I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my hair lately. Ladies…believe me when I tell you that it’s taken me 32 years to figure it out.
You see, I grew up with a mom that has curly hair. Like curly, curly. And when 6th grade rolled around, my curls started to develop, too – and it was my worst nightmare! I mean, all the girls had the prettiest straight hair, and I stuck out like a sore thumb (at least I felt that way….and what 6th grader wants to be “different”?!). I’ve since grown to love my hair, but it’s been a long road.
Because my mom never wore her hair any other way, I didn’t know there were options. I thought I had two choices: curly (aka whatever my hair decided to do that day) or stick straight (and I used an ACTUAL iron to achieve this look.)
Fast forward to my 20’s (and even some of my 30’s) and I still wore it two ways: curly or stick straight (except by now I had evovled to a flat-iron). For the past 7 years, every time I would go in for a hair cut, I would begrudgingly allow a MICRO trim, because I was so afraid of taking off any length from my hair, because I just didn’t know how to style a short hair cut in a cute way. (And when my hair is short and curly, I resemble a young Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You. Not even kidding.)
So, for the past 7 years, I kept going to the salon and making it known that I didn’t want any length taken off, as my ends just kept dying and dying, and my hair just quit growing, because it was breaking off so badly on the ends. Then, a balsy day in March of this year led to 4 crazy words, “Let’s just chop it.”
I knew I just needed a fresh start, and I had gotten comfortable enough with a curling iron and round brush the past year, to know I could figure out a cute way to style it. (Remember when I told you it took me 32 years to figure it out? I wasn’t lying.)
Since chopping my hair (aside from it being the best decision I could have made to revive my locks), I’ve grown to really love my short ‘do. I quickly turned to YouTube videos and beauty bloggers to figure out how to achieve the look I wanted. It wasn’t until I discovered Dry Texturizing Spray, that I actually got the look I wanted though.
I love styling my short lob, but I really love it to look sort of messy and undone. I want it to look 1 part polished, and 1 part like I just rolled out of bed – you know what I mean? Dry Texturizing Spray is what helps me get this look.
The first product I tried was by Amika, and I fell in love with this one, guys. It’s not cheap ($25 a bottle) but it’s effective! It gives my hair all the dreamy textures and bed-head waves I crave – and, a little goes a long way.
I could spend the rest of my bed-head hair loving days using this product and be one happy duck, but I realize not everyone has a budget to buy one $25 hair product, so I tried a more budget friendly option for you babes.
I recently tried this dry texture spray by Not Your Mother’s, which rings it at just under $10. I don’t like it as much as the Amika Un-Done Dry Texture Spray, but it does the trick, if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option. You just have to use a lot more of it.
At the end of the day, I just want to be of service to you guys. This is why I try different hair and facial products, even when I have found ones that I love. I’m all up for trying something else, too, so if you have a product you swear by or have a product you want to try but aren’t sure of, let me know in the comments below!
By the way, I have a quick little tutorial on my beauty highlights on Instagram, if you want to check out how I curl my hair. Let me know if you would like to see a video on here, too!