Updated Hair Care Routine

A week ago I went to get my hair touched up and if you’ve been following me for a while, you understand that since I have a darker red color, my hair will look brunette whenever I take photographs indoors. Some of my followers were asking me if I had let go of my red locks and went back to my natural hair color. NEVER.

After taking pictures and snaps with my hair in sunlight, it was obvious that my red locks were still on and looking better than ever now that I have an updated hair care routine! This blog is going to be dedicated to telling you all about a new product I have been using that has really worked wonders for my hair and it is currently on sale at Ulta right now until June 2nd!

Here are some basic things about my hair care routine that have made a very big difference for the overall health of my hair:

  1. Cutting an inch off when I go to the salon as opposed to just a trim.
  2. Wearing caps and sunhats outside. The sun will definitely fade red hair.
  3. Using a heat protection spray before curling or straightening
  4. Combing my hair BEFORE I shower.
  5. Putting conditioner at the ends of my hair first and then shampooing my scalp.

I’m not going to lie, I rarely wear my hair natural. If you want an idea of what my hair naturally looks like, just look at this picture of Eddie Vedder 

Anyways, I want to talk about that new product that you can get on sale at Ulta right now that has really helped the lifespan of my red hair last way longer in between salon visits!

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Joico is a hair care brand that specializes colored treated hair. It is the perfect brand for anyone who may have alternative hair colors such as red, blonde, pink, purple, blue, green…you name it! Ulta’s sale on these products which is normally $16.99 per bottle, is on sale at 2 for $20!

Here is how I use this product: I wash my hair every 4 days, so generally twice a week. Every other wash is with this shampoo as opposed to my Sexy Hair Shampoo which is also on sale for 2 for $20!

The reason that I only use it every other time is because the Joico shampoo is very strong and can sometimes dry out your hair if you use it too frequently. You have been warned! Whether you have red hair, purple hair, pink hair or rainbow colored hair, really think about investing in this brand. It has not let me down and my hair is really looking more vibrant than ever!

It is always a good thing to adjust your hair routine as the weather changes and since we are about to go into much hotter weather and endless days with a happy yet merciless sun, I thought it would be a good idea to blog about an update summer hair care routine. I also want to quickly mention this hair sunscreen I am trying right now that has impressed me so far: Sun Bum’s 3 in 1 Leave In Conditioning Treatment. It is a spray that really works wonders and yes, this brand sells skin care treatments. All their products smell heavenly and I am really obsessed with this brand!

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That’s all I have for you guys, let me know what you think of this post and I just want to say, have a great weekend and stay stylish!

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5 Beauty Products Many Swear By, But Do Not Work For Me.

My last post on here was on my birthday which was January 15th….that was almost 10 days ago. I apologize for going a bit MIA on here, but I today was a long day of school and I was talking to some of my fellow classmates and we began talking about beauty products for hair, skin, nails, you name it! As each of us gushed about a product we are really loving at the moment, the conversation began to take a turn when we all started to share some horror stories about beauty products that just didn’t work out for us at all. I thought this would be a great thing to blog about because it is important to continue to understand that what works for one person, may not work for another. Without further ado, here are my top 5 beauty products that worked for most peeps, but not this chickadee!

5. Pantene’s Pro-V Dry Shampoo – My mom had purchased this product and told me that she heard from many YouTubers that this was one of the best dry shampoos ever so she grew curious about it. We decided to give it a try and it did its job nicely for my mom’s hair all day, but only lasted a few hours for my hair. The worst part is that after a few hours, my hair looked even more oily. Not really a good experience.

What DOES work for me and my hair is Dove’s Refresh + Care dry shampoo. I always grab this stuff because it is light, it doesn’t leave my hair feeling itchy or fades away in a few hours. There are different variations to this dry shampoo. It depends what you want.

4. Neutrogena’s Makeup Remover Facial Wipes

Yes, unfortunately Allure magazine’s #1 voted makeup remover wipes of 2017 do not work for me. In my own personal experience with these wipes, when I tried to clean my mascara off, I felt the burn. No, not the Bern. No, not the burn you feel when exercising… Neutrogena’s makeup wipes do not like me and will make my eyes feel like someone squeezed lemon in them! Never again.

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3. Proactiv’s Deep Cleansing Body Wash

I decided to give Proactiv a try for the first time back in 2015. I may not get a lot of breakouts on my face, but my back has always been a different story. I was working at a mall at the time and I would always pass by the Proactiv kiosk. One day I mustered the courage to talk honestly with a sales rep for the kiosk about my acne and she recommended this product that worked for her so she recommended it to me. I spent about $30 on the bottle and saw no improvement. Still upset about that.

