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How To Video: Silky Hair with Moroccanoil

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 I am so excited to be teaming up with Moroccanoil today. I’ve been a huge fan of their products since I was eleven (seriously, I remember getting my first oil from them). As part of their #FearlessBeauty Campaign, I wanted to show you all which products I use of theirs, how I use them, and the final results: A confident, happy Meg + Silky, Smooth, and Healthy Hair.

 

 

I love all Moroccanoil products but here are the ones I use:

  1. Moisture Repair Shampoo –  This moisturizing shampoo mends broken strands and dead ends to restore elasticity, moisture and shine and is Color-safe. I have naturally dry hair so this has been so great for adding moisture back in. (*Pro Tip: You never want to shampoo your hair too often and vice versa, you need to wash it often enough so you don’t get dry shampoo built up in your scalp. A clean scalp (with just enough oil) is a healthy scalp. I shampoo 2-3x a week).

2. Hair Care Restorative Mask: Use in between Shampoo and Conditioner. For damaged hair in need of instant repair, Moroccanoil® Restorative Hair Mask is a 5–7-minute revitalizing treatment that reconstructs hair and infuses protein back into strands that have been damaged by chemical treatments or heat styling. Its high-performance, deeply restorative formula is rich in argan oil, shea butter and reparative proteins that restore hair’s elasticity and rebuild its strength from the inside out.

3.  Moisture Repair Conditioner: Again, adding lots of moisture. I can’t tell you how much it helps!   It Restores damaged hair caused by color, chemical processing or heat styling. Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Conditioner gently and effectively detangles and conditions the hair to leave it hydrated, manageable and strong.

4. Moroccanoil Treatment: This is the product i’ve used since I was eleven. I love it with my whole heart. It gives me the silky, shiny and healthy hair i’ve always wanted. Moroccanoil Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. This product detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use.

5. Perfect Defense Thermal Protection Spray:  A weightless, dry aerosol, heat protective spray. Nourishes and re-hydrates the hair while protecting against the damaging effects of heat styling up to 450⁰F/230⁰C.

*Blow Dry Hair + Style Hair*

6. Mending Infusion: Use as the last step in adding shine, smoothing, and perfecting your style. Transforms ends from dry and brittle to silky and touchable also helps mend split ends while nourishing. It conditions and strengthens hair for a silky, fresh-cut appearance. The ultra-lightweight formula reduces visible signs of damaged hair—such as frayed ends, dryness and color damage—while taming frizz and preventing further damage.

*Finish, Spin, and Leave the house with Confidence. #FearlessBeauty*

Thanks for Stopping by!! I’d love to hear your #Fearless Beauty Routine + favorite Moroccanoil products. Leave a comment below!

 

XO, Meg

 

 

Tips for Long Healthy Hair

For the past couple of years I’ve been really struggling with my hair. I’ve had a lot of different stress and health issues that I think have caused my hair to fall out. It’s gotten so thin and brittle over the last year and it’s the worst! So, here are a few tips for long, healthy hair (i’m trying them out too, and I’ll keep you posted!)

I used to take so much pride in my long, thick, luscious blonde hair but sadly, not anymore. Last April, right before I moved to NYC I decided to chop it and go closer to my natural color in hopes that it might be healthier. While it did help a little, I just didn’t feel like myself and I spent the next few months in New York absolutely hating my hair. Going darker and short just didn’t feel like me. I’m sort of a blonde girl through and through. So, when I got home I finally decided to get extensions. I went with Honey Hair Extensions  and have been LOVING them!!  I finally felt (more) like myself – it sounds extremely superficial but, I love my hair and used to take so much pride in it. P.S. If you’re in the market for extensions, Honey Hair is amazing.

Anyways, even though my hair was long and luscious again, my actual hair, as well my overall health didn’t improve at all (obviously). So, this past weekend I took all my extensions out and my hair is still SO THIN, so stringy, and still super short –  due to my health problems, not my extensions. I also picked up a few of these new products and i’m really hoping they will help. Plus, I decided I am going to fully commit to my health. I am going to do everything in my power to make myself healthy again. My doctor says no sugar, dairy, or gluten, and no processed foods, but sometimes I am really really bad at it. However, I am going to fully commit. Give it my all, give everything my all – i’m sick of giving everything a half-a** effort (excuse my french, I actually never swear, but shows my commitment, right? haha). I am committed. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes. I’ll also keep you posted on the products. Can’t wait to try them out!!

So, after all that, here are my tips:

Tip #1: Stop bleaching. Just this week I decided to go closer to my natural color. I “broke my base” and then used a toner throughout so that I still feel blonde and bright. But this way, I can go a lot longer before dying my hair again. My next appointment isn’t until May!!! Crazy..

Tip #2: Extensions 😉 but seriously. Fake it till you make it. I love having extensions not only do they make my hair fuller and more luscious, they also help my real hair to be healthier. I really only curl my extensions, giving my real hair a little heat break.

Tip #3: Deep conditioner, Frizz control, heat protector, and a wide tooth comb. My favorite  products are linked below.

Ps. These pictures are shot with my Honey Hair in. Check them out – they are gorgeous!!!

Xo

Meg

Style by Megan Ricks