Posts Tagged ‘Ouidad’

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Podcast: Give Yourself a Little At-Home Spa Love

Chase away the January drearies by giving yourself a spa treatment at home. Tune into My Beauty Binge this week to hear how you can transform a simple shower or a spare half hour into a mini-escape that’s also much needed by your skin.  The harsh winter weather and the heater’s blaring dry air means we should be regularly exfoliating and bumping up the moisture levels.  What better excuse for some “me” time?

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Curly Girl Reader Wants to Know My Secret Sauce!

Hi Janna,

I just discovered your blog and I’m obsessed! You have the most gorgeous curly hair!! Mine is curly, but I feel like I’m always struggling to find the right product, dryer, diffuser etc. I’d love to know your curly hair routine and recommendations?

Thanks,
Ellie 

Oh, Ellie… don’t you fret a hair… I would love to share my curly girl regimen!  I warn you though, there are several steps:

1.) I only shampoo twice a week at most. I use Frederic Fekkai Advanced Technician Shampoo to preserve my color (though you can use any hydrating sulfate-free shampoo) or if I’m fearing a frizz-out day I use L’Oreal Paris EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo.

2.) I try and juggle my conditioners to avoid build-up. For everyday, my two favorites are Oribe Conditioner for Beautiful Color and It’s A 10 Miracle Daily Conditioner. They are both hydrating, yet light enough not to weigh my hair down. Once a week, I use a nourishing mask like Phytocitrus Restructuring Mask for Color-Treated Hair  (though I do find my hair looks A LOT better on days I do a light conditioner and no shampoo).

3.) When I get out of the shower I use a paper towel to blot my hair dry (NEVER use a regular towel!  It will frizz you to high hell), then I finger comb a dime size of Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Hair Oil (one of my favorite hair products of all time) from root to ends.

4.) I spray (about 5 sprays) of  It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product into my hand and finger-comb through my ends.

5.) I take a quarter-size of Living Proof Wave Shaping, Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Creme for Medium to Thick Hair  and scrunch through half my head.  Then I repeat the step on the other half of my head.

6.) I flip my head and scrunch the ends with another paper towel

7.) I diffuse my hair with my head flipped. You do not need any special brand of diffuser, as long as it has fingers.

8.) Once I flip up, if I have frizzes, I will rub a dime size of Ouidad Clear Control Pomade between my palms and pull my hair back like I’m putting it in a low pony tail.

..and VOILA!  No fail curls!!

Good luck lovely Ellie and do keep in touch on how this regimen works for your curls!

xoxo Janna

 

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