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So here’s the deal….a couple of years ago I used Monat products that were not right for my hair. It didn’t matter if I went dark or blonde my hair was just getting worse. I kept updating my consultant but no matter what she recommended it wasn’t working. To be fully transparent I tried Monat 2 times each for at least a year. Both times I ended up with dry and very damaged hair. I was loosing hair from breakage and it looked like someone singed my hair all over.
With all of that said this is not a bashing blog post but I do want to tell my story. I will also say this, clearly Monat works for people but that doesn’t mean it works for everyone. I was one of the unlucky ones with it.
I finally reached a point where I had to stop using it and lucky my hairstylist knew just what I needed.
My stylist recommend that I use Olaplex. Olaplex repairs, strengthens, and hydrates all hair types. She set me up with the No. 3 Hair Perfector, No. 4 Shampoo, No. 5 Conditioner, No. 6 Bond Smoother , and No. 7 Bonding oil. I know it sounds like a lot but I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week and I don’t do every step every time. I use the No. 3 maybe once a month. and the No. 7 on days I use dry shampoo.
Now I know what you are thinking….. that is a lot of moisturizing products that must make the hair greasy and flat. WRONG! I don’t know how Olaplex does it but their magic haircare doesn’t weigh your hair done, doesn’t make it greasy, and it freaking works like magic!
On top of my olaplaex products I also Use IGK Good Behavior. IGK Good Behavior is a heat-protective blowout spray that mimics the smooth, frizz-free results of a keratin treatment. It is also a heat protect for up to 450 degrees. I spray this on my hair after I shower and before Olaplex No. 6.
As far as Dry Shampoo I use IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo. Most dry shampoos seem like they have 2-3 uses per bottle. This dry shampoo a little goes a long way and this bottle lasts way longer than most!
Haircare From The Inside Out
Good Hair can’t be achieved just hair products. Don’t get me wrong, the above products definitely made a huge difference! In a very short time my hair was smoother and healthier and I couldn’t have been happier. I have always been good about vitamins so there wasn’t really anything I could change there. In the last year and a half I decided to start taking collagen. I went through a couple that I just really didn’t notice any differences and I found two I like for different reasons.
I love the Modere biocell life because it made my 35 year old joints less 35 year old and it had an added bonus being a collagen that it restores youthful skin. I took this for a few months along with the Trim that inhibits fat storage and also helps with youthful skin. In the few months I definitely noticed a difference in my joints, my skin was hydrated, I was less bloated, and my hair, skin, and nails were improving. So overall, I was very pleased. Click here for the Trim Mango (best flavor) and liquid Biocell. Use referral code 9322977 for discount.
Then my Vejo Portable Blender that I use for smoothies came out with a collagen. This is unlike any other collagen out there….. It contains Verisol Collagen – collagen peptides that can minimize fine lines and wrinkles while increasing skin moisture and firmness. It has Dermaval – a blend of 9 superfood extracts proved to support skins elasticity and firmness. It has Vitamin and Minerals – Vitamins A, C, E & Biotin as well as zinc, are all known to support nail and hair health. It also has Resveratrol – this powerful antioxidant provides protection from free radicals that can damage skin over time.
When Vejo released their Collagen I was able to be a part of a 30 day challenge where I tracked my progress. Let me tell you the changes in 30 days were seriously incredible!! My hair was no joke thicker and stronger. My nails stronger, growing, and not peeling, my skin super hydrated! When I say my skin is hydrated I mean it doesn’t immediately crave moisturizer the moment I get of the shower. I now you probably think there is no way but I am not kidding the results in just 30 days were amazing. They were so good that even my stylist noticed my hair was thicker! Click Here to shop and use code TUTTLE8PACK for a free 8 pack blend of your choice.
Now, I am sharing both collagens because I honestly think both are a good option. I am sure it is clear which one I prefer over the other but I am also sharing because of different prices. I 100% recommend taking a collagen and if you can fit either one of these into your budget you will notice a difference. I also 100% believe you get what you pay for when I comes to collagen so if you look for a cheaper option just know results might be less or take longer.
Hair Washing and Hair Tools
I try to only wash my hair 1-2 times a week. I literally try to figure out what days I need clean fresh hair and then try to not wash in between. With that said this has taken me some time to get my hair trained for this. For most of my life I washed my hair daily which we all know is so bad for it! I started using dry shampoo a few years ago on day 2 hair and now I maybe need day 4…..
I try to let my hair air dry as much as possible. Even though I am using the IGK Good Behavior I do try and spare the heat when I can. I have been using this hair dryer for a year now and I love it. It has good power but it doesn’t get so hot that it fries your hair.
When I blow dry my hair I try to straighten it while drying with a paddle brush. Again, just trying to not have to use my high heat straightener as much.
As far as my straightener it is a chi. I have always used chi and love them. I have a weird wave to my hair so when straightening I do have to turn the heat up a bit otherwise it doesn’t work for me. This is just another reason it is good that I use Good Behavior.
My curling is my favorite… even though I have a wave my hair didn’t hold a curl until I got my hands on the Bio Ionic curling iron. It doesn’t fry my hair and my hair holds the curl so it is a total win win for me.
I also try to only use the “thick fit” hair bands from Gimme Beauty. They are way easier on your hair than a normal hair band. You can use code Tuttleparyof525 for 25% off.
Again, I know it seems like a lot but honestly it takes me no time!
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