Beach Hair

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Let’s talk about hair. I have this very thick, course red hair. When I say thick, I do mean there must be a billion little hair holes in my head.  Hmm…maybe that explains more than a few things….

It isn’t really curly or straight. It’s wavy. I was SO excited when “wavy” came back in style a few years ago, but that never did really seem to mean what my hair is.  Therefore, I have been flat-ironing my hair nice and straight for ten years now.

….Until I moved to California. Coastal California. I’m having a really, really hard time fighting back the wave and the frizz here.  Imagine having beach hair every single day. I have always feared and dreaded beach hair. I’ve never known what to do with it!!!

I finally found one regiment that seems to work for cute waves.

No, no, I did not take a before picture.

OKay, yes, I did, but I wasn’t wearing any make-up in it, and the children and my blog kept me up  the night before, so I just refuse to show you the before picture….. I know–worst hair blog ever.

First, I washed my hair the night before,put a towel on top of my pillow, and slept on it damp.

 

When you have thick, semi-wavy hair, it takes several handfuls of this gunk.

When you have thick, semi-wavy hair, it takes several handfuls of this gunk.

Four to be exact. You need at least 4 handfuls of this if your hair is as dense and long as mine–more if it’s longer! What do I use? This:

It smells yummy too.

It smells yummy too.

I put this stuff in my hair in the morning, once my hair is mostly dry. I’ve been loving this stuff for years b/c it helps when I wear my hair straight too. I tried moose for a while, and that was a mess. Smoothing milk was a better match for me.

After. Just ignore the sleepy eyes. This was after several rough nights.

After.
Just ignore the sleepy eyes. This was after several rough nights.

I took this photo my first week of home schooling, which was a rough, rough, rough, rough week. Excuse the eye bags. My eyes are now getting back to normal. 🙂

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It would obviously look more polished if I curled the ends.  I do NOT have time to do that. I have a very strict rule about the boys’ schooling starting at 9am, and some days I can’t pull myself out of bed until 7am. I don’t like to spend all morning on hair, so a 2 minute hair style that required no heat-styling tools is a win-win in my book.

 

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