Long time no see, Wavies! I have a new tutorial I had to tell you all about in case it works for you too. I was reading an article in Esquire Magazine in which Kevin Alexander (<— Read it!) the hair guru on Game of Thrones described what he did to Kit Harington's hair for Jon Snow (and I suspect most of the men on there). I had a couple of products I thought might fit the bill so I decided to experiment. I've been extremely happy with this as a refresh routine lately. I haven't tried it on fresh hair so I don't know how well it would work that way, but as a refresh it's been awesome. I've used it anywhere from day 2 to the rare day 4 hair. This works. It holds up in high dew, high humidity (I suspect it is the pomade helping there). It's soft and feels natural and very flexible.
I'm using Oribe Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste and Innersense Organic Beauty InnerPeace Whipped Texturizing Creme. Use very little as you can always add more. You must spritz first with water which keeps it from being crunchy. So sit back and watch the video and see if this is something you would like to try!
This is the inaugural Wavy Nation Minute! I’ll bring you one minute videos on products, techniques or hair musings.
I had to show you guys how awesome this mousse is! I’ve never found a mousse yet that did what I expect it to do…until now! Smell is light, lemony (but not like Pledge!). It foams amazingly. I’m just super happy. If you have questions ask me! I’ll do my best to answer.
This has been a Wavy Nation Minute!
Hello Nation! So many people wonder about 2nd refresh routines. There are many ways to handle second day hair but this is the type of thing I most often do. I like it because I can get close to Day 1 results in about a quarter of the time. Now, of course, when time is a real premium (like I have hit snooze one too many times), I’ll just try fixing what The Pineapple has delivered, which for me then means a fairly “beachy”look. All well and good, but sometimes we would like a more completed routine look, right? So this video is for you!
The products used here are probably my favorite combo. Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave In Cream, which I purchased with points from Birchbox, but you can find other online locations too. And Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker, which I adore!!! You can find it at any Target that carries Camille Rose or Target.com, Camille Rose’s site or CurlMart.com. Look for those shipping sales and give it a try.
Please comment here and on the video, share if you know anyone who would like it. And feel completely free as usual to offer your own tips and tricks!!! What works for one person doesn’t always work for another. As I like to say, it’s always great to have more tools in your arsenal!
Next week, we have an interview with a fantastic wavy/curly who has done a tremendous job of transitioning to the Curly Girl method and has some great videos and tips for you! Stay tuned!
Hello, Nation! From time to time I will ask wavies to tell us a bit about embracing the wave, their tips, and assundry wisdom from their experiences.
Holly has had an amazing journey with hair that was brutally damaged by a keratin treatment. You’d never know it now. Her adherence to the Curly Girl methods has grown out her tresses to some amazing waves. See Holly’s interview after the video. You won’t want to miss it!
WN: How long have you been “embracing wave”?
About 3 years now
WN: Tell us a little about what have been the most successful changes for you.
HN: Not flat ironing or blowdrying with a brush really helped my hair heal.
Using a diffuser and scrunching in my products helped what wave I do have stay longer.
An understanding of what the ingredients in my products DO for my hair has helped me understand what can be improved and work better or what to avoid.
WN: Do you find you need to change your “product wardrobe” through out the year?
HN: I don’t know if it’s a seasonal thing, or I just am a true product junkie. I like my hair most days but I cannot resist when I see a new product or there’s a stellar recommendation on a certain product, I immediately need to try that product then too!
WN: What are some of your “HG” products?
HN: Allissa Ponders FSG!!!! (WN note: That would be Sweet Curls Elixir products on Etsy!) Sealing with jojoba oil, Herbal Essences Set me up Gel, Salon Grafix volume hair spray.
WN: What do you think are the most successful techniques to use for your hair?
HN: Squish to condish (WN: This is a technique from Melissa Stites “There Once was a Curl” blog, entry Squish to Condish ) really moisturizes my hair, oil sealing to prevent frizz, clipping for volume.
WN: What is the most surprising thing you have learned about your hair since embracing the wave?
HN: My hair is as moody as I am. It looks THE BEST and biggest right after a good hard run- but the rest of me then needs a shower!
WN: For anyone new, what tip would you most like to share?
HN: It is hard when you want gorgeous voluminous waves and you are new and unsure what to do. It can be overwhelming, but I assure you, make it your hobby, have a creative mind and budget and explore the hair world and what works for you!
WN: Is there anything else you’d like to share with The Wavy Nation?
HN: Your hair is as unique as you, no one product or routine will work for all of us- and don’t dare to do different!
Thank you, Holly for sharing with us your tips and doing that fantastic video! Let’s give Holly a hand, everybody!!