I’ve been getting some hair questions lately and figured it’d be worth doing a post about it. I’ll answer some common questions, link to my favorite products, and even who’s done my hair in case you’re interested. And clearly, I’m not a professional but I’m sharing what works for me and items that work on my own hair, so take that into consideration since you know your hair best!
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What is your natural hair color?
Believe it or not, my natural hair is light brown that will turn dark blonde on the ends from the sun. I prefer being a brunette, though.
Would you go blonde again?
Haha, no, I would not! I will just wear a wig if I’m feeling blonde for the night. My hair is just so fine that the blonde, no matter how careful we were and how well I took care of it, it just broke. I’m still recovering from the length I lost going blonde for that 1.5 years.
What kind of extensions do you/have you used?
Usually, I just use some human hair clip-in extensions, but for 6 months from the end of 2019 to early 2020, I had tape-in extensions. There are pros and cons to each, but I prefer the clip-ins when I need them. They are way less damaging and I noticed my hair just wasn’t growing with the tape-ins. I noticed a huge amount of growth over the 6 months that I took them out. Check out the photo below, that was March 2020 vs December 2020. Again, I think it’s due to my hair being very fine that I experienced this so if you love tape-ins – go for it!
What about the faux ponytails you’ve worn before?
Those are from INH hair and I actually did a whole post on them and would definitely recommend them. They have so many more styles and colors available now, too!
What shampoo and conditioner do you use?
I tend to switch it up every time I finish a bottle… I swear my hair gets too used to it or something, even with using a clarifying shampoo, too. I have gone back to the Bed Head Urban Antidotes Recovery shampoo and conditioner a few times now, though. Recently, I’ve been using the Bondi Boost Hair Growth shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and spray. My hair feels in great shape right now, so I think they’re helping out with that. Some other ones I love are EVA NYC’s Brass to Sass Brunette, Mane Magic 10-in-1 Shampoo, and Lazy Jane Air Dry lines.
How often do you wash your hair?
I really try not to wash my hair more than two times per week. Dry shampoo and updo styles are a lifesaver in achieving this! Working from home has been great, too, so I’m not super concerned if my hair looks a little greasy. The oil is good for your hair!
What are your favorite dry shampoos?
Dry shampoos can be tricky with darker hair! I think that’s why I gravitated towards the Batiste Hint Of Color Dry Shampoo that has a dark brown tint.
What styling products do you use?
It depends on what I’m going for but some consistent items in my routine include: EVA NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer, Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray, Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray, Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Spray Hair Spray, TIGI Unisex Bed Head Headrush Shine Mist, Puff.ME Root Volumizing and Texturizing Hair Powder, TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray, and CHI Silk Infusion.
Do you have a favorite brush?
I swear by the Wet Brush and have several different versions of it: the original brush, the bristle brush, and the drying brush.
What styling tools do you tend to use?
The styling tools I use the most are definitely my ProCabello flat iron, Senndio hairdryer, BaBylissPRO 1″ curling iron, Revlon hairdryer brush, and a waver.
Any other hair tricks your a fan of?
I highly recommend sleeping with satin pillowcases! They do wonders for your hair! Scrunchies being back in style has been great for my hair, as well. They’re so much gentler than a standard hair tie.
Who does your hair?
When I was in Illinois, I went to Devin Gruber who is at Primitiques. She did my hair for nearly 15 years and I couldn’t recommend her enough. In Austin, I go to Stacey Kemp at Platinum Hair Studio and have been absolutely loving it so far!
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I think that covers most hair questions I tend to get, but I’ll update this if and when I think of something else. Feel free to leave a comment below!