I had several requests from readers lately to talk about my hair and what I use. Happy to! I am going to share the products I use and how I style my hair.
Speaking to my hairstylist, I have gone through times where I think I may want to try a new style like a Long Angled Bob, or something fresh. According to my hairstylist, Mindy, certain shorter hairstyles are actually “more work”, maintenance and upkeep, due to the style. If you are getting an angled bob, haircuts more often are necessary.
Mine is relatively easy to style.
My Stylist and Hair
At this point in my life, at 51, I am getting my hair colored. There is the natural color and the addition of grey and white that is showing. If I chose not to get my hair done, it would probably be white by now. I have a lot of white and grey hair coming in! I don’t know what I will do in the future, if I may go “white” or grey or continue to color. I feel it is a personal decision each lady has to make. I don’t see my hair drastically getting cut anytime soon either, as the last time I had shorter hair was in high school. . I do like long hair for my face and feel it is another personal decision and what makes you feel your best.
What is great is Mindy, my stylist, who is also my friend, comes to my house to do my hair. It does help when I am having a “bad day” from EDS and I can be myself in a bathrobe when she comes to do my hair. I used to see her in the Salon, where she arranged for me to lay down on a cushioned table in another room for my comfort, as I was not doing as well with my health. I would be in another room laying down while my hair processed. Now, it is much nicer, as we enjoy a glass of wine together and discuss hair, at my home
I was getting my hair done using INOA by Loreal. but we recently switched to a higher professional line called Majirel, by LOREAL. These 3 colors are blended together.
Conditioner- BIOLAGE – use a dime’s worth
I will only shampoo and condition my hair every other day using warm water.
Kerastase Oil– for all hair types. I will use one to two pumps on wet shampooed hair. I use more on the ends for added softness.
Kerastase Creme– Heat protectant is the next step. I use a dime-size amount to protect from the hairdryer and curling iron or hot rollers. This product works wonders and I can comb my hair easily after using these products.
Bumble and Bumble- Thickening Spray. I use this spray if I am going out or doing photo shoots. Spray on wet hair for extra volume.
Dry Hair-. I wear my hair in a microfiber towel in the morning and then it is practically dry by the time I go to dry it. I may spend 5-10 minutes drying my hair with a hairdryer.
Hot rollers- I will use these Remington hot rollers and do my makeup while they are curling. These rollers add a lot of curls. If I want a bit less curl but just a soft look, I use my Babyliss curling iron.
With the rollers, I leave them in for about 20 minutes and get major curls! I then, brush out the curls for wave and volume.
How do you style your hair? Do you have a hairstyle that is easy to care for?
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Happy Labor Day weekend!