I recently filmed my first hair tutorial, and I have to say…it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I’m really not used to being in front of the camera (instastories don’t count) so it was definitely out of my comfort zone. I feel like I talked way too much, and it was probably longer than it needed to be…and the editing was pretty amateur. But hey….I had to work with the skills I had haha. I’m my worst critic, obviously, but feel free to review it for yourself. It’s linked in my IGTV on my Instagram, or you can click below. Go ahead and check it out! I’ll wait…
Ok so now that you’ve hopefully watched the tutorial, you know that I covered the basics in terms of technique, but I didn’t really delve into the details of what products I use in my hair, which is why I put together this post! I figured we’d start off with the curling iron that I use. The one I used in the video is the 1 1/4”. I actually prefer the 1”, but it’s been broken for a while and I have yet to replace it. The 1 1/4” gives bigger curls, however I’ve found that my hair tends to fall straighter quicker with that barrel. The 1” gives great curls, can give you a slight bend if you prefer and my hair tends to hold the style better.
When it comes to cleansing, I currently have two sets of shampoo/conditioners. The first set I use is the Oribe Magnificent Volume shampoo and conditioner. I use this one when I’m going to be going out or really need my hair to have that oomph and hold it’s style. I try not to use it daily and save it for “special occasions”….it can be pricey to constantly restock haha. The other set is the VERB sea salt shampoo and conditioner and it’s much better for everyday use. My air-dried hair after using it has way more waves and curl so it’s great for days when I don’t feel like styling. It’s low maintenance and super easy for days when I don’t have any plans other than the gym and working from home. Plus, it’s way less expensive so having to restock on it frequently isn’t so bad.
There are a few products I use in my hair after washing but before styling. The first thing is the Bamboo Volume spray. I spray this into my roots while my hair is still damp, before I blow dry it. I love this stuff because it really lifts at the roots without leaving any residue, so you’d never even know you have product in your hair! If I’m wanting to go for a more air-dried-beach-waves kind of look, I use either the Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray or the Ouai Wave Spray (sometimes both together). I’ve found that both of these products work really, really great. However, the Surf Spray can make your hair a little greasy if you spray too close to your roots. The Ouai spray hasn’t left my hair feeing oily or gross, no matter how many days in a row I spray it or re-touch. The other Ouai product I’ve really been loving is the Rose Hair & Body Oil. I primarily use 1 or 2 pumps and work it into my ends if my hair is starting to get really dry at the bottom. It keeps my ends from breaking too much and oh my godddd it smells so good. I use a little extra on my wrists and neck to keep the scent lasting a little longer!
And last but not least (and arguably the most important)…the products I use to maintain my hair in between washes. I know you can all relate when I say there have been many times when I need to look put together ASAP and washing my hair is absolutely not on the agenda. Enter my favorite dry shampoo: Klorane. It is hands down the best dry shampoo I’ve used to date. It has the least white residue that lingers (very important when you have jet black hair haha) and the nettle will literally suck ALL the grease out of your hair in seconds—it’s pretty crazy. I’d even go so far as to say that my hair has better volume after being greasy and using the dry shampoo than it does on a first day wash and style. It comes in a travel size (which I never leave home without) and a little bit really goes a long way. All you need is a little bit at the roots and you’re set! I use the Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray if I want to set the style and get more volume all over. I usually use it immediately after washing/styling (I used it in my tutorial too). The Texturizing Spray I use mainly at my roots or for an easy refresh on my hair when it’s a few days post-wash and needs some life put back into it. Both sprays leave minimal residue and leave your hair smelling so, so amazing. For anyone who has hair that’s a little more silky or fine, I would highly recommend testing out the texturizing spray. You can grab a travel size at Sephora that won’t cost too much and you can experience the magic for yourself!
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