How To: Beach Hair

I planned on writing up a post for this weeks Friend Friday. However, I can’t answer any of the questions very well. I won’t be enjoying any summer vacathttps://noguiltfashion.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpions this year. Instead I thought I would share my “Beach Hair” with you. I recently got a 3-barrel iron for something else to do with my hair while it is growing out. Last week, when we were talking about hair care I shared that I use Moroccan Oil as a heat protector for the occasional times I do use hot tools. I also, love how Moroccan Oil  makes my hair feel even when I don’t style it.

You can start one of two ways.

Option 1: Start with clean damp hair. Apply a small amount of Moroccan Oil and comb through.

Finger dry hair with a blow dryer on low. If you have a diffuser that is even better.

Option 2: The same as option 1 apply a small amount of oil. It is OK to use the oil on dry hair. It is very lite and doesn’t leave your hair with a greasy feel.

Pretty sexy huh?

Step 2: Section off your hair, and take two inches pieces and begin using the iron from the top of each section. Work your way down each section.

Step 3: After finishing all of the sections I use a dusting powder to the roots at the crown of my head. Be careful, because, a little goes a long way. Also, if you use too much it will whiten your roots. After rubbing it in I lift and tease the hair at the crown.

Step 4: Finish with your favorite hairspray!

Voila! Beach Hair!

Friend Friday: Hair Care

Oh Boy! I haven’t posted a FBFF post in FOR-EVER! I’m glad to be jumping back in on an easy topic. This week the girls and guys are talking about hair care, products, and trends. Remember to check out ModlyChic for everybody else’s answers.

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1.      How often do you get your hair cut?

I’m currently growing my hair out, so I go until I absolutely can’t stand how my hair looks. Than I go in to get it shaped up. That usually ends up being every 3 months.

2.      Do you go to the same stylist each time, try someone new, go to the cheap hair cutting chains or live it up in a salon?

Well, since my sister in-law is a hair dresser I have been going to her exclusively since she started school.

3.      Do you color your hair? How often? What’s your natural color?

Yes, I color my hair. Typically whenever I get my haircut. Like I said it averages out to every three maybe four months. Naturally my hair is a medium to dark brown with a lot of red in it.

4.      The one thing you always do to keep your hair looking great is:

I take my vitamins, and I don’t use a lot of heat or styling products. I don’t “style” my hair very often simply because I don’t have enough time to do so. When I do style it I make sure to use a thermal protective product. Right now I’m using Moroccan Oil, and have had great results with that.

5.      What hair trend do you love and wish you could rock?

I’ve tried so many trends (remember: SIL is a hairdresser). Honestly, there isn’t one I absolutely love that I haven’t tried. I think I may try feather extensions sometime this summer, but I’m not sure if it will happen or not.

What are your hair tips, fave products, or favorite trends?

How To: RED Manicure

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This week for Andie’s Wearing Red for Women event I’m changing it up a bit. I have been sporting a red manicure for most of the month. I thought I would do a little how to, so you can see my favorite red nail polish.
 Start out with clean nails. 
I buff and file my nails after removing my old polish. I use a hand lotion than run a Q-tip with nail polish remover over my nails to remove the excess oils from my nails.
Apply Base Coat
I use Bonder a rubberized base coat from Orly. It really helps the color adhere, and I found I have fewer chips when using it.
Apply Color
 I choose Monsooner or Later by OPI to support Women’s Heart Health Awareness month. I like OPI colors, they seem to last fairly well. They are a little pricey, but I’ve lucked out by picking up a few colors here and there on clearance. I’ll post another time with my favorite cheaper polishes.
Apply Top Coat
 I like to top off my manicures with two coats of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dry clear coat. I’ve never found a top coat that I’ve absolutely fallen in love with. They don’t seem to ever deliver on their promises of a perfect two week manicure. However, I stick with the Insta-Dry top coat for two reasons. I love the wide applicator, and the dry time is pretty short. That last part is the main reason. I don’t have time to sit around and wait for my polish to dry.  If I use two thin coats of this and re-apply every other day my manicure usually makes it about a week.
My last trick is that I actually suck at painting my nails. Usually I paint them at night, and use cuticle oil in the morning to help rub off the extra color. My nails look great, and nobody is any smarter.
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