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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hair Talk
Sunday, April 15, 2012 53 Comments 24 Images

Today we are going to talk hair. I finally stepped away from the top knot and decided to wash and actually do my hair.  The biggest deal for me is to be able to wear my same curled hair for about 4 days.  This may seem gross to you, but i couldn't imagine washing my hair any more often than that.  I am not a huge product user but my sister in law gave me moroccan oil a couple Christmas's ago and I am still using the same bottle and I love it.  It's a little expensive but it's totally worth it. I have naturally huge and curly hair so this just helps calm the frizziness down a little and makes it easier to control my mane.  

The two pictures below were from today and i used a 1" curling iron.  i never clamp the bottom of my hair in the iron because i like the messy ends.  Another trick i do is always make sure your curling iron is straight down. you don't want it in any weird angles.  I use a tiny bit of hairspray sometimes but not much.  you don't want your curls stiff. You can also use a beachy serum when your done but i did not in this picture.  

about 3 days old of these kind of curls

5 days.....don't judge
This is a letting my hair do it's thing a little bit more.  Now i have really curly hair so this may work with your hair, it may not.  i first scrunch my hair a little after the shower and let it air dry.  to be honest i don't ever use a specific product when i do this, you can just use a light gel or beach serum that you put in while your hair is still wet.  Once it is dry i take the upper pieces of my hair and help them out a little bit with a small cone curling iron.  Embrace the messiness! p.s. don't brush these curls out
this is a couple days without having to do anything....just spice it up with a little hairspray
and straight hair of course....this RARELY happens. people are actually shocked when they see my hair straight.  it takes too much time and effort, but it's fun to change things up on occasion.  if anyone has any tips for people with curly hair to get your hair straight without having to blow dry and fry your hair off with a straightener I'm up for any tips!
Happy Hair Days

53 comments :

  1. I'm so glad you ended up liking the Moroccan Oil! I should probably get myself some now... I wish my hair stayed curled that long but mine is too dang straight. I seriously have to re-curl my hair everyday if I want it curled and if I want mine straight I just let it air-dry. How boring.

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    1. At least yours will curl, mine wont even with a perm, a level 5 will fall out in 3 washes. Now that is boring.

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  2. I LOVE the moroccan Oil!! Thank you thank you thank you for it! You really need to get some because it lasts forever! But you should try using Big Sexy Hairspray, the kind that is the loose hold, it might help hold your curls better! but i mean are you kidding me.....you have the hair everyone dreams about!

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  3. Cara I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you only wash your hair every four days. It's so bad to wash it everyday! Plus all the natural oils are the best conditioner for the hair. Hopefully ladies will start thinkin twice when they look at this blog post. :) Your hair is gorgeous.

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  4. Weird question but how do you wrap your hair up when you shower so it doesn't get wet? Do you just use a shower cap?

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  5. What shampoo do you use?

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  6. What do you do so the curls don't ruin when you sleep? Do you use a cone curling iron?

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  7. LOVE your hair. My hair is naturally curly - more curly than yours. I style my hair similar to yours. Thanks for sharing what you do.

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  8. My hair is just as curly as yours, if not more curly...I rarely let my hair stay how it naturally is, and like you I only wash my hair probably once a week! But when I do I actually blowdry and straighten it every time. Any tips on what product to use, or what you do after you shower?? My hair seems to always get frizzy.

    Thanks!

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  9. What type of moroccan oil do I need to buy?

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  10. Do you wrap you hair around the curling iron? and are your roots naturally straight?

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  11. Am I really the first one to mention how gorgeous this girl is?

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  12. i have the instyler and it works wonders on my hair no matter how crazy it is. best investment EVER!

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  13. My hair does so much better going further between washes too! Usually third day hair is the best.

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  14. My hair is pretty wavy what I do to straiten it is I pull it
    Back into a tight pony while it's wet then tie a hair tie around
    It about every 2 inches then when it dries I only have to straiten where
    The ties were.

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  15. What do I do if my hair gets greasy with second
    Day hair?

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  16. Great tutorial! I have naturally straight hair so even with your awesome tips, I think I'd be lucky to get curls like that for 5 hours, much less 5 days! LOL But a girl can dream! Your hair is gorgeous!

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  17. you are seriously gorgeous!

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  18. To help with not frying your hair with straightening, I embrace my waves/curls for a day or two before straightening it. I have wild waves, but I am also a natural redhead with SUPER thick har, so I understand the time it takes to straighten hair. Anyway, you can avoid the heat damage of the blow dryer/straightener. Sometimes my hair will get it's waves showing through, but my stylist says that since I avoid the blow dryer, that's better than the dryer/straightner combo, meaning healthier hair! =) I hope that helps! And I see some comments about morrocan oil. LOVE that stuff!!

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  19. I love this, and I am a fellow "don't wash my hair till day 5" girl, my hair just can't cope with a wash every day or two. I have been using a rock salt spray to help my natural waves. Thanks for the article.

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  20. Cara, how do you use the Moroccanoil? Do you ever put a brush through your hair at any point?

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  21. I love your curls!!! ANd moroccan oil!

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  22. a tip that i use to straighten my hair is blowdrying it straight down. works great=]

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  23. How did you get your hair so long?????? so pretty

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  24. Use a heat protector before blowdrying and before the flat iron. This will prevent damage. I normally like to use a smoothing balm that has the protection you need and a nice smoothing effect so you don't have to work quite as hard to get it smooth with the dryer. Then a spray protector before your iron.

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  25. Wow, I can't wait to try this. My hair is pretty wavy so I am hoping I can pull it off. I have been using Wen and it seems to make straightening a little less abrasive on my hair. Do you have a particular shampoo product that you use? I have only been using the Wen for about 5 weeks now and it is pretty good, but I HAVE to wash it everyday or it gets kinda nasty, which is not the case when I was using regular shampoo.

