I love my red locks, but IÂ was looking for more of that shiny hair-commercial look on a daily basis. Along came Nexxus’ new Oil Infinite line, and I was lucky enough to get a chance to review it myself in a video we filmed for Nexxus at Walmart. Boom!
Dullness is my biggest hair problem these days, so I was stoked when my Paul Mitchell Insiders package this month included the MirrorSmooth line. Shine bright like a diamond, y’all!
So there’s science and stuff behind this whole thing – the big Mitch’s exclusive KeraReflect blend features natural Abyssinian oil for brilliant shine, awapuhi extract for optimal moisture, strengthening keratin protein and thermal protectors for heat-stylin’ addicts like myself. #icantquityou Continue reading “Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Paul Mitchell MirrorSmooth Review #PMInsiders” »
There have been a few favorite milestones in my blogging career: interviewing Ashanti, Mandy Moore, and models Daria Werbowy and Elettra Rossellini? Check. Flying all-expense paid to New York, Los Angeles and Paris for OBB (that’s Official Blogging Business to you)? Check. Writing two books on blogging that have made the Amazon top 100 lists for Web Marketing? Check. I’m a lucky gal.
Yes, blogging has been an incredible, life-changing adventure for me – butÂ becoming a Paul Mitchell Insider is going to make the list as one of my favorite moments. Continue reading “I’m A Paul Mitchell #PMInsider, And It Rocks” »
While I usually go all instructional, today I’d like to share something that’s a work in progress for me: my hair.Â Growing ultra-long hair has been my quest for over a year now, but before that, I was a certified hair abuser.
I spent years bleaching my hair blonde, flat ironing and blow drying it to death and filling it with any and every product I could get my hands on. Before long, my locks felt like straw. I didn’t get it: why, oh why, didn’t I look like a Pantene commercial?
Flustered, I began my research. I discovered two forums that led me to find communities of women who go to new lengths (har) to get ultra-long hair: The Long Hair Community and Long Hair Care Forum. The latter is directed at women of color, but I found that their advice worked for my dried out, overprocessed locks too.
Living in the desert is totally different than it was living in Houston. While moisturizing was optional and sometimes disastrous in humid southeast Texas, it’s a must in Phoenix. Both my skin and hair have completely changed from dripping-oily to bone dry since I moved. What’s a girl to do?
Luckily, I just so happen to be well versed in the world of hair care, and I know that argan oil and keratin are two essential ingredients for keeping hair strong and ends moisturized. When I heard about Hask’s Argan Oil and Keratin Protein lines, I was stoked to try them out on my limp ends!