love and care for hair

hair,30 November 2017

Just visited the hairdresser which made me think of the most obvious considering the surrounding- hair. I recently took part in a short interview about my hair philosophy where I shared my tips as well as my everyday hair sins.

I love hair and find good looking hair to be hard work and extremely unpredictable. You never know what you have to work with in the morning. I like my hair long and “airy”. It has to be wild and carefree. Just a parting too perfect makes me uncomfortable. I wish my face would look cute in a short bob. It doesn’t. I’m a bit obsessed with short hair because It’s like wearing a great outfit day after day, as it is a cool statement factor by its own.

My own hair philosophy is that hair should get lots of love and attention. Spoil yourself with hair masks, beautiful hairdos on a regular day or a fabulous blowout before that special event. I love natural shades that look fresh, therefore I try to visit the hairdresser a couple times per year. The difference is almost not visible, but it makes my skin tone look better as well as everything I wear. I’m already doing an ok job, but as always, I’m far from perfect and have a few lessons to learn.

Some random good and bad facts about my haircare routine:

I ran out of heat protection about two years ago and haven’t used any since.

I always use my straightening irons at full heat.

I sometimes skip the conditioner when I’m in a hurry.

I should really be more innovative with my hair. I always style it the exact same way. 

I try to wash my hair no more than twice a week. 

I use great products of high quality.

I have found a hairdresser that is irreplaceable and whom I trust. 

Pictures by Juuli Rönkä// dress by Philosophy Blues Original

tie the knot

hair,27 February 2017

I’m almost sure people continuously ask me about my hair styling routine just to make me a bit uncomfortable. Honestly I don’t know anyone with as little variation when it comes to hair as me. I always want the same color and length and when it comes to styling blow-drying is the only must. That’s pretty much it. I feel my very best with my hair worn down because I like it a bit messy and free and get anxiety if my parting is too straight or untouched for too long. Also, really Bad hair days are comparable with PMS if you ask me.

At home I always wear my hair up in a messy bun, but somehow I never manage to achieve the perfect messy bun when going out. It somehow starts to look pretentious and too styled if I try to create an effortless yet lasting up-do.  However, about a month ago while at a photo shoot my makeup artist did this super easy bun which I really like. It seriously couldn’t get easier than this. One elastic band and one (okay maybe two if you have more hair than me) bobby pins.

All you do is brush your hair (if you feel like it, but it’s actually unnecessary so skip to the next step). Then bend it double and put it up with the elastic. Then swirl  the ends around the elastic and fasten with the bobby pin. I didn’t use any hairspray since I like the fuzzy look with a little bit of baby hair sticking out.

Isn’t this hairdo too easy and casual for a tutorial? one may think. Well it wasn’t so obvious for me. So I thought I’d share it in case I have any likeminded readers who needs hairdos- for- dummies tips.

I hope you like it!?

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Pictures by Dora Dalila