, to me style is how well you are able to depict your personality through the clothes that truly depict how fashionable you are.
  11. I adore an accent! I am transfixed by them especially a British accent! ( although for the record I am horrible at impersonating different accents, I mean an epic failure!)
  12. I have two cats one is named Ninjawarrior, the other is nightrider, they are both girls ...(don't even ask about the names)
  13. I am extremely tall for a girl (5'10") I have always envied short girls!
  14. I hate most seafood
  15. I love almost all genres of music although I am partial to country :)
  16. I can not watch a scary movie if my life depended on it. I close my eyes even when a new scary movie trailer comes on! I don't understand why people enjoy them eek!
  17. I am a holiday fanatic, I love them ALL!
  18. I am a cancer survivor
  19. I have a brother serving in the military.
  20. I love to travel, and I love flying on airplanes!
  21. I really want to skydive! (sorry mom)
  22. I am a homebody although I defiantly enjoy a fabulous event that I can get extra fancy for!
  23. I have approximately 15 tattoo's and no plans to stop there!
  24. Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol are two of my favorite artists as well as their life stories being completely intriguing
  25. I am kinda crafty!