Archive: Hair

John Frieda styling products I’m loving right now!

Up until I had my first child, my hair was straight as a board. My hair wouldn’t hold a curl – or a perm – nada. It was very frustrating, especially considering I have a sister with the most beautiful naturally curly hair you’ve ever seen. All I wanted was beautiful curly hair! After my first son was born in 2000, it seems like I woke up the next morning with wavy hair. It has a natural wave to it, but I wouldn’t call it curly. I’ve had shorter hair my entire life – and in the last year or two – I’ve decided to let it grow out. Now that my hair is longer, I have the opportunity to do more with it!

I’ve tried rollers, curling irons, many things. And then this John Frieda curling iron came in the mail, and I was really excited to try it out! The picture above is Erin and I out for a girls night, and I used this curling iron – WITH the John Frieda products listed below! The products were amazing in setting my curls. My curls never relaxed – ALL NIGHT!! I know it’s hard to tell in the picture above, but I had beautiful, natural-looking curls.

I was very nervous about using a wand…but this tool makes it easy! It comes with this little glove so you don’t burn your fingers. It’s easy to use, and the results are beautiful!!

John Frieda® 1 ½ Inch Frizz Ease® Conical by Conair ($39.99): Achieve well-defined, frizz-free wavy curls with this premium true ceramic heat styler. With a uniform heat recovery system and 11 digital high heat settings to suit all hair types, the Frizz Ease® Conical is a breakthrough in advanced true ionic technology. The 1 ½ inch clamp-free conical barrel features titanium ceramic coating that minimizes frizz for natural-looking results. With a new professional power handle, and the ability to reach temperatures of up to 400ºF in just 30 seconds, the 1 ½ Inch Frizz Ease® Conical delivers healthy looking, perfectly styled hair.

Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse is AMAZING.

Thickens strands to create body for all over lift.

Lightweight formula contains specialized blend of styling polymers that boost volume and hold style. Specialized polymer blend wraps around hair strands, increasing hair diameter, lifting at the roots. Resists humidity for long-lasting hold. This formula also contains panthenol, a protein, which helps strengthen and protect the hair.

Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray helps hold your curls ALL DAY! It’s truly amazing stuff!

Finishes and holds naturally full styles.

Lightweight, ultra-fine spray provides extra hold for natural looking volume that stays full and uplifted all day.

These products and MANY MORE can be found at Target!

Michelle Williams is finally growing her hair out, plus the adorable (and sad) reason why she kept it short.

Michelle Williams has finally decided to grow her hair out, after years of rocking a pixie cut. The Oscar nominated actress, 32, is growing her hair out, according to E! news. “I think I’m ready,” the Oz the Great and Powerful star, whose locks do indeed appear longer, said. “It’s on its way, slowly but surely.”

Michelle admits she’s kept it short longer than she had planned on, because of what a pain it is to grow out. “That’s why I’ve stayed with short hair for so long,” Jason Segel’s girlfriend said. “The mid-stage is insufferable. It’s really hard on your self-esteem.”

Daughter Matilda, 8, is ready for her mom to grow her hair out. “What Matilda would love is for her mom to grow out the cropped hair, though that’s unlikely to happen any time soon,” Williams told ELLE back in November 2011.

What prompted Michelle to cut her hair short to start with? Matilda’s late father, Heath Ledger. “Straight men across the board are not into this hair!” Williams told ELLE at the time. “I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it.” Ledger died of a drug overdose in January 2008 at age 28.

Now that she’s got a new man in her life, it’s time to enjoy long hair!

ON MY WISH LIST: Tresemmé Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner

Tresemme has launched a brand new line called the Keratin Smooth Collection, and I can’t wait to try it! The new line includes shampoo, conditioner, serum and heat-protectant spray that makes your hair shiny and gorgeous for 48 hours!  It’s no secret keratin works wonders, and the line’s lower sulfates means it’s healthier for hair.

Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner, $4.99 each, at drugstores


Davine’s NaturalTech products worth owning!

Davine’s extraordinary NaturalTech Nourishing Shampoo is absolutely amazing. Its creamy texture produces a full-bodied, rich foam, whilst the mixture of gentle surfactants gently washes the hair structure. It makes my hair feel so amazingly soft, so healthy, I’m totally addicted. I love the smell of the shampoo, I love how little it takes for results, I love it all!
How to use:

Apply 20 gr. of product to scalp and damp hair, massaging in gently. Rinse thoroughly and repeat if necessary. Treatment with Nourishing Shampoo can be repeated any time you wish according to scalp and hair needs.

Davine’s Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner is just what this girl needed for her color-treated hair. I have way too much grey (I’m never going to admit how much), so dying my hair once every couple months – is a must. This conditioner really puts life back into my hair. I’ve used it twice now – once a month – and the results are visible. My hair is softer, healthier, and I don’t feel so bad for dying my hair as much as I do. It moisturizes hair in depth making it soft and shiny. It improves compability and helps make the hair structure even.

How to use:

Apply 15gr. to lengths and ends. Leave on for 10 minutes, then comb. Rinse thoroughly. For a deep repair treatment on medium or thick hair, apply Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle after having rinsed Nourishing Restructuring miracle off thoroughly; leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse again and dry. The treatment with Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle can be repeated any time you wish according to hair needs.

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