Posts Tagged ‘how to get natural beach waves’

Hair Stylist Superstar, Chris Dylan

Lauryn Evarts talks to Chris Dylan about hair tips, tricks, and easy at home remedies.

Not gonna lie, I’m insanely jealous of Chris Dylan’s fabulous, Rapunzel-esque hair. Like, I really want to chop it off while he’s sleeping. Creepy? ; )

Interviewing Chris was soooo exciting because anyone who takes one look at his hippie-chic locks, wants to know who, what, where, when, why, how he achieved that mane of loveliness. I die over him- his locks look like they come directly from the God of hair.

Oh, & BTW, Chris also says not to wash your hair everyday {!!!}. Yayyyy!

Check him out:

+ Introduce yourself and tell us all about your hair background.

Chris Dylan: As cliche as it sounds, I have always been interested in hair. I can remember styling Barbie’s hair as a kid & putting hair extensions in for all high school girlfriends. Soon after I picked up a liking to fashion & attended FIDM in Los Angeles for college. While getting my degree in Fashion Merchandise Marketing I assisted a makeup artist & realized I needed to do hair to be happy. I ended up at cosmetology school from there & here I am now!

Lauryn Evarts talks to Chris Dylan about hair tips, tricks, and easy at home remedies.

+ Worst thing to do to for your hair?

CD: The worst thing you can do for your hair is play at-home hair dresser. The chemicals used to color/straighten/perm/etc. your hair can be extremely damaging if they’re not used properly. So basically you’ll end up ruining your hair, which means you’ll need a hair stylist to fix it.

Always make sure your hair is in the care of a licensed professional!

+ I’m dying to know how you make your hair so shiny and beautiful? I’m obsessed!

CD: I use Pureology Super Straight shampoo and conditioner. It leaves my hair super glossy and feels/smells like I just left a salon. Whenever my hair feels dry or tangled I use Agadir Argan Oil Spray. It’s not the best smelling but it’s one of the few oils I’ve used that doesn’t leave my hair feeling heavy & greasy. At night I ALWAYS make sure to brush & braid my hair; I make this just as important as brushing my teeth, haha.

+ What healthy foods do you eat to strengthen you hair?

CD: I make sure to eat foods high in iron to strengthen my hair such as chicken, tofu, flaxseed, & lots of sunflower seeds. I also eat a ton of almonds which have a high Zinc content to help prevent hair loss. I love almonds! Sebum is your hair’s natural conditioner; without Vitamins A & C your body cannot produce it, so I make sure to keep things like fruit, cheese, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, etc. on my mind when writing my grocery list.

+ Drinks that promote healthy hair?

CDWATER!!! Water, obviously, is very hydrating to the body. If your body isn’t hydrated, your hair isn’t going to be hydrated, leaving you with dry, brittle, damaged hair. So drink water! At least eight glasses a day!

Lauryn Evarts talks to Chris Dylan about hair tips, tricks, and easy at home remedies.

+ Loving natural beach waves…any tips?

CD: An easy way to get natural beach waves in six steps:

1.] First dampen your hair & section it into four sections [ use more sections for shorter hair ].

2.] Twist each section the direction you want your hair to curl & then pin it into a coiled bun.

3.] Blow dry each bun until it’s dry

4.] Take out dried coiled buns. Gently pull apart twists.

5.] Scrunch your hair & you’re left with natural beach waves!

6.] Touch up with a curling iron/rod to perfect!

+ Hottest hair style for Fall 2012?

Unique braids & twists. They are a simple/easy way to add interest & texture to your hair.

Lauryn Evarts talks to Chris Dylan about hair tips, tricks, and easy at home remedies.

+ Best hair product from the grocery store?

CDL’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray. It smells incredible & has a strong hold that won’t leave your hair feeling heavy & sticky. You can run your fingers through your hair & it still keep the hold.

+ Product to invest in?

CD: Hands down, Kérastase Chronologiste. Referred to as hair caviar, this is a pricey yet rich product that, I think, has absolutely no competition. If you have dry or color damaged hair, or even just damaged hair in general, Kérastase Chronologiste will totally transform & renew your hair.

+ How often should you shampoo your hair [ << uhhh, because I barely wash mine ]?

