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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Hair || Product Love.


Bumble and Bumble Nume Davines

Most of you know I just chopped off all my hair a few weeks ago. I recently treated myself for my 29th birthday and cut about 12 inches off and also got a Keratin treatment. I have awful & unruly hair. (see here) Naturally very curly, but not pretty curly, insanely frizzy curly. My hair was a constant battle and I wore it up 99% of the time to not have to mess with it. I wanted a change, a style. I knew the Keratin treatment was my only hope to keep up said style though. I highly recommend it! It's not cheap, but if you have awful hair that more often than not brings you down, you'll pay anything for real help. I can now blow dry my hair and have nice relaxed, manageable & shiny hair, it's a million times worth it to me. I wanted to share how I've been wearing/styling my hair and a few products that I've been loving with you. Let me know if you have any questions about the Keratin treatment as well. 

I wash my hair every 2-3 days. I shower every single day, but my hair is thick so it's very easy for me to skip washes. When you have color & chemically treated hair, you really want to stretch that as long as possible, so it works out for me. On day 1 after I've washed it the night before, I run the straightener through it a little and don't use any product. On day 2 I use my Nume wand to add some curls/wave, sprinkle a little Pret-a-Powder on the roots for grit & texture and use my Davines Finishing Gum to really emphasize the texture around the bottom. On day 3 I add a little more Pret-a-Powder around my scalp (works like a dry shampoo) and a little more Finishing Gum throughout the bottom and a few pieces all over. That's it! My waves are perfect from the day before. I am loving my new hair, it's like a whole new head of hair for me. More on products below & enjoy the car selfies.... #ididitfortheblog 

Bumble and Bumble Nume Davines
Bumble and Bumble Nume Davines

Prep.
I like to use a little Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer spray for protection and Repair Blow Dry cream for added moisture after I wash & before I blow dry. I've really become a huge Bumble fan over the last year.

Style.
As mentioned above, I use the Nume 25mm Classic wand to add curls/waves to my hair. This wand is amazing ladies. The YouTube beauty guru hype is legit. The curls only get better after 1-2 days. That's even after having it in a ponytail while working out and sleeping on it! Can't say enough good things about it. You can always find big coupon codes & deals, I paid $50 for mine. The Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder is another fabulous find. It's a dry shampoo, style extender and volumizer all in 1. It blends into your hair great and doesn't leave a gross texture like other similar products.

Finish.
If you have a textured cut, you N E E D Davines This Is A Medium Hold Finishing Gum in your life. It gives you that perfect piece-y texture without making your hair gross. I can use this on day 2 and day 3, no problem. It rocks. Using products like dry shampoos, texturizers and pastes can dull or mattify your hair a little so I've always been a shine spray fan. I'm on my 3rd bottle of the Smooth Sexy Smooth & Seal Anti-Frizz & Shine Spray. Who doesn't want their hair to be shiny?! 

And, I've used the TRESemme' 3 hairspray for as long as I can remember. So cheap, so good.

TRESemme'

Tell me your favorite hair products!

51 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore your shorter hair! SO pretty! And I really need to get one of those wands. Your curls are so pretty!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this style for you! I've been so tempted lately to hack off my hair, but I'm just not sure I can do it. I've been going shorter and shorter little by little--but who knows where I'll stop! I've also had my eye on the bumble & bumble pret a powder. Where did you find the little baby size?

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  3. Your chop looks so great - I especially love the pretty day 3 waves!

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  4. I'm going to have to give that pret-a-powder a try! Three products I already use in one? Sign me up! Thanks for sharing! Your hair looks fabulous!!

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  5. Your hair is so cute and I love the way you've been styling it! It looks awesome with the curls :)

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  6. you totally can rock day 3 hair and that makes me jealous :) but then again i've been blessed with the easiest of hair and i do nothing to it. BUT i cannot go a day without washing. maybe two but that's if i don't work out. good round up of products girl! and oh i cannot live w/out my clipless curling iron! xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  7. I love your hair this length and it seems like it's less fuss for you which is so great!! I need to check out your prep products!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. Your hair looks great, you look beautiful! :-) I wash my hair once a week haha. I have pretty thick hair so I let it sit. But I do sprinkle some baby powder in my hair if it starts looking a little icky. I cut my hair a month ago and it feels SO much better to have shorter hair. :-)Thank you for sharing your products too, I'll check them out. I hope that you had a nice weekend and that you are having a good day so far too!! :-)

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  9. You look awesome!! I can't believe the curls hold for two days - I need to check into this wand ASAP! And yes, Tresemme hairspray will always be the best!

