Monday, January 25, 2010

HAIR


I have to start off by saying that I love long hair. I think it just embodies femininity and I just love the glamorous look it can give off. I also love big hair, especially with big luscious waves.

I am pretty lazy about my hair but have gotten a little bit better with it lately. I LOVE watching the youtube tutorials by the gorgeous Imogen as I find them super helpful, and she has this really pleasant voice that's nice to listen to as well.

I have long hair to the middle of my back. Most days, it's just wash and go. But when I feel like styling it, I like to play it up with lots of waves.

I am normally a salon brand snob when it comes to hair care products, but have recently started using drugstore products because I am now a poor student! Unfortunately, this has just reminded me why I am so picky with shampoo and conditioner - d/s brands do NOT work on my hair!

For some background info, I have long Asian hair, medium thickness, medium density, that tends to frizz. I find that I have to use at least twice the amount of product when I use drugstore products, and that I end up with a lot more frizzies. I'm currently using Pantene's s&c meant for long hair, and I am not a fan. The search continues!

I remember having good luck with the L'Oreal Nutri Gloss line (light pink) though, so I'm thinking of trying that out again. I normally have really good luck with Shiseido Tsubaki, Healthy Sexy Hair, and Biolage.


As far as styling products go, I mostly use the ones pictured above. I LOVE hot rollers and I have a Conair set that I use, along with some curling irons from Hot Tools.

The products pictured above are some of my mainstay products. I like to always have a spray mousse, like the one pictured above from Big Sexy Hair. I'm not too picky about which brand I get it from, as I've had good luck with this line, but also with Redken Guts and Tigi's Queen for a Day spray mousse (The TIGI one also smells like grape candy!). I like to use some of this product at the roots before blowdrying. It helps to hold my hair better when I backcomb afterwards.

Next in line is the Tigi superstar blowdry lotion. I honestly haven't seen that much of a change in my hair since using it, but a lot of bloggers say it makes their hair look thicker? So I'm still experimenting with this one. This also kind of smells like grape candy (yum!).

Next is Vavoom by Matrix forming gel. "Gel?" you ask? I know, right? It totally reminds me of those spiky haired boys from junior high, but this is one of the best products ever for holding a curl. My hair HATES to hold a curl. I like to emulsify this product in my palms, mix it with some shine serum, and apply it to ends before curling. It works great! it does make my hair a bit crunchy though.

Next up is Kenra's heat protecting spray. This works like the gel, but it's a spray formula. It helps my hair really hold styles but can make it kinda crunchy. Plus it's supposed to protect my hair from the heat, so I guess that's a good thing.

I then have one of my HGs- Paul Mitchell super skinny serum. This serum is awesome! It makes my hair look sleek and smooth and makes it dry at least 10 minutes faster than when I don't use it. It's pretty pricy though, and I go through it pretty fast, so I just bought a generic version at Sally's. I haven't used it yet, though, so I'll report back once I do.

The next two products are heat protectants (boring, but feel free to ask if you're curious).

The last product is Proclaim's hair oil. One of my favorite things to do for my hair (well, not favorite, bc it's pretty annoying, but favorite because it makes my hair look amazing) is douse my hair in oil, pop a shower cap on, and then sleep with it. The next morning, I wash it out, and ta-da! Gorgeous sleek shiny hair. This oil is ok but it has kind of a sickeningly sweet smell. I think I prefer jojoba oil but that can get kind of pricy. For the price, this is a decent product. I'm going to try regular olive oil in my hair next. :)

And now, here are just some random pics I felt like sharing:

Blast from the past:
Did you guys have an American Girl doll when you were growing up? I begged and pleaded for my parents to buy me this doll when I was in the 6th grade, and they finally gave in. She was my fav American Girl because she was the prettiest. (hehe, vanity at such a young age!) But I just found out that they got rid of her!!! How dare they. She had the best clothes!!!

And one last random pic. My bf's family, my bf, and I are all obsessed with the Showtime tv show "Dexter". So here's a gingerbread cookie my bf made for that show: Not bad huh? But I think he should still stick with his day job. ;)

3 comments:

Desiree said...

Your hair is beeeeautiful! :) I love long hair too.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Wow, your hair was uber long! Cute pose...hee hee. I'm a total wash and go girl b/c I am a newb when it comes to styling. :P LOL at the gingerbread cookie! XP I never had an American Girl doll. :( Sorry to hear they got rid of yours.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Aw, thanks! ;) Sadly I don't know of any good takoyaki places. I'm sure they exist. I just haven't found 'em yet. T-T Will def let you know when I do!