ALL ABOUT THE HAIR

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When it comes to my hair care routine, I spare no expense. Not only have I named this blog based on my ‘signature’ hairstyle, but so too do I expend serious (like, v serious) time and energy into maintaining said look. But it’s not just my bangs that define me – it’s my bob, too. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t receive compliments on my hair regularly, so this post comes as a result of that.

THE BANGS

Bangs are a marriage-level commitment, but I’ve had them for so long (on and off throughout high school and consistently for the past five years) that I can’t imagine myself any other way.

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To style my bangs, I blow dry them within five to ten minutes out of the shower using a large round brush to ensure they don’t end up glued to my forehead. Once they’re about 90% dry I blow dry them downward just to make sure they’re not too puffy. I then use my Croc Classic 1″ Flat Iron to smooth out and further straighten my bangs. For this, I divide my bangs into sections – a bottom and a top layer – to ensure no hairs are missed.

THE BOB 

My hair is naturally voluminous, so believe it or not I rarely blow dry it. In fact, I typically wash it at night and go to bed with it wet so that in the morning it’s ready to style.

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When curling my hair (as I do most of the time), I use my Irresistible Me Sapphire 8 in 1 Curler (featured in this post here). For daily use, I use either the 25/13MM barrel or the 25MM barrel (when I’m wanting less of a curl and more of a wave).

Prior to styling I use argan oil as a heat protector-right now I’m using the Hask Argan Oil Healing Shine Treatment, which I purchased at my local drugstore. To complete my look, I use Davines This Is A Sea Salt Spray to add body and texture. I use these same products when I wear my hair straight, too.

THE CUT + COLOUR

Since moving to the City, I’ve had my hair cut and coloured by Sofiya at Bianchi Salon. I discovered Bianchi Salon via a fellow fashion blogger and I think the results really speak for themselves.

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Specifically, I had a half head of balayage (keep in mind I had my hair previously balayaged twice) to an ashy tone. I think it really works with the existing cooper tones in my hair from previous colouring to create a multi-dimensional look.

THE EXTRAS

In addition to styling, I take extra care of my hair by using sulfate and SLS-free shampoo and conditioner, (read more here), and I only wash my hair every four days. I swear by cocoa powder (baby powder works great for blondes) to absorb excess oils – it beats dry shampoo any day.

What’s your hair care routine? Share in the comments below!

 

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  1. Nat! I’m soooooooooooo glad you put together this post. I have been and always will be a fan of your *signature* bangs and bob — you always get it to look immaculate — but was too afraid to ask how you keep it so well maintained because I know bangs can be a beast (I tried the full bangs thing for like a winter and I just ended up looking like Hannah Montana hahaha)! You make having bangs sound relatively manageable, super fun to have, on top of always looking so glamorous. Thanks for sharing your routine and your products. Also I can’t say enough how much I love your new colour job!

    My haircare/styling routine changes day to day, depending on what look I’m feeling, between wavy, straight, or crazy Christina Aguilera 2002 curls (love that look, especially with a dramatic smokey eye and nude lip hahaha).

    In love with your posts as of late. Can’t wait for more <3

    — Jes, xo
    http://brashandbrilliant.com

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