beauty   //   June 11, 2013

THE HAIR HOW-TO

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I’ve admitted to you all that washing my hair doesn’t happen all that often. We’re talking once-a-week, maybe twice. (My husband finds this totally gross but whatever.) It’s one of my least favorite things to do (it takes forrrevvver). I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a frequent salon visitor (I won’t tell you how frequent) because they can get it done in half the time it would take me and it looks SO much better. What I am good at, however, is making my blowouts last. For like a really long time. I have a small army of products that take care of that for me – three things to be exact. First off: Oscar Blandi’s dry shampoo. I like this one but it also comes in a spray if that’s more your thing. I use this several times a week or every day depending on how long its been since my last wash. I just pat a little bit here and there on my roots. It’s the best way to get rid of that greasiness – not to mention, it’s a good way to mask some of those darker roots if you’re in between color appointments.

Next: Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. This stuff is amazing (as is the entire Oribe line) and it comes in this travel size which makes it ever better. You know how your hair starts to go flat the day or two after your blowout, this spray is your answer. It gives texture and volume to the hair and sort of a mini-rootlift. Some people use this in place of their dry shampoo which totally works. It’s great dry shampoo solution for brunettes since it’s clear and doesn’t give you that white-ish color that other dry shampoos might. I usually just spray it on several sections of my roots, scrunch a bit and then just run my fingers through. I’m telling you – magic. potion.

Finally, Oribe’s Aprés Beach Wave and Shine Spray. I have tried a million different beach-y hair sprays. None of them have worked like this one. It’s a must-have during the summer (aren’t we all after those tousled looking waves?), but I use it year-round. It’s a spray that you can use on wet or dry hair. I spray it all over my hair in the morning and give it a good scrunch if my hair just needs a little extra texture. If I’m really craving waves, I’ll wrap sections of hair around this curling iron and then spray the stuff all over and give it a good scrunch. Done and done. Since it works miracles on wet hair, too, I’ll usually just spray it all over my damp hair after a shower and then just let it air dry. Or I’ll spray it in and then braid my hair before I go to bed. When I wake up: waves. It was my go-to on the honeymoon (this travel size is perfect) since I certainly didn’t bring out the blowdryer there.

(Image taken by Luella & June®)