I’ve got to be honest here- I can probably count the times my hair has worked out exactly the way I wanted on my fingers. Whenever I go to the hairdressers they give me something kind of close to what I wanted. When I do my hair it looks okay for ten minutes before falling flat. The few times I’ve dyed my hair it’s either not made any difference or turned it to some kind of yellowy straw. Plus I’ve got these wispy bits of frizz on the top of my head Kurt likes to refer to as “Hagrid” that never, ever go away. It’s been really, really long, short and the current dry inbetween. But I’ve accepted the crazy mane for what it is and feel pretty lucky considering I seriously don’t do anything at all.
So those lovely people who have been asking me what I’ve been doing to my hair lately- it was probably just one of those rare good hair days. I almost never style it, let it air-dry and use whatever shampoo and conditioner we have on hand. Lately, though, I’ve gotten into a very loose translation of a “regime,” in that I use some pretty good products to make my hair look better than usual.
Left to right: (Left) Urban Fudge Sea Salt spray, (Centre) Original Mineral’s “Maintain the Mane” and “Original Detox” shampoo, “Seven Day Miracle” and “The Power Base” Masques, (Right) Schwarzkopf Daily Oil Elixir.
Sea salt spray has become my new best friend. It somewhat enhances the already-messy waves I have going on. Plus, this one by Urban Fudge smells like a summer vacation and doesn’t leave my strands grossly crispy. I usually use that on second-day hair to give it that extra oomph. As for shampoo/conditioner, Original Mineral is expensive but one of the best I’ve used. In my opinion everyone needs a “detox” shampoo in conjunction to their normal one, for when you have product build-up or just oily hair. Also invest in a masque or two for dryer days. Finally, buy some kind of oil (this one was the cheapest and works really well in my humble opinion) and apply to freshly-washed hair for silky smooth ends.
When this doesn’t work and you’re having the worst hair day ever, there’s always the ponytail. I like messily sitting on the top of my head. Basically brush it out, scoop/comb it up with your fingers, tie and scruff. Complex stuff.
But truly, nothing beats the hat. Those five black fedoras sitting in my wardrobe get a lot of love.
Hope this helps! I just put it together on a whim so let me know if you like this style of post. Also leave any suggestions in the comments below- this was based off an email suggestion I received last week. Love you all, hope you had a wonderful weekend!