It kind of amazing how much my hair affects my mood. I mean, really.
If I’m having a good hair-day I feel pretty. Even with no makeup and sweatpants. I feel like people can see the potential behind the sweats if the hair is good.
If I look pretty, I feel pretty.
And if I feel pretty, I’m nicer!
It’s true, ask my kids….
But if I wake up and have to run out the door with bad hair – it’s all over. I mean there’s no amount of make-up applied in the car that can correct bad hair.
And now that I have short hair I can’t just pull it up into a pony tail and feel cute. I actually have to “do” it to make it look good.
Which has forced me to come up with a few solutions that only take 15 min – As opposed to the hour it previously took.
I have a lot of hair, and it’s thick. I know, shut up, stop bragging. But it’s not like that. It’s kind of a pain in the ass on a daily basis because it takes so long to blow dry.
And that’s why I stopped doing it so often.
That’s right, I only wash my hair about once a week now!
Don’t get me wrong, if it gets funky or I’ve used a lot of product, or my face starts to look “pre-breakout-ish” then I wash it right away. But for the most part I can get away with it for about 5 days.
That’s a huge savings on time!
I also have a shampoo that I LOVE. It’s by Ojon and it their Full Detox shampoo. I follow it with Aussie 3 Minute Miracle conditioner.
Expensive shampoo, inexpensive conditioner, but hey – I’m into what works!
There’s another hair product I’m in love with and it’s made by Bumble and Bumble. It’s called Styling Lotion, but it comes in a spray bottle, which makes it really easy to get a light amount evenly distributed.
My newest hair look is loose sexy waves that tend to fall throughout the day. I like that they look good but not “done”.
I do it with a curling iron and honestly I only curl the top few layers of my hair. I have so much it would take forever to do it all!
And it would look like I had an appointment to meet the girls for lunch, at the Junior League – in 1987!
Take a pice of hair with the curling iron and start curling from about an inch or two away from the bottom of your hair. Keep it in a spiral motion and curl AWAY from your face all the way up to the root. Hold for 3-5 sec and move on to the next piece.
This will give you an idea of how it looks.
Happy hair days!