Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Smooth, Shiny Hair

Smooth and Straight
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I got my hair cut about two weeks ago and my stylist did a fabulous blowout before I left. I rarely wear my hair straight (really because popping hot rollers in is so much easier) but will probably wear it this way a little more often now.

When I wear my hair straight, it is super important that I take all of the necessary steps to keep body in my hair (see this post for tips). Who wants flat, lifeless hair? One of the things that I do differently is add a tiny bit of Moroccan Argan oil to my damp hair for a bit of extra shine. If you are worried about putting oil in your hair, don't be. All you need is a dime-size amount. Just rub your hands together and massage into your ends. Stay away from the roots of your hair... Nobody needs unnecessary shine at their roots! I noticed a big difference in the shine and softness in my hair after using the oil the first time.  

Also, using a flat iron brush to blow dry your hair is so much better for your hair than a regular flat iron. You aren't putting so much concentrated heat on your hair and you can control the brush better than a round brush. 

Of course I always finish with just a tiny spritz of hair spray for a little hold and control. Not much is needed at all.

I hope you guys have a great day. I am spending the day with my mom, who is visiting all the way from Virginia. A little cooking, a little wine, and a lot of talking and laughing are sure to happen!

38 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips! It has been hard to achieve smooth hair in this humidity.

    xo
    Alison

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  2. I have curly hair so this summer humidity is completely killing me. Any tips?

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    1. Usually my hair just goes flat with humidity but I know some people experience frizz. I know my stylist has used some product by Bed Head before on my head to help control fly aways and frizz but I can't remember what it is called! I think it was a type of paste that he just rubbed between his palms and ran his hands over my finished hair. I wish I could I remember! I would think the argan oil would help though...

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  3. LOVE your hair this way too~ love these tutorials, keep em coming please!!! thank you!!!!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  4. Oh great tips! Have fun with your mom! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. Love it! :) Great tips and I usually just use scrunch spray to create waves or pop in rollers too, but I do enjoy wearing my hair straight!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the moroccan oil from Organix! It is a must to keep my hair from frizzing up :-)

    Maria
    Dainty and Decadent

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  7. I've never heard of a flat iron brush before! I usually just blow dry and then flat iron. I'll have to look into this!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. I use argan oil in my hair when I actually blow dry it too. It is the only product I put in my hair pre blow dry and I love it!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  9. The same problem with my hair - I am too afraid to use hot hair-straighteners, so I will try to follow your advice :)

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  10. Hi Amy! I love fashion and I'm so glad I found your blog. I mostly wear my hair in curls or waves because it does not look good straight. Thanks for the tips. Will definitely try it!

    Would love you to visit me too :)

    http://www.samantha-lorraine-designs.blogspot.com

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  11. have fun with your mom
    straight, wavy...never know what it will be until i pick up the blow dryer and see how i feel lol
    brett

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  12. I love this post because I’m scared about too much shine or oil ... great tips!!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  13. I used to straighten my hair every day but now it's just too exhausting so I just roll with my natural waves. Hope you have a great time with your mom! :)

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  14. You look great in straight hair, Amy!
    I usually go for the curly look myself, but straight would be a change.
    Have a beautiful day!
    xoxo

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  15. Great tips! I have the worlds straightest hair and even mine has been a tad frizzy in this heat! I need to pick up some of that oil. Who doesn't want more shine??

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  16. Maybe I've been living under a rock, but I never knew about flat iron brushes! I want one now! I LOVE that Moroccan Argan oil, it's the BEST for getting my hair sleek enough that I really don't need to straighten it daily.

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  17. Great post! Thank you for the tips!

    -Tina
    http://2petite.blogspot.com

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  18. those are excellent tips! you have great hair.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  19. I have never heard of a flat iron brush! I love the idea; it's definitely going on my wish list

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  20. This looks awesome and easy! Definitely need to try!

    A Southern Drawl

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  21. I wish I had the ability to wear my hair straight (on my own). MY hair is SO ridiculously curly that it would take me like a week to do it. I love that straightener with the brush built in! That is great!!

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  22. Great hair tips, I totally need them! Don't you love argan oil?! I really like it on my hands, too- instant healing!
    --TS

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    1. Never tried it on my hands! I bet that would be great in the winter.

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  23. Okay, I need to get a flat iron brush tomorrow!!! Why in the world have I never seen these????? GENIUS!!! Thanks for the tips!! Loving the blowout!
    xo,
    Shanna

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  24. I have similar issues with my hair and I will def try these ideas! Your hair looks gorgeous! Your comment on my post today made me smile :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  25. thanks for sharing! i want to try the Moroccan oil!

    www.beckspick.com

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  26. Great post! Thank you for the tips! I love your blog and follow you via gfc/470 and bloglovin/83:)
    follow back if u want.
    xx chris

    http://chris-ed.blogspot.de

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  27. Thanks so much for the tips :) I did not know if this kind of flat brush actually worked so now I guess I'll just have to buy one! You look beatiful by the way.

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  28. I often wear my hair curly in comparison to straight,but I am going with the straight look today after having seen this! I will even borrow some of my sisters Moroccan Argan oil:) thanks for the great post xo

    domandellie.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. thank u for usfull tips!
    Anna xx

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  30. I'm a hot-roller gal, too! And I LOVE me some argan oil! It's the best for hair and skin! Josie Maran has some great products that are argan oil based. Have you checked them out?

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    1. No I haven't...I will have to because I LOVE what it does for my hair.

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  31. Thanks for this! I love hearing other people's hair tips and products they use because i am hair challenged! I don't even know how to use hot rollers. @_@

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    1. They just take a bit of practice. I bet you could get the hang of it!

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  32. I love the Moroccan Argan oil products I use the conditioner it leave my hair nice and moisturized! Plus Argan oil is great for your hair!

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