Sunday Workout: off!
Monday Workout: ???
Sunday was filled with grad work for me and I’m exhausted. I teach marching band camp for the next two weeks and I’m already tired! Camp takes place at the High School and I will be outside almost all day. I’m going to have to fit in my workouts after camp is over each day along with grad work and teaching music lessons. I feel like summer is already over for me, which is okay as long as I can get that cooler fall weather! I can’t wait to run in cooler weather!
How I curl my hair:
When I get comments on the blog about my hair (usually when I curl it) I’m always flattered and surprised. I’m so used to curling it that I never think it is that big of a deal! I have very thick hair (normal texture, but lots of it!) and it is slightly wavy. Usually when it is recently cut, I will straighten it because it is thinned out and easier. As the month continues (I usually try to wait 6-7 weeks between cut/color) my hair feels thicker and it is just easier and faster for me to curl it… or else it’s going in a ponytail. I try to not wash my hair everyday, but that gets difficult when I run.
My hairdresser, Rachel, gave me some free products this past week that I used before taking pictures for this post!
The shampoo/conditioner was for fine/normal hair. It was on the lighter side and I usually prefer a heavier conditioner, but I really enjoyed how my hair felt like it had absolutely no build up without making it dry. The smell was awesome too :) I used the deep conditioner on my ends, but I think I will try it on all of my hair next time! The finishing spray was new to me, and I used it when I was completely finished curling my hair. It wasn’t sticky and left a nice shine! My curls held up the next day after sleeping on them and brushing them out too.
I have been using Bumble & Bumble’s defrizz for years. It is the best for completely straightening your hair to make it super smooth and protects it from the heat. It does not provide any hold, which is fine for me when my hair is straight. In the past year, I’ve discovered Quidad at Sephora, which is a brand meant for curly hair. I do not have curly hair but it helps hold the curls I create! The Climate Control is amazing for holding curls in my hair. When curling my hair, I tend to put the defrizz on the very front/finer pieces of hair and the ends and put the Climate Control on the rest of my hair (from about ear length down and when my hair is damp). I use the Botanical Boost as a finishing spray to bring out the curls after I separate them a bit and for next day hair. This stuff is awesome the day after I curl my hair, I brush it out and spray this on and just wind the curls around my fingers to bring them back!
I LOVE my CHI blow dryer and straightener. I got the straightener first in black, few years later found it in pink and gave my Mom the black one. I could not go without my CHI straightener. You can sometimes find them on sale at ULTA. I got the blow dryer later and love how quiet and quick it is on my hair.
The pictures above are:
#1 Damp hair with defrizz and Climate Control already on
#2 Blow dried hair (I don’t always blow dry because I usually shower at night and wake up with wild hair)
#3 Section that will be curled
#4 Put hair in straightener and wind around the outside of the straightener and slowly work your way down. Julie @ PB Fingers did a great video on this and I do mine very close, except I wind it around the straightener more for tighter curls. If I want looser curls, I don’t wind it around as tight and I pull the straightener through my hair faster, like Julie.
Finished curl on the left and finished hair on the right!
I love beauty products and shopping at Sephora. I would so much rather buy makeup or new hair products than clothes! I enjoy having the time to curl my hair before I go to school during the year (my little girls always give me compliments!) and it usually only takes me 10 minutes to curl if my hair is dry!
For the next two weeks, my hair will be in a ponytail and sweaty That’s okay, because I know that after I am finished teaching band, HLS will almost be here!!