Happy Labor Day everyone! In my former life as a TV producer and reporter I would wake up and do full hair and makeup every day. Sometimes TWICE a day if I was doing a report later in the afternoon (by that point I had mascara flakes forming a colony under my eyes and all the hair on my head lost it’s battle with gravity, despite the best efforts from the many layers of hairspray I used). So, now that I don’t have to do that every day, I’m really trying to take better care of my skin and hair. That’s why I’ve adopted a new hair care routine that seems to be working really well!
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I went platinum a few months ago, and while my colorist and hairdresser is AMAZING… bleach is bleach. I’ve definitely noticed that my hair is dryer, and living in Las Vegas that dryness is amplified. It’s mostly my fault because I didn’t realize I needed to treat platinum hair differently.
I’ve learned that a deep conditioning treatment is a must and heat is the devil. Over the past two weeks I’ve been limiting how much heat I put on my hair. I’ll mostly just spritz heat protection spray all over, blow dry, then do a quick straighten. This can last me about three days with dry-shampoo and four if I throw it into an updo. I also just purchased a dry finish texture spray which gives it a more tousled “I woke up like this” look.
Since doing this routine I’ve noticed that my hair is much healthier and is actually growing quicker than ever! Bad for roots, but good if you’re trying to grow your locks out. Also, I’ve learned to embrace the messy bun and braids… LOTS of braids. I have crazy cowlicks which is super freaking annoying when you’re not putting heat on your hair. I wake up looking like Albert Einstein which is definitely NOT the look I’m going for, but could make for a great Halloween costume this year. Buns and braids help keep my hair under control, out of my face and looking less like a German-born genius.
I found that this low-key hair routine has also filtered into my fashion routine as well. I’m loving minimalist looks and clean lines. I borrowed this shirt from my husband (again) and whipped out these Zara slacks that I haven’t worn in forever. I wanted to still look somewhat feminine so I paired it with my favorite mules and a bold lip. (P.S. I’m wearing “Diva” by MAC).
I hope you all are enjoying the three day weekend… and if you didn’t get today off remember – working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. So follow your passion!