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Did any of you get a hold of scissors as a kid and try your hand at hair cutting? Well I did. Biiiiig fail! And I have a year’s worth of childhood pictures to show for it, chronicling every awkward stage of grow out.
My current situation is nothing that tragic, but I do still get antsy waiting for my hair to transition when I decide I’m ready to move on from my current style. Last year I decided I had to have a choppy lob which I really loved at the time. But I’m over it now and am looking for new spring hairstyles. My hair texture seems to have changed over the last couple of years so I feel like all of the layers really draw attention to the frizzy personality of my hair. So I’m in the grow out stage. Growing out to what, I’m not sure, but growing out nonetheless.
Lucky for me, my hairstylist happens to be my best friend Nikki, so I don’t have to suffer through these stages. She shows me how to get trendy hairstyles at whatever stage of growth my hair is in. Also helping me through is Garnier’s new Whole Blends Smoothing Hair Care line. It’s coconut oil and cocoa butter extracts combine with other nourishing ingredients to smooth frizz-prone hair like mine. Even on the days I don’t style my hair (we all have those, don’t we?) I can get away with air drying because my hair is much tamer from using these products. And the smell! The smell is heavenly. I find myself grabbing my hair to smell it throughout the day because it makes me feel like I’m on a beach. (If you see me do it, now you know why, please don’t judge 😉 ).
Here are my fav 2 hairstyles that I’ll be rocking this spring and summer during my L.I.T. (lob in transition).
Messy Beach Waves
- Shampoo and condition with Whole Blends Smoothing Hair Care Shampoo and Conditioner.
- Apply a quarter-size amount of Whole Blends Smoothing Hair Care Leave-in Conditioner to damp hair and distribute evenly.
- Apply a dime-size amount of Whole Blends Smoothing Hair Care Oil beginning with the ends and then distribute through the remainder of hair.
- Air or blow dry hair.
- Apply texturizing spray or hair spray to hair.
- Section off the hair starting from the nape to a 1 1/2-2 inch section.
- Take a 1-2 inch wide section of the hair depending on how loose and big you want the waves to look (bigger section for looser wave), spray a small amount of product onto each section for hold.
- Using a flat iron, take the section and twirl the iron around as if you were using it like a curling iron making sure to leave the ends out. If using a curling iron (1½ – 2 inch barrel), take the section and curl the hair but do not leave the hair in the iron as long as you would if you were doing curls because this will help to make waves looser. Leave the ends out with this as well, this helps give the waves the beachy, textured look.
- Repeat this throughout the entire head, starting from the bottom on the sides as well.
- Spray once you are done to help hold the look and use fingertips to tossle the curls as your spraying.
Half Top Knot
- Repeat steps 1 – 4 above.
- Take your half section by starting at the top of your ears and meet your fingers just below your crown.
- Use a comb to smooth the hair back and place the section in a ponytail holder pulling it through 2-3 times or until it is almost tight around the holder.
- When pulling through the last time do not pull the hair entirely through the holder so that the hair is laying on the top of your head.
- Take the hair and fan around the holder creating a bun; use bobby pins to secure the hair in place as loose or tight as you want the bun to look.
- Finish with hair spray for hold.
I’m pretty sure I can manage the grow out stage with these hairstyles and smoothing hair products! You can check out the entire Garnier Whole Blends line, here and you can find it at Walmart. Which blend do you want to try? What are your favorite transition hairstyles?