It is very common to get questions like “What do you do to keep your ends nice?” or “how do you take care of that much hair?!” In this blog, I am going to share with you some of my favorite hair tips & tricks!
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WASH
Apple cider vinegar is a PH balancer. Often times, the water from your shower is chemically unbalanced causing your hair to get either very dry or very oily. Apple cider vinegar not only helps your scalp remain chemically balanced, but it also strips your hair of the products you’ve put on it.
So here’s what to do…
- Find a squirty bottle (can be easily found at Sally’s for $1).
- Fill it with half water and half organic Apple cider vinegar “WITH MOTHER”!
- Shampoo your hair and rinse
- Pour apple cider vinegar onto your scalp and apply conditioner to the ends of your hair.
- Leave for 3 minutes and then rinse. (The smell goes away when your hair dries.)
KEEPIN’ IT SLICK
I always love doing slick back hairstyles that are sleek and shiny, but often times it’s hard to keep your hair looking well groomed to do such a classy hairstyle. I use a couple different products to help with this.
- Argan oil: I like to put this in the ends of my hair before doing any hairstyle, to keep it shiny and smooth.
- Freezeit: This is my favorite hairspray because it maintains the many MANY flyaways I have. I spray this not only at the end, but also on each section of hair before I curl it.
- Mousse: A simple mousse such as Treseme can really help in the creation of buns. For each section that I want to curl and/or pin up, I apply mousse, and then a small amount of freezeit. This keeps it shiny and slick.
BUNS MADE TO LAST
In doing hairstyles for church, we can walk out the door with a cute hairstyle, but within an hour it looks as though it has melted. I have received lots of questions on how I style my hair. Each of my hair styles usually begin with the same sturdy base.
- Use two ponytail holders for security.
- Depending on hair length, make a knot out of your entire ponytail, pin the sides using large bobby pins, and leave out the ends to style/pin to that knot base. (For shorter hair or bigger buns, pull out two sections of hair before making the base knot to use for more styling/curling/pinning)
- Spray each section you pin right after it is pinned.
Creating a base for your bun is probably the most valuable trick in creating a hairstyle that lasts. Being meticulous along the way of creating a bun just adds to the lifetime of a hairstyle.
It takes some time for each of us to find our own groove with our own type of hair. Set aside a couple of hours every once in a while to experiment with different styles, methods of styling, and products that work for your hair! The most important thing is that we want to take care of our glory, and let it be a testimonial to your relationship with God, and living a Godly lifestyle! Until next time…