Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Hair...

I have been getting a lot of questions about my hair (how I style it, products I use, etc), so I thought I'd address all of those questions today! First off, thank y'all so much for your nice comments! :) You really, truly make my day! Also, if y'all have any recommendations for hair products please let me know because I am always looking for new products to try! 
So here we go:

Naturally I have extremely curly hair (tight curls), but it is pretty fine texture for being so curly. I have been straightening it regularly for about the past 2 years. In December of last year, I started wearing the Bellami Bellissima 220g 22" Chocolate Brown Hair Extensions and I absolutely love them! They give me the thick, voluminous hair that I always wanted. Check out my initial Bellami hair extension review HERE. As I mentioned in that review: They are simply amazing! I have never worn extensions before, but they are so soft, easy to clip in, and look so natural. There are four length options (18, 20, 22, and 24 inches), two thickness options, and various colors, including new ombre colors (check out the guide here). What's also great is that Bellami gives you a tester to clip in to see if the color matches your hair before you have to open the package. They look so natural and blend so well that most of my family and friends didn't even know I was wearing them until I told them! I am so in love and I highly recommend these extensions to anyone that wants to elevate their look! You can also use code Storm5 for $5 off your Bellamis!

As for the products I use: 
Shampoo/Conditioner: Currently I alternate between John Fredia Brilliant Brunette and L'oreal Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo/Conditioners. I also occasionally use the L'oreal Total Repair 5 Deep Conditioner or the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner.

Styling Products: I use the Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner on my  wet or dry hair (and my extensions). This is the most expensive product I use on my hair, but I love it... it has really made a difference and my hair looks a lot healthier since I started using it! I also use OGX Coconut Oil on the ends of my hair when it is wet. This oil really helps with breakage and makes my hair extra soft! When straightening or blow drying, I use Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Protectant Spray. If I want to add some texture to my clean hair (to help the curls hold better), I use the Suave Dry Shampoo. To hold my curls in place, I use John Fredia Frizz Ease Hair Spray. I love this hairspray and have used it for years!

Styling Tools: I use the Conair Blow DryerChi Flat Iron, and the Remington 1-1.5 Inch Curing Wand.

Styling/Curling: I wash my hair almost every day. I know I probably shouldn't but I try to work out 6 days a week and I can get really sweaty so it just works out that way. After I wash, I brush it out with a wet brush, apply leave-in conditioner and coconut oil. Then I either let it dry over night or blow dry it. Sometimes I roughly straighten my hair with my flat iron. (I do this step because it is naturally so curly and I want it to have smooth texture; but, lately I have been skipping this step to try and decrease the amount of heat I am using on my hair.) Then I clip in my Bellami Bellissima 220g 22" Chocolate Brown Hair ExtensionsNext, I divide my hair in half parting down the middle. I also divide into a top and bottom section. I begin curing the top half from front to back using the 1-1.5 inch tapered curling wand and wrapping away from my face. Repeat for the bottom half. I also pin it half back often taking the top sections starting at the middle of my head (to leave curls in the front) and pinning back with bobby pins (teasing optional). Then hair spray for all day hold! ;-)

So that is basically it! I hope I answered all of your questions!  I am by no means a hair expert, this is just what works for me right now! Comment below and let me know if you have any product recommendations or if you have any more questions. Thanks so much for reading! :)
<3, CHRISTINA





















27 comments:

  1. great post honey, and cool hair ;)

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  2. I have super curly hair too and I swear by Redken strength and conditioning products! They really help to restore hair after heat damage :) I also used to use clip-in extensions for a while. It's a lot of work for curly hair, but it's worth it!

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  3. Great photos! Love all of these outfits! And your hair is amazing! I love long hairs!
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  5. Your hair is amazing!!! And all your outfits too!

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  6. I will forever have hair envy. haha In that top photo you look like SJP. (: Thanks for the tips!

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  7. Love your hair! Great tips too, thanks for sharing:)

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  8. Your hair really is absolutely gorgeous, I wish I had the patience/talent to make mine come out like yours - maybe I'll commit a few hours to actually trying this lol
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  9. Your hair is so beautiful! I love that kind of curls :) I use coconut oil after shampooing, too and I found it really helping to repair damaged hair and keep it soft!

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  10. Your hair is amazing. Those curly style fits you perfect!

    Love
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  11. I love your hair, and the curls are so unique and fun! I love all of your outfits too!
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  12. Your hair is stunning! Thanks for the info :)

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  13. Your hair is seriously insane! So gorgeous! :) Love the white fur look!!
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  14. You have beautiful hair! It's so voluminous and holds curls so well! Great tips too :) Glad I found your blog, loving your looks.

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  15. your hair game is always on point, great post

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  16. i like your waves!!

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  17. I've been wanting to try the Bellami extensions! They look great in your hair. I also love the outfits! <3

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  18. I love your tulle skirts! And your hair is amazing!!!! Is that all your natural hair? I can't get enough of your skirt!

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  19. Gorgeous hair!
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  20. Love your hair! So thick and full!
    xo,
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  21. I like your curls and cream boots!

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  22. Such a great post, because seriously, you have THE BEST hair!!
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  23. your hair looks absolutely beautiful.thank you very much for sharing these insights of your hair tutorial,it's very useful :)

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  24. Thank you for sharing your hair tips!! You're so lucky to have naturally curly hair!

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  25. hair <3 anyway all pics are great<3

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