Stay Young with Kenra CC Hair Creme

Hey y’all! Is everyone staying warm out there? It has gotten COLD here at night. The other night, I went to bed with wet hair, and I thought I was going to freeze! I had to get up and turn the heat on. I have to say though, I think not using heat on my hair is one of the things that keeps it the most healthy. I never use a hair dryer, in fact, I probably haven’t used one in 6 months. It’s actually good for me, because my hair gets HUGE and hard to manage when I dry it. Another thing that keeps my hair healthy? Kenra Platinum Snail CC Creme.

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Kenra was kind enough to send me this product to try, and I couldn’t be more excited. Fall/winter can take a toll on our hair. It’s important to use products that are beneficial to me and my hair goals.

My Hair Goals:

healthy, shiny, no tangles, easy to manage

My Hair Product Goals:

lightweight, easy-to-use, doesn’t cause buildup

For me, anti-aging products for skin are something that I have been focusing on lately. My 30th birthday is coming up next year (YIKES!), so aging has already been on my mind. One thing I hadn’t really thought of was aging of my hair.

My hair has changed drastically over the past couple of months. I feel like it has gotten less oily, which is amazing. I used to have to wash it every day growing up, but maybe that’s part of getting older. As it’s gotten longer, it has helped spread the oil out so it’s not concentrated at my scalp…if that makes sense.

Snail Essence is a Korean beauty secret that is present in this Kenra CC Creme. Don’t worry, no snails were harmed in the making of this product. I had to go read about this product myself before even attempting to write this blog post. This snail essence is powerful! This CC Creme fights aging of your hair in 10 ways:

dulling, thinning, breakage, frizz, dryness, elasticity, porosity, scalp irritation, unmanageability, coarse texture

For more information, be sure to check out the Kenra Snail CC Creme landing page here!

I would love to know how you keep your hair in tiptop shape for winter, let me know in the comments.

XO,

Rebekah

Thanks to Kenra for sending me this Snail CC Creme to try. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.

Weekly Hair Routine

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

Hair: Irresistible Me Extensions

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.*