10.05.2014

Bedhead 101


If you've ever seen me in person, you'll know that my hair is never looking perfect. Im the kind of girl thats like an extra 15 minutes in bed every morning, so when it comes to my hair I like to embrace my messy bedhead. I like the effortless look with an I-woke-like-this attitude, which luckily for me, takes no time to achieve. There is a company called Casper that makes mattresses out of a combination of latex and memory foam, and they are outrageously comfortable. If I had a Casper mattress, I probably would never get out of bed. 

When I was my hair, I typically blow dry it. This makes managing my thick, tangled hair a breeze! Before going to bed i'll wrap my hair into a big bun on the top of my head and secure with a big clip. In the morning I simply let it down and shake it out. Im left with bouncy volume and my curls intact. I do not brush it, when I embrace the messy bedhead look I fully commit. If my hair is greasy or lacking volume, I will use a dry-shampoo or texturising powder to add extra bounce and refresh my roots. My personal favourite for this is the Bumble & Bumble Prêt-à-Powder. It's a very find powder which means you don't get any product build up or white residue left over. 

If I want to add a bit of texture to the lengths of my hair to amp up the messiness, I'll use a salt spray. Salt Sprays add an effortless, beachy wave to your hair which is my go-to for lazy days. It gives the impression that you spent the day by the beach, when you really achieved the look within seconds. I recommend Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray for this, it smells divine and doesn't leave your hair feeling completely stripped of moisture. 

If my hair is feeling dry and de-hydrated, I like to use a Argon Oil to boost up the moisture levels. I have very dry hair naturally, so I will use a drop or two of Josie Maran Argon Oil every 2-3 days on the ends of my hair to smooth any split ends and add a little nourishment. I especially use this if I apply the salt spray, my hair is so dry and brittle so it needs the extra love and attention. If it is looking completely lack lustre, I will add a few sprays of Bumble & Bumble Shine on finishing spray  to sooth any fly aways bring some life to my hair.  


9.27.2014

Bumble & Bumble Prêt-à-Powder


When it comes to beauty, makeup is definitely my strong point. I'm not overly into hair or hair products; I have my favourite brands and I stick religiously to what I know, so I don't tend to try anything new very often. Two years ago I had to cut my hair off to my shoulders thanks to over bleaching and heat damage. Now its in good condition and at a decent length I have become very overprotective with my hair, so I am very reluctant to try new products. However, Bumble & Bumble is one of the very few hair brands that I trust as their product's work wonders. 

I have used several hair powders and dry shampoos in the past, but most of them tend to make my hair look greasy and lifeless so I tend to steer clear of them. After hearing about Prêt-à-Powder I was instantly intrigued and I decided to give it a try. I had high hopes for the product that claimed to be equal parts dry shampoo, style extender and volume enhancer as I have thick, flat hair that needs a lot of help in the volume department. Usually texturising sprays and powders leave it looking heavy and  messy, but Prêt-à-Powder left me pleasantly surprised! The actual product is very finely milled and so light that it feels weightless in my hair, while giving it the slight lift and volume it needs. My roots look instantly perked up without and horrible, sticky residue left behind. As it is equal parts dry shampoo, and it is so light, I can use this for a few days in a row before I need to wash my hair again. As I like to blow dry my hair most of the time, this is perfect to keeping my hair style intact while giving it a little refresh. Prêt-à-Powder, you've earned your permanent place in my hair care routine. 

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