Friday, October 15, 2010

hair crazy; or my crazy hair

Well I think we've known eachother for long enough for me to let you in on a little secret: my hair is scary bonkers. If I were just to let my hair dry naturally and not straighten it with a flat iron it would look like pretty much like the before picture below all of the time. In the winter especially when the air lacks hot humidity my curls turn straight into frizz and go totally wild. The before picture was taken after brushing my hair though so it was a little crazier then it would be if I had not brushed the curls out. Keep in mind, I didn't tease it or do anything to it other than brush it.

Point is, I would be lost without my hair straightener. I have been straightening my hair for years but within the past few years the technology has become so awesome that it only takes me about a half hour to straighten all of my hair, and 15 minutes to only semi straighten it (which is what I usually do). About 5 years ago it could take me up to an hour and a half to straighten my hair!

Here is a little glimpse into the process I go through to get my hair straight. Pardon the face sans makeup:
After washing with shampoo and a serious cream conditioner (I'm not picky about shampoos, but very picky about conditioners). I let my hair dry naturally so I only have to use one heat styling tool on it. If I were to blowdry my hair on top of flatironing it - my hair would be fried. I comb my hair while wet and then brush it out once dry and before straightening. The end result of this prelimary process looks something like the above picture.

Second, I put in some biosilk in my hair starting at the tips and then section my hair off starting with the back and start straightenin'! I take medium size strands of hair and try not to go over them more than once - but if the area is particularly stubborn sometimes I have to do it about 3 or 4 times. I repeat this sectioning and straightening process until my hair has reached the desired straightness level!

...and voila! My hair is straight!

Another important thing to note is that I only wash my hair once every 3 days because it's so dry to begin with so I only have to seriously straighten it once every 3 days as well. In between I just do touch ups where needed.

Do you guys have to do anything to your hair to make it look as awesome as it does day to day?

Happy weekend!

xo Robyn


  1. Do you ever let it go curly and wild? I always wish I had curly hair-but alas, mine is stick straight...Yours is such a pretty color too! :)

  2. Gorgeous! :) Same question as the one above me, do you ever let it go wild?

    I'm terrible at doing my hair-- Honestly, I just put some wave-enhancing creme in my hands, scrunch, and go. Ha!


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