Posts Tagged ‘hair products’

my everyday hair routine

December 28, 2009

So when I was doing my “Everyday Hair Routine” YouTube video I got a little side-tracked…haha take a look!

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What’s your everyday hair routine?

searching for a new salon? four {must knows}

October 6, 2009

Picking a new hair salon can be a difficult undertaking, because there are so many out there. You don’t want to end up with a choppy hair cut, in a dirty, messy salon with hair all over or an overly aggressive stylist trying to convince you into a style you know just isn’t what you want!

Here are a couple of quick things every girl should think about before scheduling an appointment…

1. Recommendations!!!

Find friends you trust and ask them of any salons they would recommend. I would suggest asking a girl that has similar hair as yours and someone who has similar sense of style as you. Style…being how they dress, accessorize and wear their hair. This sounds kind of picky, but someone’s idea of a great hair style could be totally different if they prefer their hair to have blunt ends and you prefer a more natural, effortless look. Be sure to ask why they recommend them and who their stylist was.

If you are new in town look for recommendation on salon’s websites or call the salon and ask if they would provide recommendation contacts you could call/email. If you are feeling really ambitions and gutty, ask a girl who’s hair and sense of style you like where she gets her hair done while getting cup of coffee or shopping at the mall. Start it off like this…”Excuse me, this may sound like a weird questions, but I’m new in town and looking for a new hair salon to get my hair done at and I really like your hair cut and style. What salon do you get your hair done at?”

2. Schooling

Many salon’s have information on their website about what kind of schooling their stylist have gone through. You want to make sure the stylists know what they are doing before they touch you hair! If they don’t have anything on their site, just give them a quick call and they will be more than happy to give you that information. If they don’t give you the info or don’t know…don’t go there!

3. Products

After getting recommendations from my friends, I always like to know what products they use at the salon. I am an Aveda freak!!! I love the smell, the feeling and just the concept behind the brand.

Salon’s that carry specific product brands (i.e. Aveda) usually have to follow certain guidelines for schooling and certification, keeping update on the latest trends and the quality of service they provide.

I always go to Aveda salons because I know usually know what to expect from the salon and the quality of the hair cut I’m going to get. But it does have its drawbacks because they usually cost more to get your hair cut there.

Other good product lines to look for are: Bumble & Bumble, Redken, Matrix, MOP, Nexus

4. Consultation

Ok you have narrowed your search down to a couple of salons, but just can’t pick one yet. This is what you should do. Call them up and ask if you could have a quick sit down consultation with a stylist before you make your official appointment.

Most salons will have no problem doing this and most won’t charge you for the consultation.

If the consultation does cost money, just think of it this way–you may be paying a little more for to find the perfect salon, but your chances are a lot greater that you are going to get the exactly style you are looking for a little extra effort when searching for a salon.

Let me know if this helps you in your salon search or have any other tips!!

no more shampooing {update}

October 1, 2009

Its been a week since I vow not to shampoo my hair…scary, I know!

I have to confess I let my stylist shampoo my hair when I went into get my hair trimmed on Sunday. I just love the way my hair feels after they shampoo and condition it!

So besides that one time I actually have not shampooed my own hair…surprisingly, I love it! My hair really does feel soft and smooth. It is easy to style and silky smooth when I run my fingers through it.

So my shower routine is a dime size of Dove Moisturizing Conditioner into the roots of my hair. I really scrub my scalp and first 3 inches of my hair for about a minute or two. Rinse throughly! Then apply Bumble & Bumble Super Rich Conditioner (check out the review) to bottom half of my strands. I let the conditioner soak in while I scrub up and stuff, then rinse. Super simple and it will save a bunch of money on shampoos I usually buy.

I’m going to stay with it for awhile longer and let you guys know how it goes!

{product review} John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Out Hold™ Hairspray.

August 8, 2009

John Frieda volumizing hairsprayAMAZING. I absolutely love this hairspray. It does everything is says it will and more! 

The aerosol spray leaves a light, yet effective hold on your locks and amps up the volume all day and night. This is the perfect volumizing hairspray product. And the best part is its under $7!

What’s your favorite volumizing hairspray?

gp blog gives it 5 out of 5 pearls:
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{product review} Wen Cleansing Conditioner

August 7, 2009
Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner

Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner

So, I tend to be an easy sell for infomercials. They just make every product seem like something I need/have to own. I’ve found some amazing products that I can’t live without, like Bare Minerals and ProActive.

I have dry hair that I am always searching for a remedy to. About a year ago at 2 a.m., I thought I had found my answer–WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner. Unfortunately, this time I was a victim of convincing sales techniques and got a $40 stab to my bank account.

I liked it at first. After about two weeks of using Wen every time I showered, I was unimpressed. The more I used it the greaser my hair felt. I would take a shower and then my hair felt like I needed to take another shower. All my natural volume was lost and it made my hair feel really greasy.

The silver lining of this story is I still keep it in my shower because it makes an amazing leave-in-conditioner that I put on the ends of all my layers. So, if you are looking for a leave-in-conditioner this is a great product.

gp blog gives it 2 out of 5 pearls:
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