New Hair Style & Look // Celebrating American Beauty with Suave

*Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own.

Every once in awhile I see a picture or a video online and I get inspired to try a new hair style. Sometimes I get inspired to try new things by way of my usual hair style, but in a different way. Recently I got my hair cut and colored by a new stylist and she worked with me on learning to give my hair that tousled wave that we all so desire that seems to be so easily achieved by using a flat iron. I don’t know about you… but I’ve NEVER been able to curl my hair with a flat iron.

My new stylist taught me to grab small sections of hair. It seems my biggest mistake was grabbing the same amount of hair that I’d use for a curling iron and thinking it’d give the same curl with the flat iron. In wrapping smaller sections the hair didn’t need to stay wrapped up for very long and what came out was the perfect, loose, wavy bounce that all my favorite celebs are wearing. After each section of hair is completed she sprayed it lightly with hairspray (because I have major issue with any type of curl staying in my hair).

I tried her technique at home and, though it didn’t look as perfect, I’d say it came out pretty good! I used Suave Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Body Shampoo & Conditioner to cleanse and then Suave Luxe Style Infusion Plump Hold for the hairspray. One thing I did differently beforehand was use Suave Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing SoufflĂ© Hair Mousse to give my hair even more hold and volume – which helped immensely. The best part about this style is that you can rock next day hair by putting one drop of Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil in your palm and rubbing your hands together to finger comb through your hair. I start at the ends because the crown of my head tends to be oily anyway plus you don’t want to weigh it down too much.

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*Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own.

Rocking a Messy Bun + GIVEAWAY!

*Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.

Who has time to learn all of these hair tutorials?! Sure, they look gorgeous, but I need an easy out when it comes to styling. Any products that can get me out the door and looking presentable are always going to be my top choices.

My style of choice as of late is a messy bun. But did you ever notice when people go around wearing a messy bun they look really cute and have 35,000 steps as to how to get that cute top knot?! Not happening with me. I don’t have the time to full on dry my hair, straighten my hair, then curl my hair with three different curling irons and then carefully pull that stylized sleekness up into a neat bun only to pull out pieces and muss it up. For real, though, wtf is the point?!

Here’s what I do. First step, wash that mop. My crown is oil city so if it’s dirty you’re going to know it’s dirty. I scrub my hair with Suave Sea Mineral Sea Infusion Shampoo and then condition with Suave Sea Mineral Sea Infusion Conditioner. Once out of the shower I towel dry by squeezing excess water out of the ends and then I brush through. After that I pin down the flyaways I have on either side of my head and then let my hair air dry.

Once it’s mostly dry I flip my head upside down and use TRESemme Extra Hold Hairspray on all that hair on the underside by the nape of the neck. I brush it through while my hair is still flipped over and then gather it all onto the top of my head in a high ponytail. I smooth out things if needed and then secure the hair “messy bun style” pulling it tight. I finish off with a bit more hair spray and DONE.

This style using these type of products makes my life easier and TBH the dang bun looks just the same when I’m finished.

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