CD: Ideally you should wait two-three days to shampoo your hair. If you can wait until the third day, even better. Using shampoo too frequently can strip & dry your hair out. If you are in between two to three days and feel like you HAVE to wash your hair, just rinse and condition for a quick fix!

+ Natural at home, beauty remedy?

CD: I’m not really a fan of at home remedies because of my busy schedule, but one that I do use is avocado. I naturally have frizzy unruly hair, so I use the avocado for its oils & proteins. All you do is mash up an avocado and massage it into clean damp hair. I usually leave it on for about thirty minutes then rinse it out.

For those who have extensions & get build up around your scalp, try making a thick paste out of baking soda and water. Massage into damp hair then rinse out after about fifteen minutes.

+ For more hair tips, follow Chris on Twitter [ @Chris_Dylan ] & on Insta [ @Chris_Dylan ].

Lauryn Evarts talks to Chris Dylan about hair tips, tricks, and easy at home remedies.

Healthy, Shiny Hair

Hannah Andrusky talks how to have healthy hair with health and fitness blogger, Lauryn Evarts

Let me introduce you to my amazing hair God, Hannah Andrusky. When it comes to hair, she is literally a guru. Every time I leave her spinning chair I automatically feel refreshed. I spoke with her recently on how to achieve thick, shiny, healthy hair- here are all the juicy deets:

+ What’s a natural hair remedy that makes your hair shine?

Moroccan Oil [ the light brand ]. The regular kind is too heavy. Use it only the ends of the hair. For a cheaper alternative, try coconut oil. It makes the hair smell good and works really well.

+ Supplement to strengthen hair?

Bio Tin; you can buy it Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. You want 3,000 mcg. a day. This can be taken on top of a hair and nail vitamin. Omega-3 vitamins are helpful too.

+ Let’s talk jello:

Gelatin or any kind of gummy is fantastic for your hair and nails because it helps to strengthen & grow them. You can do a protein treatment with Knox Gelatin. Use warm water, Knox Gelatin, leave it in your hair for 30 minutes, rinse, & then add a leave in conditioner. Too much protein will cause breakage. You can do the treatment once a month, or every two weeks.

Hannah Andrusky talks how to have healthy hair with health and fitness blogger, Lauryn Evarts

 + Healthy tip for people that color their hair?

For summer, spray a UV protectant on your hair for sunscreen. We always forget to sunscreen our hair. Your hair needs protectant, just like skin. [ Lauryn’s hair sunscreen pick can be found here ].

What healthy foods you eat to strenghten you hair?

Iron in spinach is fantastic. Lots of protein will make your hair grow. I can tell a vegetarian a mile away by their hair. If you’re not getting proper nutrients your hair will suffer. Under nourished vegetarians will have fine, translucent hair. If you’re a vegetarian make sure you’re eating a lot of beans, tofu, edamame, etc.

Any drinks that promote healthy hair?

Fresh veggie juicing you’ll see in your skin and hair.

+ Want: natural beach waves…how do I achieve this naturally?

Scramble egg whites and sugar together to scrunch your hair for beachy waves.

+ Hottest hair style for Summer 2012?

High, thick bun and slicked back ponytail.

+ Best hair product from the grocery store?

If you’re strapped for cash or pinched for time, use Pantene Pro-V. It coats the hair with detergents, so it creates the optical illusion that your hair feels good. I like to go a cheap shampoo once a month, because it has detergents in it that will strip any build-up or natural oils.

+ Best product to invest in?

Kérastase’s shampoos and conditions. I like the green moisturizing one best.

+ How often should you shampoo your hair?

Decades ago they used to wash their hair once a month. They had lush, long beautiful hair because of this. Get away from daily shampoos. Use a dry shampoo if you’re working out. I would recommend shampooing every three days a week.

+ Best hair advice:

Less is more, less product, less styling, less fussing…

++ To book with Hannah [ she’s based out of Rancho Santa Fe, California ], e-mail her at  H_Andrusky@yahoo.com.

Hannah Andrusky talks how to have healthy hair with health and fitness blogger, Lauryn Evarts

Hannah Andrusky talks how to have healthy hair with health and fitness blogger, Lauryn Evarts
Hannah Andrusky talks how to have healthy hair with health and fitness blogger, Lauryn Evarts

[ My hair, after Hannah’s magic touch ]

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.