Da Hair!

First of all…..why oh WHY can’t video’s show better screen captures!?!?!?!?  Laaaawd!  😉

I’m not gonna lie – I am BRUTAL on my hair!  And it’s a really good thing I have a fantastic relationship with my stylist – who happens to be a really great friend and knows me pretty much inside and out.  Seriously though – isn’t that part of a stylists job description?  😉

I think I’ve been every shade of blonde, brown and darker brown – sometimes every couple of months! – and soooo many different styles.  And I’m not exaggerating in the least when I tell you that I’ve walked in, shown her something I think I want and she’ll tell me to either A: get a new stylist or B: sign a contract and have it notarized.  Hahahaha!  #truthbomb

I can be soooo wishy washy about my styles!

And I swear – if you were to look in my shower, you’d see multiple bottles and brands for specific things.

Losing the blondeness from the highlights?  Purple bottle.

Need to clarify?  Green bottle and then the Black Magic.

Need more volume?  The beige bottles.

Holy. Freakin’. Crap.

But I know she knows what she’s talking about because my hair has always been something I get asked about.

First question I get asked…… everyone wants to know who does it.

Second question……how do you style it?

Third question….what products do you use?

Up until several months ago, that product question would be sooo hard to answer because I was all over the map!  But now?  Not so much.  And if this stuff doesn’t come with the “perfect hair every single time” promise – it kinda should!  And best of all?  All the products are formulated without parabens, sulfates (SLS or SLES), mineral oil and petrolatum. They are all vegetarian, cruelty-free, gluten-free and color-safe.  What’s not to love!?

First, I gotta tell you the truth.  I used to wash my hair every single day.  I couldn’t stand – at all – NOT washing it!  And Karyn tried for years – not joking at all – YEARS – to get me to wash it less.  Like, way less.  Nope.  Couldn’t do it.  I was an every-single-day-girl or DIE.  Do you have any idea how much damage that does to already stressed out hair!?  Mercy!

I’m a changed girl.  Truth is – I wash my hair twice a week.  Yep.  That’s it.  Twice.  Unless there’s a reason I have to stray from that, like maybe a special evening out or something, but even then I try my hardest to plan around it so it falls on a day that I’m supposed to wash it.  Hahahaha….omg…..that sounds so dumb.  But it’s the truth!  (I’ve always said I’d be totally real with you guys!  So here’s me being just that!) And that’s become a hard thing again for me – only washing twice a week – because I honestly LOVE THESE PRODUCTS SO MUCH!  (And yes, I AM screaming it!) I seriously look forward to washing my hair.

Karyn introduced me to R+Co and I promise you – I’m never looking back.  If you wanna stop by and grab all those other bottles in my shower, you’re more than welcome because I don’t need them!

So…let’s get started.  I use the R+Co Television Shampoo and I swear it smells like Christmas!  It’s quite honestly THE best smelling shampoo I’ve ever used.

Then I follow up with the R+Co Television Conditioner……and I leave it on my hair for a good 3 minutes.

Seriously……if you grab nothing else, get the shampoo + conditioner!  They are heaven in a bottle and they really make your hair feel #allthefeels.

Okay…..let’s move on to blow drying.  This stuff is like a magic cream…..the Park Ave Blowout Balm.  It’s full of vitamins and leaves your hair so smooth and ready for any additional styling you wanna do.  Somewhere on the tube I think it actually says “blow dry all you want.”  Perfection!

I’ve always loved the look of the beachy waves/curls and that’s how I style my hair.  But I DON’T use a curling iron because for whatever reason – I can’t do it.  You’d think a curling iron would be easier because, well, you’re “curling”…..but man oh man I just can’t.  I actually use my straightener to get the beachy look!  And it’s SO. MUCH. EASIER!

It took Karyn a LONG time to convince me that not every single wave or curl had to be perfect.  I am a messy hair kinda girl and although I love that messy look, half of my problem was I was trying too hard to make each turn of the straightener produce perfection and I hated the look when it I was done.

Not every wave should be perfect!

So…….if I’ve just washed and washed and waved my hair, the next step is running my fingers through it to separate the waves.  Seriously, this is an important step because you don’t wanna look like Shirley damn Temple!  😉

After the waves are separated, it’s time for some texture.  Texture is a GAME CHANGER!!!  This little jar of R+Co Sand Castle is the best stuff ever!  I used to use a couple different spray texturizers and although they did the job, the gave my hair a really dry look.  Not this stuff!  It’s a paste and you rub it between your finger tips and go up UNDER your hair and just kinda finger it in to your root area and maybe an inch or two down from there.  It’s nourishing AND it absorbs any oil and it literally allows you so much more freedom in creating your style because that texture you add is for real – a game changer.  And you know what?  All throughout the day, all you have to do is stick your fingers back up in there and toss it around to sort of “re-activate” it!  Same thing with the next few mornings (because you’re NOT going to wash your hair every day. Right???)

I don’t have a ton of hair.  Seriously….early menopause did a number on my locks and it’s also pretty coarse because of #allthethings I do to it…….but you’d never ever know it. 🙂

So…….if it’s a day that I’ve washed my hair, I finish up my style with R+Co Foil.

It’s a frizz and static control spray that honestly WORKS!  Because I do sooooo much to my hair and it’s so coarse (and maybe a tiny bit because I’m trying to grow it and pretty much threaten Karyn with bodily harm if she comes near me with her scissors), I tend to get a little frizzy even on my best days.  But one quick spray of this stuff and it’s gone!  Like magic!

If it’s a day that I haven’t washed my hair and I’ve just touched up the waves, all I need to do is toss my fingers around from underneath to sort of re-activate the Sand Castle and then I add just a little more texture and shine to it with R+Co Trophy Shine and Texture!  Just one spray all over my hair, tussle it with my fingers and DONE!

So there ya have it, girls!  I am an R+Co fan for life!

If you’re local to me, you can find and purchase the line at my second home – V.I.P Salon and Spa in Riverview, Mi.  And if you’re looking for a new stylist, although I want to keep her all to myself, Karyn S. is my girl….but in all honesty, you can’t go wrong with any of the stylists!

And if you’re not local to me, you can grab your R+Co supplies right at their website!

But seriously….however you get them – just get them!

Love you all!




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