If you have ever been in the salon to see me, I’m almost certain you received the question…
"how often do you wash your hair?"
Some of you may be shocked to know I wash mine about every 4 days! It may take some time for your scalp to adjust it’s amount of natural oils it produces and for you to adjust to the idea, but it really is better for the health of your hair to at least skip one day between shampoos. Especially after a color service, I would recommend 48-72 hours so your cuticle has time to fully close back down to prevent color loss.
Here is a sneak peek at my routine..
Day 1: Shampoo/Condition with Davines Love. Apply Bumble Tonic Lotion to detangle with my wet brush. Also apply a little of the Davine Invisible Styling Cream to smooth down my cuticle. Blow dry my bangs, roots and long layers to avoid leaving the house with a wet head, but leave my ends damp. Then I spray them with the Bumble Surf Spray.. sea salt is an amazing ingredient to bring out the best hair wave. Fishtail or regular braid my ends for a cute look that saves my hair from additional heat styling.
Day 2: Take out the braid, and apply some Moroccan Oil to my ends. Comb out and let the natural waves take shape!
By day 3, I usually need a little dry shampoo (Bumble makes one with a dark blonde pigment to avoid the white powder look) at my roots and use some more Moroccan Oil before creating the big loose waves with my 1” Hot Tools curling iron.
Day 4: repeat day 3… most of the time I do not have to re-curl.. just comb the curls out and go with a looser wave.
Give it a try! And trust me, the right products go a long way.
On Monday, January 9th I had the honor of guest speaking for the Ft. Smith Junior League all about the wonderful world of hair styling! It was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the new phenom product, the Color Bug. Above is a pic of me applying the chalk-like product to Evan’s dark hair!
I always start with dry hair and apply a pomade or working spray on the hair before the color bug. Place a towel over your shoulders and work the bug into your desired strands. Finish with some hair spray or brush through to get the desired about of color. It washes out with your next shampoo!
1. Lancome dual finish powder. Covers like foundation, but feels like powder! You can wet the sponge for more of a foundation feel and further coverage. The very first compact my Mother introduced me to, and I can’t switch even though I’ve tried others out! Available at Sephora, Dillards, and other fine department stores.
2. NeuLash. Want long lashes? Skip the extensions and grow your very own with this AMAZING easy-to-use serum. I am asked almost daily if my lashes are extensions. In NWA, the only place to buy is Revive Day Spa.
3. MAC RapidBlack Penultimate Eye Liner. By far, the longest wearing, easiest to apply liquid eye liner I’ve ever used. Hands Down. Available at MAC stores and fine department stores.
4. Loreal Voluminous Mascara. I’ve tried them all, ladies and this mascara is still my favorite. Of course, I love Dior Show but I’d rather save $17 and get the same effect with Voluminous. Available at drug stores.
5. Too Faced Bronzer. I’ve been wearing this brand of bronzer for a few years now. I love the color palettes and options for winter to summer. Available at Ulta.
6. Eye Brushes. Invest in some great makeup brushes, ladies! They truly make a difference! I have a nice little collection of brushes from MAC, Lancome and Sephora. Just ask a makeup artist at the counter to give you a couple tips for achieving your desired looks.
7. MAC Lipgloss. Ok, so everything MAC :).. But seriously, these lipglosses go on smooth, not sticky and have lasting power! My favorite colors are Bountiful and Moth To Flame.