Hi loves! Today I’m sharing about something I get asked about a ton on my blog and instagram.. my hair 🙂 Thank you for being patient with me on this hair tutorial! It’s been a long time coming but now that I’m finally out of busy season I had the time to sit down and film this. This is how I get my everyday curls and how I do my hair in pretty much all of my outfit posts.
I’ve also done an FAQ below all about my hair and the products I use.
What curling iron do you use?
I use a Hot Tools Nanoceramic Curling iron (with clamp) in 1 1/4 inch. It creates polished curls but ones that are not too tight. Throughout the day, they relax and create really nice full curls. One thing is that I don’t ever brush my curls out right after I curl my hair.
What hairspray do you use?
I use the Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Volumizing Hairspray. I’ve used this for years and nothing compares! It’s the best.
How often do you wash your hair?
I wash my hair 1-2 times a week. I started doing this a few years ago and it has made my hair so much healthier. It allows my hair to soak in all the natural oils. I do however apply heat to my hair everyday so I love using a deep conditioner once a week to keep my hair softer. On days I don’t wash my hair, I use a lot of dry shampoo. I swear by Batiste dry shampoo – so so good and it’s under $10! The floral scent is my absolute fav. I use the dry shampoo before I go to bed and in the morning as well focusing heavily on the root area.
What shampoo and conditioner do you use?
I use the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner. I always get the salon size ones so they last a while. They are quite expensive (about $40 per bottle). However, I’m a huge believer that if you are paying good money to get your hair color treated you should also invest in haircare and proper products to prolong the life of your hair color 🙂 They usually last me a few months.
I also always have a bottle of purple shampoo on hand for days when I feel like my hair is getting any brassy notes. I love this brand and have used it for years. Asian hair or really any hair that is super dark and black and then color treated to a lighter color can have a tendency to get orange and brassy. To counteract that, you can use purple shampoo to balance out those brassy tones and tone your hair a little. If it gets really bad, you can ask your hairstylist to tone your hair to get it more ashy again.
Who is my hairstylist?
I get so many questions about good recommendations for bay area hairstylists and I unfortunately don’t have any 🙁 I’ve been going to the same hairstylist for almost 5 years now and I love her so much I still drive to Sacramento for her! Her name is Eva at Luxi Salon and Spa. Her instagram is hairbyeva916.
What is your cut/color?
For my haircut, I get long layers with a face framing layers as well. For my hair color, I get a dark brown base all over with dark caramel highlights. My dark brown base is pretty close to my natural hair color so this allows me to have a lot of root growth without it being too noticeable. I go see Eva about every 4 months or so. In the video, it’s been about 3 months since I last got my hair colored. I seriously love having darker hair with highlights so much better than my light balayage. I was going in way more frequently before and it was a lot of maintenance. I also think my hair is healthier and looks healthier dark.
I think that’s all of the questions that I get asked a lot 🙂 If you have any other questions, definitely feel free to reach out!