Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Paparazzi Came to my House…And FAVORITE Hair Products!

I am a total camera stalker. I don’t care that I annoy people with my camera because I am capturing memories that they will someday be thankful to have.

However, I got a a little taste of my own medicine the other night and now I get why people don’t like it when I’m all up in their business taking pics. Big Jon took about 1,000 pics of me getting ready. It went a little something like this….

Me: Why are you takin’ my picture?

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Big Jon: snapping away

Me: Babe, please leave me alone so I can get ready.

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Big Jon: Say cheese.

Me: I’m not going to say cheese. Stop taking my picture!

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Me: Seriously? What are you doing right now?

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Big Jon: Ignoring me, still snapping away

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Me: Okay, whatever. I’ll smile.

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Me: Uhhh, I look really short. Redo.

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Haha….anyone else have moments like these with the paparazzi??


On another note, someone asked me awhile back to post with hair tips and my favorite products. I know it’s a little ironic (I’m sure the people who know me well are laughing at that request), and maybe even hypocritical coming from me seeing as how I only fix my hair about once a week…maybe….but ask and you shall receive.

So, let me preface this by saying that I only wash it every 2-3 days. I’ve read it keeps your hair healthier because washing it daily strips it from it’s natural oils, making your oil glands overproduce oil and your hair seem more oily.  Besides, I don’t want to damage my hair with too many products and excessive use of hot tools. So, that’s my logic behind it. And I’m lazy, but I like my other reasons better.

I am a shampoo snob. I buy a couple big bottles of shampoo/conditioner about once a year. Actually, that’s usually what I ask for for Christmas.

Here are some of my faves:

I also use this Paul Mitchell smoothing serum so I can actually brush through my hair…

Then blow dry….straighten with a Chi….(sometimes I use the Sally’s Beauty Supply version of the “Chi Heat Protectant” spray…it’s cheaper).

If I’m feeling really wild I might put a few curls in it. I have an old Conair curling iron I use, but I just got a 1 1/4 in for Chirstmas.

However, most of the time I just throw it up in a pony tail. Sometimes I get a little crazy and add twists just to mix it up. (Pinterest has a lot of good ideas & tutorials.) So, I suggest getting a few bobby pins that MATCH your hair. I have some light golden ones made specifically for blondes.

Oh, and one of my favvvvvorite products is my teasing brush. You can also use a comb….and I would suggest looking up on youtube how to do it because it’s kind of tough to describe. I just use it around the crown of my head in the back….for a little poof. I already have lots of volume, so this just gives some lift to it in the back.


A little baby powder on the roots goes a long way between washes, or to lighten roots between highlights. Just be careful not to overdo it or your hair will look grey. And don’t advertise it…I think people think it’s a weird little trick.

OH, and my hair is much longer than this now, but I love a good stack!!



On another random note…How about this song? Doesn’t it just make you wanna act like an idiot? Ahhhh….love it!


Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I used to have my hair cut like that with it stacked in the back! I liked it, but I really missed my long hair.

I really need to train my hair and deal with the grease for awhile... I wash mine everyday because I can't stand having oily hair. :(

C Mae said...

I'm probably a bigger hair snob than you! LOL I also only use really high end shampoos (with the exception of Herbal Essence weird right? their one shampoo in the blue bottle HELLO HYDRATION is the best normal el cheap o shampoo ever!)

Baby powder is THE BEST! Trick I learned...apply at night when you don't plan on washing your hair in the AM that way your head and pores of your roots have a lot of time to absorb the power versus just applying in in the am and walking out with spots of white on your head LOL :)

Becca said...

I only wash every few days as well, but I use Tigi Catwalk Dry Shampoo...LOVE IT!!

Side note...where did you get your boots in those paparazzi pics? They are adorable! What is the brand?

*Butler, Party of 4* said...

Becca- They're from Kohl's. I think they're Candies. :)

Amber- I LOVE short hair, but I miss mine long too. I'm growing it back out.

CMae- Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

I'm not much of a blogger, but I enjoy following a few and have been lovin' yours! I appreciate how open you are about your faith and your love for the Lord, and like the fun, light-hearted side of the blog too... And as far as hair goes, you NEED to try Kenra volume 25 hairspray. Seriously, nothing compares in my book!:) And baby powder is great, but if you don't want any smell, straight up corn starch is good too!:) (Just have to be super careful about getting it on too thick!:)
-Jamie Lynn

Stephanie said...

I appreciate the post!! :) I'm learning with the teasing comb.. not so great at it right now!

Jamie said...

Your hubby sounds like mine when it comes to taking pictures...he just loves snapping away!

Your hair looks great and I love your outfit :) So cute!