It’s no secret that I have struggled with finding a hairstyle that both fit me, looked good and was something I was comfortable with styling. My hair was, before I chopped it all off, very long and somewhat (was it?) blonde and I was never quite happy with how it looked.
That’s actually most of the reason for the bun I sported back in the day. Mostly I just hated dealing with styling it and wanted it out of my face and out of view, so I wouldn’t have to think about it. Of course I couldn’t go on like that, so early last year I decided that something needed to change and I mustered up all of my courage, went to the hairdresser and had it colored brown and cut completely short.
It has honestly, been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love my hair now and styling it isn’t a chore anymore but something I happily do every morning to complete my signature look for the day. I’m very happy with how it looks and I like how it’s both big and fluffy but also curly and messy! It’s just so much more me and that’s what I love about it! Needless to say, I’m happy I did it.
I recently purchased some new hair products that I’ve really been loving and I wanted to share them with you. Which is why I decided to opt for a post like this for today. A lot of people have also been requesting these types of “What I Use/How I Do It” blog posts lately, so I figured it was about time to get one out there.
First up I use just a regular shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Nothing fancy there, other than it has color protection in it. The ones I use are the L’oréal Paris Elvive Color Protect Caring Shampoo and Conditioner. They’re cheap, you can find them pretty much anywhere and they smell nice which is, as you all know, what I’m ALL ABOUT.
Next is a protection spray which I have been using lately. It’s the Bumble&Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer. Earlier I used a styling cream with a heat protective in it, but I was out browsing with Emma Blackery recently and she recommended me this. It’s quite pricey but it’s easy to apply and so far, I’ve had good results with it. Emma also recommended me coconut oil to use as a hair mask a couple of times a month, so I guess I’ll have to give that a go!
Now we get on to the actual styling part of my routine. For this I use your average, day-to day, standard curling iron or, if I’m feeling particularly lazy, a regular straightening iron.
After that part is all done, I will go in with a little bit of styling putty to raise the roots and give my hair a little bit more lift and volume. For this I am currently using the got2b Made 4 Mess Texturizing Putty but was recommended the L’oréal Studio Line Matt&Messy Shine-free Sponge-putty by Emma Pickles and we all know her hair is always on point, so I figured it was worth a try. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the one she had mentioned but picked up the got2b Made 4 Mess Texturizing Putty instead which works in a similar fashion. It’s tricky to use though but I’ve found that it gives better support than the spray version got2b Made 4 Mess Texturizing Hairspray.
My only advice for handling this is to be careful not to use too much product at a time. Otherwise your hair will end up looking greasy and feeling heavy and that’s the opposite of what you want!
Lastly I always finish off with a hairspray and the one I like to use, and have always sworn by, is the got2b glued Blasting Freeze Spray. It’s easy to apply, has AMAZING hold and smells leagues better than most other hairspray I’ve tried..
That’s it really. I don’t use a lot of fancy tricks or expensive products and I’m sure I have loads of room for improvement but for now, this is the routine and the products I’m sticking with. Hopefully it can give you guys some inspiration to either change up your routine or maybe even try a new and interesting hairstyle.