Saturday, June 1, 2013

Hair talk and GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

I get a lot of questions about my hair, which is no surprise to me because as you can see...my hair is pretty awesome. (haha jk.)
 I've had the same hairstyle/color for the past 5-6 years. I do small changes here and there, but I always find myself going back to my bleached highlights and layered hair look.

HAIR CARE:
- I wash my hair every other day and I switch up my shampoo/conditioner basically every other month. Sometimes when I use the same brand of shampoo/conditioner for too long, my scalp gets too dry and I find that switching it up every once and awhile definitely helps.
- I do not apply any heat to my hair at all, unless I need to curl my hair for a special occasion. Or, if I'm in a hurry and really need to blow dry my hair. But even then I use a diffuser and the cold shot.
- ARGAN OIL! It really does help! I haven't cut my hair in over a year and my split ends are not noticeable/prevented because of organ oil.


Let's rewind!


The beginning of the highlights and layers...here, it is more of a light brown than blonde because this was the first process to get it completely blonde. This was during my senior prom. My mom did my hair and make-up. :) That is my best friend on the right! She is still my best friend today! :) 
Apparently we found that lighthouse fascinating. Haha.


And then eventually, my highlights got blonder and blonder...along with majority of my hair.
I'm pretty sure it IS normal to take awkward selfies at a stop light.
Does anyone else not look directly at the front camera lens, but the screen? No? Just me? Okay. 

Then...my mom passed away and I went through that stage everyone goes through, you know...where something bad happens to you, like a break up, and you want to do something different to your hair?
 I dyed it a super vibrant red and I LOVED IT! I wish I could do it again but my profession doesn't allow crazy, red hair. :(

Hahhaa, this is the only picture I could find of my red hair. The sun was REALLY bright and we look awfully funny, so I decided to cover our faces with a shampoo bottle and a cat. :) Sup cat and shampoo bottle.
Yes, that is the Golden Gate bridge. My Home!

As much as I loved my red hair, the upkeep was a tiring and pricey. I had to redye it every month because it faded and I had to use certain shampoo/conditioner with the red coloring in it every time I washed my hair.
I used bumble&bumble's color minded line. It really does keep your hair color locked in! 

If you'd like to know how I achieved my red hair or any other questions about it , I'll be happy to answer them! :) 


*pictures taken from bumble and bumble website
Ack, I really want to switch the shampoo and conditioner around but I've already gone so far...
Okay, I found an easier way to switch it. It's done. I should delete this.
...Nah, I've already typed it. 


So to get the red out of my hair, I stopped retouching my hair and using my bumble&bumble products. I started using harsher shampoos, like Nioxin and did hot oil hair treatments with olive oil  (heat up a small bowl of olive oil for 30 seconds and place it on your head, focusing on your scalp and ends, for half an hour, then rinse and shampoo)...and eventually it faded away over time to my normal color. 


NOW, I have this. I took this maybe a month ago. It looks a lot shorter when I curl it. My hair is way past my back and when I twerk, it gets in everyone's way (hahaha, I'M JUST KIDDING!)
I pulled out one hair and measured it out of curiosity,  almost 40 inches! (around 101 centimeters for my readers who are not in the US. Thank you, Google!)
My hair is very layered, so I have those random stray hairs everywhere after I hair spray it. 

A better look of the color. 
I'm definitely due for a new haircut and root touch up!

How do you take care of your hair? Share your hair tips! :)


ANNNDDDDDD NOOOWW...
GIVEAWAY WINNERS!


First I made a list on random.org and randomized it.
just proof that I did not pick someone because I preferred them over another person. :p


then entered it through the random number generator.


I decided to pick two winners. :)
I wish I could pick all of you!
Though the 2nd person only gets a mac lipstick or eyeshadow of her choice.

FIRST WINNER
She's the cutest girl ever. She loves food, tea, and mint green like i do!
Check out her blog! Her nail art is on point.

SECOND WINNER
She has wonderful reviews and she looks exactly the same without make-up. *Jealous* Haha.

 Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered!
I really enjoyed learning more about each and every one of you.

& I will definitely be doing more giveaways!
Tell me what products you would like for my next giveaway. :) 

5 comments:

  1. looks amamzing! can't wait til your next giveaway :)


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  2. Yay! Thanks :)
    And your comment is too sweet haha. Or should I be putting on more makeup? ;)

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