Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I realized something yesterday—I think my hair is the longest it's ever been. It currently stops about two inches below my bra line in the back. It's fun having longer hair... I've always been a shorter-haired, chin/shoulder-length kind of girl. But you know what I'm noticing? It seems like my hair is falling out!
Here's what I do to my hair on a usual basis. I wash & condition (a couple times a week) with Joico or Yes To products. After the shower, I loosely wrap my hair in a towel for about 10 minutes to absorb moisture, and then I just let it down and let it air dry—without brushing or combing it (my hair dries rather straight and tangle-free). I don't use many products (the occasional beach spray), and I occasionally use hair spray. I don't usually tease it and I never use heat styling tools. On the days when I wake up with 2nd day hair, I put in a little dry shampoo and put it up into a pony/bun/braid—nothing too special.
So... basically—wash, shampoo, air dry (no brushing or combing), and the occasional dry shampoo when it's dirty. That's all. It's a really easy routine, but am I missing something? All day, I find stray hairs on my back, on my clothes, around my office, and if I even touch the bottom of my hair, it seems like strands come right out. I claim to be the hair expert, but then why does it seem like my hair is falling out? Am I the only one in this hair battle?
Now, I've spoken to a friend about this, and she suggested that since I don't usually brush it, that the hair falling out is what most people probably catch in their brush in the morning. Also, I've heard that when your hair is longer, more does seem like it's falling out. Long-haired ladies, is this true? It honestly makes me want my short hair back (and we all know that Daniel wouldn't complain if I cut it, because he encourages me to do it daily... see this post for proof)! Anyway, does anyone have any advice? Maybe I'm just being paranoid... but any input is appreciated!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Since going dark was the first thing I've done to my hair in over 2 years, the color faded a little quicker than I would have liked—especially on my previously highlighted tips. I went back and had the same shade put on again, and this time I think it's here for the long haul. ♥
Thursday, March 14, 2013
My hair is always doing something different... wavy, braided, curly, twisted, or all slicked back & out of the way. The style always seems to match my mood. In honor of my brand new blonde-to-brunette hair change, I've compiled a fun little list of what my hair is "saying" on a given day.
My hairstyle says:
- All down & Hollywood curly: This took a long time so I must be going somewhere where I want to look goooooooood.
- Loose, messy braid: Let's keep it low-maintenance & playful, this hairstyle is for the girls.
- French braid: Don't pay attention to me today.
- Tight ballerina bun: I mean business.
- Messy bun: My hair is really dirty, I hope no one notices...
- Hat: My hair is really really dirty. I knew I should have washed it.
- Ponytail: Feelin' sporty.
- Top knot: I am a blogger—take my photo. (Hence, the photo above... obviously).
- Pinned bump on top: I know my husband hates this, but it's so convenient.
- Wet so it can air-dry: I just don't care today.
- Side ponytail: Feelin' sporty & chic.
- Updo: Must. Be. Fancy. Updo. Means. Fancy.
- All down & straight: Finally... just me & natural.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Bracelet: c/o Outfit Additions (use code SAUCE for 15% off)
And... my 2-year long no-coloring-my-hair streak is over—I'm officially a brunette!
You may remember a year ago when Daniel wrote his one (and only) post on Aunie Sauce, and showed you a photo of me with brunette hair. Let's just say that since he stumbled upon that photo, he's been asking me with big puppy-dog eyes to go darker, and finally—I did it—though I let him pick the color... if I'm gonna do it, you bet I'm gonna do it right!
Of the 26 years I've been around, only about 1 of them has been enjoyed as a brunette (I've gone dark 3-times before... 3 short times), so here we go...here's to new hair!
PS> My natural color? The top left photo's roots! That's 2-years of grow-out!
Buzz Words: Brunette
Monday, March 4, 2013
Ring: c/o rosieMADE (use coupon SAUCYrosie for $15 off a $50 order)
These days, braids are my favorite hairstyle. They take me just a minute or two to do, and then I'm usually able to sleep in them overnight and get to rock some killer crimped hair the next day.
I did this style the other day while sitting at my desk at work. It's a Dutch braid that begins on the right side of my head and crosses diagonally in the back so it hangs down like a side left braid in the front.
It's easy. It's effortless. It's chic. To see the style post that went with this braid, click here.