Wednesday, September 12, 2012

my ten must haves for beach-y california hair.

i'm a low maintenance type of girl, 

no styling, to speak of, 
but my hair has to be super-super soft 
and it has to smell good.
my hair is naturally wavy,
with lots of body, so i don't fight it
with straightening or curling,
but i think these same tips would apply to
other types of hair as well. note: it's best to use 
products when your hair is damp not soaking wet 
as it's a bit more porous 
when damp and will absorb the product better.

  • Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo, smells amazing.
  • Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Conditioner, smells amazing, makes hair soft.
  • Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-in Conditioner, smells amazing, makes hair soft. i use right when i take the towel off my hair, on very damp hair.
  • Organix Pomegranate Green Tea Anti-Frizz Serum, makes hair soft and shiny. i usually go pony tail down , then any leftover on my hands goes from about an inch from the top and runs thru the hair again. you don't want much oil at the part, ever. 
  • Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Light, i rotate this with the pomegranate oil.
  • John Frieda Sheer Blonde Lustrous Touch Strengthening Conditioner, use once or twice a week or whenever hair feels thirsty.
  • No hair dryer ever, i like to let my hair dry naturally. always.
  • No brush, i don't own one.
  • A wide tooth comb, i use before the shower to release any tangles, then sometimes when my hair is wet, but usually never when it's dry.
  • Redken Curl Boucle Ringlet 07, apply small amount and softly scrunch hair. or twist, if you're patient. twist is the new scrunch. scrunching is quicker. i'm a simple girl, so i usually scrunch. 

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stay tuned for upcoming posts; 
my ten must have supplements and nutrients
and my top ten favorite styling tips
and more.

photo by jay reilly. 


  1. YOU are single handedly going to be the cause of me going broke at the drugstore. But, I don;t care because it's so nice to hear what products actually work in the SEA of products out there. I have seriously been wishing for beach hair. I'm totally writing these products down. I'll have to let you know!

    Thanks for more great recommendations, kerri! XO

  2. you make me smile :)
    i never blow dry (still have that one from college somewhere) & never brush my hair either!

  3. Same here, no brush, no hair dryer, expect I use Redken shampoo and conditioner, I also let my hair long and curly dry naturally, but I don't live by the ocaen anymore, sad, miss it.

  4. Happy to hear I'm not the only one who is low maintenance with my hair. My daughter spends hours each week straightening her gorgeous long 'Taylor Swift' hair until it's straight, beautiful, but straight.

    It makes me second guess, at times, this wavy, morning after hair I have, but, honestly, I just don't want to give it the time to keep it polished and glam looking, plus my husband like everything au naturel, so it makes it easier for me to be myself. :)


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