This post was sponsored by Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
For as long as I can remember my hair has always been a thing of envy [in a good way] among my friends. They would often comment on how light and airy it is, and that it looks good whether it’s straightened, curled, or worn in a high sock bun. I never deliberately grew it out, but I also never chopped it shorter than my shoulders. Not since early middle school, anyway. This year I decided to finally part with all that weight without telling anyone. Heck, I even told my husband that I’m going to do it for the first time a mere hour before my appointment, and he was very surprised.
Thing is, all that secrecy was necessary so people wouldn’t try to talk me out of it, especially since I already made up my mind. It just so happens that I always felt like my friends and family are way more invested in my hair business than I am. A good example is me briefly mentioning to my aunt that I plan to dye my hair a different color, to which she said that I absolutely shouldn’t, because my current color looks so good and I would ruin it. I mean… is it still MY hair we’re talking about?
My point is, I really wanted a wavy lob, and I knew it would look good on me. This style is ideal for someone with fine hair, because it gives volume while still looking chic and polished. And with messy hair being on-trend, this cut basically styles itself. Besides, the bottom half of my hair felt dry and crunchy, there was no life in those ends even if they get constantly trimmed. I could make them look good with silicone-loaded products, but rather than trying to turn them into zombies, I decided to just grow a fresh batch, haha.
When I sat down at the salon my hairdresser tried to talk me out of it, too. I mean, I’m always happy to listen to someone’s professional advice and all, but there was no changing my mind. I told her jokingly that if she doesn’t do it I’m going to have to either go elsewhere or take the scissors from her hands and do it myself. I totally wasn’t joking about that first one though 😉 Forty minutes later I get off the chair with a lovely ‘do just above the shoulders, and it looks perfect! As I was about to reach for my wallet to pay she told me she honestly didn’t think it would look good, but she totally changed her mind midway when she saw it all coming together. Considering I micro-managed and directed every inch of that cut, I think she did a pretty goof job. Girl, I told you I know what I want!
Next step was learning how to style the hair. Before the cut I would use oils and hair serums to make my hair sleeker, but now I just use a little bit of hairspray and run it through my locks to get the same effect. I also switched from using nourishing masks and hair conditioner after shampooing to before shampooing and it really made a difference! My hair still looked soft, healthy, and glossy but had a lot of air and volume to it.
A few weeks ago I received Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture Hair Care products to try, and I found some real standouts that helped my new hairstyle shine. The line consists of four collections that address the cleansing, treatment and styling needs of all hair textures. There are three styling collections and one treatment collection that work for all hair types. For my fine hair I selected Dream Come True collection to treat the scalp and deeply nourish the hair, and Brassica Seed & Shea Oils collection that was designed to protect the shaft from damage and make the hair silky to touch.
Just so you know, after the “grand trim” my hair looks a lot healthier, so there wasn’t much left to improve on at the time. However, Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Shampoo & Brassica Seed Oil gave my hair some much needed volume while protecting it from damage caused by heat styling. Madam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture Hair Care introduced Brassica Seed as the new natural alternative to silicone in styling products. Rich in antioxidants, this unique beauty oil adds shine and silky softness to the hair while nourishing it from within.
As much as I adore Brassica Seed & Shea Oils collection, it was Dream Come True products that became the absolute must haves in my hair care routine. Wonderful Scalp Exfoliator made my scalp feel amazing: fresh, clean, and flake-free. I don’t have your typical dandruff, but sometimes certain products cause my scalp to dry out and I end up experiencing some minor scaling. After that first purifying step I applied Wonderful Deep Conditioning Masque, which turned out to be equally fabulous. The masque nourished not only my strands, but my scalp as well. Do you know that airy, fresh feeling in your hair when you first step out of a salon? That’s what it felt like!
I want to note that I prefer to use the masque before the shampoo. That way I still get the moisturizing and repairing benefits, but my locks are a lot lighter and have more volume at the roots. My hair stylist actually recommended this technique a long time ago and I’ve been faithful to it since.
When was the last time you drastically changed your hair style? What was the shortest your hair has ever been? Do you prefer short hair or long hair for yourself? Let me know in the comments below!
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