Friday, December 12, 2014

Guide to Long, Healthy Hair


1. Shampoo and Conditioner: I am currently using the Pantene Beautiful Lengths line, but to be honest- I buy what is on sale. I think that it is important to find products that do their job, but paying $20 per bottle is a little ridiculous, in my opinion. I think that what is even more important than the products you use in the shower, is how you care for your hair out of the shower. Pantene makes my hair shiny and smell super good until the next wash. I usually try to go with a shampoo and conditioner catered towards long hair or strengthening. 

2. Wide Tooth Comb: This is a life-saver. Because my hair is so dang long and thick, brushing it when it is wet can be a chore. This comb saves me the trouble of fighting tangles once I get out of the shower and try to brush out my hair. When I am in the shower, I will put the conditioner in my hair and comb my hair with the conditioner in. Seriously- this saves your hair. I will only use a wide tooth comb on my hair if it is wet. Every once in a while, once I am out of the shower, I will comb through either a texture spray or leave in conditioner.

3. Wooden Brush: This is my new favorite hair tool! This brush from Tek is made 100% out of wood, bristles and all. A wooden brush really helps absorb your hair's natural oils and distribute them evenly throughout your hair. It is also know for being awesome for gently increasing scalp circulation, which helps hair growth. 

4. Blonde Toner: My hair has been ombre for years now, and I 100% think it is the best hair color for me. It is so low maintenance- I usually only get my hair done once or twice a year. But, in the months when I am not in the sun as much, the blonde can turn a bit brassy. I have been using this blue toner from Dessange (only about $10) and it really helps to get rid of the brassy color and give more of an icy blonde tone to the hair. I use it about once a week before I wash my hair.


Texture Spray: When I feel like I want a bit more texture in my hair I have been reaching for this coconut oil texture spray! It smells good and is all natural! You can find it at health food stores and Urban Outfitters. 

Dry Shampoo: I usually only wash my hair twice a week. That could change based on how much I work out and such, but I only do my full hair wash routine twice  a week, which is saves my hair and saves me so much time. My hair takes close to two hours to air dry, and I NEVER blow dry it, so washing it is a chore. Dry shampoo is a lifesaver for when I need a lift or need to go another day until I wash my hair. This is definitely my secret weapon for creating the perfect messy bun! I try not to use aerosol dry shampoo too often because of all of the chemicals that are in it, but once or twice a week doesn't hurt. At the moment I use Batiste, which I like. I usually buy it at Marshalls or TJMaxx for around $6. 

Heat Styling: As far as using heat on my hair goes, it hardly ever happens. To be honest, I like how my hair looks when it is natural. Not using heat has made my hair so much stronger and healthier. I hardly ever get split ends, and I only get a trim once a year. On the rare occasion that I do use heat, it is usually only once or twice a month, and I NEVER blow dry my hair. I let it air dry and then heat style it. Embrace your natural hair! Trust me, your hair will thank you. 


Gentle Styling: When I sleep I first brush my hair with my wooden brush and then put it up in a loose bun on top of my head and secure it with a big clip. It protects your hair and leaves you with volume in the morning! I usually wear my hair down, but when I put it up or in a braid I try to use these soft elastics for minimal breakage. 


Well, that was a lot of explaining haha. But I promise it does not take too much maintenance to have long hair if it is healthy. Basically, just be gentle to your hair. I hope this was helpful/interesting! I get a lot of questions on my hair, so I thought I would share how I care for it! 
I hope you all have a great weekend! 

xx

Monday, November 24, 2014

FP Fall Style





As we know, I am not a cold weather gal. Buutttt, here are some {california} fall looks from Free People for you all! I like to keep it comfy at all times, so trust me-these outfits are just that. Compromising comfort just doesn't seem like a good idea....ever haha. 
I will be visiting my best friend in Idaho for a week for New Years, and I am honestly a bit scared of the temperature. I don't think I own a real jacket! haha 
Anyway, I am missing the beach like crazy. I have been slammed with schoolwork so my surfboard has been a bit lonely. Now that I am on winter break hopefully I can get back to my favorite place in the world soon. 

I hope you all have a great week :)


Friday, November 7, 2014

Pura Vida






I have always seen PuraVida Bracelets on Instagram and all around the beach scene, but I had never bought any for myself! I finally ordered a few and I'm in love. Besides the fact that they are so cute and colorful (which just makes me miss summer even more), they are for a good cause! Every bracelet purchased helps provide full-time jobs to local artisans in Costa Rica. Pretty cool right?

And guess what??? I have a coupon code for you all to get 10% off your order! 
Just use the code CORINNE10 at puravidabracelets.com :)

Be sure to tag me in your PuraVida pics on Instagram! 

Happy Friday! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Palms



Why are palm trees so beautiful?! I am so obsessed with them.
I love them so much that I want a tattoo of one... 
I took these shots on a little weekend getaway to Palm Springs, and whenever I look at them it makes me happy. Maybe its the way they are so high up that nothing can touch them, or the way they sort of just sway in the wind and go with the flow, but whatever it is, these babes make me smile.
Going with the flow is something I am trying to work on right now, and the way these trees stay strong even in the midst of a storm is so beautiful.
Life is tough sometimes, but we can get through it.

P.S. Anybody still in summer mode? I so am.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cozy



sweater / shirt / necklace / bracelet

Happy Saturday! Just a simple, cozy style post for you all today! I really want to get into the "pastels during winter" trend this year, so I like the mix of lavender and grey with this look. It's simple and cozy, and that's pretty all I need!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Summer Don't Leave Me


So, I am well aware that it is technically fall, but I am still trying to hold on to summer. Right now as I type, it is currently partly cloudy and a bit chilly outside, and I am missing my sweet summer weather. I know I am extremely spoiled by beautiful California weather about 99% of the time, but let me be honest- fall/winter is not my favorite time of year. In a way I am (secretly) thankful for the colder weather because it makes me appreciate the warmth so much more. Buuuuutttttttt, I still love summer more than anything. ;) I will admit that I do love being cozy and sipping on a hot drink, but I am definitely not one of those people who loves pumpkin spice lattes and the rain - I actually despise the rain. 
Now, that was awfully negative wasn't it? haha There are things I do enjoy about fall/winter, I promise! I like the holidays, comfy layers, hot tea, yummy food, festive activities, and more things that I cannot think about at the moment. haha! With all of that being said, I am going to make the best of the cooler weather and still try to make it to the beach as much as I can! 

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Shades of Beige



hat // sweater // romper // boots

Happy Sunday! Just a quick style post for today! I already posted this look on Instagram, but I thought I would post it here with more outfit details! (all pieces are linked above) I love outfits that are made up of the same color family, but have different textures. This is the perfect outfit for California fall weather, which I absolutely love. Sunshine all the time- I think yes!