New Hair, Same Me
If there is anything I know for sure, it is that my hair will always be changing. I can’t express all the time I’ve wasted trying to decide what I am going to do next to it. It’s partly why I keep it short, because when you have long hair it stays the same for long periods of time. BORING. Let’s not even talk about when I am growing it out. UGH, the torture. All I am ever thinking about is how I should just chop it off.
I feel most like myself when I have short hair. In the last two years or so, I’ve maintained some version of a bob. It’s the most flattering, and like I said, makes me feel like me. I’ve had a longer version of this over the last year going from a bob to a lob (does anyone else hate that word as much as me??)
Recently, I was debating about going short, short, like pixie short. To quote my sister, when I showed her a picture of my daring idea, she said, “That’s bold!” I wasn’t quite ready for bold, but I got really into the idea of a short bob with an under cut. I have thick hair and lots of it, so the idea of an undercut made me feel a) edgy and cool and b) less sweaty (damn you, August).
I have an amazing stylist, Lauren Fernald Scaccia who co-owns the Toni & Guy at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I’ve been going to Lauren since I was 17(!!!)… that’s 14 years of hair and many, many different styles on this mop of mine. I’m pretty sure I’ve been every length at this point.
I recently went in and got this new cut. I trust her with any idea I have, and she always gives me butterflies of excitement and a renewed strut regarding my appearance. That’s a poetic way of saying “I LOVE IT.”
I thought with this new haircut I would share with you some of my current favorite hair products I use to style my hair. The way I get what I call “easy hair,” which for me is a natural wave. Something very French, you know.
Bumble and Bumble- Invisible Oil- I love hair oil. I was obsessed with Daria Werbowy’s grown out lob(that word again) that looked perfectly messy and wavy. I read somewhere that she used a ton of hair oil, and so I went on a mission to find the one for me. This is it!! It’s lightweight and gives me the separation I like without it weighing my hair down or making it look stringy or greasy. No one wants that. I usually towel dry my hair out of the shower and then use about two to three pumps and palm it through my hair. I don’t brush my hair out of the shower (trying to be French here) to get that natural wave. (get here)
Herbivore Botanicals- Coconut Sea Salt spray- First of all, I am obsessed with the way it smells. It smells just divine. It also gives my hair some grit and texture to it while it dries. It helps hold the wave I’m trying to create. I find some salt sprays, if you put your hands in your hair a lot the way I do, can make your hands sticky, which I hate. This does not do that. I tend to spray a lot, because it is lighter, but it really does what I want it to. Which gives me the hold and wave I am looking for. It’s also beautifully packaged. I am obsessed with this company and their products.(get here)
Bed Head- Dumb Blonde Smoothing Stuff- I mostly use this once my hair has dried though; it works well when your hair is damp. It adds some shine and more wave separation. It also has a light, non-sticky (see a theme here) quality to it, which (again) I am a big fan of. I like that I can layer it on too without it being too much. For example, I wash my hair every other day, and this is great for next day hair styling. (get here)
There it is, easy hair. I air-dry my hair pretty much always. On some days, once dry, I will turn the flat iron on and help the wave a bit, but for the most part, this all I do!