Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Straight Hair Don't Care

My hair icon, Lauren Conrad.

I got a comment last week on one of my posts asking for me to share how I get my hair straight. Given how challenging my hair can be, I considered this a serious compliment. You see, my hair is naturally pretty wavy and frizzy. Since I've never really learned how to tame the curl, I usually just end up blow-drying my hair straight and then straightening it further with a flat iron or curing it with a curling wand or curlers. 

Admittedly, it not humid in San Francisco, but it is misty quite often which is sort of the same thing (moisture = hell). However, I think I've stumbled across the right haircut, hair length and combination of products to keep the mist from totally effing up my hair on the reg. So while I'll leave it to an expert to analyze the best cut and length for you (for me it's layers and longer hair that will help weight down the frizz), I'll share with you my favorite products.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner

First, I only wash my hair every other day usually. I use Biolage Color Care for the most part but rotate in other stuff to change it up from time to time. I think washing every other day helps dry things out and help the hair behave. Everyone is different in this department and some can get away with washing their hair even less frequently. I would say though that it's probably best to avoid washing your hair every day if possible. Stock up on a great dry shampoo (here and here are some reviews) to help stretch things out.


Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Miracle Filler Treatment

After I get out of the shower, I loosely towel-dry my hair, flip my head upside down and use 2-3 sprays of Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner underneath. I then flip my head over and spray 3-4 sprays of Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum Miracle Filler Treatment to top. I then apply a dime-sized amount of either Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Serum OR Biosilk Silk Therapy


Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Serum

If you are worried about that being a lot of products, the one product I recommend the most is the Biosilk Silk Therapy. It's actually the only product I travel with and given it's stellar performance in the humidity of Chicago, I'd say it's your best bet :)


Biosilk Silk Therapy

Now here is the step that makes all of the difference in the world. After I apply the products, I comb my hair and put it up in a towel for 20-30 mins for allow for the products to all soak in. In the morning, that can be a challenge, but I just take a shower first thing and then make my meals for the day while my hair is in a towel. It goes by very quickly and I think is was really helps the products to work their magic. 

After everything is soaked in, I use my Babyliss hairdryer with a round bristle brush around the face to smooth out my curls and then a flat brush. If it's really hot or humid/wet outside, I'll break after the blow dry and pull my hair straight back into a ballerina bun while I put on my makeup. It not only allows me to cool down, but by the time I am done with my makeup, the bun has left a gentle big wave to my hair. When dealing with humidity or moisture outside, your hair is never going to be really straight but a gentle wave can be the best best thing. After that I just run a flat iron quickly through it and call it a day.

Hope that was helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Xo J

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the recommendation, Julia! I bought the Babyliss hairdryer based on your recommendation, and have been loving it.

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