So I finally have this tutorial for you! Again, my camera is still broken so it was filmed on my laptop but hopefully you at least get the picture! I know it is long but I do give some tips for using the extensions and how to apply product when you wear extensions so if you wear extensions it could be helpful
If you don’t wear extensions and don’t want to hear about what product I use and how I use it, skip to 8:48
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**Photos taken by Jessica Janae Photography
STEP ONE: Take three sections
STEP TWO: Begin doing a Dutch braid (basically instead of putting the outside section on top of the middle section, you put it underneath the middle section in a braiding motion.)
STEP THREE: Pull out each loop quite a bit to make the braid look thicker and looser.
STEP FOUR: Repeat on other side and connect both braids in back with an elastic and hair spray.
**Photos by Jessica Janae Photography
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As promised with the new year I am going to be doing way more hair and beauty posts. Starting with the most requested posts and then I will go from there! I am asked all the time about what shampoo and conditioner you should be using and which one I use. The ones I use may be different from the ones you should be using so I made a little chart that will hopefully help! I have read tons of reviews on any that I have not personally used (I don’t have thick/coarse hair so I went off reviews and my knowledge from hair school and being a hair dresser and hearing what my clients loved). So I hope it helps and leave a comment if you have any questions! I will be doing a post soon on which products, aside from shampoo and conditioner I love and what hair types they work with and what they will do for your hair so if you are wondering about that just stay tuned for next week! xo
I have a tutorial for you all today!! I literally dread making tutorials – I find it horribly awkward sitting in a room by myself talking to a camera! So I apologize that I nervously talk WAY too much in this. It is showing you guys how to do the bohemian braids I instagrammed last Sunday! I also show you guys how to put it in extensions when doing a braid like this to make your braid thicker but if you are not using extensions and want to skip to the how to, go to 2:30 or if you are like me and HATE intros in tutorials (I have no idea why I still do them!? I guess you feel like you have to introduce it somewhat?!) go to :40 !! And below this I will post the details for all the things I am wearing in this post!! K, enjoy!!
LIPSTICK: Revlon ‘Ravish Me Red’ / TOP: Nordstrom (40% off!) / FOUNDATION: Estee Lauder Double Wear / POWDER: Estee Lauder Double Wear / BRONZER: MAC / MASCARA: Cover Girl Lash Blast / BRACELETS: Mali Beads, Wanderlust + Co / EXTENSIONS: Bombshell Extensions, 18 inch, color 14/24
^^before we took pictures I was powdering my face and David decided to take pictures, but no, these were not staged BUT you must try Lorac finishing powder because it is thee best eva.
Okay this hairstyle.. listen to this story. So I was helping David book his last minute flights to DC and I am just braiding my hair while I do so.. I end up with three long, messy fishtails in the back of my head and I had this vision of what I wanted it to look like. So after his flights are booked, I go into the bathroom and start pinning them every which way.
So I am having hard time seeing the back and my arms are in weird positions trying to style the back but in between pinnings I am holding up a mirror in front of me looking in the mirrior behind me and I thought it looked good. Well, David walks in and says… “whatcha doin to your hair babe?” “..oh just a little random braid thing.” “really? hm.. okay… so are we wanting it to look like a birds nest?”
I started cracking up and asked if it seriously looked like that or if it was one of those “okay youre a guy and you dont get that this is actually reallly cute” moments but he said “I guess I am just not seeing your vision.” So then I explained my vision and he goes.. “Okay let me have at this.”
And I ended up with the above. Literally, my husband did my hair.
Afterwards he said, do you want me to show you how I did it?? Of course I said yes and immediately thought afterwards.. “why did I not think of doing it like that and my husband did???”
SO here is how he did it… try to stay with me
- Make three long fishtails in the back of your head. I know its hard to braid in the back of your head but the good news is, it doesn’t matter how messy these look.
- Take the very right fishtail, circling it UPWARDS make an O shape while crossing the end through (like when you have a piece of string, and you are going to tie a knot but you wouldnt pull it tight so it would be an O with the cross through.. I hope that makes sense!)
- With the middle fishtail take the end and cross it through the right circle you just made, then make the same O shape (loose knot) of course, pinning it to your head so it stays up.
- With the very left braid, repeat step 3 only crossing the end through the middle braid before you make and pin the loose O.
- Basically this will make a chain link with the braids.. and you will end up with this! The ends that are straight you will have to tuck in and pin to hide!
I really hope that made sense! If it didn’t honestly you can pin them however you would like and I think it would be cute! (I mean I did think my version was pretty cute even though he didnt ) Here is the instagram I posted last night, I think you can see it better!
