Hair

One of Kate’s most enviable features is indeed her hair….Healthy, Bouncy and Full

So….

How do we get hair like that?

HAIR THRU THE AGES

Here is a slow progression from Short Hair, Red Hair and then Oh Naturale Hair ;)

1.   KNOW YOUR HAIR!!!

* What is your hair’s tolerance with a hot iron?

    My hair is somewhat thin so it doesn’t need the iron to be too hot for it to curl (so no need for me to amp up the heat and dry out my hair if I don’t need to).  Some of you may have trouble curling your hair with standard irons….you just may need an iron with a high heat dial…..REMEMBER NEVER CURL YOUR HAIR ON THE HIGHEST LEVEL IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO.

* Does your diet affect your hair’s oil levels?

    If you have a fatty/poor diet, it will reflect in your scalp…thus your hair.  You shouldn’t have to wash your hair every day.  Take note of what you eat and how your hair reacts to your diet ;).  I encourage experimenting and seeing your hair’s threshold for washing….Mine WAS every 3 days when I lived in a less humid climate and has now it has turned into every 2 days.

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Taken from Kerastase.com

* Do you give your hair a break from hot irons, blow dryers & product?

   I rarely blow dry my hair.  I let it dry naturally and then comb it out.  I probably use the blow dryer once a week and curling iron twice a week.  I try not to use hair spray or dry shampoo too much…but then again, its SOOOO handy :)

* Does your hair product work for your hair type?

   For years I never gave a thought to the type of shampoo I used, until I spoke with someone from FRESH cosmetics.  The sales women gave me a lot to think about in regards to the health of my hair & phosphates.  I began using Kerastase for dry hair (see the above photo of me with red hair…I DESTROYED IT with that hair color and needed all the help I could get!).  Kerastase Shampoo in general purges your hair and scalp of dirt and excess oils without drying your hair out….the Conditioner moisturizes the hair without weighing down the hair with excess product/moisture.

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I did a little bit of experimenting (OH THOSE COLLEGE YEARS)…but at the end of the day….loose large bouncy curls with a little bit of volume suits me best :)

2.  IS YOUR HAIR THE CORRECT LENGTH FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE?

* If your petite, long hair might not be the best idea, Go with shoulder length

  Even Kate has difficulty with this.  With her tiny frame, too long of hair weighs her down (I always reference her in her Navy/White Alexander McQueen Outing)…When she stepped out with a shorter cut she looked fresh and perfect IMHO! (MaxMara Beige Coat with Leopard Print Dress)

* Bangs or No Bangs (Fringe)

  Some women can handle a fringe and some cannot….i strongly encourage experimenting, WHY NOT? it’s just hair, it can always grow back :)  A wispy fringe will soften your face…A heavy fringe will draw attention to your eyes (if you have a large forehead it will help ground your hairstyle and equalize the distance from your eyes to your hairline) 

3.  DOES YOUR HAIR COLOR ENHANCE YOUR FEATURES OR OVERWHELM THEM?

* Can you go without makeup with your current hair color or does it wash you out?

  As much as I LOVED my red hair, it completely washed me out when I wasn’t wearing makeup.  I realized chestnut brown was the best option in regards to giving my skin the warmth it needs.

* Does it look natural?

  Does the color match your features? Is your color too dark? too light? not enough depth?

* Do you bleach your hair?

  Bleaching is NEVER good…you are stripping your hair and making it weak…no one likes breakage and dryness.

4.  DO YOU GET A CUT EVERY 6 WEEKS?

  With all the stuff we put our hair through, it is necessary to maintain it.  Even if it’s a simple trim, your hair will thank you ;).

5.  DO YOU TREAT YOUR HAIR FOR DRYNESS, VOLUME OR STRENGTH?

  When I go in for my basic treatments, I always ask for an PROTEIN or HYDRATING Kerastase treatment.  I usually switch off between the two :)  

SO LADIES!!! What are your secrets? or things you have difficulty with?

4 comments

  1. Katherine says:

    Thanks for all of the great advice. I agree with you abt looking washed out w/o makeup , hair color wrong. I am contemplating
    bangs and absolutely richer color.

  2. Jenny M says:

    I love Kerastase! I just wish it wasn’t so bloody expensive. Due to the chemicals, I don’t use it that much. I only use it once a week as a deep conditioning treatment. When James Pryce has his FB page, I asked him about it. He said not to use it that much because of the high dosage of chemicals. I use Aveda. However no matter what I do, my hair gets frizzy and gets like Kate does when she went to the islands last fall. It starts out smooth, but as the day progresses it gets curly/wavy and frizzy. I normally go to bed with a wet hair because a shower always relaxes me from a tense day work (bad posture sucks)!

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