Posts Tagged 'hair styling'

Supermodel secrets

Remember a few weeks back, when I posted about Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder? (Click here to read it). Welp, I havent tried it yet – but stylist to the stars Oscar Blandi sells a similar product – Dry Shampoo – at Sephora.  It actually comes in a powder or a spray. They had a trial size spray just screaming out for me to try for a mere $11. I could not resist! And its all I would dreamed it could be! I gave it the ultimate test to be sure.

The day I bought it I had just gone for a run and straight to the mall in my running clothes (gross you may say but whatevs). Anyway, I was very very eager to try it and didn’t want to wait so I sprayed it all over my roots and on my bangs, tousled and brushed my hair and it was like a miracle had just taken place. My hair appeared freshly washed and full of body! I did end up washing my hair right after, for the record. But this does seem like it would be great if you are on a every-other day shampoo schedule to maintain the natural oils in your hair, which is recommended by most stylists but not practical for most people.

The thing that made me most excited is that it has a really volumizing effect and I have zero volume as I was bestowed very thick yet superfine hair.  I am going to try washing my hair earlier in the day on the weekends and using this to give it some va-voom before going out. Its killer. I also have big plans to use it on my hair before I curl it next time to give my roots body before curling so it doesn’t look weighed down at the crown and around my face.  I can see why Oscar Blandi is a fave of the supermodel and celebrity set.  He’s got all these sneaky little tricks up his sleeves! I feel so very honored that he’s decided to share them with us.

Try it at Sephora – trial size starts at $11 ~ / full size retails for $21 ~

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Bangs follow up – then I need to talk about something other than hair!

Sheesh. I am realizing that all I’ve talked about the past few posts is hair and I don’t want to come off as a one trick pony. I did put a little teaser into my last post and I got a comment asking me to divulge my strategy for wearing moisturizer whilst having bangs and not letting them look greasy from rubbing against the lotion all day.

The first most important thing is to make sure you put your moisturizer on as soon as you get out of the shower – allowing for maximum time to absorb before you style da bangs.  I am alllllways in a rush so for me there is usually only a 10 minute drying time between shower and styling.

From there I give my bangs a good blow dry – I blow them up, then side to side, then use my flat brush to give them a little volume by slightly curling the brush under my bags while I blow dry. I finish with a dry hairspray (Paul Mitchell right now – my sister turned me onto it and it’s very light).

Now – the trick is, when you work all day and plan to go out but you think your bangs look kinda EH here’s a good tip. Take a flat brush, sprinkle it with baby powder and run it through your bangs. You will be amazed at how great they look! This works well for the crown too for extra body.  Sometimes this makes your hair a little staticky so I do still finish with a dry hair spray to get rid of any static clingers. I also hear that you can actually run a dryer sheet over your hair to get rid of static but I’ve yet to try this. It makes logical sense though. I will keep you posted if I do attempt to prove / disprove this myth.

There is also a Bumble and Bumble product that is supposed to be amazing.  I haven’t gotten it yet but it’s definitely on the list. Its Bumble and Bumble Hair powder.  They make it in a few different shades to match up with your color. This seems to be a genius idea to me.  It would help out in a pinch in the morning if you oversleep and don’t have time to wash your hair. It also claims to help with volumizing fine hair and aiding those with oily hair. Its also good if you overdo it on product and want to get your hair back to square one and not have it look greasy or too weighted down.

I’ve used several Bumble and Bumble products and been happy with them all so I am sure this one will not disappoint!  Given that I decided to continue on the path with bangs I do think this would be a good investment. My husband may leave me if I spend any more $$ this month on products or things that he would consider frivolous and I would consider a necessity.  Unfortunately this will have to wait until February when I can build the case to purchase a few new products…. WILL I MAKE IT THAT LONG? Happy marriage or gorgeous tresses? Ahh good wifey wins for today.