Marvelous Monday, ladies! Today’s post is about the tools and products that I use. Here is what I consider to be essential for long hair styles.
My hair is pretty dry, so I don’t use a curling iron, hot rollers, or a hair dryer if I can help it. I’m not brand loyal, so these products may not be the absolute best you can get, but they work for me. You can click on the picture to make it bigger. On the left is my everyday gel. The “Spike It” is my cheap gel (from the dollar store) that I use for theatrical purposes. On the right is my spritz bottle of water. If you don’t have one, I recommend you get a small one so your arm won’t get tired. Having wavy hair, I rarely brush it so I use a wide-tooth comb.
Kind of in shadow in the bottom right corner are my preferred hair pins, the Good Days Magic Grip pins. I really, really like these! They have never fallen out on me; they’re swimming-proof, jig-and-reel-proof, and 4-year-old-boy-proof which pretty much covers everything for me.
My hair care is a work-in-progress, but here is summary of my current routine. On Monday or Tuesday, I do a conditioner-only wash, mainly to rinse out any hairspray from Sunday. On Thursday night I will put some oil on my hair and let it soak in over night. On Friday I wash my hair with a little shampoo and more conditioner. That’s it, nothing fancy. I did try to go pure “Curly Girl” with no shampoo, but my scalp wasn’t getting clean. If your hair has any natural texture, I recommend you try the curly girl method at least once to see if it works for you. I’m not finding an overview online at the moment, but I’ll let ya’ll know if I do.