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Hair Tips

Here I host my most FAQ and updates on the products I’m using to keep my hair looking fresh and voluminous. Because who doesn’t want better hair?! You’ll find video tutorials on how I get volume with clean and dirty hair (thank you dry shampoo!) as well as an ongoing, updated list of my absolute favorite ride-or-die hair products. Please feel free to submit any questions you may have regarding HAIR via my FAQ page and we’ll figure out a way to answer your question within upcoming content! I’ve had short, medium and long hair so I’ve learned quite a few tips along the way.

Hair Tips

When to Use Different Types of Shampoos

OK, so this post is actually something I’m kinda learning right alongside y’all, but I thought it was too interesting not to share. And as it goes, I learned about it…then became obsessed. I know y’all want more beauty content too, so I hope you enjoy this one! This all started because I heard about purple shampoo for the first time, or saw it I should say, at the store!…

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How I Use Velcro Rollers for Volume

For this hair tutorial, I didn’t really have any specific one-two-three steps, but I think you’ll see from watching the video that it’s easy to follow! I’m showing you how I use velcro rollers to get volume in my hair right after round-brushing my hair dry. I get asked about my hair all the time. I’ve shared quite a few tips with y’all on how I get volume, but today I want to…

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How I Round Brush My Hair Dry

I’ve shown y’all a few blowdrying tricks on Instagram stories, but I wanted a place on the blog where we could talk ALL THINGS round-brushing techniques. And just to have everything all in one place!

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How I Use Dry Shampoo To Get Lots of Volume

Dry shampoo is probably one of the greatest inventions in beauty, like ever. Am I right? Today I’ll be showing you how to use dry shampoo in a way that you’ve probably never tried before. One of my most frequently asked questions is how I get so much volume in my hair, and I’ve gotta admit that a lot of it is attributed to HOW I use dry shampoo. I am…

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Favorite Kerastase Products

I’m so excited to share this sale with y’all as Kerastase is one of my FAVORITE hair care brands. And If you’ve ever tried their stuff, then I’m sure you’re a huge fan as well! They’re one of those brands you really can’t NOT like – if you know what I mean? Their hair care products are an investment, yes, but they’re worth it. Since I was personally so excited…

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6 Easy Holiday Hairstyles

I get a lot of questions about hair, but the funny thing is, I really don’t do much with it (other than a top knot or down slash curled). So I thought it’d be fun to put together a handful of looks that just about anyone can do – if I can, you can! – that would be perfect for holiday parties. These should work with pretty much any hair…

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How To Style Clean Vs. Dirty Hair

We all know by now that washing your hair daily isn’t ideal. Aside from drying it out and stripping your expensive color treatments, washing and drying your hair is also just flat out time consuming – this is why I typically only wash my hair a couple of times per week…if that. Not having to wash my hair every day saves me a ton of time in my morning routine.…

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6 Habits of Women With Good Hair

I get asked about (slash to do more) hair content a lot, so I thought it'd be fun to do a post on the habits that help me maintain mine today. To be honest, I have pretty easy hair - it's wavy-slash-curly-somtimes-t00 for the most part, is simple enough to style, and I can get volume if I try hard enough. But with that being said, I also do pay attention to treating it right so that it stays manageable and healthy. With research over the years (aka me asking hair stylists a trillion questions plus an occasional google search), I've learned that there are certain "rules" aka habits women with good hair follow - and I've basically copied these. Here are 6 of them:

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Hair Volume Video

This video is a long time coming and one of my most requested videos. I’m so excited to show you all about getting volume in your hair. If you can tell this video is pretty much a continuation of my How To Get More Hair Volume blog post where I describe exactly what steps to use. I hope this helps any of y’all that have questions about hair and what…

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4 Steps To Longer lasting curls

We talk about hair volume a lot on Snapchat and I did an entire blog post on it a few months back (slash I want to do a video soon too!), but another topic I’ve been wanting to cover is curls – just in general and specifically about how to get them to actually STAY all night/day. I hope to cover “curls” in a variety of ways but today we’re just…

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Battle of the Dry Shampoos

I was excited to see that last month’s hair volume post on how to get more volume in your hair was a hit! There’s no denying y’all loved that one (note taken!). But honestly, I’m not too too surprised, given that it was a LONG time coming and a highly-requested content. Referring back to the “how to get more hair volume” post, one of the tips I suggested was to…

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7 Tips For Voluminous Hair

One of the questions you guys ask the most is how to get more volume in your hair. I've been putting off writing this post for months because I wasn't quite sure how to best answer it, but I figured I'd just go ahead and give it a shot and let you guys chime in with feedback to see if I need to address anything more specifically. So I'm really counting on y'all to try these tips and tricks out and let me know if it worked for you because this feedback will help me figure out how to better answer the question if this post doesn't make your hair dreams come true! Okay?

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Side Dutch Braid Hair Tutorial

I've been wanting to film this video for y'all for ages now since you guys have been asking for a tutorial on how to do a side braid for months! And as I was filming this, I realized how stinkin' hard it is to explain! I tried my best to break it down for you guys, but please feel free to ask questions as you try and follow the steps for yourself. I'm not 100% happy with the video, but I figured it still might be helpful for some of you despite my lack of video-editing skills (working on this!). I'm also happy to film another video if you need more help or direction - maybe the second time would be a charm?

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All About My Hair Extensions [Update: Don’t Have Anymore]

Some of you might have missed me snapping and instagram-ing about it, but I got "permanent" hair extensions a few weeks ago. And I promised to answer ALL your questions about them and give you the scoop on what I'm thinking, how things are different with them, and how I'm getting used to them!

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My Balayage Hair Story

Believe it or not, I’m a hair-color newbie. I’ve only really been treating my hair and playing around with color for about a year and half. As a brunette, I never really felt the need to color my hair, as it seemed that only my blonde friends did that. And plus, I liked my dark hair! The idea of coloring my hair never even crossed my mind until I started braiding my hair more often. With all the same color hair (dark-ish brown), you couldn’t really see the details of my braid because it sort of all blended together or looked flat (for lack of a better term).

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DryBar Products

I'm a big fan of the entire drybar experience. But really though, it's such a fun event and is a great "activity" to do with your girlfriends or if you just want to get glammed up for any special event you've got coming up. My sisters, mom and I all did it before we went dress shopping for my sister's wedding a year or so again and it was the perfect start to the day :) So when I discovered their product line, I was super excited to try. In fact, I've been meaning to put together this post for ages because I've been an avid addict of their hairspray for almost a year now.

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Hair Products: Volume and Texture

I'm always changing up my hair products and trying new things. I don't really think there are any MAJOR game-changers when it comes to finding the perfect balance of volume and texture. Rather, I think it's just a more of a combination of products - mixing in a bunch of things until you find the look you like and the products that work best with YOUR hair. And honestly, I'm constantly switching it up and trying new things, but I guess the main constant is that I ALWAYS have some kind of product in my hair. ALWAYS. Because without it, my hair is silky and smooth and just straight up boring and ewww - can't do anything with silky smooth hair (it just lies flat and blah). Before we start talking about these products, I think you should embrace the power in using a round brush and a legit blow dryer (with one of those skinny things on the head of it - like at the salon). because at least for me personally, it wasn't until I started doing this (round brushing my hair with a blow dryer NOT from walgreens), that I started to understand the science of adding volume and texture to my hair. So first things first, get yourself a legit blow dryer and a decent round brush. Just trust me on this one - you need it. Currently, I'm using this T3 travel-sized dryer as my go-to (love how small it is!) as well as this round brush I got at Ulta. Okay and now for product comments and review: