i have never been so excited that summer has almost come to an end. all
my life i couldn't wait for it to get here, but this year - i am so ready for fall!
these past few weeks i have tried a lot of different hair styles, so i thought i would share a few of my
secret products since i have gotten a decent amount of questions regarding them.
the infamous sock bun:
i was never huge fan of my hair being in an updo so i did not think i would like this look on me - but boy was i wrong! i first tried it with an actual sock, but since my hair is so thin, i opted for the actual "hair piece" - which basically is a brillo donut.
|"sock bun" hair piece: $3 at H&M|
i tried 2 different ways to achieve this look - so depending on how "skilled" i was that morning, i would either roll the piece down or just wrap it around then secure it with a bobby-pin. the roll down technique definitely made the bun larger, but after a while i would just tease my pony before hand anyways so it had a little more volume.
|this is my sock bun when i "rolled" it down towards my head.|
|this is my sock bun when i was too lazy - just|
wrapped it around & used a bobby-pin to secure it.
not as big but still got the job done!
this look i have been loving ever since i was young. it was quick & easy .. what other reason could you need?! i first heard someone actually just putting ocean water in a spray bottle & using that all year .. hmm. can't beat that price! i tried that a few times but eventually, my hair got really dried out & the smell wasn't that great either.
i searched around for a decent sea salt spray & eventually found this one. now at the time, this was all the store had - i gave it a shot & was pretty disappointed.
|Lee Stafford "Beach Babe" Sea Salt Spray|
sadly, i don't remember how much i paid for it, maybe $17. i bought it at Ulta, and none of the girls working had ever tried it - so i guess i was a guinea pig! it sold me on its pink bottle (duh) and the fact that it promoted shine and moisture, which my hair lacked.
"spray approximately 50 times over hair .."
ummmm? yea .. okay. i used it about 3 times and then called it quits. it smelt horrible and it left my hair very greasy - and i seriously never even sprayed more than 6 pumps probably. not a happy girl.
so the search continued until i found this brand called not your mother's. i liked the name and the prices were awesome! nothing was more than $12 and it came in travel size - which i love because i can throw it in my purse and not feel bad when it winds up under my bathroom sink because i'm on to the next phase.
|NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - TRAVEL SIZE $3 EACH!|
i bought 3 products that i came across - beach babe spray, dry shampoo & a teasing spray. i was super excited to try them since i also heard pretty decent reviews on them.
the beach babe spray i love! it smells like coconuts, which i am obsessed with! its lightweight so it doesn't weigh down my hair & it lasts a really long time. the only thing i did not like was i would have to wash my hair 2x to get the product out. i may have been using too much but either way, it was a little annoying getting out of my hair.
the teasing spray is awesome! i only needed a little bit & my hair would be full - which is a miracle. i would use it mainly for fly-aways & to tease my messy pony on those lazy days. the smell wasn't the best but my perfume would mask that.
the dry shampoo i have yet to use. i wash my hair daily
(which isn't good) so i haven't really needed to use this one.
now that fall is quickly approaching, I'm excited to try some new styles! i haven't decided what style i will be wearing for my wedding, but i'll be sure to post a few ideas to get some feedback & suggestions too!