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  26. I have really thick, coarse, wavy hair and I NEVER blow dry. It is so damaging and only makes my thick hair bigger...haha. So, I just wash it, put some hair oil in it, and let it air dry the day before I'm going to straighten it. I sleep on it and let it get a little dirty, and this helps reduce the amount of time it takes to straighten it. I use a little heat protector spray and then straighten on 400 (anything lower usually just doesn't quite do the job), and finish with some Aveda light elements oil to calm the flyaways.

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  27. What do you do at night to preserve the curls?

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  28. How do you do the back so nicely??

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  29. I am a hairstylist...if u want smooth hair without damage talk to ur stylistic about having a keratin treatment done it gives u the options of smooth curly hair or easy to straighten hair

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  30. I also have large and in charge curly hair, how did you manage the first look? I often curl my hair with a 1" barrel because my curls are kinky and I prefer the perfect boing a curling iron provides, but mine never look the way yours does in the picture! When you say hold the iron straight down, do you mean the heated end is facing your toes?

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  31. I LOVE that you don't wash your hair every day. =) I only wash mine about 2 times a week and people think it's gross. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one!

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    1. I only wash my hair two times a week, and nobody has told me to wash it more because it's healthier than everyone elses!

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  32. CAN YOU POST A VIDEO TO SEE A STEP BY STEP PROCESS. I KNOW THESE CURLS COME OUT WITH A CERTAIN WAY YOU HOLD THE CURLING IRON. I'D LOVE TO SEE AND HOPEFULLY MIMIC THIS LOOK. THANKS!

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  33. yes! my hair is the same way, super curly. people don't understand how good those three days of fixed hair can be. three day straight hair is the best, when you can finally play around with it (at least that's how long it takes for me). thanks for the tips

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  34. Hi there!

    I have curly, but fine hair. It is pretty easy to straighten, but I have a tool I love that you may like. I have used it for over a decade! It is called the Revlon Hot Air Kit. You can get it at most drug stores, CVS, Walgreens, etc. It is a bout $20. What I do is brush my hair wet, then dry most of the way upside down for volume. Then finish it off with this. It is still blow drying, but it doesn't damage like a flat iron and still give a little curl at the ends. I love it. Let me know if you try it sometime!

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  35. I have thick and long hair like yours. I try to avoid blow drying it at all costs (I live in a very cold and dry climate in the winter and it just makes it poufier and frizzier). I wash just before or after dinner, then while watching TV in the evening I'll braid/finger curl/rag curl my hair while it's still damp. I sleep on it, then the next day my curls are ready to go. I ride those out for 2-3 days. Then on day 3 I decide if they are nice enough for one more day or if they need a hot iron boost.
    If I am going for straight hair, I wait until the day after I've washed it, when my natural curls are a little more relaxed, it then takes me 30-45 minutes instead of 1 hour+ and it seems to be much smoother and then, unless it gets wet, I can wear it for 4 days no problem.
    Also avoid using alcohol based product when you can, many mouses, hairsprays and gels will actually dry out your hair as they contain alcohol (Moroccan oil is fantastic, I have no issue with that)

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  36. How do you not wash your hair for four days without it getting greasy?

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  37. How do you not wash your hair for four days without it getting greasy?

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  38. This is an amazing tutorial!! I have to wash my hair every single day because it gets greasy but i have a friend who bleaches her hair each month and she can go 5 days without washing her hair. and if you brush your hair straight with gel while it is wet it will dry straighter eliminating blow drying and causing shorter straightening time!! Good luck!! Could you post more tutorials please?

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  39. This is an amazing tutorial cant wait to try it!! Could you post more tutorials please?! :)

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  40. Video please! Do you blow dry your hair or just let it air dry?

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  41. I noticed a few people commenting about brushing their hair while wet...you should never use a brush on wet hair, it promotes breakage. Wide tooth combs are your best option for detangling wet hair. I was told this years ago by the best stylist I've ever had. (I really miss that woman! lol)

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  42. If you wash your hair every day, it will need it every day. But you can "train" it to go longer. It takes a few days when you won't like your hair but if you can go every two days for a week or two, you'll find you only need to wash it every two days. After a month or so, try going every three days for a week or two. Years ago, I washed my hair every day, now, every three or four. Dry shampoo helps in between washes.

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    1. Share it sister! Not enough people realize that!

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    2. My college roommate taught me this trick 8 years ago and I'm so glad she did!

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  43. Can someone tell me how to get my natural curls back
    I had the most beautiful natural curly hair
    I got pregnant with my fourth baby shortly after my
    third and was just up for change and seething quick and easy
    I had a Brazilian straightner put in it and had an A line cut
    It was perfect for me to get up and not stress over Doug my hair
    But now I miss my curls haven't had a straightner in over a year and
    Nothing my hair is a frizzy mess and growing
    It acts like it wants to curl but never does
    I bought a curly that has no clamp and loved the outcome of it but its so
    Much more consuming on time than when I had to do my hair naturally.
    Has anyone delay with this? Does the natural.curls come back or what?
    Thanks

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  44. Does anyone know how to get my hair back to natural curls when a Brazilian straightner has been put in. I've let it grow and haven't had a straightner put in but am forced to use the flat iron about once a week to keep it from frizz. It looks like it wants to get wavy but from someone that has had ling natural thick curly hair wavy just isn't enough. I miss my curls. Help!!!

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  45. I want to buy a curling iron... wich one do you recommend me?? Thank you!!!!

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  46. Hey, you have awesome post, i love to see your all posts
    .Thank You.
    hair care

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