Posted on January 15, 2013
How to not do your hair
A little blog keeping before I get into my tutorial…
Thank you guys so much for sharing your running stories on this mornings post. Y’all are so inspiring I can’t stand it! It made my day to read each and every one of them. 🙂
Also I finally figured out how to add a reply button to each comment so now we can actually have a conversation. Wahoo!
Because no one asked, I thought I’d do a little tutorial on how to not do your hair. Believe it or not, rocking messy/beachy/homeless hair is totally in. At least that’s what I tell myself.
I have a lot of cowlicks that are really difficult to work with, plus I really don’t like spending time & effort doing my hair. Instead of fighting it, I learned to embrace it, and let me tell you it feels so good.
I start by washing my hair every night. I would love to be able to get away with washing it every other day, but I have very oily skin so that doesn’t work. Also I love going to bed with wet hair. I’m kinda weird like that.
On the occasion I skip washing my hair, which is usually right after I get it highlighted, hello free hair do(!) I use FreshStart dry shampoo by Tresemme.
I brush it out and run a little Organix Macadamia Dry Oil through hair from the ears down. I only use about the size of a quarter, it doesn’t take much.
Then I put it in a bun and go to bed. I usually watch a movie or hang out on Instagram in bed for a bit, and don’t like cold, wet hair on my back, so I take it down before I go to sleep.
I put my hair up in a bun in the morning and it stays that way until after I run and shower.
After I do my make up and get dressed, I take my hair down and gently run my fingers through it to loosen it up a bit.
Then I spray it with Herbal Essence Tousle Me Softly hairspray while scrunching it.
And rock homeless hair all day. Coffee is not optional.
- I’ve tried the expensive dry oil (Enjoy) and think they both work the same, plus I’m cheap.
- You can find the dry oil at any drug store. I picked up this bottle at Target for about $7 and it will last me about 5 or 6 months. I’m sure there are other brands out there too.
- The oil is key. It calms down the frizz and leaves hair semi-shiny in a good way.
- Don’t brush or comb hair when dry.
Do you rock homeless hair?
99.99999% of my life.
Expensive products or cheap?
Cheap, unless it’s Bed Head and S Factor. I love their whole line.
What is a hair product or tool you swear by?
Dry hair oil.
What’s your shortcut when you don’t want to do your hair?
This or a high bun with a cute BIC Band.