hair care

Brazilian Blowout!

I recently got a Brazilian blowout (June 28).  I was a little bit skeptical about it, but after about 3 hours at the salon getting the treatment and about 60 hours after my initial hair wash at the salon – I think I MAY BE A BELIEVER. For example:

I woke up with morning at 8:06 am.

Out of the shower around 8:23 am (at least that was when I checked my phone).

Blow dried my hair around 8:36.

At 8:43 I realized I needed to put clothes on and LEAVE Immediately.

8:52 am out of the door.

9:06 am I was at the office with my laptop on.

My hair was about 85% dry when I entered the office. I just looked at myself in the mirror at around 2:15 pm, and I am happy with it! This RARELY happens. I’ve never been one of those girls with awesome hair straight out of the shower or one of those girls that could blow dry it for a few mins and feel awesome but with the hair treatment (as it currently is in my hair) I am totally one of those girls.  Although, I am incredibly happy with the immediate results, I’ll have to wait and see if it is just as effective 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 weeks from now.

I’ll try to keep you posted on how the result looks at certain future intervals. If the effects on my hair lasts until Labor Day weekend, then I will definitely get it done again, if not then I will have to think a little harder about getting it to done as part of my hair care routine.

XOXO.

 

 

 

 

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Sedu Curling Wand Review!

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I LOVE my Sedu 1inch curling wand. LOVE, LOVE & LOVE. Here is a extremely quick pros and cons list.

PROS

  1. Heats up fast (like within 20 -30 secs!)
  2. Heat is maintained throughout the process
  3. Automatic timer (this is great for people like me, it automatically shuts off after a while)
  4. I have had for a year and half and it’s working PERFECTLY!
  5. I get long lasting curls

CONS

  1. Expensive. I bought mine from Folica.com for $120!
  2. I wish it came with a storage bag or something
  3. You can get burned (but this is a risk you run with all hot tools near your skin)

INNOVATION

There is only one way to really use it: wrap your hair around the wand. Through helpful youtube tutorials, and some of my own personal experiments, here is another technique for getting REALLY bouncy curls, as opposed to, just waves. You can: hold your hair after you release it from the wand OR you can clip the curl like the girl in this video:

Here, Mimi is using double prong clips, which you can buy here!

I love the clip technique: It really makes my curls hold, and I BARELY need to use hairspray! Through my personal experience, the hold technique, gives me longer lasting waves that are tad more defined.

SEDU: THE BRAND

I love Sedu! I have tried the Chi one inch curler (not the wand, but the traditional clip curler–which I, also, used as a wand) and the results were initially similar but the hold was NOT. The Chi curler was a $120 and stopped working after 1 year and 10 months! Total disappointment!

I own a Sedu straightener, which I bought around the time as the Chi Curling Rod, and the straightener is still working like new! I use it everyday or every other day. It has yet to show signs of distress or ailment, and I’m convinced that it will continue to work for at least another year or two! The fact that the straightener has been so awesome, alludes, to the fact, the Sedu Curling wand will probably be just as great.

Comment below if you love the SEDU or have tried other brands you’re completely in love with!

LOVE.

Hiatus: ENDING SOON

I promise –starting Saturday I will be posting regularly. Life has been hectic.

But when I’m FINALLY back here are some posts to look forward to:

  1. Women’s OUTFIT OF THE DAYS
  2. Men’s OUTFIT OF THE DAY
  3. Concealer Compare Showdown: Mac V. Bobbi Brown
  4. Curling for amateurs 
  5. Best Curlers (because I own a million)
  6. Best Straighteners (I have OWNED  a million)
  7. Pucker up: worst and best lipsticks
  8. Nail-ed it: Best and Worst Nail polishes 
  9. Stay Skinny (Smoothies + Fitness)
  10. The Indulgence Post: Where I show you what I’m eating. (YUM)
  11. MY MUSIC MANTRA 

Also, these titles are a product of my creativity, my own independent creation –so if you’re going to blatantly copy them –then just add a link with my some of my work!