Since I started blogging last year + thanks to Instagram, I have been asked countless times about my hair routine and the products I use. So for those who have asked this is for you. 🙂
Love is in the HAIR! No, but really…love for your hair in terms of care (seriously not trying to rhyme here) are crucial to how your strands look and feel.
Do you wash it every day? Love your straightener? Always getting highlights? (Etc. Etc. Etc.)
THATS OKAY! You just have to learn how to care for your personal hair type + the strain some of your styling habits cause. That being said, I want to clarify that I am in no way a professional. I just know that it took years for me to figure out the best + healthiest way to do my doo. From the summer of 05′ when I thought Sun-In was my power play, to having over two feet cut off (yep. that happened.) because I wanted a “new look”, I’ve done it all. So here we go!
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” What do you use to combat second day oil?”
Okay, so I LOVE dry shampoo. I was introduced to it in college by my roommate (Thanks LB!) and I’ve never looked back! Not only does it help with volume, but it literally eliminates oil and gives your scalp a refresh. I have tried tons of dry shampoos – the pricy, the name brand, the smell good. If it has come out over the last three years then I have tried it. My personal favorite is Dove Refresh + Care: Volume + Fullness. One of the top reasons I recommend Dove’s Dry Shampoo line is due to how soft it leaves my hair, you aren’t left with a chalky residue. It leaves my hair feeling light, clean and BIG, which I love. (Blame it on my Dallas roots.) It also smells so fresh, so clean.
My how-to: I use my dry shampoo at night for maximum results. This helps the dry shampoo successfully soak into the hair overnight and leave you with fresh hair in the morning. I typically hold the can about a foot away from my scalp and begin to spray. I flip my hair in every way possible during the application process. I then throw my hair in a bun and hit the sheets.
“Is your hair naturally wavy? If so, what do you use to tame frizz?”
Yes! My hair is naturally wavy, living in Louisiana really challenges products that claim to combat frizz. My weapon against the frizz is MOISTURE. MOISTURE. MOISTURE. Pretty much every product I use provides moisture. My go-to product is Oribe’s Super Shine Moisturizing Cream, it smells AMAZING and feels like silk to the touch. I found that it is light enough to not weigh down my natural waves and texture. Though it is one of the pricier products I use, I believe it to be worth it.
My how-to: I typically use this product right after washing, while still damp. I want to go ahead and say that I DO NOT use my hairdryer. Heat for me is a big no no, it dries your hair out and causes damage. (No thank you) I use my Aquis Lisse hair towel, which helps with combating frizz as well.
“Do you ever tease your hair? Do you use hair spray or dry shampoo?”
Why yes I do! Though not as much as I used to. I figured out as a freshman in college, hair spray will get the job done, but I HATE the coated feeling it leaves behind and it clogs pours. I noticed I would start to get tiny little bumps around my hairline when I used it for teasing. So I tried dry shampoo, but I noticed it would end up falling flat by the end of the day…and no one likes flat-hair days. My junior year I was introduced to Oribe’s Dry Shampoo. This stuff is a gift from the hair gods. It will hold your tease and leave your feeling clean.
My how-to: I piece my hair in several sections starting from the crown down. Think layers, my grandmother who was a hair model in the 50’s and 60’s taught me this trick. You separate your hair into sections, hod your hair out to the side, spray the roots and being teasing. It’s as simple as that!
“Do you have a favorite hairspray?”
My favorite hairspray is Chi Royal Treatment: Ultimate Control. It has a light feel on the hair, but a sturdy hold. Okay, the real reason it is my favorite is due to the smell. It smells like a high-end perfume from France.
“What shampoo/conditioner do you use?”
I use Frames Color Lover Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner. I naturally have dirty blonde hair, but I am a huge fan of highlights and lowlights for dimension. I only add color to the middle to ends of my hair though, and regularly get trims. Since I add blonde to my hair I make it a priority to use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to reduce split ends and damage.
“Do you believe in hair masks?”
Ibelieve in hair masks with my whole heart. I use a hair mask every single Wednesday. Wednesday’s are my mid week pamper day. It give me something to look forward to during the week. My favorite hair mask is Wella’s Enrich for Thick hair. It smells good and leaves my hair feeling silky soft.
My how-to: I honestly just follow the instructions. I will wash my hair with the Framesi Shampoo and then condition with the hair mask while still damp. I leave it on 5 minutes and voilà!
“Do you use a wave/texturizing spray?”
I will only use a wave or texturizing spray on my hair if I am at the beach or lake. Lush’s Sunny Day Anti-Static Hair Detangler is my go-to. It keeps my waves natural, but the frizz down. I also love this product because of the violet and honey smell. All natural and paraben free.
My how-to: I just spray it as soon as I get out of the water, while wet and scrunch the ends of my hair.
Happy day ya’ll! A few weeks ago I announced that People Will Stare
will be starting a Beauty page on the blog! So today I will be sharing
my very first beauty post about my collaboration with Smile Brilliant,
an at-home teeth whitening company that has totally revamped my
A while back a Smile Brilliant representative reached out to me and
asked if I would like to try their whitening trays and explained to me how
carefree and easy their whitening kit is. After researching the company
fully and thoroughly, I decided to give them a shot and accept the
collaboration. Boy was it worth it.
Here is the thing, I have tried everything from pricey custom trays at
the dentist, to over the counter whitening strips and of course the
most natural remedy… cutting out/back on foods and drinks that are prone
What really peaked my interest with Smile Brilliant is the fact
EVERYTHING is custom fitted for you and your teeth. That means no
sliding strips or feeling like you are wearing a mouth guard. Not only
that, but they also have a desensitizing gel to re-hydrate your teeth!
No more sharp pains randomly! (Yay!) If you have ever experienced
this, then you know none of that pain is worth a brighter smile.
The day my smile got brighter was the day I received my kit. Not only
did I receive my whitening kit quickly, but any time I had a question or concern
about what I was doing, their team was unbelievably knowledgeable
and helpful. Now that I can work with!
The at home whitening kit came with step by step instructions on how to do everything
from creating your molds, the whitening process and desensitizing
your teeth. The process was super easy and I honestly saw results in
just the first few sessions. Like I said before, I have experienced
sensitivity with EVERY whitening system out there. So this time I
decided to space my sessions out just to be safe. I will say, I have
seen YouTube reviews from other bloggers and some whitened their
teeth daily with no issues!
Here are the steps to a brighter smile:
1. Blend the blue and white puddies together until they’re a light blue color
and you fill the blue mold tray
2. Make top and bottom teeth molds (they give you an extra just in case you
mess up, like I did!)
3. Mail in your molds
and leave it on between 15-60 minutes
5. Rinse, and do desensitizing gel for 15 minutes
I did around 20 minutes for each whitening system because I could
feel the gel working. It didn’t take long after each session to see the
results. I can honestly say that I have not had such instant gratification
from a whitening system. I wish I had known about Smile Brilliant
sooner! It’s the BEST ya’ll. I highly encourage anyone wanting to
brighten and whiten their smile to give this Smile Brilliant kit a try!
WHAT TO KNOWBENEFITS OF CUSTOM-FITTED TRAYS: http://www.smilebrilliant.com/articles/benifits-of-choosing-custom-fitted-teeth-whitening-trays#peoplewillstareblog
BEFORE BUYING: http://www.smilebrilliant.com/articles/7-things-to-know-before-buying-teeth-whitening#peoplewillstareblog
Products: Banana Bar ($20) | Bowie Bar ($15) | Other designs are on the Dirty Grl site.
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