And I hope you guys have a good day! I don’t have any work today so I am planning on watching a movies with Chauncey and trying out a new epsom salt detox concoction I saw on pinterest for my bath.. (I live for baths) I will share how it works! xx
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As many of you know I am a hair stylist.. I am not currently doing hair but I was for the past 4 years or so and at my salon I charge $55 for a deep condition treatment. When girls ask for it I always say that I am happy to do it (obviously, it is business for me) but I also recommend just buying a deep conditioner for the around that same price and that way you can do them at home weekly by yourself. Some people just want the salon experience with the nice head massage and blow out but if you would rather get more bang for your buck buying a deep conditioner is the way to go. The only problem I found was that, in my salon I would put them under the dryer for 15-20 min for the heat to help open the cuticle and let all the nutrients in, and at home I didn’t have a dryer. So I rigged one. I know different versions have been on Pinterest but this is what works best for me.
I wash my hair with hot water in the sink with shampoo like normal, then I towel dry it just so its not dripping – you want it wet but not where its going to drip down your neck- then I put my deep conditioner on, clip it in a ballerina bun, wrap saran wrap around it (helps lock in the heat) – sit under my blow dryer/running shoe contraption, then rinse with cool water. It is my favorite thing to do for my hair because it makes it so silky smooth and it feels so healthy afterwards. So here is how I “set up my dryer”
DISCLAIMER: I 100% realize this is the most ghetto thing ever and quite hilarious but ya know who is seriously gonna go buy a hair dryer? And I am definitely not holding my blow dryer up for 20 minutes haha so this is what works for now
Pretty easy right? And it works like a charm!! I use my NuMe blow dryer on low speed with high heat and I wait about 15-20 min! I also shampoo with my NuMe shampoo which I just got and love and then I always switch off with deep conditioners so my hair doesn’t get too used to it but right now I am also using my NuMe deep conditioner.. it will make your hair so silky whenever I use it and I am washing it out I can never tell if I still have conditioner in there or if it is really just that silky and it really does just make your hair a dream not to mention it is SO reasonably priced and lasts you forever!!
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If you saw that instagram yesterday ^^ you’ll know I have a tutorial for you all today! It is a simple loose curl that is kind of my go-to!!
So if you read my post a couple days ago, I’m going to Barbados for my Birthday in may, so i’m really trying to get swimsuit ready! So today, i’m boxing again, and the muscle group i’m working out is chest. I had some oatmeal with blue berries and black berries for breakfast (my new favorite!), for lunch I’m having some lemon chicken and steamed veggies over brown rice, and for dinner we’re having black bean pesto wraps!!!
Today’s Daily Fav is actually a friend of mine! Her name is Shannon and I was so happy to see her instagram a daily fav pic because she just started a blog about her cute family and you all will love it!! Check out her feature: HERE
P.S. A lot of you asked about my dress and heels from my instagram on my way to the gala- well I am featuring the outfit tomorrow but for those who asked and wanted to see it now- DRESS: HERE / PINK HEELS: HERE (on sale AND an extra 30% off during this weeks sale!)
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But remember this post when I talked about tricks I use to grow my hair out? Well I mentioned how I don’t trim my hair and how instead I just trim my breakage and dead/split ends. I have a tutorial today to show you how I do that and how you guys can do it at home to yourselves!!
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Posted In : hair ideas
4. What kind of extensions I use: I usually always buy my extensions from Sally’s, I have since my junior year in High School.. I get the 18 inch, Euronext brand, in ‘Blonde Frost’ for the color. But recently I was gifted a set of extensions for my wedding from Extend Your Beauty and those last a bit longer than the Euronext so I may switch over! Sally’s is just convenient because its right down the street! I would recommend either.
5.) How I care for my extensions: I will do a whole post on extension care soon but I will give the short version. I sleep with my extensions in.. I actually leave them clipped in until I wash my hair again. But I never sleep with my hair just down, the extensions get ratty and it ruins them quicker, you want to braid your hair each night so it doesn’t get knotted. Brush them softly always, with a soft brush. I wash mine with Cinderella Hair Extensions Shampoo and Conditioner.. Sometimes if you buy your extensions from Sally’s they will give it to your for free if that is the current special, the last couple times I have been I have gotten it for free with my purchase. If not, you can purchase it from Sally’s or on Amazon: here. I wash my extensions in the sink (might freak your significant other out but whatever), not when they are in my hair in the shower. And NEVER use product with ALCOHOL as an ingredient on your extensions, it will dry them out and ruin them 10 times faster! Use serums that contain NO alcohol!