Month: December 2023

How I get my curls to last | Long-lasting curls

Since I started sharing hair tutorials, the question I get asked the most is how I get my curls to last. It was only a few days ago when I realized I never posted about my must-have hair products on my blog – so here it is!

These are the styling products I use from the moment before I start styling my hair, in order through the very end.

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My steps for long-lasting curls

  • Heat protectant spray: Always use this before using any type of hot tool on your hair. My favorite is the Chi Iron Guard. I’ve seen it on sale plenty of times at Ross, TJ Maxx, and Nordstrom Rack.
  • Volumizing mousse: If I’m looking for big and exaggerated waves, I use the Beachwaver Volumizing Mousse on damp hair. I have a look at how my hair looks after styling with it on my “Hair” highlight on my Instagram!
  • Braid balm: This is an absolute must, especially when I’m using the Dyson Airwrap. The braid balm from the Beachwaver really helps enhance my curls, making them last much longer. You can use this after using the volumizing mousse, but just make sure your hair is close to, if not completely dry.
  • Texture spray: I find myself using texture spray more than hairspray these days, and my favorite texture spray is from the Beachwaver. I use this on my underlayers close to my roots, and all over my hair. Apart from texture, it gives me the lift and body my hair needs. I also like that it doesn’t make my hair crunchy.
  • Hairspray: A lot of times, I’ll finish my styling with the texture spray above, but if I’m looking for extra hold, I’ll finish my style with one of these hairsprays: Beachwaver Heat and Hairspray, TRESemmé TRES Two, or the Sexy Hair So Touchable Hairspray– none of these blow my mind, but I’ve been using the TRESemmé one for years.
  • Curling mousse: Curling mousse is something I’ve always wanted to use, but have never have been able to since my hair is pin-straight. But I recently started using curling mousse after styling full curls on myself. And I don’t mean wavy or soft curls, I’m talking spiral curls. I’ll use this mousse from the Beachwaver after curling each section of hair. Afterward, I’ll use a texture spray and a little bit of hairspray all over.
  • Smoothing cream: I use smoothing cream if I’m looking to create a sleek bun look. I’ve only used two different brands, but my favorite is the Keep it Calm smoothing cream from the Beachwaver. I will also put a little bit all over my hair to help refresh my second-day or overnight curls, and to keep it from looking frizzy.

Must-have hair products?

When it comes to my must-have hair products, the majority of those listed above are definitely on the list. I actually have a video dedicated to some of what I think are great hair products. Watch it below:

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Vlogmas 2023

We are officially in the single digits until Christmas! Are you ready? This year, I decided to participate in Vlogmas – something I had never done before, but always loved tuning in to on YouTube! So far, I’m proud of myself for staying consistent and posting every day!

If you haven’t seen any of my vlogmas episodes yet, you can check out my playlist here. In each episode, you’ll find a mini “day in the life,” Sunday rests, a quick office tour, and the opening of corgi Christmas cards – Biggie and Karma are part of the Corgi Christmas Card exchange this year – we sent more than 300 cards, and we’ve been getting some in every day. I love being part of the corgi community!

I wanted to make this blog post to wish you all a happy holidays – Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and happy new year! I hope 2024 brings everything you wish for!

Below is my most recent vlogmas episode:


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