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2. RedKen Color Extend Shampoo

Red hair is a lot of maintenance, but I love it so much that I really don’t care. Shampoo is the foundation for great hair and when I first went red, it was so hard finding the right shampoo, this is one of many products that I felt left my hair feeling super dry and damaged. I understand that these shampoos are on shelves to make your color last, but I cannot stress how annoying an itchy scalp due to dry hair is! This product is a fan favorite, but did not work for me.

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MY LAST PRODUCT….Please do not hate me…

 

1.Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Oh God….did I just admit that to you all?

I was taking a Music Fundamental’s class and this girl who sat next to me had the most gorgeous and perfect lashes that I just had to know what mascara she used. Needless to say, I ran to the store to purchase the $23 mascara from Ulta and was disappointed to see that even though it made her lashes look great, it didn’t do the same for me. I prefer a lengthening mascara versus a volumizing one. That’s just me. I tried this one, hoping my lashes would be bolder, nicer and just stand out more. All this mascara did was just paint my lashes black. I saw no volume, no length, no defintion….nada. I wanted my money back so bad, but I decided to give it more tries.  Ha!

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Whatever doesn’t work for you, doesn’t work. Find something that does! Remember that we are all different inside and out and the best thing to do is to just focus on what we can do to improve. Tell me some products that did not work for you or products that are your best friend! Thank you so much if you have read this far and stay stylish! 🙂

My Red Hair! Updated Facts About My Hair Care Routine And YouTube Channel!

I love fashion. I love the fact that it makes me feel so much more confident when I walk out knowing that I look good. Just being honest! I always loved being able to let others know about where I got my clothing or accessories from and even given fashion advice when I worked retail. Since dyeing my hair red, my outfits started to not be the only thing that people were asking about. Although my main focus is my fashion, I couldn’t ignore the fact that many people were asking about my hair color, so…..

I have a video on my YouTube channel so that you can see what my hair stylist does in order to achieve my red hair color! It is a process, and I am going to be honest about everything, so if you are interested, give it a watch! Below is a link to my YouTube channel so you can subscribe to me and turn on your notifications so that you are aware about my videos the second I put it on there!

In the meantime, here are some helpful tips on how to maintain red hair!

1. A Good Color-Treated Shampoo AND Conditioner 20171205_202844

Vibrant Sexy Hair is the shampoo and conditioner that I have been using and it is a keeper. I got mines at ULTA beauty and this shampoo keeps my hair color lasting the longest. Even my hairstylist told me that my roots were hardly showing! I get my hair touched up every 8 weeks. The product’s color is white and it smells like a field of roses!

2.  Refrain From Washing Your Hair Every Day.

I know, I know, I know. This may be gross to some of you, but I remember training my hair to not get so oily so fast for an entire year before coloring it red. If you’re like me, not washing your hair every day can seem like a deal breaker, but it’s beneficial to your hair to absorb natural oils that you need. Start by only washing your hair every other day. It does take getting used to, but luckily there is a great, inexpensive dry shampoo that works really well! The one that I currently use is Dove’s Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo.

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This dry shampoo is still my favorite! I have tried Panteen’s, Clean Freak, L’Oreal’s, and so many others, but none of them do the job like Dove’s for me!

3. Get A Good Hair Serum

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A lot of us who go to the salon know that when our hairstylist washes our hair, it looks so shiny and silky smooth…but when YOU wash it, it just doesn’t look the same! UGH! I know that when I started coloring my hair, my hair started losing its shine, but with a good hair serum, you can still get that salon shine and it will also help the  tips of your hair from breaking after all that styling. The one my hair stylist used on me during my salon visit is Mom’s Neurishing Oil Treatment. Another great one that you can find at the store is OGX Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum. It smells and feels so great!

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4. Allow Your Hair To Air Dry & Do Not Comb It Right Away.

This may be a little more personal for me, but I always air dry because I style my hair a lot and I like for my hair to have a break from that so I always wash my hair the night before about 3 hours before bedtime. I also do not comb my hair right away after getting out of the shower. I lightly soak up the excess water with my towel and wait until 2 hours after stepping out to comb it. I noticed that when my hair is still very wet, that brushing it also brushes off more of my hair dye. However, brushing my hair when damp to dry does not remove more of my hair dye.

5. Wear Hats!

Okay, so we know that another way to not have greasy looking hair without the help of dry shampoo, is also with the help of a hat. It’s getting closer to winter so I am walking out in my beanies and I am so excited! I love hats! Another reason to keep hats in mind is to protect your hair from fading. The sun’s rays can fade your red hair, so be mindful of this if you have red hair, but you’re going to be outdoors for a long period of time.

These are the most recent tips and products that I use so I hope you enjoyed reading about it. Without further ado, check out my YouTube channel and click on the first video on there which is all about my red hair!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEcAQXGrMMLM5UHV1YIP2Rw

Thank you guys so much for reading my blog, please click the link above to visit my YouTube channel and watch my video. Also be sure to subscribe and I will talk to you all more later!

Stay Stylish!