Deep conditioner whaaaat ?

Everyone.should.deep.condition.their.hair.

If you color/highlight/blow dry/flat iron/ or curl your hair you should DEFINITELY be deep conditioning it. Over time your hair naturally will become more dry and damaged. A deep conditioner will be more moisturizing and powerful then a daily conditioner. I always team up my deep conditioner with a clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoo's are great to get rid of the build up on your hair from products and different shampoos and conditioners.

Some of the deep conditioners I have tried in the past year have been :

1. Its a 10 miracle hair mask

2. Alterna bamboo kendi intense moisture masque                                                            

3. Pureology essential repair line                                                                                          

4. Davines Nou nou pak                                                                                             

5. Davines nourishing vegetarian miracle conditioner                                                         

 6. Davines solu nourishing mask

I pulled out my, almost gone, Davines Solu clarifying shampoo and 4 deep conditioners out of my shower so you could all see what I am using as of right now.

Deep conditioners

Deep conditioners

My two favorite Clarifying shampoos are Bumble and Bumble Sunday shampoo and Davines Solu shampoo.  My favorite deep conditioner in the last two years is Davines Nou Nou Pak. The biggest perk for me is I don't have to leave it on for 30 minutes. I usually leave it on 5-10 minutes and it gets the job done.  My least favorite deep conditioner is Alterna Bamboo kendi intense moisture masque. Maybe it's just not for my hair type but my hair does not feel fabulous afterwards, and I have not seen any great long-term results. .

So who is going to deep condition their hair tomorrow ? I hope you do ;)

What is Sea Salt Spray ?

 I get asked often what "exactly" is Sea Salt Spray ? I'm sure people ask me this question since I use it at least 2-3x a week. Sea Salt Spray is MANY different things for many different hair types. It is a wet spray that:

Sea Salt Primer

Sea Salt Primer

- For curly hair: gives hold to the curl and maintains frizz - For straight hair: spray at roots, followed by a blow dryer will give volume and texture - For wavy hair: give texture and hold. Think beach waves - For straight hair like mine that I curl: amazing texture and slight hold

So if you like your hair "stick straight" with no volume, then this product is not for you. For the rest of you I guarantee if I could get my hands on your hair and style it right you would love it !!

Now lets talk brands; my two favorites are Davines [ No. 14 ] Sea Salt Primer and Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. Both of these have a gritty feeling to it which gives you that beachy wave feel and look. The other two I have tried are Alterna Bamboo boho style waves and Awapuhi sea spray. I somewhat liked these two but not as much as Davines and Bumble.

Who doesn't want to feel like a beach babe with flowy sexy hair ? I do ;)

Postpartum hair clumps

Everyone talks about Postpartum depression, postpartum body, but does anyone really talk about Postpartum hair loss ?

Let me just first say that it is NORMAL. During pregnancies women do not lose much hair. After having a baby hair tends to just fall out A LOT. Mine was clumps in the shower. It doesn't help that I only have time to wash my hair around 2-3 times a week after having a baby. I kid you not my pile of hair in the shower *may* have looked like a small animal to others in my household. On a daily basis an average woman loses 80+ hair strands a day. Postpartum it is even more. Do not panic, it almost always will grow back. Mine stopped falling out at around 8 months after having my baby. It is now growing back in these tiny baby hairs which look like my 3 year old cut my bangs.

Just for proof here are two photos documenting my hair loss.

This pictures was around 5 months postpartum.

pp hairloss

This picture was 10 months postpartum ( this morning )

pp2

Another one of those things that people don't share about having a baby. Of course it is all worth it in the end ;)

~ Melissa Girlstylst

We have a winner !!

Our winner has been picked from random.org and it is Breanne Scarborough ! Runner up for a free haircut is Angela Gale ! Thank you everyone for subscribing to my blog. Keep your eye out for a new dry shampoo review and some make-up tips ( after I get my make-up done this week ).

Breanne and Angela please email me at melissa@girlstylst.com to schedule your appointments :)

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* free hair make-over ( color/highlight/haircut )

* 6 free weeks of unlimited mama bootcamp ( first time client )

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( My recent pic taken by Indulge Beauty Studio )Beach hair at the lake

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Welcome to my blog! ~ Melissa