I would just like to start by saying that I am all hopped up on coffee. And life is GOOOOD. I could do entire blog about coffee if you let me, but I won’t.
FYI: It is our LOVELY founder’s birthday today so in honor of Miss Chelsea McMahon I would like to say a few words:
Some vegan is probably watching this, shaking her head, saying,
this is EXACTLY why people should not have coffee.
For the next few weeks I’m going to talk to you about your LUSCIOUS LOCKS. As you can see from the video, my hair needs to be colored (thank you AVEDA for not returning my call for an appointment). And it.is.curly. I had one curl on my head when I was a baby. That one has multiplied abundantly. I’m not even sure if the Lord himself knows how many hairs He has put on this head. (See Luke 12:7)
So where do you even start on this topic? I’d like to tackle two things specifically that I think EVERYONE deals with no matter what hair type you have.
1. What in the SAM HILL am I supposed to do about all the frizz going on?
2. What in the heck am I supposed to do with it after it’s under control?
Here goes nothin’!
I have pretty much tried everything there is to try through the years, and I have come away with the products that have worked [AND] those that did nothing. This week I will be targeting those of you who, like myself, have some crazy curls. I also know that many of you have straight hair. I will be consulting two of my sisters that have beautiful straight hair about their favorites as well, and reporting back the results for next week’s segment. [With a Borat accent] EVERYONE IS HAPPY!
My favorite Shampoo:
Spend: Biolage by Matrix Hydratherapie Hydrating Shampoo ($15.77 on walmart.com)
This is my favorite hair care brand. EVER. I love the scent, the texture, the way that it leaves my hair feeling. If I ever have extra money this is what I buy because it is fabulous.
Save: Herbal Essences Hydralicious Self-Targeting Shampoo ($3.24 at Walmart)
I’ve been using Herbal Essences since I was in middle school (back when it was the clear bottle for shampoo and the strawberry-pink bottle for conditioner), and I stick by them as the best, cheap hair care for shampoo and conditioner.
My Favorite Conditioner:
Spend:Biolage Conditioning Balm (about $16 and up)
It tamed my unruly hair without feeling heavy or greasy, and it left it feeling thoroughly conditioned and smooth! If you don’t have super thick hair I would recommend this only as a treatment not as an everyday conditioner. You can check out the MATRIX website (not to be confused with The Matrix) to find something more suited for your everyday use.
Save: Tresemme Flawless Curls Conditioner ($3.84 on walmart.com)
This stuff is great, and a great value; 32 oz. for around $4! Love itttt. Plus it tames my curls like no other.
The Best Styling Products:
Nuance Salma Hayek Blue Agave Curl Cream (around $10 at CVS). I found this stuff right before Spain, and I bought the trial size. I love it! It kept my hair frizz-free in the summer heat, it’s lightweight, and it smells soooo good!
If I am using mousse I usually jump between Herbal Essences and Tresemme, because they are cheap and effective. I try to use little to no hair spray. Too much alcohol for your pretty locks! Don’t weight them down!!!!!
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray ($23 on sephora.com)
This stuff is so fun if you want your hair to have that just-out-of-the-ocean look without the just-bathed-in-seaweed-smell. Spray it on damp hair, separate pieces and twirl them around your fingers, and let it air dry. Love.
I use this awesome product right before I straighten my hair. It’s a non-chemical straightening treatment, and it works wonders. It keeps my crazy curls smooth all day after straightening. I would recommend you buy the small $12 tube because then you can travel with it. A little bit goes a long way!
In addition to these stellar products make sure you let your curls air dry as much as possible, or use a diffuser with your blow dryer. Keep the straightening to a minimum, and get regular trims to rid yourself of the dead ends. I would also suggest you not even TRY brushing that junk when it’s dry. Unless you like pain. In which case you are reading the wrong blog. Here are a few more frizz-free tips from WebMd.com.
As always I’d love to hear what works or doesn’t work for you. Let me know any additional tips, tricks, and products you swear by.
Smile, pretty girl. See ya next week.