Hey y’all! With cooler temperatures around the corner, I knew I wanted to find a weekly hair routine that I would be able to follow this fall & winter. I work well with a routine in my life. I like to have a plan for the next day before I go to bed. I like to plan out my month ahead of time and update the calendars on my computer every single day. I also have learned that it’s very important to protect your skin and hair from the harsh temperatures BEFORE it gets cold. Take it from me, it’s way easier to keep moisture in your skin and hair than to get moisture back once you’ve lost it. ALL that being said, here’s my current weekly hair routine:

Once weekly: Neutrogena Shampoo + Living Proof hair protector

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NOTHING is better than a product that does exactly what it claims to do. This Neutrogena shampoo is the perfect example. On the box it comes in, it says “use this shampoo once a week to help your favorite shampoo work better”. This is true. I use this shampoo once weekly to get rid of all the buildup in my hair and on my scalp. We are talking dry shampoo, hair spray, you know what I mean ;) What I really like about it is that it’s not drying. It washes out cleanly and is under $5. Since I only use it once weekly, the bottle lasts for a while!

After I brush my hair out, I apply the Living Proof Night Cap Protector. I don’t apply it on my scalp though, because I don’t want it to get oily. It says that you can wash out in the morning, but I leave it in my hair. It keeps my ends hydrated and helps with preventing split ends. Another thing that may not work for everyone but works for me is that I do not dry my hair with a hair dryer. I let my hair air dry and usually go to bed with it wet. I have found that this helps my hair grow and it keeps my hair super healthy. I have to plan pretty well though, because sometimes it means a late night shower when I’m on a trip to prepare for being able to fix it the next morning.

Twice weekly: Redken mask + Matrix shampoo

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This is the “reverse process” that I’ve been talking about on my social media. Since I found this combo, it’s completely changed my hair and how I feel about washing it. It used to be me dreading washing my hair, because then I would have to brush out all the tangles. I’m finding that this routine is helping my hair be way more manageable.

I apply this Redken mask to my hair and let sit for 15 minutes or so. Since I love to take baths, I just apply it right when I get in to damp hair and let it sit. I then rinse it out and wash my hair with this Matrix RAW shampoo. After rinsing, I brush out my hair and let it air dry overnight. With this combo, I can brush my hair out in 5 minutes, when it used to take 15-20.

Hairbrush I use: Wet Brush

This brush saved my life. I tend to get huge knots in my back of my hair around my neck. Thankfully, this brush helps me be able to brush through my hair easily. There are several versions of the wet brush. I’ve tried the original and the shine version. The original works the best in my opinion. Shop the products here:

Keep in mind, I have very wavy hair. My hair is about halfway down my back and is thick. This is the routine that works the best for me. My goals were shiny, voluminous hair that was easy to manage without getting tangly or frizzy. I’m happy to answer any questions you have! Comment below and I will get back to you ;)

Also, I wanted to let you know that since I work better on a strict schedule, I want to (try) to adhere to this schedule here on the blog for now:

Tuesdays: hair/beauty posts

Thursdays: travel posts

Eventually I would like to post more than twice per week, but I think this is a good start to get back into blogging more. Also, there may be other posts throughout the week just depending on what I have going on. Thanks for reading always. I’m so thankful for you!

XO,

Rebekah

Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe the weekend is almost here. It’s been a long week ;) Today I wanted to share another hair post, this time on my hair extensions that I received from Irresistible Me! They were so kind to send me a set of hair extensions for me to try out.

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This post has been a LONG time coming, because I was having trouble figuring out exactly how to make these work. I’m glad though, because now my hair is SUPER long and I was able to create a very natural look with these hair extensions.

My extensions: Medium Brown // 16″ // 140g

Initial reaction: Oh my goodness, these are so dark! I was SUPER scared when I first opened the box, so I had to walk away and come back to them.

Process: I will not pretend to know everything (or even anything) about hair. I have just recently in the past couple of years finally mastered the big, loose wavy curls. I know…it’s sad. When I opened the box, I knew I wanted to curl the extensions with my wand. I curled each piece and let them sit overnight. The curls were loose and wavy. When I was ready to put the extensions in, I curled all of my hair with my wand. Since I was just trying these out, I only added 4 extensions…the single strands (2) and the double strands (2). There are several more strands I didn’t use this particular time.

I clipped in each strand toward the front of my face. I was sure to clip them in so you can’t see them. Since my hair is SUPER dark at the roots with an almost ombre toward the bottom, this medium brown color actual looked amazing. They blended in SO well and ended up giving my hair amazing dimension and volume!

Reveal:

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Since it’s winter, I think the dimension that the dark strands add is awesome! I totally wish I had taken these extensions to Vegas now!

Final look:

(I wanted to share a photo in a white shirt so you could see just how awesome the extensions look!)

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Products used: Dry Shampoo, Psssst! // Hairspray, CHI (Enviro 54 firm hold) // Root Booster, Redken // Curling Wand, Nume (32mm)

ALSO, you will totally want this lip duo I have on, I’m obsessed with it! Apply one coat of the lip plumper then wait around 1 minute and apply a thin layer of the balm.

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Lip plumper, Dior // Lip Balm, Revlon (color is “elusive”)

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If you have any questions, PLEASE email me. I am happy to help you decide on a set of extensions!

*Thank you so much to Irresistible Me for sending me these hair extensions to try! All opinions are my own.*

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s almost the weekend & I can’t wait! Today I wanted to share my everyday, go-to hairstyle of scrunchy curls. I will be adding more of my favorite hairstyles as I go here on the blog. Keep in mind that I’m not the most creative ;)

I live in the South & all I have to say is one word: HUMIDITY. That being said, most of the time I do not straighten my hair.

my hair: super tangly + very wavy + fine

{TIP} to solve the tangles: Moroccan oil (dime sized amount for thick, shoulder-length hair) + the wet brush

{TIP} to “wash” your hair without washing it: PSSSST! Dry Shampoo (I have tried over 10 different dry shampoos & this one is the best and it’s CHEAP!)

{TIP} if you are ever needing extra body at the roots: Redken 15 Quick Tease is a lifesaver! Just spray lightly on your roots and wait 1 minute then fluff.

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{HOW-TO} natural, everyday curls:

1. the night before: wash your hair, apply a dime-sized amount of Moroccan oil, brush through, let your hair air dry (NOTE: do not apply too much oil or your hair will become oily…a little goes a long way here!)

2. the morning: wake up & immediately spray your hair with gel/spray (I like bumble + bumble primer/re-styler)

3. go on getting ready scrunching your hair every few minutes

4. after getting ready (and AFTER you have your clothes on), flip your head over and spray with strong hairspray (I like CHI Enviro 54 Firm Hold)

5. flip your hair back over & part to your liking

6. scrunch & go

As always, comment below if you think of any ideas for me or have any questions. Thanks for reading!

XO,

Rebekah