Thursday, September 8, 2011

My hair styling routine.

I have always been plain and simple. I only wear make-up on special occasions. I don't do extra work with my hair on a regular basis. I like it that way. Low maintenance so to speak, lol!

However, a week before my baby's church baptism, I thought of getting a hair cut and having my hair colored. I always go to this no-frills hair salon in town because the hairdresser is good. Most salons that I've gone to were not really used to handling Asian thick, black hair so I always end up spending more but feeling unhappy and dissatisfied after every haircut session. So I just keep on coming back to this hairdresser in town and always walk out of the place feeling like it's a different me each time, lol! If you know what I mean, hehe!

But anyway, so after this latest haircut (which I really love) I thought of indulging myself into a few vanity items that would somehow maintain the "fresh out of the salon" look!

Before, I usually just let my hair air-dry. I think it's simpler that way. I was also dead-set against using hair straighteners for I have heard too much heat can damage hair. But then, I have naturally wavy hair so it can be challenging at times to style it. So I thought I must give hair styling tools a try. I researched on what great products to use to help minimize hair damage despite using these tools. I hate to admit it but it sure does make a lot of difference.

I put 2-3 pumps of Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide on my towel-dried hair before I blow dry it. This helps protect the hair from the blow dryer heat. Once completely dry, I section my hair into 3 parts. I find it easier to iron that way if I do small portions of hair at a time. Then I spray a little bit of Nexxus Pro-mend Heat Protexx on every section. It's just basically another heat protector before ironing. As for my iron, I use Remington Wet2Straight. This thing emits a vapor mist that would dry the hair at the same time ironing it straight, that way there's really no need for me to blow dry it completely before straightening it. But I have not used that feature yet. I prefer to have it completely blow dried before ironing. It's less damaging that way, I guess, lol! Then once I achieve that perfect straight hair look, I then finish it up with Chi Silk Infusion. It tends to get greasy so I just normally put a little bit on the ends to get rid of the little frizz. It does give the hair a shiny, healthier look so I love this product as well. I have not used the Straight Sexy Hair product yet. It seems to have the same purpose as the other ones. I don't know why I bought it, probably I was too obsessed with getting my hair straight, lol! But anyway, yep, that's how I style my hair these days. I'd like to point it out that I don't do this as my daily routine though. I don't have that much time to play with my hair, lol! It's just too time-consuming. Just occasionally when I wanted to look a little bit presentable, I go through an extra mile in styling my hair.

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