Tuesday, April 29, 2014

PRACTICE SAFE STYLING .. PT.2 .. THE NATURAL WAVE


I'M BACK WITH PT.2 ON MY SERIES DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU ACHIEVE ULTRA HEALTHY HAIR, AT WHATEVER LENGTH YOU WANT! IN THIS POST I'M GOING TO BE SHARING WITH YOU A COUPLE STYLING TIPS THAT I PRETTY MUCH USE ON A DAILY BASIS, AND THAT I'VE PERSONALLY HAD HUGE SUCESS WITH! BELOW IS MY NATURAL-AIR DRYED TEXTURE. NO HEAT USED- WHATSOEVER. IT'S ALL ABOUT ENHANCING YOUR HAIR'S NATURAL TEXTURE BY USING THE RIGHT PRODUCT COMBINATIONS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC HAIR TYPE. 
LIKE I SAID IN PT.1 OF THIS SERIES, I NEVER EVEN KNEW I HAD WAVY HAIR. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS CRAZY, BUT AS SOON AS I WOULD GET OUT OF THE SHOWER I WOULD START BRUSHING AND BLOWDRYING. STEP ONE IS ABOUT AVOIDING THAT HABIT SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT TEXTURE IS TRULY THERE! WHILE YOUR HAIR IS STILL DRY, BEFORE SHOWERING, BRUSH THROUGH IT THOROUGHLY TO RELEASE ANY TANGLES. YOU CAN THEN CLEANSE AND CONDITION AS USUAL. WHEN YOU GET OUT OF THE SHOWER, RESIST THE URGE TO BRUSH! IF YOU CAVE, IT WILL RESULT IN YOU BRUSHING OUT MOST OF YOUR NATURAL TEXTURE. 
STEP TWO- HOW TO PROPERLY TOWEL DRY YOUR HAIR. PLACE A TOWEL INTO THE PALM OF YOUR HAND AND SCRUNCH UP INTO YOUR HAIR. THIS WILL RELEASE A LOT OF  THE EXCESS MOISTURE, WITHOUT DISTURBING YOUR HAIRS NATURAL WAVE/CURL PATERN. OTHER TOWEL DRYING METHODS CAN CAUSE FRICTION WHICH WILL RESULT IN FRIZZY HAIR. 
STEP 3- NOW YOUR READY FOR PRODUCT APPLICATION! AT THIS POINT YOUR HAIR SHOULD BE TOWEL DRIED AND FREE OF EXCESS MOISTURE, BUT STILL DAMP. IT'S THE PERFECT TIME TO APPLY THE PRODUCT BECAUSE THE FORMATION OF YOUR WAVE IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE AS ITS DRYING. SO THE BIG QUESTION IS... WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD YOU BE USING? THE EXACT PRODUCT AS WELL AS AMOUNT OF PRODUCT TO BE USED IS GOING TO VARY FROM PERSON TO PERSON. IN THE BEGINNING IT'S ALL ABOUT TRIAL AND ERROR UNTIL YOU FIND WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU. BUT I CAN GIVE YOU A COUPLE KEY POINTERS TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR PERFECT PRODUCT COCKTAIL..
THE FIRST PRODUCT I APPLY IS THE KEVIN MURPHY YOUNG AGAIN TREATMENT OIL. THIS PRODUCT IS CONSIDERED A LEAVE IN TREATMENT BECAUSE IT MOISTURIZES DRY AND DAMAGED HAIR, INFUSES SHINE,  HELPS REGAIN ELASTICITY, AND OFFERS PROTECTION FROM HEAT AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT.  FOR MY TEXTURE AND LENGTH, I USE ABOUT 3 PUMPS PER SIDE. I CONCENTRATE THE SERUM MAINLY THROUGHOUT MY MIDS AND ENDS. YOU CAN ALSO APPLY ONE PUMP TO DRY HAIR TO SMOOTH OUT ANY FRIZZ OR FLYAWAYS. 


