Wait. You guys know the whole washing hair thing really isn’t for me.
In fact, the dirtier, the better ( so sue me? )……….I feel like the longest I’ve ever gone is 2 weeks? A week & a half is fun too. If I’m lucky, once a week it happens. But that’s just if I’m lucky.
If you follow along on Snapchat, you can see I love a good week & half-ish blowout. For the record, a blowout is a luxury I am 100% willing to spend money on. The reasoning behind this theory is actually very logical. When I get a blowout, I get one hour to myself. The hour is extremely productive because really if you think about it, I’m killing two birds with one stone. E-mails, check! Conference calls, check! Fresh / ready to go hair, check!
( Side note: scheduling conference calls in the first half of the blowout is my favorite thing ever, try it ).
Really though, you walk out of the blowout feeling like a real Pantene Pro V commercial with a full, uninterrupted hour of work behind you.
You should know, typically Drybar in Del Mar has amazing WiFi. The champagne is always a plus too. Unless of course it’s 11 AM & you’re feeling more of a cucumber & lemon water moment.
The logic behind this is simply that the alternative to a blowout is to waste an uninterrupted hour of work on washing it myself – and my hair never looks as good when I’m doing it myself. The hour of work is worth the dough. Time is money, right.
Is this theory off-base? Thoughts?
Ok well let’s get right into the whole reason you’re reading: two hair products.
These are two products that I literally bring in my purse to the salon OR use at home. They’re nothing fancy. Straight to the point actually. I’ve used both of these for YEARS & honestly haven’t ever swayed. It’s like a bad boy, motorcycle riding hottie ex-boyfriend you can’t quit. I always go back, you know?
The first product is SO MUCH YES: purple shampoo.
Every girl needs some purple shampoo.
That’s right, even if you’re brunette. Why? Because !!! It takes the brassiness out of hair. Just ask my friend, Erica from Fashionlush. You know the orange-ish, sometimes yellow-y look? Well purple shampoo dilutes that while kind of cooling it down. Personally red / orange tones are not flattering on my skin ( which is also why I always ask for spray tan shades that don’t have ‘red tones’ in them ) so the purple shampoo removes all those unflattering tones immediately.
I use it every OTHER week, not every time. It’s overkill. You’ll also need conditioner because purple shampoo NEEDS something moisturizing to compliment it. Lastly, make sure you leave it on for a hot minute. Don’t rush to rinse it out, you know? Just let it chill so you can soak up all of its magical goodness.
This one is $10.76 & it’s the holy grail of shampoo in my opinion ( << nothing sponsored, just LOVE ). I pair it with this conditioner ( $9 bucks! ) — there’s a set deal too if you want. Use both every other wash for best results.
BYE-BYE CARROT TOP STRANDS, HELLO COOL, ASHY, SEX KITTEN LOCKS.
Ok on to the next:
When I was introduced to THIS little gem, I immediately fell in love.
First of all, this makes your hair smell amazing. I swear even when I’m not wearing deodorant ( ….LOL ) people will comment about the light, fresh smell. It’s not attributed to anything but this thick dry finishing spray.
The best thing about this product though is that it sort of gives waves with that chic, edgy vibe. It’s hard to explain but it takes the 4-year-old curl out of the equation. Basically makes the curls less precious? My waves DO NOT LOOK the same without this product. After waves are added to my hair I add this thick dry finishing spray to complete the look. I spray it about 6 inches from my hair & kind of shake up the hair. If you’re curious about more hair details: sex pot curl breakdown here, video tutorial here.
It gives the perfect finish to a wave or curl. SO IDEAL.
Honestly I wouldn’t even want my hair done if I didn’t have this product. It’s that good.
Oh, if you’re going to get this, no need to buy the full size. Just get the travel size. It’s less expensive & fits in your handbag so I actually like the smaller size better.
What is your holy grail hair product? Don’t get too crazy, you know I hate to wash my hair so an expensive shampoo is not my favorite! HA.
Talk tomorrow, happy Thursday!
– lauryn x
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