Believe it or not, I used to have extremely long hair. Like EXTREMELY long. I was kind of mentally and emotionally attached to it too. Normal right? I would never let anyone cut it because I had a really bad experience with incapable hairdressers who think they know what you want. Well they don’t, because every time I went to get it cut, it would turn into a bob. That was the beginning of a beautiful friendship with my hair. I went through a year and half or so without it getting trimmed let alone cut so the fact that I recently chopped off 13 inches is kind of insane.
Over the summer, I had this great idea to cut off my hair. I was stupid enough to go in five inch increments and then do the rest myself rather than donating more than a foot for cancer patients but I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry. But anyways, the first time it was cut wasn’t that big of a deal because it was still long as hell; however, the second time it was. And the third time it was too, mainly because I did it completely by myself.
So there you have it, my hair story. I always got questions asking how I took care of my hair when it was long and scraggly, but I thought you would like to read about it now too… Here is my hair regime.
T H E R O U T I N E
- Washing: I used to wash it everyday because I feared hair that resembled a cat’s fur, but now that I have a “lob” as trendy hairdressers call it, I learned that super clean hair doesn’t look nearly as good as grimy locks. I wish I could word things in a more appealing manner but it is what it is. Anyway, I wash it every other day if not every two days simply depending on my social life and level of laziness pertaining my workout schedule. But now that I’m literally living in Antartica, my hair isn’t that oily anyways, so I might as well throw out the shampoo, right? Just kidding, just get the Aveda Shampure stuff. I’ve been using it for a year and I don’t plan on turning back anytime soon.
- Post-Wash Styling: (I only follow these steps if I wash my hair that day). After I wash my hair, I take it out of the towel and run an Aveda oil through the lengths and ends for some sort of shine. I can’t remember a day where I haven’t rubbed in some sort of oil whether it was Moroccan Oil or Organix. Moral of the story: moisturize your hair as you do your face. Afterwards, I mist some sort of beach mist into my hair to make it look a little more interesting because I’d take interest over straight-up pretty-ness any day. I haven’t found one I LOVE, but I’ve been using the SachaJuan one and it’s mediocre. Any recommendations? I don’t own a hairbrush or a dryer so I let it do its thing and that’s basically it.
- Cutting: I don’t necessarily have a cutting schedule but I just trim it based on how I feel. So if I think my hair is getting a little too long or blunt, I’ll just take a pair of shears and cut into my hair. I’m very careless with my hair to be completely. honest. I think my friend Val can tell you since, you know, I did destroy her hair through dying it, LOL. Basically, I split my hair into two sections and just cut into it. I’ll take the front pieces and do the same to make some face framing pieces and I’ll cut in bigger chunks at the bottom to make it choppier and thinner, just how I like it. Once I’m done, I’ll tie my hair into a high pony and grab and abnormally long sections and just cut ’em off. Pretty simple. If I can do it without messing up, you can too, trust me.
If you couldn’t tell by now, my hair routine is fairly easy and low-maitenance; the key to the best looking hair. In better words, as Coco Chanel once said, “simplicity is the key note to all true elegance”.