There are a lot of you guys who ask me about my hair. I’ve gotten comments, tweets, and all sorts of questions about how I take care of (and style) my hair. I’ve even gotten questions about what products I use and how I grow it out!
The thing with my hair is, I am very lazy. I usually just brush my hair and let it go. A lot of you wonder if I straighten my hair or anything, but the truth is I do not. It’s just naturally straight. When it starts getting a little dirtier, it gets wavy/straight and is kind of naturally textured.
And of course, when I curl it, I use a curling iron!
I’ve been wondering exactly how I want to structure this post, especially since there are so many different topics and questions I’ve had. And I ultimately determined that the easiest way to do this post is to share the most questions I’ve had, and my answers to them!
What kind of hair type do you have?
My hair is tremendously thick and coarse. People always think I’m lying because my hair is straight but it is genuinely thick. Ask Jojo if you don’t believe me.
What hair products do you use?
I only use hairspray (the kind by Aussie) when I curl my hair. For second day hair the day after I curl my hair, I’ll scrunch and twirl the curls using the Rusk Restyling Cream. I have two back-ups because it’s amazing. If it’s summer I swap out the Rusk for the Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt Spray. For daily hair, I use nothing.
What shampoo/conditioner do you use?
I use Aussie’s Moist Shampoo for my shampoo, and Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle Hair mask for my “conditioner.” My hairstylist always berates me for using Aussie because she thinks it’s cheap BUT it’s the best shampoo I’ve used (since my all-time favorite got discontinued freshman year). Because the hair mask is THICK and super moisturizing, I do not apply it past my ends. I only apply it to my hair ends because I don’t want product build-up in my scalp. It’s super noticeable if I have build-up because my hair is straight.
What kind of haircut do you have?
This picture is older, but I have a semi v-cut with the weight being pushed back. And I have lots of layers. Slight face-framing with lots of special thinning and patterns. To be honest, I can’t really explain it. All I can say is that my hairstylist is a genius. She has a VERY specific pattern that she cuts my hair, where if I went anywhere else within the two months that I got my hair cut and they tried to do their pattern, I would lose hair.
If I had a tip for getting your hair cut, it’s to always be honest with your stylist. My stylist crafted my cut for me because she knew I wanted a v-cut kind of style but would be too damn lazy to style it! (*shrugs*). Haircuts are personal, and just because one looks good on someone, doesn’t mean it will look good on another.
Where do you get your hair cut?
I get it cut at Fring, which is expensive but the best haircut I’ve gotten in my life. Also my hairstylist knows I’m too busy to go back and get it cut so often, so my specific haircut lasts me so I only have to go like once a year.
What curling iron do you use?
Do you take any supplements for hair growth?
There’s no cheating for hair growth. I learned this the hard way when I tried to take Biotin to help my hair grow. The hair on my head never grew and my other body hair grew a lot. It wasn’t until a few weeks after I stopped taking it that my hair started growing again.
Do you have extensions?
I own them but have only worn them a handful of times. They’re a pain in the badonk.
Which extensions would you recommend?
None out of the ones I’ve tried.
What tips do you have for keeping your hair healthy?
Some things I do-
- Cut off split ends when I’m bored. It’s so easy to do at home and doesn’t take much time.
- Seldom use heat on my hair.
- Air dry my hair.
- Don’t wash my hair every day.
I have to mention the last one, specifically. I don’t use dry shampoo. It’s actually bad for my hair because it causes a lot of build up from using dry shampoo. This makes my hair extra coarse and weird. Once I stopped using dry shampoo my hair got infinitely healthier.
What about styling your hair when your hair is dirty?
Ponytail or messy bun.
How often do you wash your hair?
I’ve trained my hair so it doesn’t need washing as much as other people’s hair. So I would say, every 2-3 days. MAYBE 4 if it’s winter. My hair gets absurdly dry and my scalp gets grossly itchy if I wash it every day, or even every other day.
What the heck is training your hair?
Okay, so you aren’t supposed to wash your hair every day because it strips it of its natural oils. You need those to have healthy, shiny hair!
Twice a year (once in winter and once in summer) I don’t wash my hair for a week. YES, a week. During that time my hair will produce oils and get all gross, all it wants. And after like the fourth day it just stops getting grosser. After I wash my hair after that week (clarifying shampoo: definitely use it.), my hair produces a LOT less oils and is healthier.
It sounds gross but it works.
Do you have any special tricks?
For homemade clarifying shampoo, mix a tiny bit of baking soda with your normal shampoo. And then wash your hair. It will get EVERYTHING out and your hair will be squeaky clean. You can also apply a bit of baby oil to dry ends.
Alright guys, I think this is all the questions I’ve gotten. If you have any more, feel free to comment or send me a tweet! I’m never shy about answering any questions, and I hope this post helped you guys out!
What hair tips do you have?