I’ve been chopped

I had been thinking about cutting my hair for a while.

This is how long my hair was last week – I had gotten it trimmed after our friends’ wedding in April but it had been a couple of months since so I figured it was back to this length:

I had this inspiration pic saved for a while, I loved that the cut was short but still soft and bouncy:

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I tracked down the original source of the pic – Stephanie from life.love.babies, isn’t she gorgeous!? – and found a few more on her haircut post.

My fab stylist did a wonderful job!

This was my waaaaa! moment ;D

This was my hair after I left the salon on Thursday:

And, can I tell you something?

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It feels so much healthier, bouncy and full of body. I’ve styled it straight as in the picture, and I’ve let it dry naturally so it has some waves and it looks great both ways. If a stray curl flips the other way, it just makes it quirky. Love, love, love it.

Off to another adventure-filled week – hope yours is wonderful!

Hair product love

I am telling you, this turning forty thing has been so far, so good – I FINALLY decided to throw out all the nasty hair products that I’d been accumulating for years, none of them left my hair looking the way I wanted. I went into the beauty supply store with the last of my birthday money and got a few products that have completely transformed my hair. The saleslady was very knowledgeable and not pushy at all, I told her what my hair issues were and she suggested some options. This is what I ended up getting:

hair love

In order of use

1 – Matrix Biolage Aqua Immersion Creme Masque – A wonderful deep conditioner, I let it sit in my hair for at least 5 minutes and it leaves it so silky and soft. I do have to make sure I rinse it out very, very well or it can leave my hair way too slippery for styling.
2 – Pureology Blow Dry Amplifier – You work it through the damp hair and then blow dry your hair. I would say this product has singlehandedly changed the results of my blow-drying. I’ve used it on days where I didn’t use products 1 or 3 and the results were still pretty amazing.
3 – Pureology ShineMax – The final touch for a perfect, glossy mane.

So, these are the products that have completely transformed my hair. I used mousse for years and finally realized it was drying out my hair too much. I have lots of hair but it’s very thin and super damaged. The back of my head has always been a frizz ball, no matter how much product I added AFTER blow-drying. Now I use the Pureology Amplifier and no more frizz ball!

I don’t have any good pics of my hair before but I’ll try to get a few shots soon ;D