I get asked on a pretty regular basis how I do my hair and what products I use. I wouldn’t consider myself super hair savvy. I typically wear my hair the same way just about ever day, and I am not really creatively talented when it comes to cool hairstyles-think braids, or things other than curls!
For you local gals, I go to Rebecca at Midtown Hair Company. I have been going to her since she opened in 2011. She is the owner and is so wonderful and knowledgeable. She and her team are always attending classes to learn and grow as stylists. If you can’t get in to see her, anyone else there is just as great. They all do a fabulous job.
Let’s start with what I use in the shower. My hair salon recently switched to Eufora. I started using their Nourish Urgent Repair line because my hair can get damaged just from coloring and from using the curling wand just about every day.
What I love about it is that it is super concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way. That took a little getting used to because I so used to dousing my hair in shampoo and conditioner.
I also love the Nourish line because it helps remove mineral buildup (that can come from hard water) and it can take chemicals from swimming out of your hair, which is much needed this time of year.
I also don’t wash my hair every day, which is great because this shampoo is technically not an everyday shampoo, but it’s safe to use everyday if need be because it doesn’t take the oils out of your hair like most clarifying shampoos.
I also was able to try their Beautifying Elixirs which I love. They heal hair from the inside out and don’t have waxes minerals, or silicone in it which keeps your color better, longer.
Out of all the hair chat I have with my readers, how I get my curls is probably the most common. Lots of dry shampoo, and a really inexpensive curling wand is the answer! You can also see my YouTube tutorial here.
I have been using this super affordable Remington Curling Wand for years. It’s a 1 1/2 in barrel (I think) and it does the trick just fine! I can’t find mine online (not surprised-it is several years old), but I did find a similar one. I wills say that I do not use one that narrows. Mine is the same width the whole barrel.
What I do, which I have found to be super helpful for me, especially when extending my washes is how I use my dry shampoo. As I section my hair to curl it, I make sure to spray at the roots. Literally, each section as I am curling-dry shampoo right to the roots!
What I also tell my readers is that I spray my hair with dry shampoo at bedtime too. I spray it all throughout my hair, then put my hair in a ponytail. Once it’s in a ponytail I spray it some more but I do not rub it in.
This has helped me so much in lengthening the time between washes. I mean, let’s be honest. I would so much rather sleep longer than have to wash and blow dry my hair! You can watch my YouTube video on how to get more in between your washes here.
I also love a good texture spray. My hair is somewhat thin and can be pretty fine, which makes it lifeless (at least to me) sometimes. For my hair, texture spray gives it a little grit. It helps give it just a little bit more natural looking volume. It also makes it easier to manage!
So there you have it-if you have any questions at all just let me know and be sure to check out the two YouTube videos I have linked. They may be helpful!