Kathryn Calhoun Dennis is the red-headed starlet of the Bravo reality show Southern Charm. I love that Kathryn always brings the drama and originality in her style that we so badly need in this day and age. She is always extra and her looks make a serious statement. This girl has been through a lot and she is not going to let anyone dim her light. Shine on Kathryn. I did some research to find out Kathryn’s favorite beauty products and I’m sharing them all here with you!
The Countess Luann De Lesseps of Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo is truly iconic. This woman has been on a roller coaster for the past few years and viewers have been riding along. All the while Countess Luann manages to look incredible. Like most Real Housewives it’s almost like she’s aging in reverse and looks better than ever!
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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is living the dream – she has a shampoo bowl in her home. This means Kyle doesn’t have to spend 3 hours going out to the salon and getting a blowout. Instead, Kyle Richards’ hair stylist and makeup artist Pamela Brogardi (Instagram @glambypamelab) comes to Kyle and does her hair! I am so jealous of this set up because as a woman we all know washing your hair is the absolute worst. It is such a luxury when someone else does it for you!!Continue reading
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 9 premiers on 2/12/19 and I thought it was time to do a beauty secrets post on Lisa Rinna! In case you missed it I’ve done beauty secrets posts for Lisa Rinna’s Real Housewives costars Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Erika Jayne already.
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Stassi Schroeder of Vanderpump Rules makeup, hair and OOTD are usually pretty on point. I’ve done beauty breakdowns of tons of the other glam ladies of Bravo (Real Housewives, Southern Charm, etc.) and I thought it was time to do Stassi. Be sure to check out Stassi’s boss Lisa Vanderpump’s Beauty Secrets where this whole series began!
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Kelly Dodd from Real Housewives of Orange County can be pretty polarizing, but I think we can all agree that she’s absolutely gorgeous and may be aging in reverse.
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Naomie Olindo is the French beauty on Bravo’s Southern Charm. Naomie is gorgeous and has that effortless yet flawless vibe. You all have really been liking Cameran Eubanks’ and Patricia Altschul’s beauty secrets so I figured another Southern Charm beauty would be a great addition.
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Ramona Singer is a Housewife turned single independent lady from the Bravo show Real Housewives of New York City.
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Joana Teixeira was sweet enough to write another guest post for us today! For better or for worse, I actually highlight my hair at home (are you gasping? lol). I was inspired by hair legend Jessie James Decker and talked about it in my Jessie James Decker Ombre Blonde Highlights at Home. Highlights = bleach though, which = damage so I asked Joana to help us with the after care to mitigate that damage and here’s what she said (with my comments in italics):
It’s an exciting step to bleach your hair, but keeping it looking (and feeling) great afterwards takes a little work. Bleaching your hair is something that needs careful thought, expert application and a solid aftercare plan. From maintaining color, shine and moisture to lessening the risk of damage, these top 10 tips will help you look after your bleached locks.
- Wash your hair less frequently
Bleaching strips your hair of its natural oils and has a drying effect, so the last thing your hair needs afterwards is a lot of shampooing. That’ll just add to the dryness. Wash every three to four days and use a dry shampoo in between if need be. I’ve been using the Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and my favorite dry shampoo is Batiste. If I’ve worked out and need to shampoo more than every few days I use my Drybar Double Standard cleansing and conditioning foam which I wrote about in this post. If you need updo ideas this How To Get a Messy Ponytail post is such an OG Blushing in Hollywood post, but honestly one of my favorites of all time!!
- Increase the conditioning
Your hair will be more brittle, so leaving conditioner in after showering can help, especially when it comes to combing and maintaining shine. This is a top tip if you want to know how to get shiny hair and keep it that way after bleaching your locks. My ride or die leave-in product is It’s a 10! Miracle Leave-In Product.
- Time for a change of towel
Microfiber towels are gentle on your hair and ideal after bleaching. They’re super absorbent and help dry the hair without making it frizzy. I’ve been using the Aquis Hair Towel ever since I learned about this tip!
- Pat don’t rub
It’s not just the towel you’re using but the way you’re using it that counts. Pat your hair dry rather than rubbing. It’s a gentler way of doing things and will certainly lessen the risk of damage.
- Avoid excessive heat
Straighteners, tongs and hair dryers can cause hair to dry out, and when it’s bleached that can lead to damage. Too much heat can dull the color and shine too. Speaking of shine, if you want to know how to get shiny hair step by step just follow that guide.
- Have regular trims
Bleached hair is more susceptible to split ends so regular trims will help keep it healthy. I get my hair cut by the lovely Emma Parkes at Goodform Salon in West Hollywood. She’s an absolute magician at color too.
- Weekly deep condition
Using a deep conditioning treatment or hair mask once every week or two weeks will help your hair maintain moisture.
- Use hair oil
A quality hair oil is vital when it comes to looking after your new look. They can be pricey but you only need a few drops to keep your hair healthy so it’s well worth the investment. My fave is Drybar 100 Proof Treatment Oil.
- Protect from UV rays
Just like heat styling products, UV rays from the sun can cause damage. When you’re out and about make sure your hair is shaded and look for hair care products that contain sun-blocking properties. I love a good baseball hat to protect my hair and skin from the sun!
- Touch up roots
Your chosen color will start to change over time due to heat that’s emitted from the scalp, and the hair that’s closest to the scalp will dull quickest. Therefore it’s a good plan to touch up your roots regularly, but there’s no need to re-bleach everything as that could cause more damage.
So there you have it, 10 ways to look after your hair after bleaching. We’ve looked at how best to wash your hair, how to care for it and how to get shiny hair. Follow these tips and you’ll love your new color for longer.
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Good morning everyone! Just in case anyone has money left over after Black Friday, I wanted to give a shout out to some of my favorite small businesses for Small Business Saturday! Most of these are run by ladies who are also my friends! I see how hard they work and I am just so proud of them, so I have to support them however I can!Continue reading