Saturday, August 6, 2011

My Hair Straightening Routine

My hair is just bland, it isn't straight and it's not curly, it is just whatever. there are some days when it decides it wants to look cute naturally, so i can wear it as such but mostly it needs something. It takes me about 25  min to straighten and about 45 to curl, so i straighten it like 99.584618% of the time. Here is what i do and the tools i use:
1. Separate your hair into 2 or 3 sections (depending on thickness/curliness). Use a butterfly clip like so: 
(can purchase in different sizes, the larger for thicker hair)

2.Next, take your bottom most section and spray with a heat protecting spray. I use Pantene for Med. Thick hair.
3. Let it dry, then start to straighten hair by taking on to two inch sections. I use 

Hot N Silky Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron 1" I purchaced this at Sally's Beauty Supply, for around 40 dollars. I will review at the end! 

4. Once you are done with the first layer, take the next one down and spray with the heat spray and continue the process until hair is to your satisfactory. 
5.Then take your hair and run a brush lightly sprayed with hair spray on it and run it though your hair. 
(i find this works well)
6. Now, for your last step pump a silk serum in your hands (one pump is enough) and  run your hands through your hair.

Expensive? Yes. Fantastic? Yes.
Then simply style as you wish! This process leaves my hair smooth and silky all day long! 


Flat iron: I hated it when i first got it. It made my hair static-y,
and frizzy, then i found out that that was my heat spray and stopped using it. problem solved. However i still didn't love it. It grew on me. now it is a solid 8/10 and i really like it. I dont use it every day so idk if it would work well with every day use. 

Spray: I love Pantene products they are awesome, but i only use this for the smell. I have to be honest it smells amazing! i am really not sure how heat styling sprays actually work, i dont see how, but im on a mission to look it up then i will blog about it! i like this one a solid 10/10

Hair Spray: I love it! it actually works like it says and its great! 10/10

Serum: Paul has done it again. I love this stuff it comes in that big bottle and it is like a bottle of silky heaven. DONT go over board cause it can make your hair feel oily. It makes your hail look and feel like a ball of silk! it is amazing and worth every penny! 

July/August Favorites

OK i am so sorry i haven't been on here! i lost my password, and am i the only one who finds this website completely confusing and complicated? so it has taken me a while to get things back in order! I just got home from Canada visiting my grandma, and she took me to a mall in Ohio to visit my uncle for a day, and while i was their i went to Ulta and got some products that i would like to tell you all about! These are all my July favorites! 
This is L'oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara. I got it in Black.
Pros: Good length and volume
Cons: it clumps if you aren't careful cause the product itself is very runny and it takes a long time to dry. i mix it with one by one! It is a good product, but not by itself. Over all a 6/10

Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner In Bold Brown.
Pros: LOVE the color! it is a deep brown with a gold shimmer which makes my eyes (hazel) POP! It goes on so smooth and you dont need a lot of product.
Cons: Doesn't stay on the waterline without a setting shadow or something, and it might just be the one i got, but the mechanical part is really hard to turn.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Smokey for Hazel Eyes
Pros: I got it last year but recently started using it. I love all of the colors! they are really pigmented and just great products! i have already hit pan and i haven't been using them but 2 months now! (that's how much i use them)

Cover Girl Loose Powder Oil Control

(I don't have oily skin so i need a moisturizer under it)
Pros: Coverage is great and it is an amazing setting powder. It also has so much in it i'll  never run out! 
Cons: It doesn't do well with sweat and heat and when i get hot all the blood immeditly rushes to my face so i sweat it off a lot! 

Ok you caught me, i didn't get this at Ulta. I get it from a book store in my grandmas home town to read on the way home from Canada, and it is amazing! i just got back and i am already on page 329! i have been reading it since about July 30th or so, and it is great, it has a slow start but if you are a reader bare with me and get it! its really good! 

OH and i went to the Bahamas so here is a pic of the beach!