Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DIY Salon Quality Deep Conditioning Treatment

I've posted before about diy conditioning treatments using products around the house, but this is different. These products are similar to ones that would be used on you if you were to go to a salon for a conditioning treatment, the only difference is you can do it yourself for super duper cheap. Depending on how long or thick your hair is, each treatment will cost you between $2.50 and $5.00!

All of these products were purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply for just under $10. If you don't have one of those near you, try checking out your local beauty supply shop and see if they offer similar products.

There are three products here because they all offer something different. The hot oil offers softness and shine. The brand is Queen Helen and there are actually a couple different types of oils but the one you want is Placenta. If the name weirds you out, just pretend like you don't know why it's called Placenta. It's better that way.

For moisture, grab a packet of Argan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner. I actually love this whole line of products.

And the last element you need is protein. This is especially important for anyone with chemical or heat damage. I am normally pretty loyal to my professional brands when it comes to protein treatments but I wanted to give something different a try and I was pretty pleased with the results of this one. Since this is the only brand at Sally's that I tried, I can't really say how it compares to their others. You can definitely experiment though and see if there are other that work also.

The first step and one that you don't want to skip is to heat up the oil. I just filled my sink with hot water and let the tube sit in there while I got everything else ready. Then, in a plastic bowl, mix up equal parts of all three packets. I did half of each for my own hair which brought the cost of the treatment to $5.00, but it was definitely over kill. I could have done half that amount and been just fine.

If you are doing this in the shower, which I would recommend, make sure you are ready to hop in as soon as everything is mixed together so it doesn't cool off. Heat opens up your hair shaft and allows the treatment to penetrate deeper.

Once you have shampooed you hair, squeeze out as much water as you can and then grab a towel and squeeze out even more. Since your hair is like a sponge, the more water is in it, the less it can soak up anything else.

Leave the treatment on for 3-5 minutes and then rinse it off. If you want to get really serious, throw on a shower cap or tie a plastic bag around your hair. Please note I said hair NOT head!!!! This will really heat things up.

Like any conditioning treatment, this isn't a one time fix forever. Although you will see and feel a significant difference after just one treatment, I always recommend a second treatment a week later and then continue to follow up occasionally when your hair starts to feel dry or you've had any chemical processing done.

Really, the best thing you can do is not wait until the signs of damage are there. Take steps to prevent damage by getting regular trims, using heat protectants, and doing the occasional deep conditioning treatment. Your hair will be much happier!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

JoyFolie, I love you

Have you heard of JoyFolie? I don't know how this company has been kept hidden from me for so long, but no more! Between myself and my three girls, I want pretty much every shoe they have.

After having just spent a frustrating weekend shoe shopping for my girls, I am so happy to find a company that sells sophisticated footwear for my little ladies! I'm completely smitten with these. Classic. Red. Love!

And these... Sassy and cute!

And these are the beauties that I am coveting right now. Husband are you reading this?!!!

They also had a few pairs of boots that I wouldn't mind slipping my feet into either, but I'm trying to control myself...for now. Fall is already at my doorstep, so I just might need a new pair to keep my feet warm.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Natural Beauty

Probably my most favorite thing to do as a hairdresser is style teenage girls for special events. They are always so giddy and fun to work with. This gorgeous girl came over last week to get her hair done before her senior pictures. Talk about a natural beauty, she isn't wearing any makeup!

Gorgeous face and gorgeous hair!

And this one I snagged off her photographer's Facebook page. If you live in the Provo Utah area you should check her out. Her parents are in our ward at church so she comes to town every once in a while. I will have to plan our next family pictures around one of her visits.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Twisted or Braided in Headband

Back to school means a lot more hair doing for this mom and today I thought I would share with you my trick for getting those cute headbands to stay in my girl's hair. This was actually supposed to be one video, but we had some technical difficulties and then Macy wanted to introduce her own hairstyle, so it's two instead. Oh well. Everyone is happy and that is all that matters.


Tell me, which style do you prefer? Twisted...

Or Braided

Friday, August 9, 2013

Beachy Hair Wave Spray and Burts Bees for Your Hair...

I'm pretty much a hair product junky. I try and justify it by saying I need several different products for all my clients, but really I just like to try new stuff all the time. And some of the bottles are just so pretty! These are two of my latest favorites and neither of them came from the beauty supply store, which means you guys could easily run out and get them for yourselves, which you should!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Type 2 Tuesday {What I Wore}

What's a Type 2? Find out here!

Watch out people, I'm getting crazy today...Straight Hair and Ripped Jeans! A piercing might be next... Kidding of course. That would never happen! I'm terrified of needles.

I really don't ever straighten my hair, but I was kind of feeling it today so I went for it. I loved it all morning, but now I'm over it. Back to curly tomorrow for sure.

What I am for sure in love with right now are loose blousy tops. They are so comfortable and feminine. This one is Robin K. I grabbed it at a second hand store not too long ago so I'm not exactly sure where you would find it, but I think that brand is available at TJ MAXX.

And once again Samm was my awesome photographer and this was her suggestion for my pose. Love that girl! Not sure what I'm going to do when she goes back to school

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Make your own bracelets

I Love bracelets! I love wearing them, I love stacking them, and I really love making them! Do you have any idea how easy it is to make your own bracelets? So easy! Let me show you a few that I made recently and how they are the perfect way to add that extra sparkle to any outfit.

These shell bracelets are probably my favorite bracelets ever. All I did was buy two strands of beads (I got mine at JoAnn's, but any major crafting store would carry something similar) and some stretchy cord like these (also found at any major crafting store) String the beads, tie a knot and done!

This bracelet was even easier if you can believe that, but also one of my favorites, because not only does it make a statement, but you can change up the ribbon for any outfit. All you need is some large chain, also in the jewelry section at JoAnn's and ribbon of your choice. Measure a cut the desired amount of chain and then tie the ends together with ribbon. Just make sure you melt the ends of your ribbon with a lighter so it doesn't fray. And make sure you have someone to help you tie the bow. I haven't yet figured out how to do it on my own.

My awesome photographer for all these photos! She was hysterical telling me how to pose and where to stand.
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