BABES. HAIR TIME.
How are you doing? Did you read the latest post on my march plan? If you haven’t – it’s basically about getting my ass back into the swing of things with eating, working out, etc. Life just.. got in the way for a bit.
It’s okay it’s okay. Quick turn around.
If you have read it – it’s been going good over here! I’m already feeling so.much.better.
Sweets are really addictive, huh? HOLY shit.
Anyway. I got my hair done today and I felt like it totally fit in with the whole idea of getting myself back into the swing of things – I put off my hair appointment last month because of the big move and honestly.. it threw me off.
I need to be up to date with my… (self?) in order to basically feel good. Like, I needed my hair done. I needed my eyebrows done. I needed my nails done. ASAP. Today. No matter what. Done.
They say if you look good you feel good.. right? I’m all about that. I think when you get yourself up and ready, you feel better. When you look like shit, you just feel like shit.
That’s how it is for me, at least. Anyone else?
BUT ANYWAY BIG NEWS.
I interviewed my hairdresser today – Kelly – while I was getting my hair done ( FUN ) and I’m REALLY excited to share this q&a with you guys – she has the best advice on hair and products.. in my mind at least. I think you guys will agree.
First of all, Kelly is the ultimate fucking badass woman, if you want to call it that?
Not to mention, she has 4 little kids plus a business. And does bomb hair. LIKE HI. Are you real?
And I do not pick hairdressers easily ( do any of us? ). She is basically my therapist along with being my hairdresser. I go there and full blown spill everything about my life and ( luckily ) get real-life advice back. No bullshitting at these appointments.
It’s to the point where they are so much more than just hair LOL. It’s basically a day for me to get refreshed, vent about my life, and watch her run the show. Which is amazing. I learn a lot from her just by going to her house and sitting there.
I’m dead serious – if you aren’t raving about your hairdresser, go get a new one. Just like that.
It’s life changing. I promise.
OK. Now that you know how much I obsess over my do it all hairdresser..
Let’s do this q&a. ENJOY.
+ WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH PURPLE SHAMPOO, SHOULD WE ALL BE USING IT?
Not necessarily – purple shampoo is mainly to cancel out the color yellow. So if you are blonde and are going a little ‘yellowy’ then you should do a purple shampoo.
If your hair is darker and want to go for a caramel color, then you should use a blue shampoo.
Purple cancels out yellow – blue cancels out orange – green cancels out red. Like the color wheel in elementary school LOL.
ALSO – don’t be afraid of the word ash!
People freak out when you say ashy. An ash has a blue green base, so it cancels out the brassy orange.
+ HOW ABOUT WASHING OUR HAIR? ( SIGH SIGH SIGH ) HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK IS TOO MUCH/TOO LITTLE?
I feel like that is very dependent on the person. Everyone has different skin, hair, etc.
If you have oily hair, wash it probably every other day.
You can also wash it with ACV ( apple cider vinegar ) then you can use coconut oil as conditioner! Or you can just use your regular conditioner, but that will help with your oily scalp.
I suggest that most people wash their hair every two days. You don’t want to get rid of all your natural oils.. you want to get rid of the product in your hair.
+ WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO MAKE YOUR HAIR SOFTER AND SHINIER?
Honestly, coconut oil.
And I’ve used EVERYTHING. Biosilk, moroccanoil, everything. You name it.
I truly believe in putting coconut oil in your hair. Just put it in, toss it in a clip, and leave it for 20 minutes.. or even over night.
When you wash it just do light shampoo at the roots and a tiny bit of conditioner at the ends so it’s easier for you to comb it out!
+ LET’S TALK ABOUT MAKING YOUR HAIR GROW.. AS YOU KNOW I NEVER CUT MINE AND I’M ALWAYS TRYING TO MAKE IT GROW LONGER! SO IS CUTTING YOUR HAIR ACTUALLY GOOD TO MAKE IT GROW OR IS THAT A MADE UP LIE WE ALL BELIEVE? ( SIGH AGAIN. )
That is a true story. Your hair actually splits faster than it grows.
