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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!