The best advice ever given by my hairdresser:
“Sarah, will you please stop fighting against your hair!!?! Start fighting with your hair.”
Sigh. I’m telling you. That hairdresser of mine. She’s a real philosopher. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her.
When I was small (see above,) my hair was stick straight and blond.
When I was a teenager, it was brown and fluffy. Think “60’s hippy” wannabe (without really trying.)
Now it’s somewhere in between straight and curly and it continues, as always, to do what it wants to do.
(Especially post-blow dry, which is when I tend to resemble “Cousin It.”)
I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent trying to straighten my hair. Fighting the kinks and curls. Pulling and prodding it to behave.
“Why are you always trying to force your hair to be straight? It wants to curl. Let it!”
I think we all need an honest hair dresser in our lives.
Now when I want to look polished and put together, I spend about 10 minutes in the morning curling my hair, versus spending 30 minutes attempting to straighten it.
I don’t normally talk beauty or hair or makeup on this blog, but I’m so in love with these two products that my hairdresser recommended, that I just had to mention them!
#1. Chi Silk Serum
I use this stuff every day!
I’ve had mine for over a year now and it’s only about half empty. Just a small dollop spread throughout my partially damp hair before blow drying acts as a great heat protectant. And on the days when I don’t blow dry (which is very, very often!), I still like to use it as a de-frizzer.
2. Redken Wool Shake Gel-Slush
I lift up my hair and spray this stuff on the roots, working one section of hair at a time with the curling iron. It produces volume, shine and gives my hair a natural salty air, sea breeze look (hello, ocean!)
I’m finally learning that we each have different hair types and that different products work well for different people.
Now, if only I could figure out what I did wrong with tonight’s overly crumbly, gluten-free, vegan oatmeal cookie recipe, I’d be happy.
There are no cookies left standing, as they all crumbled apart as I transferred them one by one to a cooling rack.
Nothing a little coconut ice cream can’t cure.
Because sometimes you have to fight with the situation. Not against it. 😉
QUESTION: What is your typical hair routine in the morning? I’m a throw it up in the pony tail and GO kind of girl. So I’m always looking for short cuts and quick styles that don’t require too much time on the days that I want something different. 😀