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June 28th, 2011

I have LOVED doing the hair and makeup videos I’ve put up on this site so far.  Between your amazing comments and emails, I’m so thrilled that you guys seem to like them as much as I do!

One of the comments I’ve seen the most in my prior videos are requests for me to make a tutorial showing my everyday hair routine.  So I made this one!  This video is about ten minutes, and it shows how I style my hair almost every day, along with a few little notes on hair care:

  • Don’t wash your hair every day!  Every other day is enough.  It will prolong your color (if you have highlights) and generally save your hair from getting limp or washed out.  This is probably the number one secret I have for healthy hair!
  • Use as few products as you can!  I use detangler (because I have to), and then occasional mousse, hairspray and heat protection spray.  Hair looks a lot looser and prettier when you don’t have a zillion pounds of products in it, although everyone knows that sometimes they’re necessary.
  • Don’t be afraid to change it up!  This is my base style, but it’s always fun to jump outside your comfort zone.  It’s easy to stick with the same style, year after year, but how fun it is when you go for something drastic?

Well, maybe I’m a bit biased…  🙂

I’m wearing a Zara top in the photos and a Calypso tank in the video!

Tags: beauty · hair · style

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rene // Jun 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

    During the winter I wash my hair every other day, but in the summer with working out 2-3 times a day and the high heat in Sacramento I HAVE to wash my hair every day. Or I just feel gross!

    I’m still trying to get my hair to curl using the flat iron, my hair is so ridiculous sometimes! Hehe.

  • 2 Jessica // Jun 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I love the little wave you do at the end!  I always do mine totally straight, I’m definitely going to try it!

  • 3 ash // Jun 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Love this! Your hair looks so pretty. I’ll have to try it.

    I also really like that you don’t use a lot of hair product. I used to put a lot of product in my hair. But since I saw another of your hair tutorials, in which you also said you don’t use a lot of product, I’ve been doing the same. Good to know that I can get beautiful hair without needing to put like fourdifferent kinds of product in it each day!

  • 4 emily // Jun 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    love this easy natural style!

  • 5 Pili // Jun 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I agree with washing my hair only every other day!

    And I really love your videos, you’re so cute!

  • 6 lauren // Jun 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    So beautiful!
    xoxo Lauren

  • 7 elle marie // Jun 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I wish I could skip washing my hair everyday but its a must because I workout hard and must, but Love the tutorial.

  • 8 Michelle @ Taste As You Go // Jun 29, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I’d have to actually disagree about not washing your hair every day. I wash mine every day regardless of whether I’ve gone for a run. When I heard that it was a general rule to wash your hair every other day, I switched up my routine, but skipping a day made my hair look flat and the shine, the thing most people compliment me on with respect to my hair, wasn’t as prominent. I really do think it all depends on the texture of your hair.

  • 9 Sarah H // Jun 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Your hair looks so nice when it’s just air dried too! You’re lucky you don’t get major uneven kinks in your hair when you sleep on it wet (mine is a disaster).

    Love your videos! You’re so adorable and well spoken 🙂


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