x-factor and fabulous hair

Hello gorgeous!  I really wanted to include both fabulous hair and x-factor in one blog.  First off, did you guys watch X-Factor over thanksgiving?  I cried my eyes out for most of the songs, but mostly when Melanie Amaro sang her praise to God.  It was so incredible.  She dedicated the song to God, for being her best friend and for always being there for her when she had no one to lean on.  It was so brave of her to open her heart out to the public like that and so inspiring.  We need more singers like her!  Oh and I just have to mention her gorgeous hair that night 😉 I think it’s so important for singers to be role models for us and especially for younger girls.  There is just so much nonsense out there.  Please listen to your hearts and turn off the radio when those “poisonous songs” are played.  Another favorite of mine is Drew.  I love these girls hair!  It’s actually pretty simple, but here’s what they do:

What you need to have:

  • Large Velcro Rollers (I found mine at Ross Dress for Less for $3)
  • Large Barrel Curling Iron (Ross, Marshall’s, Target all carry these and so affordable too about $25)
  • Hairspray (I am a fan of Tresemme hair spray as it doesn’t create stiff hair, at Target for $4)
  • Mousse (make sure you get a mousse that is non-sticky, you still want to be able to run your hands through your luscious hair afterwards)
  • Teasing comb (you can find these everywhere, I got mine at Sally’s for $3)

What you need to do:

  1. While your hair is damp apply a small amount of mousse in your hair, from roots to tip
  2. Dry your hair hanging upside down.  I love to take a paddle brush and brush the heat through my hair to take out the tight curls, but for those ladies with fine straight hair, just use your fingers to untangle the hair while drying
  3. Once your locks are dry, part your hair the way you want it to go either in the middle or a side part
  4. Starting from the bottom of your hair (clip ¾ of your hair up), take a teasing comb and lightly tease the roots of your hair.  This will prime your head for the big volume!
  5. Spray a little hairspray onto the hair before using the curling tong (emphasizing ‘little’)
  6. Using the large barrel hold the curling tong vertically around your hair, and making sure that you are switching up the directions you are rolling.  This will make it look more natural
  7. You can skip this step if you want.  For the top section of your hair, use large velcro rollers to give that added volume, you may need only four.  Two would be used for the top of the head and the other two on either side framing the face
  8. Once the hair has cooled down, go over your hair one more time with hairspray, and if you need more volume, use the teasing comb at the roots.
  9. Run your fingers through your gorgeous curls, breaking them up and feel free to hang upside down and give your head a good shake!

These are great techniques for an evening out, but if you also want to just spritz and go, try Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray from Ulta for $5.99.  It adds a tousled look like Drew’s and gives a light matte finish to any hair type.  This can be used on damp or dry hair and left to dry naturally or with a diffuser or hair dryer.

If your hair is very curly and frizzy (like mine), then I would try sleeping with coconut oil in your hair once a week to keep your curls soft, shiny and easy to manage.  Pour the coconut oil onto your hair, then take your locks up into a shower cap and wrap a warm wet towel around it.  Leave it for thirty minutes (or sleep over night), then shampoo twice.  Trust me you will notice a huge difference 😉   It is super affordable (got mine on Amazon for $5)  and its beauty benefits are incredible.   I would love to hear from you, let me know your thoughts on this.  I want to thank my beautiful friends in Malaysia for inspiring me to use a natural treatment, it literally changed my hair forever!

Tell me:

What are you favorite hair products?  Who do you think will win the X-Factor?

God Bless you my lovelies and have a fabulous hair day 😉

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