Friday, January 11, 2013

My Hairs.


I'd like to preface this post with something that isn't related to it at all—today is my mom's Birthday, so I'd just like to say "HEY, MOM! HAPPY B-DAY TO YOU! Let's run another half (or full) marathon this year, OK? Love you!"

Now—I've gotten a lot of questions since the end of Bye Bye Beehive (3-months ago today) about what I'm doing with my hair these days. Am I blow drying? Teasing? Using products? Coloring? The questions keep coming... so here's a little rundown!

Since BBB finished, I have adjusted my hair routine—somewhat. I am still washing, conditioning and deep conditioning, and I rotate every couple of days between three hair-care systems (Yes To Cucumbers, Yes to Blueberries, and Joico).  I do not wash my hair daily. After the shower, I apply a deep conditioner. My favorite is this one. Usually, I just leave my hair to air-dry at that point, except for making sure my bangs are in place and giving them a light spritz of hairspray.

About once a week or less, I use the blow dryer. I have found (after a year of not using one), that I don't really like to blow dry my hair too often. Not only do I prefer my natural and almost straight hair, but I think that blow-drying was the biggest thing that was damaging it before. Sometimes, if I let my hair air-dry overnight, I'll wake up and curl the ends in the morning, but that's only for special occasions like parties or holidays. To be honest, I'm not really into processing my hair anymore. I still love the Friar Tuck method for curling my hair, and I do that often.

I do use a dry shampoo. I love Suave's Dry Shampoo, though my sister recently introduced me to a Paul Mitchell one and I think that will be my next purchase. I also tease my bangs, and occasionally tease the crown of my hair when I'm putting it up, though I'm trying to not do that as much these days. I use a hairspray almost daily, and again, I think my sister just convinced me to switch to a Chi hairspray versus the Lamaur one I have been using since I was in high school.

Last but not least, I haven't colored my hair since May of 2011. I don't plan on changing my color anytime soon, though I know Daniel would love for me to go darker, and my Nanny would cry tears of happiness if I put blonde streaks in. But for now, I'm just doing what's easy (and natural), and that's what makes me feel best!

I also wanted to include a little growth update, since I hit the post three-month mark today. For all the past monthly updates, click here. It's not a ton of growth, but I like what I see... now I just need to get a little trim to keep it healthy and I'll be good-to-go!


Did I miss any hair questions? Leave further Q's in the comments if you have any.

And again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! I love you! Love ♥ Icy

16 comments:

Julie{isCocoandCocoa} said...

I hate blow- drying my hair, too! I also find that my hair seems to be a lot healthier since I stopped.

Cody Doll said...

I only hair dry in winter months when the air is cold and dry. Other then that I don't hair dry. I haven't colored in years. If I want color ill probably do hair extentions of a rainbow color (pink). I loved your friar truk method and I should try it.

Liz said...

I wish I could go a wash without blow-drying but my hair is a complete frizz ball! Yours always looks amazing!

Cody Doll said...

Cody language came out. Hair dry=blowdry. Haha.

Torie said...

Ahhh. I am ever jealous of how gorgeous your hair is naturally. Mine doesn't stand a chance at that anymore. Mostly because I loathe my natural color so I will forever be coloring it. :P <33

Laura Toeniskoetter said...

Ever since I ditched the side bangs for full out, straight across braids, I hate blow-drying my hair. The bangs always end up sticking up and sideways. Total mess!

elle at wishingoodluck said...

What kind of hair dryer do you use? Do you have any that you prefer for those occasions you have to blow try your hair? I usually end up blow drying just because I get so cold with wet hair in the winter.

Michelle @ The Goodnight Girl said...

Your hair is freakin gorgeous and it grows OBNOXIOUSLY fast now. Color me jealous.

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Chloe Jacqueline said...

There is totally a lot of noticeable growth! I wish I enjoyed my natural hair... but there is nothing to be enjoyed there! haha!

Whitney said...

I've actually been thinking about trying a leave-in conditioner so thanks for the recommendation!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I wish I could get away with not coloring my hair, but those grays just aren't any good.

Shannon said...

Your hair is SO pretty! I love the braid too.
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Christin Theiss said...

i love your hair color.. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award over at my blog. You can come pick up your award here
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<3 Christin

Priya said...

Aunie, your hair is amaaazing and if I had that natural texture, I would never blow-dry it ever! I actually really liked reading this post because I'm not really the expert when it comes to hair. I'm seriously considering getting some dry shampoo (I don't wash mine everyday either because it's much better on the second day after washing/air drying) I think it would preserve my bangs a little better. Anyway, thanks for sharing, and I would say, if you're looking to color your hair: do it! It's super healthy anyway, I feel like you deserve it. Also- have an amazing time in SF. Such a great city. You will love it. Safe travels!

perfectly priya

Becca Moss said...

Look at how much it's grown! Geez, I need to start trimming mine so it can grow like yours has! I love your before and after posts, such a drastic difference!

Kristin said...

What a fun trip!!! Can't wait to hear all about it - enjoy :-)

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