Native Texan Livin': Reviving My Hair From the Summer Heat

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Reviving My Hair From the Summer Heat




What up people!  Today, I've joined the BATP Blogger Link Up talking about our Summer Beauty Woes.


I'm just gonna start this off by saying I am the last person who would attempt to give you beauty advice.  I mean, I just recently started sometimes using liquid face makeup...some BB cream that I found one day & Lord only knows if I'm putting that on right!


BUT....luckily for you, this isn't about make up. :-)


Who remembers that episode of Friends: The One in Barbados, where they all go to Barbados & Monica's hair explodes into a humidity balloon?!?!  Well, this isn't Barbados, but it may as well be.  Houston is one muggy town!  You take time to fix your hair, you walk outside & POOF, you've got a hair helmet!  And the sun!  The sun is HOT & really hard to hide from!


My hair is kind of a jack-of-all-trades.  If I wash my hair & let it air dry it will be kind of curly, kind of wavy, some spots may be straight & some spots may end up with a sharp 90° angle.  I know, right!  Who's hair looks like that?  Mine.  Mine does.


Every now & again I'll embrace the curl & pull out my early 90's styling skillz & scrunch my hair with some Dep or LA Looks to hold it all together. ;-)  But MOST TIMES, I will straighten my hair.


BUT...with it being summer, we've spent a lot of time in the sun, in the pool or at the beach.  So, thanks to my friends, the sun, chlorine & a hair straightener, this was a close up of my hair recently.
And don't even ask why my hair looks black in 1 pic & orange in the other! What's up with that?


When I caught a glimpse of those split ends in the mirror one day, I was so grossed out!  I was like, "Have I really walking around with my hair like this?"  Yes.  Yes I was.  Gross.


I bought some products to help repair my hair & I have to say, I'm quite impressed!


Here's my lineup:
L'Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm 8.5 FL OZ  I am loving this product right now!  I feel like it's basically repaired all the damage after just 1 use.  It's a rinse, so after shampooing, you slather this in & let it sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing out.

OGX Moisture + Vitamin B5 Shampoo  I didn't know much about this product except for what I read on the front of the bottle.  It's "promising" moisture, rebuilding damaged lipids, strength & elasticity so I'm hoping this is a little miracle in a bottle.

Nexxus New York Salon Care Treatment Crème, Pro-Mend Split End Binding Leave-In 4.8 ounce  This one's a two-fer for me...just meaning I use it 2 times in the hair process.  It says you can use it in damp hair or dry hair so I do both.  I put it in after washing my hair (at night) & then again in the morning before I straighten my hair.  This stuff smells so good too so it makes me feel like I've just left a salon! :-)

Chi Travel Size Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex  I've used this one for quite a while & it's a pre-style treatment that's supposed to protect your hair from heat damage.  I love how silky it makes my hair feel when I'm done straightening it.


Here's the after pic.  I know it may not seem amazing to you but let me tell you, the split ends are almost completely mended after using the Loreal Total Repair 5Nexxus Promend.



For more summer secrets & tips on beating the summer heat, go check out the other lovelies who participated in this Link Up.  And don't forget to check back with Beauty and the Pitch for future fun Link Ups.




11 comments:

  1. hahaha, I can completely relate! :P That's why I opted out of talking about beauty advice too (the idea of me giving beauty advice is pretty laughable >_> ). I need to look into that damage erasing balm! <3

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    1. Right?!?! At least we know where we stand! :-)

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  2. I just chopped off a whole 2 inches of damaged hair two days ago... but I will definitely be taking note of all ofthese products to prevent that from happening again! Thank you so much! And lol my hair does the same with the colors, pitch black in one picture, reddish orange in another...

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    1. I definitely need a trim too but am hoping to grow it out a bit so I'm glad something's working to heal it a bit! :-)

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  3. Thanks Lauren for sharing your summer secrets to combat ruley hair - this post was speaking to my dry locks and died laughing at the 90 degree straight angle! Loved it! Hope you can participate in future linkups and thanks for making me LOL xox

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    1. Thanks, this was really fun! Out of my normal "box" of blog posts so I'm glad I participated. Will definitely be checking out future Linkups! :-)

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  4. Great tips! My hair has felt so fried lately. I need to try a few of these!

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    1. Thanks! Houston life...the struggle is real! :-)

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  5. Love this post. No matter what hair type you have or what the problems are... we all need special summer fixes!

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    1. Thanks! Most definitely & living in Houston, it's a never ending battle! :-)

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  6. My hair. My hair is exactly like that! Most of the time I throw it up in a high pony/bun/adult pigtails because I. Just. Cannot. One day I'll brave the weather, leave my hair down and try this out.

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