by corinne iaia

August 15, 2014

SHORT(ER) HAIR DAILY GRABS



I recently had my hair cut shorter after a whole year without a haircut. For me and my extremely high levels of impatience that is a seriously long time. It grew long enough for me to now consider myself bang-less (finally) but was starting to get dead on the ends like nobody's business. I like the ease of growing my hair a bit; I just wash it, let it air dry, and take the curling iron to the pieces that look too straight. But as usual, I was getting bored and pinning hairstyles had been giving me serious hair envy.

So, I went for the chop. Okay, I am being a tad dramatic. I only cut off about an inch and a half but that seemed to have been enough for it to look closer to four inches shorter. So with a new swingy cut, my best friends were sure to become some "messer upper" products because there's nothing better than "day two" hair on day one. Especially when your hair isn't long and as weighed down anymore. In terms of brushes I have been loving my cotton candy colored Tangle Teezer even more now due to the fact that shorter locks lack the knotty lengths of longer ones, so this makes for easy breezy brushing. For super speedy drying time and a little bit of added bounce, the Sebastian Potion 9 has been coming in handy. This is like a serum and texturizer in one so I recommend using it solo to avoid over gunking the hair. If you suffer from paint brush like ends and aren't really a huge fan of the overly clean and perfect hair look, then the Bumble and Bumble SemiSumo is your guy. This little jar will last you a lifetime and adds just the right amount of grit and separation when rubbed through the ends of your hair. I'm sure it will come as no surprise to you that the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray makes it into my shorter hair favorites, as there is no match for this stuff when it comes to adding bed-head like texture and messy volume. And of course, for the days when day two hair looks too much like day three hair (or four, or five) I always have a can of Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk at the ready. This is the only dry shampoo that gives my hair a lift similar to that of an actual wash, without painting my scalp white with a chalk-dust like substance. Win-win, no?
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  1. The tangle teezer has not been very kind to my long locks lately.. I guess I may have to find a replacement! Oribe sprays don't seem to work all that well on me as on others.. I so wish I wasn't the odd one out!

    Divya |TheConscienceFund

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  2. I can't live without Tangle Teezer and Orbie Spray they are quite the team. I've also been loving the Bumble & Bumble Mouse, it gives so much volume :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ooh, will have to try the B&B Mouse! Thanks for the recommendations!

      xx,
      Corinne

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  3. Hmm...that SemiSumo sounds quite intriguing! I completely relate to your hair story. I know the feeling all too well of getting pin-happy and feeling like it's time to get to the salon STAT. I also have ends that tangle like nobody's business and it gets worse and worse the longer my hair gets. I had 7" cut off on my honeymoon because I couldn't deal with it for one day more, LOL! As per usual, I've decided to let it grow b/c it's easy and looks decent long. I wear it up so much it's not too painful of a process! The Tangle Teezer has seriously changed my hair's life! I don't know what I'd do without that! Lovely post - can't wait to see pictures of your hair, girl!

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    1. Omg! 7 Inches is a lot of hair haha. I love the tangle teezer as well - where has this thing been all my life?!?! Haha love your hair btw :)

      xx,
      Corinne

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