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  10. I feel like I haven't used my wand in forever time to bust it out again because your curls look gorgeous!

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  11. The new cut looks fantastic on you! We follow pretty much the same styling routine, but obviously I need to try this Davines stuff - it sounds like a miracle product. Also, what do you find works better after you workout and your head/hairline is a sweaty mess - traditional dry shampoo or the pret-a-powder?

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  12. Girl! I wish I could go a few days without washing! And, it looking that good too!

    LOVE your new cut!

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  13. You just look so dang cute!!!!!
    I want to try a wand. I'm always afraid I'll burn myself.

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  14. Your hair is so cute!!!!! My hair is super thin. so I have a lot of the opposite problems as you. It wont hold a curl to save my life and yet it gets frizzy and gross in all this humidity!

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  15. you have such pretty hair!! i can never curl my hair bc it goes straight right away no matter what! ah well xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  16. your hair looks great!! I also need to chop off a lot of hair, but I think the most I can part with would be 2 or 3 inches. I hv nautrally curly/fuzzy hair but I've never thought about getting a keratin treatment... I probably should though. your hair looks so polished and smooth!!

    Emmett - Hippie Lace

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  17. Your hair looks awesome gurlie! I've been wanting to try out a Keratin treatment to combat the FL humidity, but my hair is super fine so I'm nervous it'll flatten it out too much. But I do know I want to try out Bumble & Bumble's Invisible Oil.. their products are amazing :-D

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  18. I'm loving your hair! I actually need a trim, I cut my hair short awhile back to donate it...and I'm thinking of going short again. Your cute hair is making me want to go short again! LOL!

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  19. Your hair looks simply fabulous girl! I am a BIG fan of the BB invisible oil - literally the best oil I've ever used in my hair and I've used a TON. I think I might add the primer and the pret a powder to my birthday wish list!

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  20. Love you hair, your curls look awesome! I have curl/texture in my hair too so I will definitely be checking out these products!

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  21. Nume is my favorite!! Only curler that will curl my hair and I have a couple of them!!

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  22. I feel like we are hair twins. It sounds like we have the exact same hair, therefore I am going to take your advice and add a whole lot of these products to my carts :)

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  23. Love your new look! I also have crazy hair but I'm still trying to embrace the curl :)

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous gal!!!! You know I love hair product reviews! I love Bumble and Bumble products they are my absolute fav!

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  25. I love your hair! And I'm jealous it looks that good after three days. Mine would be a total wreck! But I'm always looking for new products so I may have to try some of these!

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  26. SO glad the treatment worked for you and has been helpful! I love your shorter locks! I am a total proponent of skipping washes and Tresume is my BFF!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  27. I just love your new cut! so fun! but it makes me want to chop my hair off. How long does the keratin treatment last?

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  28. You're killing it with that new cut, girl. I'll have to check out that hair spray because I'm in the market for something new!

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  29. Your hair looks SO good! I've been thinking of getting a Keratin treatment, but now I'm definitely thinking I need one! xo

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  30. I seriously love your hair this length! Totally fits your! And I have got to get me a wand. I'm so behind!

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  31. I've been hearing good things about the Nume curling wand- I want to snap one up!

    And your hair is sooo cute + sassy; love it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  32. I seriously want the same hair cut as you. I know we have different hair but I still think it would work. Pinned this for when I do!! :)

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  33. I literally just wrote a post asking people about what kind of curling iron/wand I should get since mine recently went on the fritz! I have a high end straightener and LOVE it so I'm thinking I need to bite the bullet and upgrade for my curls, too. (Although flat iron waves/curls are amazing too!)

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  34. I want to grow my hair out just so I can get your hair cut. I love it so much! I love the B&B primer spray and it smells so good. I have SUPER thick hair too so I don't wash mine every day either. Blow drying it takes forever so I rarely dry my hair. I've read a little bit on Keratin treatments and I've always wanted one, but I've never done it. Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and do it!

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  35. Gosh, my hair would so benefit from a keratin treatment. It's gotten so out of control lately. It's just a frizzy ball of mess 90% of the time lol. You've definitely convinced me to get that powder from B&B, it sounds fantastic!

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  36. I want that haircut, I love the way that you are styling it! It looks awesome! Xo, Stephanie

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  37. You look gorgeous- still loving your shorter hair! How do you feel about the pret-a-powder compared to other dry shampoos? I've been loving b&b this year too!

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