I LAYER ON TOP OF THE SERUM WITH THE KEVIN MURPHY MOTION LOTION. THIS  PRODUCT IS GOING TO HELP DEFINE AND ENHANCE YOUR NATURAL WAVE. IT HAS A WEIGHTLESS HOLD, SO IT'S NOT LIKE USING A CRUNCHY GEL. MY FAVORITE ASPECT OF THE MOTION LOTION IS THAT IT'S A NATURAL HUMECTANT WHICH MEANS IT PULLS IN  MOISTURE FROM THE AIR AND DELIVERS IT RIGHT INTO YOUR HAIR. THIS IS AN AMAZING BENEFIT IF YOU LIVE IN A DRY CLIMATE LIKE I DO! MOISTURE IS KEY FOR ENHANCING CURL. THATS WHY YOUR HAIR BECOMES MUCH CURLIER IN A HUMID ENVIRONMENT.

THE LAST PRODUCT I APPLY TO MY DAMP HAIR IS THE KEVIN MURPHY ANTI-GRAVITY SPRAY. IT'S AN OIL FREE WEIGHTLESS SPRAY THAT IS MEANT TO BE USED ON ANY HAIR TYPE. WHILE SEALING THE MOISTURE INTO YOUR HAIR, IT'S ALSO WORKING ITS MAGIC TO GIVE YOUR STYLE BODY AND VOLUME!! IT CAN BE APPLIED DIRECTLY TO YOUR ROOTS, AS WELL AS MIDS AND ENDS, BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BALANCE OUT THE OIL PRODUCTION FROM YOUR SEBACEOUS GLAND*BONUS* THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS GRAPEFRUIT EXTRACT WHICH PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH!!!
 NOW IT'S TIME TO RELAX AND LET YOUR HAIR DRY NATURALLY. IT'S THAT EASY!! ONCE IT'S COMPLETELY DRY, YOU ARE FREE TO STYLE IT IN ANY WAY THAT YOU WANT.. BUT THE BEAUTY OF THIS LOOK IS YOU DON'T HAVE TO! WHATEVER YOU DECIDE, JUST REMEMBER TO WAIT UNTIL IT'S 100% DRY SO YOUR NOT DISRUPTING YOUR CURL PATTERN.
 THE ONE DOWNFALL I EXPERIENCE FROM LETTING MY HAIR AIR DRY IS THE LACK OF VOLUME AT MY ROOTS. IT'S TRUE, I'M NEVER GOING TO GET THE SAME EFFECT AS I WOULD IF I WERE ROUND BRUSHING MY HAIR WITH A BLOW DRYER, BUT I DO HAVE TWO FINISHING PRODUCTS THAT REALLY HELP GIVE YOU THAT EXTRA BODY-BED HEAD-VOLUMINOUS LOOK.

THE FIRST IS THE KEVIN MURPHY POWDER PUFF . YOU SPRINKLE THIS THROUGHOUT YOUR ROOTS OR ANY AREA OF YOUR HAIR THAT YOU WANT TO CREATE A MESSY CASUAL LOOK ON. TO CREATE VOLUME AND TEXTURE, PLACE YOUR HAND UNDERNEATH YOUR HAIR AND RUB IN A CIRCULAR MOTON TO BUILD THE TEXTURE. ITS LIKE MAGIC! 
THE SECOND IS THE BUMBLE AND BUMBLE DRYSPUN FINISH. THIS TRANSLUCENT DRY SPRAY CREATES INSTANT FULLNESS AND DRY TEXTURE. YOU CAN SPRAY ALL THROUGHOUT YOUR HAIR TO BUILD THAT AIRY TEXTURE, AS WELL AS ADD HOLD TO YOUR STYLE. *BOTH PRODUCTS ARE TO BE APPLIED TO DRY HAIR. 

I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU TO PLAY AROUND WITH YOUR NATURAL TEXTURE, AND HOPEFULLY FIND A STYLE YOU LOVE! I HOPE THESE TIPS WERE HELPFUL TO YOU! LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS! 

PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY THE TALENTED SHANNON ELIZABETH.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome tips, I'm for sure trying this out because I'm trying to grow my hair out and I think this will help for sure! I love your blog your gorgeous and have great style!

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  2. Loving these tips!! And obsessed with the bb Dryspun ❤️❤️

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