Beachy Waves for Stubborn Hair

This look has become one of my favorites things to do since getting my hair cut. I’ve always loved the look of waves, but my hair is so thick and heavy that it always reverted back to being straight in a few hours. If those “spray and scrunch” tutorials don’t work for you, you may want to give this a try!

I’ve recently discovered a couple awesome products and a technique to get my waves to stay all day long!

First, I wash my hair twice with shampoo then condition. Right now I am using TRESemeé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner with Marula Oil, but I’ve found what I use for this step doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a product that usually works on my hair.

Once I get out of the shower, I brush through my hair with a wet brush and get all the excess water out.

I don’t always do this step, but sometimes I use L’Oreal Studio Body Builder Mousse to give my hair a little volume in the morning.

I then take a leave-in conditioner and work it into the bottom few inches of my hair. Lately, I’ve been rotating using Ion Color Solutions Intense Leave-in Therapy and eva.nyc Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer.

For the last product, I take Ouai Haircare Wave Spray and spray it throughout my hair, avoiding the roots.

After I’m done with the products, I twist my hair up into a turbo twist and let it dry for about 30 minutes (important to note – I shower at night). I then let my hair air dry until it’s SLIGHTLY damp. This is the most important part for me. If it’s even just a little too wet, the waves will fall out very quickly in the morning.

When my hair is sufficiently dry, I separate my hair down the middle and do a Dutch braid on each side. I then leave the braids in all night – the longer, the better.

In the morning, I leave the braids in while I’m doing my makeup and getting dressed. When I’m just about ready to go, I take the braids out and arrange the waves how I want them. If I really need them to look fresh all day, I use a little hairspray.

I’m loving this hairstyle! What’s your favorite go-to look?

Review: Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo

Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo has an amazing scent – one of my favorites for a shampoo. I used to be really hesitant to use anything other than Pantene because I thought it was the only thing that worked well on my hair. However, I really enjoyed using this product. I’ve actually gone through two bottles of this shampoo, and I will definitely repurchase it again.

The consistency is a little thinner than Pantene, but it’s not too thin that it’s runny. It also has a very good lather.  It always leaves my hair feeling extremely clean, and the scent lasts all day in my hair. My hair also feels very soft and silky after using this shampoo, and I can definitely tell a difference when I use it.

 

 

Overall: A+

Price: $3.99 at Target

Sephora Haul: October 2017

I discovered an old Sephora gift card lying around, and combined with the Friends and Family sale last week, I decided to treat myself! My order came in on Monday, and I’m super excited to try everything out. Here’s what I got:

Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation (Warm Beige)


Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick (Gingerbread Man – currently sold out)


Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick (Sell Out)


beautyblender blendercleanser solid


Laura Mercier Eye Basics (Wheat – reward)


Boscia Skincare for Your Selfie (reward)


Here’s a picture where I’m wearing the foundation, eye primer, and lip color in Sell Out:


My first impressions are that I love the foundation, but it’s a tad too dark for me right now. The eye primer didn’t work super well for me; my eyeshadow had creased at the end of the day. I LOVE the lip color and formula. I will continue to test these products out and let you know what I think!