Let’s talk about hair.
I have had a few requests to do a hair post and both Janae and I had to laugh because by the end of this post you will probably regret having asked:) For those of you that have great personal hygiene this post probably isn’t for you… this post is about how I’m surviving! Having warned you, let’s get started.
Let’s get the most embarrassing fact out of the way first… I wash my hair once a week. This is something that is not very cool to admit to thousands of people, but it’s the truth. Now for my rationalization and excuses:) Your natural oil is good for your hair. It saves a lot of money on shampoo and conditioner. And the biggest reason of all, I’m exhausted and I only have energy to wash, blow dry, and style my hair once a week. Now luckily my hair is pretty thick so by the end of the week it’s not too bad. I also live in a very dry climate. If humidity became a factor in my life I’m not sure what I’d do.
So I’m going to show you a week in the life of my hair. I know probably the most boring thing attempted on social media.
Day 1: Wash Day
This is my favorite shampoo and conditioner! When conditioning I always try to leave it in for several minutes. Also when rinsing out the conditioner I use cooler water to help close the hair cuticle and seal in the moisture from the conditioner.
Next I apply this gel to my damp hair. If you use heat on your hair it’s always a good idea to apply product to your hair that will help protect your hair from being damaged by the blow dryer, straightener, curling iron, etc.
Picture right after blow drying. I use a big round brush when drying my hair. Also at the end of drying I hit my roots with heat, then flip my head over and heat the roots with the cool air function on my hair dryer. This gives my hair a lot of volume… maybe too much volume:)
Then I take about two inch sections of my hair and wrap it around a one inch barrel curling iron. When wrapping my hair, I am wrapping it in the direction away from my face. I am also only wrapping the bottom half of my hair. See picture if I’m not making sense:)
After doing this to my whole head and wondering why in the world am I doing this;) I let my hair cool down before messing with it. By doing this, you help set in the curls better. Then I go through my hair with my fingers to style it and spray some hair spray.
And Voila! (is that even a word people use besides me?) I am done!!! I don’t have to go through that for another week!
Day 2: Favorite Hair Day of the Week. Didn’t have to do anything! Hair still looks styled. The curls have relaxed some.
Day 3: Life is Still Good Day.
Curls have relaxed even more but still looks okay. When cutting my oldest son’s really thick and coarse hair, I actually get hair splinters stuck in my fingers! Sidenote: I have learned to cut everyone’s hair in my family including my own and color my own (I figure I have saved thousands of dollars over the years)!
Days 4-7: Bun Day
So there you have it guys. As embarrassing as it is, that is my hair routine. On the upside, hopefully a lot of you leave this post feeling better about your hair hygiene;)
And to leave you today, one of my favorite videos of one of my boys!
What are your favorite hair products?
How often do you wash your hair?
Do any of you cut your kids’ hair?
Any upcoming holiday plans that you are excited about?