I have three go to products that I have been consistently using on my hair after the shower that I love. Hair prep after the shower is important because it helps to fight off any damage that could happen with applied heat from blow dryers or flat irons and curling irons. And it gives you the opportunity to put some moisture back into your hair for a healthier look. These are my three go to products that I cannot go without and here is why.
I start with the Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Flat Iron Perfector because it is most important to protect your hair from any potential heat or damage that will happen over the next day or two. I have been using this product since middle school and I really like it. Just spray on wet hair all over the middle to ends.
I then apply all over my still wet hair the Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave In Conditioner. This conditioner helps prevent dry or damaged hair by locking in moisture and giving over all color and shine back into your hair. I love the sleek shine it creates. Plus it does not cake on or create an oily finish, so don't be afraid to spray 10-15 sprays. Leave in conditioner can be life changing!
Lastly I apply this Kristin Ess Scalp + Hair Milk Oil which I did an entire post about here. I have been using this product for a few months now and love the affects. This product helps renew any damaged hair with a milky finish and also can be used on your scalp for itchy spots or sunburned part line. I normally fill up the entire stopper and place on the lower 1/3 of my hair on the ends. Game changer!!
I get a lot of questions about how I curl my hair! Getting that effortless beach wave can help elevate your look drastically. I have gotten really familiar with using my curling iron and typically use it multiple times a week. So I am going to share my step by step tutorial to help you achieve this same look. The steps are pretty much the same weather short or long hair.
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Prep Your Hair: I like to curl my hair with "dirty" hair because it will hold the curl longer and last all day. Typically I curl my hair day 2 or 3 or no showering. If you need to dirty up your hair, use Tresemme Dry Shampoo. And not perfectly straight hair is fine because it gives that added texture and illusion that you have curled every piece.
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Section Off Hair: I typically section off 1 - 2 inch pieces and pick from the crown of my head near my part line. If you curl too small or too large of pieces, it can look not as relaxed and natural.
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Curl Your Hair: Curl each sectioned piece away from your face on each side. Leave about 1 - 2 " straight and uncurled at the bottom of each piece. This helps to achieve that effortless beach wave look as well as blends in your curled pieces with your non curled pieces underneath. I curl the piece all the way to the top of my head to get the most dynamic wave possible.
Tip: For shorter hair, I found that alternating pieces of curling all the way up to the crown, and then 2/3 the way up created a more dynamic curl vs having only one single wave of curls.
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Texture Spray: After you have finished curling, run your hands through your hair to smooth out the curls. Then lastly, I love to use theKristin Ess Texture Spray to help hold the curls yet still makes it workable and not stiff.
Watch my tutorial on my YouTube channel to see exactly how I get these beach waves.
Kristin Ess Texture Spray , Tresemme Dry Shampoo , Tresemme Hair Spray ,
Goody Elastic , and Hot Tool Curling Iron
If you are like me and most weeks consist of at least having 2+ days of using dry shampoo and going with the flow?? Ha! If this sounds like you or you are just wanting to mix up your standard "down" hairstyle then this post is for you! I have an easyyyy messy bun look that you have to try.
I typically have dirty hair that hasn't been washed in at least 1-2 days. I will first apply dry shampoo andtexture spray to control any oil and give texture. I suggest to start with a middle part as well. Then, you will pull back your hair into a low bun by twisting around and using an elastic to secure. The messier the better so do not get all tied up on it not looking "perfect". Trust me its better! Next, you will pull out very small sections of hair near your face and middle part. The small sections you just pulled out, use a 1 1/4 inch curling iron away from your face to curl these pieces. After brushing through the curls with your hand, tug on remaining hair about 2 - 3 inches from the part line to loosen up from your head to not be so tightly pulled back. Lastly, spray the entire hairstyle with hairspray to keep in place.
This look is perfect for a date night out or even just to mix it up at the office! I love how easy it is to do and can be done in less than 10 minutes. Tag @whitbmarshall on Istagram with your low messy bun looks. I definitely want to see them!!
A born and raised Southern girl who's wanting to inspire every women through style and beauty while living in the big city of Los Angeles.