Natural Hair

Once upon a time, there was a really cute girl. A girl that got up every morning and after the gym sat on her floor and gently and slowing blew out her hair until it was glorious and flowing straight down her back.  Then, she went off to work.

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I love a good blow out but it’s a lot of work to sit on the floor or even worse stand up with your arms over head painstakingly drying your hair out to perfection.

Unless it’s a special occasion or I feel extra ambitious, I wear my hair naturally. It’s not as cute as being straight. My natural hair is a strange combination of straight and with a curly wave. And, not a cute beach wave either. It’s been hard to find a solution that makes it either cute curly or straight.  Usually straight requires a good blow out or a flat iron.

If I let it just do its own thing and be really natural, it will turn into a furry frizzy mop on my head.

Right now, I hate even having hair on my head. It is so hot. A blow dry out is out of the question and a waste of time since I can’t contain myself from putting my hair in a ponytail or a bun anyway.

So, I’m always on the lookout for ways to style my hair with minimal effort.

I noticed this article the other day about wearing hair naturally.

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/beauty/how-i-wear-my-hair-naturally?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

To break it down:

Gently comb out your hair with a wide tooth comb starting at the tips

Use 3 pumps Dove Nourishing Hair Treatment. I see from her picture that I didn’t get the same thing but I did get some Dove Oil that said Anti-Frizz.

Spray 6 squirts of Bumble & Bumble Surf spray around hair and scrunch it lightly so that it looks a bit tousled.

Pull hair back into a tight bun, get dressed and apply makeup. When done with your beauty regiments, take your hair down. Scrunch. Viola!!!

Now, here is where I got creative. I noticed that Bumble & Bumble spray is like$20 and I couldn’t get it locally soooooooo . . . I found this ditty . . . .

DIY Bumble & Bumble Beach Spray

http://huzzahvintage.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-bumble-surf-spray.html

Homemade Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray
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3 teaspoon Epsom Salt

3 Squirts (or tablespoons) of water- based hair gel (I just grabbed a cheap Suave bottle at Wal-Mart)

4 oz of tap water

Put in a bottle and shake before each use

I got a fancier bottle at the Dollar Tree

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I followed the steps in the first blog with the homemade B&B Surf Spray.

And, I’m digging it. No frizz. Some curls without looking gel-y or mousse-y. Just gentled tousled.

I’ve done it several times and it works like a charm.

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