Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Hair Tip and Decor Pics

I have a little of everything for you today. I know I haven't shared home decor pics in awhile, so I thought I'd share a few, just to make me feel like I still have a "home decor" blog. :) 

I mentioned my bee skep on IG recently and got a lot of DM's asking what that was, so I shared this pic...


I still can't believe I got it on clearance at Hob Lob for less than $2! One of my favorite clearance finds ever. 

I put my new $5 "dollar spot" cake stand to good use on my kitchen buffet...



A different view of my living room...




Here's a tip for you, especially if you have frizzy hair like me. My hair is naturally curly, but not "pretty curly." It's more like "frizzy curly." Like it can't decide if it wants to be curly or not, so it just settles on frizz. I've talked about my favorite frizz fighters before and these remain my all time favorites...

Suave avocado and olive oil shampoo and conditioner.



Suave sleek anti frizz smooth and shine cream.

Okay, before I give you my tip, let me back up and tell you how I figured this out. I color my hair at home (for $6, thank you very much) and the color kit comes with a tube of deep conditioner that you're supposed to use immediately after coloring, and then once a week to keep your hair protected and soft. 

We all know that a major contributor to frizz is dry hair. The only thing about this deep conditioner is that it doesn't work as well as my Suave avocado and olive oil conditioner for controlling frizz. I hated how my hair looked the day after I used the deep conditioner because of its lack of frizz control. In fact, I pretty much only used the deep conditioner the day I colored my hair and skipped out on using it once a week, like they recommend. 

Then it finally dawned on me that I could still use my favorite Suave conditioner AFTER I used the one that comes with my hair color. That way, I would still get the "deep conditioning" from the one, and the frizz control from the other. I tried it recently the day I colored my hair. I colored my hair, then washed it (with a tiny bit of shampoo because I know you're not really supposed to wash it immediately, but I can't stand the thought of not washing my hair) and then I used the deep conditioner tube that came with my coloring kit. I left that on for a few minutes, then rinsed it out and then applied my Suave conditioner and left it on for a few minutes before rinsing it out. 

Y'all...that did the trick! My hair was so soft and practically FRIZZ FREE!!! Conditioning it twice in a row really worked! I still use the deep conditioner once a week, followed by my regular conditioner, but on all the other days, I just condition twice with my Suave conditioner. Then after towel drying, I use my Suave Frizz control cream, then blow dry.

Let's do a little comparison, shall we? First up is a recent pic I posted of my new necklace and earrings, but look at my hair. See the frizz? How can you not, huh? Lol! This was on a particularly bad frizz day and I had been outside where it was very windy. I should have fixed my hair a little before taking a pic, but I was counting on y'all focusing on my jewelry, not my hair. Ha! 


And below is after double conditioning...

double conditioning hair for frizz control


Apparently "double conditioning" is a real "thing." Have y'all heard of doing this? I've never heard the term double conditioning and thought I was so smart to come up with it. It wasn't until I googled it that I found out I wasn't the first to try this. Ha ha!

One person said the best hair advice they ever got came from the movie "The Blind Side." It was when the mom told the daughter not to double condition her hair when she was in the shower because they were in a hurry. Who knew? I've seen that movie, but totally missed that little gem. :) 

With all that conditioning, I also use this clarifying shampoo every 1-2 weeks to avoid product build up...




And y'all know the little trick of spraying a little hair spray into the palm of your hand and then patting down any stray hair frizzies, right? That works wonders as well and doesn't leave your hair all sticky like an all over hair spray job would do. 

So tell me, do you double condition? 

~Lisa 




5 comments:

  1. Ha, if I double conditioned my hair it would straight as a ruler with absolutely no body! Yes, blessed to have mostly straight hair, cursed in that it HAS to be washed and styled EVERYDAY!

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    1. Me too! I can only condition every few days or my hair is too straight and soft to do anything. I envy those who have a few curls.

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  2. I have absolutely thin straight hair as well, so double conditioning would make my hair so FLAT, but I can see how it would really work on curly hair! I do buy the suave products and so far real happy with them.

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  3. I love Suave and have been using it for years. I use the Humectant version and have been super happy, it's better than the expensive salon shampoos and smells like coconuts. I know what you're talking about with the frizz. My hair is getting straighter as I get older, but in general, if I let my hair dry on its own, I look like Laraine Newman from the old Saturday Night Lives... ;)

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  4. I love the bee skep...I have one but I've never really put it anywhere it gets noticed! I love seeing pictures of your beautiful living room. Is the black and white print on the wall new? I love it!

    I think we have the same hair. Mine is thick and it can go anywhere from frizz to loose curls. When the curls separate it really looks like a hot mess. I've never double conditioned. I may try that. I've been trying to remember to buy and use a deep conditioner once a week. My daughter does that because her ends are very dry. To keep the frizz at bay, especially on humid days, I use Moroccan oil after I blow dry and straighten. I just rub it between my hands and fingers and finger comb my hair (stay away from scalp). It soaks in pretty quickly. Most of the time I give my whole head a light spray of Moroccan hair spray and that helps keep it tame. I'm addicted to the scent! On humid or rainy days I use Frizz Ease. It's bullet proof. The girl who does my hair said it's the hands down best if you want to keep your style and keep it smooth.

    Thanks for sharing. I'm going to check out your shampoo. Do you use shampoo for color treated hair at all? My girl recommends that and I've used it off and on. Not sure what it does!!

    Jane x

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