We all want our hair to be full, soft, and silky. I’m used to having pretty long hair although I’ve had all of the hairstyles. Short, long, bleached, and balayage. Short hair is hard to maintain because you have to style it and long hair is hard to maintain because it takes so much time to take care of it. We want our hair healthy. I may chop it all off again, it always seems to be an impulse decision. Over the years I’ve found some tips and tricks that help me maintain and take care of my hair. But we don’t stop there! We want our skin and makeup to look great too. I’m going to share my hair, skin, and makeup tips as well as everything relevant. I hope you find it helpful.
• Heat protectant
My hair is naturally wavy, although I leave it natural often I love styling my hair which includes putting heat on it. Before you do this apply a heat protectant to help protect your hair from heat damage. I use the CHI 44 Iron Guard.
• Don’t wash your hair every day
I wash my hair every 3-4 days. Washing your hair too much can strip it of its natural oils and your hair will become dry. Be greasy, who cares! Dry shampoo does wonders.
• Take your vitamins
If you notice hair thinning or shedding there may be more to it. Talk to your doctor. My hair sheds an incredible amount and I take Iron supplements for my deficiency every day and get monthly B12 injections. It may be a gut issue so it’s always safer to get checked out.
Detanglers are a lifesaver! who doesn’t love some help smoothening out their hair and actually being able to brush through it? I personally use the Fructis detangler to help brush out my hair, then I apply Argan oil to avoid dryness and to make my hair shiny.
After I curl my hair I love to use the Caviar Replenishing Moisture CC cream for styling and it smells so good. A dime-size amount is enough for my entire head.
The zitties get the best of us. I used to struggle with acne for years until I found what works best for me and my skin. I tried every single product from proactive to everything on the shelf. What helped me was going dairy free, washing my skin day and night, understanding my skin type, staying hydrated, stressing less, blemish patches, and birth control. I consider it more of a lifestyle change, which is easier said than done. I still get some hormonal acne now and then but birth control not only helps with my menorrhagia but it can also help clear acne. You have options, what’s best for you?
My secret to smooth even skin is dermaplaning. I absolutely love facials and getting rid of all the hair on my face. It helps with the texture and your makeup apply’s so much better. Below is my skin post dermaplaning.
• Skin Care Products
Facial Cleanser: Clean and Clear Day & Night Facewash
Facial serum: Derma E Vitamin Concentrated Serum
Face Cream: L’Oréal Revitalift SPF 25
• Facial Tools
I love and recommend the facial roller. It feels so good. It helps me with puffiness in the morning. Even if it did nothing I’d still use it because it feels great. Mine is made of rose quartz which adapts to temperature. I run it under cold water and it has a nice cooling effect, that’s my preference.
I don’t know who needs to hear it but wash your makeup off at night.
• Here are some of my favorite products
• Blemish patches: there are many different brands and you can get them at any drug store. Simply put a patch on a blemish before bed and wake up with it minimized.
• Kylie Lip Kit: these last me for hours and it doesn’t dry up my lips, it’s rather moisturizing. Shades in Boy Bye and KOKO K
• It Cosmetics Brow Power
• Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
• Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
• Bare Republic Diamond Dust Sunscreen
• Tarte Salt Lyfe Lipstick
• Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Hair Cream
• Cover FX Mattifying Primer
• Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara
• BUXOM Mascara
• Wet n Wild Lip Liner in Gone Burgundy
Practice self-care as it’s practicing being good to yourself. Do what’s best for you and what makes you happiest.