I am joining Amanda for her Confessions series.
My confession is that I have absolutely no idea how to use hair tools! My naturally curly hair is so easy to wash, add a little product, and go that I have never taken the time to figure it out.
I do own a hair dryer. I bought it when I’d cut my hair and thought I could blow it out because it was a little shorter. As my kids would say, ” EPIC FAIL”!! It was a laughable disaster!
I own not one, but two flat irons. I bought those because I was sure it would be easy to straighten my hair with those. Again, EPIC FAIL!! I ended up with straight-ish, flat hair. It was not pretty! It was so bad that I washed it again and went back to curly hair!
Curling iron & wand, are you even kidding me? No way. I couldn’t use one of those successfully if my life depended on it.
I’ll be honest, I LOVE when I get my hair cut or styled because Bobbi, my stylist, is amazing! I’m actually convinced she’s part magician. Her blowouts last for days, even when I’m running! I like my hair straight with a ton of volume, and the ends flipped out. I pretend I’m from Texas in the 80’s, the higher the hair, the closer to God.
I also love my curly hair! You never know how it’s going to turn out, so it’s always a fun surprise.
Here are the products I use for my hair.
Shampoo & Conditioner: I am loving Suave Coconut Oil shampoo and conditioner. They keep my hair soft and smell wonderful. They also keep it hydrated after I dye it.
Lotion/BB Cream: I love this Pantene BB cream for hair, but I can seem to find it anymore. I’ve started using this curl defining lotion and it seems to be doing the trick. I put this on my hair and scrunch it around.
Then I leave it for about 5 minutes before running a very wide tooth comb through my hair.
Mousse: I have tried a ton of different mousses and I keep coming back to this one. Tresseme doesn’t make my hair too crunchy, unless it’s the very end of the can, and it gives my hair good curly style. I like curls with some volume on top! I shake the can, squirt some in my hand, turn my head over, and scrunch it into my hair.
And then I am out the door. Sometimes I head out with wet hair, but it dries pretty quickly if I turn the heat up on the car or open the windows.
So there you have it. My confession. I have no idea how to wield a hair tool.
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