I have gotten tons of questions regarding my hair and how I keep it so long and thick. First off let me tell you that my hair has always been very thick and it grows extremely fast without taking any sort of supplements. That may be genetics but there are certain products and tools that I use to make my hair looking and feeling healthy which helps keep it long and thick!
I use shampoo specifically for blondes because I do unfortunately spend a lot of money getting my hair highlighted and I want those highlights to look as bright as possible in between salon visits! I absolutely love the Pureology hair care line, especially the Perfect 4 Platinum shampoo and conditioner system. This shampoo and conditioner set is a little on the pricey side but it is so worth it to keep my hair healthy and bright. The Pureology shampoo lathers up really well and it comes out a light blue color. This shampoo is gentle enough to use on your hair every time you shower and it keeps your blonde hair from looking brassy and dull. The conditioner compliments the shampoo, as it leaves no residue while making your hair soft, smooth, manageable and bright. Another one of my absolute favorite blonde shampoos is The Perfect Blonde by Pravana. This shampoo is one that you would only use once or twice a week at most because it is so concentrated. When you squeeze it out of the bottle it is a dark purple color and it works as a toner for your hair. Whenever I notice my hair getting a little brassy or yellow, I use this shampoo and even just after one use, it brings my hair back to that cool, icy blonde that I always ask for when I’m at the salon. Even if you are reading this and are a brunette, I highly recommend using a Pureology shampoo and conditioner system that works best for your hair. I have tried endless amounts of products to control my lions mane and Pureology has hands down been life changing for my hair.
I rarely blow-dry, straighten or curl my hair for a couple of reasons. It just takes too long for me to style my hair every day since I do have extremely thick and long hair and it’s just not healthy to put that much heat on you hair on a day to day basis. A couple of years ago, I blow-dried and styled my hair with heat almost every single day and my hair was starting to look extremely dull and dry, not to mention I wasted hours styling it! Now, I will only blow-dry my hair if I hop out of the shower and absolutely need to style my hair for a special occasion. Most days I will brush my hair out with my wet brush, dry it with my towel until it is just a little damp and will use the Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream. This cream is seriously a miracle in a bottle! I put the product over the front and back of my hands so I don’t concentrate the product on one part of my hair. Then I take strands of my hair and twist them and keep the strands twisted for as long as I can. Don’t worry about looking a little silly with all of these little strands twisted in your hair because once you shake them out, your hair stays in those natural, beachy waves using no heat and no tools! That is my go-to hair style, especially during the summer here in Florida where it is extremely hot and humid. It saves me so much time getting ready in the morning and I love the look it gives my hair.
When I do use heating tools to style my hair, my absolute favorite tool is my John Freida Curling Wand. I just like the look that the wand gives my hair as opposed to an old school curling iron. The keys to getting those big, loose, natural curls that I wear often is to 1. always curl away from your face, 2. take small enough pieces so when your curls do fall, it still looks like you curled your hair and 3. always leave your ends out of the wand to create a more natural look. Also it is important to leave your curls in with hair spray for 20 minutes before shaking them out. It helps the curls set and helps avoid your curls falling out an hour into your day (we’ve all been there). I love the Kenra Volume Spray 25 because it holds my curls in all day into the next and it feels natural while giving my hair a shiny touch. Those are just a couple of hot tips for now! In a future blog post I will do a step by step video tutorial on how I achieve my big, loose curls in more depth.
Products Mentioned Above:
Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum System: http://www.pureology.com/systems/perfect-4-platinum
Pravana The Perfect Blonde: http://www.ulta.com/perfect-blonde-shampoo?productId=xlsImpprod14021191
Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream: http://www.pureology.com/systems/hydrate/air-dry
John Freida Curling Wand: http://www.ulta.com/1-12-in-1-in-curling-wand?productId=xlsImpprod14811071&sku=2308232&cmpid=PS_Non!google!Product_Listing_Ads&cagpspn=pla&CATCI=aud-296846808402:pla-195668740590&CAAGID=34489193482&CAWELAID=330000200000828656&catargetid=330000200000806302&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKEAjw1PPJBRDq9dGHivbXmhcSJAATZd_BaneIkIz3gmAden36ibu2jXttJRCxvmtR0zpVMKzaixoCDCHw_wcB
Kenra Volume Spray 25: http://www.ulta.com/volume-spray-25?productId=xlsImpprod10792077&sku=2084022&cmpid=PS_Non!google!Product_Listing_Ads&cagpspn=pla&CATCI=aud-296846808362:pla-195672046350&CAAGID=22649632350&CAWELAID=330000200000176753&catargetid=330000200000773867&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKEAjw1PPJBRDq9dGHivbXmhcSJAATZd_BtfG5Wgf8W6CrgCAlRxgUCo10GsbSGxjkNXcWOFNKURoCaqHw_wcB