Friday, April 23, 2010

A Hair-story

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Hooray! It's (almost) the weekend! I've got a bridal shower for my BFF tomorrow and Sunday we are supposed to take engagement pictures (the forecast isn't looking to good, so we might push them back a week).

Lately I've gotten a couple of comments about my hair so I thought I'd do a little post about it.
Curly 3-year-old Cole

I've got naturally curly hair and until earlier this year I have never found anyone with similar hair. I used to hate it, I'd offer to shave my head and give my hair to someone if they said they wished theirs was curly, but now I really love my hair.
My hair is fine but I have a lot of it. It turns into what I call "porcelain doll" curls (Barrel curls) with the littlest amount of product but will loose it's curl as soon as I run my hands through it.
4 times out of 5 I'll wear my hair curly but I like to straighten it whenever I feel like dressing up (or when I'm feeling too lazy to shower-lame, I know). Jus also really likes it straight, he says it frames my face better.
Crazy hair

These are the hair products in our bathroom.

I try to switch shampoos every bottle since my hair tends to get used to a product and stops responding to it.
When I straighten my hair I use Garnier Sleek & Shine smoothing milk. I just got a Baybliss straightening iron, it's so important to have a good iron! A ceramic straightener that has consistent heat so you don't fry your hair keeps it healthy.
Straight hair, silly face, polka dot pajamas

For curly hair I've used ghd's Sea Spray for the past 3 years, I love sprays because they are so light and don't weigh down my curls, and this spray gives you that sexy beach hair. (I LOVE beach hair!)
Lately my hair hasn't been loving the Sea Spray so I've switched to Fekkai's glossing cream which gives my hair lots of moisture and shines up my curls. Mostly, I just try to keep the product light so my curls won't get weighed down.
Weirdly loose curls are common

I also get my hair trimmed every 6 weeks to keep the curls in check, my hair has tons of long layers to ensure that the top doesn't get too weighed down.
So there you go, that's the deal on my hair, it's taken me years to get it right and I feel pretty happy with where my hair is now.

Sure, there are days where it looks pretty bad, but those are the days I throw something beautiful in my hair. Something beautiful like one of lovely pieces in Plume Delight's etsy shop.
Plume Delight is a store that offers gorgeous handmade hair pieces made from peacock feathers, just check out some of this loveliness.

And now one of you will be lucky enough to add Plume Delight's "Cherie" to your wardrobe!

Could it be any more beautiful? I gasped the first time I saw this piece and keep dreaming about wearing it down the aisle.
And now for the logistics of how to win your very own peacock flume:

Step 1- Be a follower of this blog
Step 2- Check out Plume Delight's shop
Step 3- Leave a comment telling me where you'd wear this beauty

Want an extra entry?
Tweet or blog about this giveaway

The Plume Delight Giveaway will end on April 29th at midnight and the winner will be announced April 30th!

Have a great weekend lovebugs!

PS- Today is the deadline to send your brown paper package if you haven't already!
PPS-I'll be starting a new "Wedding Weekend" series this weekend so be sure to stop back to read a bit about our big day!


Bethany said...

I am very jealous of your hair so if you'd like to shave it off and make a wig for me that'd be great :)

LOVE the peacock plume, it would match my blue wedding shoes OR make me look great for my becoming-a-rea-doctor White Coat Ceremony!!

uglygirl said...

I love your curly hair. I would love to wear a clip like that to my sister's wedding. (Oops, I'm not typing well tonight. First I wrote that I love your "lair", then that I would like to wear that to my sister's "weeding").

I sent my package this morning! Can't wait until it arrives.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the hair clip that is black and white polka dot feathers!

Also I am jealous of your hair because i got the crap hair that doesnt dry straight but wont curl to save my life.

Elizabeth said...

I follow your blog on Google Reader!

I'd wear that awesome hairpiece to my oh-so-chic friend's wedding! It'd be perfect!

Elizabeth said...

And I tweeted about your giveaway here!

Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

I love your hair, I think it's beautiful.

I'm a follower!

I checked out her store -my favorite things are the POSH -Brown Peacock Bow Headband, LADY AMHERST - Feather Pad Headband, and the BETHANY - Silver/Black Sequin Applique Feather Headband just to name a few

sweetest_kitten@hotmail dot com

The Socialite said...

hey, I really love your crazy curls! ;)Either way you look lovely! Have a great weekend!

I Love You More Than... said...

I have naturally curly hair too, but you hair is tamed much better than mine.

I would wear that beautiful hair peice to my dear brother's wedding. It matches the brides maid dresses perfectly.


Of course I am already a follower!
I love your 100 photos, after seeing that you reached 100 I had to go back and look at your first 80-sumpthin.. and I enjoyed reading your lil captions!

I checked out Plumes Delights shoppe and I must say, how delightful. My favorite was POSH- Brown peacock! how lovely!

Lerwill517{at}yahoo{dot}com is the email! IM excited.. I will for sure be crossing my fingers!


OH.. and where would I wear it? It would go with so much of my crazy kinda outfits, that I would love to wear this to any special occasion!

Lanie said...

I have curly hair too, and it can be a problem. Do you like your hair shorter? I think that my biggest problem is that my hair is too long. I'm actually going to get a trim tomorrow, but I need to get a lot of my hair cut off. I love my hair, but it can be a problem sometimes.

That hair piece is adorable! I'd wear it for a girl's night out. :D

Jessica said...

I have curly hair too...and I like to straighten it but it takes forever because my hair is so thick...

anyway I love that hair piece! I would wear it with jeans and a simple black tank on a date with my hubby!

Oh, and I tweeted about it too! @jessicaNdesigns


Oh and I got my brown paper package!!! LOVE IT! <3

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i think your hair looks pretty straight, but i think curly is best! i like curly hair because it's just more natural and free. as i've gotten older, my hair has gotten straighter, and i miss curls :(

for the giveaway..
1. i'm already a follower
2. i'll tweet about it so you can see!
3. i would wear it pretty much anywhere to keep my long, in-the-process-of-growing-out-bangs out of my face!

Tillie said...

Oh I am a follower. and Oh my goodness I would wear this everywhere, but more importantly, I would wear it to my 21st birthday party. It would go perfect with my turquoise shoes and black dresss! oooh gimmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

tillie xo

Annie Cristina said...

Lucky girl, you can wear your hair both curly and straight! I did a Brazilian hair straightening treatment last year, and ever since my hair refuses to curl. Boo.

On to the giveaway! I am a follower and I've been all about the peacock these days, so I would love to win this giveaway! :-)

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

okey dokey, i tweeted about it!

Anna said...

I love the picture of you in your polka dot pajamas :)

Tillie said...

Totally just tweeted about the giveaway hunnnnn! xo

Anna said...

i love hairccessories like this! I could wear it to some of the million weddings I am attending this summer. their rings are fantabulus too!