So, if you have shitty split ends then it’s going to take you twice as long to grow that out as is it is for me to just cut an inch off and gain that growth the next 8 weeks.
& if you are afraid of haircuts, I suggest you get a hairdresser that knows what “your inch is” LOL.
+ WHAT’RE YOUR THOUGHTS ON EXTENSIONS? I’VE HEARD THEY ARE ACTUALLY BAD FOR YOUR HAIR.
So my view on extensions is people obsess over them – you want long hair that day then you don’t the next.
I always suggest the clip-ins because you can put them in every day super easy!
There are 3 different kinds of extensions – sewn in, taped in, and a bead.
The bead is like the end of a shoelace. The thing is, as they grow out, you have to go in and you have to move them up. Undo the bead/glue then move them.. and that ruins that piece of hair so when you take them off you have a lot of broken pieces.
The clip-in ones you take off and your hair is your hair. Still.. good!
The clip-ins that are real human hair are only like 200 bucks. You can color them, lighten them, darken them, etc.
You are spending money every 6-8 weeks with the ones you have to go back for to move up!
+ LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS BUSINESS YOU GOT GOING ON. A BADASS, MOM OF 4 LITTLE ONES, STILL GOING. HOLY INSPIRATION! TELL US MORE!
It’s called Rodan + Fields!
The makers of proactive are the doctors behind r+f. They obviously have a great following with proactive.. which is for acne. But people go to the dermatologist for other things, too. So they took 4 major concerns: aging, sun spots, sensitivity, and acne. They made four regimens to cover those things.
+ SO COOL! WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS?
My all time favorites that I’m always using are:
LIP SERUM – which adds moisture back into your lips – it defines the line. So when you’re sleeping, your lips are healing themselves instead of cracking ( like winter lips or a sunburn ). Each capsule contains peptides and antioixdants in it, which helps to replenish lips, get natural moisture, soothe cracked dry lips, and reduces lip wrinkles.
OVER NIGHT RESTORATIVE CREAM – while sleeping it replenishes all natural oil in your face so when you wake up your face is lesss lined. It basically puffs up natural collagen. It’s going to restore the skins natural moisture while you sleep, so you wake up with skin visibly firmer and less lined skin. No sheet lines! You don’t wake up looking like you just hit your pillow and slept drooling on yourself.
MULTI FUNCTION EYE CREAM – best shit ever. It uses peptide to minimize crows feet and reduce the dark circles and puffiness. It also has optical fillers in it which visibly brighten your eye area. So after a good night of drinking.. yeah, it gets you through the day!
LAST BOOST – my favorite thing, ever. You literally use it at night, before bed.. that’s it. One swipe over your lash line on each eye. It conditions & contains keratin and biotin serum that enhances lashes. Similar to biotin vitamins. BUT.. with those vitamins you end up with facial hair and arm hair like a dude. This is placing it exactly where it needs to be. You notice results in 4 weeks and if you continue using it there is no more need for lash extensions- they’re actually yours!
You can also use them on your eyebrows, too. It helps them grow in fuller and darker.
This just makes you want to get up and get your hair done.. doesn’t it?
I would never lie to you – ( ever ) – and I was staring at her lashes the entire appointment. They were SO FULL. And she had NO mascara on. None. Zip.
I’m going to try the self-tanner by them.. obviously. I’ll keep you all posted!
Also – I just went lighter today, and I want to be more ‘sandy’.. not so much caramel. So I’m going with a purple shampoo.
Annnd that’s that. Keep you posted on more soon, duh.
If you’re interesting in any of those products, definitely give Kelly a shout. She will NEVER push you into anything and is super honest about what would work for you ( she’s like that with my hair. thank you for saying no so I don’t have orange hair.. ).
She is also always up for answering any questions, even with hair! She’s a hair goddess, duh!
You can find more at: kahill.myrandf.com & you can contact kell at: KellyHill2@msn.com
happy weekend, babes!