YouTube Monday: Tips for Little Girl Curly Hair

If you follow me on Instagram, or even just see a few of my kid related posts, you have probably seen my daughter’s head full of curls. I get asked all of the time what my tips are to keeping her curls under control and I decided to talk about my little girl curly hair tips on my newest video!

Tips for Little Girl Curly Hair on www.girllovesglam.com

I hope I can help answer some of your questions and help you be able to manage those little curls at your house! Enjoy! [Read more…]

Homemade All Natural Hair Mask Recipe

Last week, I was getting into the shower and I wasn’t going to wash my hair. Let’s face it, I don’t wash my hair that often. I am so glad that it has been proven to be healthier to not wash your hair, because let’s face it, I didn’t wash my hair often before that was said. I hate washing my hair because it means I actually have to dry it and style it. What a pain, right? Well, last week I put on my shower cap and my daughter saw me. In that two year old brain of hers, she probably thought that aliens had tried sucking my brain out of my head because that is how she responded. She screamed, cried, and went and hid under a chair. I am pretending it is because I had the shower cap and not because she saw me totally naked before hopping in the shower. THAT, my friends is probably enough to scar a child for life on its own, but I am hoping it was just the shower cap!

The reason I share that semi humiliating story with you is to point out just how much I dislike washing my hair. Next to washing the dishes and vacuuming, it is one of my least favorite things to do. I do however think it is important to really treat your hair well, starting with what products you use in the shower. One of my favorite ways to really get my hair healthy, is with hair masks. Hair masks are great ways to get your hair the extra kick of nutrients it needs. I like to make my own hair mask because I know it isn’t going to be full of random, harmful ingredients and it will is much cheaper to do it that way too!

Homemade All Natural Hair Mask Recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

This hair mask is easy to make and is made from products that you probably already have at home! You will have no excuse not to treat your hair with a little r&r now.

This hair mask consists of four ingredients.

DIY homemade hair mask ingredients

There is a reason for each of these ingredients.

Coconut Oil- Coconut oil is a natural conditioner for your hair. It will make your hair feel silky smooth.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil- This is also a great conditioner for your hair. It is also really good for damaged hair.

Honey- Honey helps add the glow to your hair that is probably long gone. It adds moisture and makes your hair feel exquisite!

Baking Soda- Baking Soda will help eat away some of that hair product that gets stuck to your scalp and hair.

Now that you know a little bit more about why I use the ingredients I use, now it is time to make your homemade hair mask!

DIY Hair Mask Recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

Homemade All Natural Hair Mask Recipe
Author: McKenzie at Girl Loves Glam
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together with a hand mixer, or put them in a blender and blend them all together until they are mixed into a cream.

I use a hair mask about once a week. Note, this hair mask WILL make your hair look greasy! I repeat… this hair mask will make your hair look greasy! BUT it is only for the first day after you put it in your hair. That is why I recommend washing your hair at night once a week, putting the hair mask on in the shower, letting it sit on your hair while you wash your body and shave your legs, then rinsing it out. Then in the morning you can wash your hair again like usual. This will cut down the greasy look a lot. The grease you will see is actually just the coconut oil that is sitting on your hair. It is good to have the oils sit on your hair so they can really soak in, so if you have a day that you know you will just be hanging out at your house then use it on that day so that your hair will look greasy all day and night instead of just at night while those oils really soak in. Your hair will feel amazing when you wash it again!

Another thing to note is that this recipe will make enough for me to use about twice. For the jar that is pictured, I had to triple the recipe. This is a great gift to give your friends who seem to have everything. I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe (maybe even more if they have more girls in the house too) and putting it in a jar with this cute little printable that I made for it. They will love it! Just make sure to tell them how to use it so they don’t secretly hate you for making them look like they have greasy hair when they decide to use a hair mask on the morning of their wedding day or something.

Homemade Hair Mask recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

To print off your own printable tag, just go to this link HERE.

Save the image and print it off. I just punched a hole in the top and tied it onto the jar with some twine. Cute and easy!

This hair mask is also great to give as a gift with this face mask too!

All Natural Hair Mask and Face Mask Recipes on www.girllovesglam.com

You can find the recipe for the face mask and the printable to go along with it HERE.

Don’t forget to check out these awesome beauty DIY’s too! Click on the photos to take you to each post.

All Natural Skin Exfoliant

Cut Your Own Split Ends

Cut Swoop Bangs

 

DIY Hair Chalking for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is almost here! Bring on the warm weather, the BBQ food, the fireworks, and the parades! I absolutely love the 4th of July. I always dress up in red, white, and blue on Independence Day, but I thought it would be fun to be able to step it up a notch this year and adding some temporary color to my hair with some DIY hair chalking! I created a full tutorial so that you can add temporary color to your hair on the big day too! I am joining in with over 100 of my blogging besties to bring you some freaking awesome 4th of July projects for you as part of our Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue round up! There are links to each of these posts below my tutorial.

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue final logo (2)

 

Now for the epic hair chalking DIY tutorial.

DIY Hair Chalking for the 4th of July

 

Here is what you need to chalk your hair…

*Chalk (chalk pastels from a craft store work best, but any chalk would work)

*Spray water bottle or soaking wet wash cloth

*Flat iron

*Hair gel

*Hair spray

How to add temporary hair color

First, soak the parts of your hair that you want to color. You can do this with either a wet wash cloth or a spray water bottle. You don’t have to get the entire piece of hair wet, just the part of the hair that you want to get colored.

Hair chalking how to tutorial

Now rub the chalk up and down on the wet part of your hair. Note that I took a picture using sidewalk chalk on my hair, but I ended up using chalk pastels instead. The sidewalk chalk didn’t come out as the right colors. The red was pink instead of being red when I used the sidewalk chalk. Rub each section of your hair with the color of chalk that you want that piece of hair to be. Let hair dry completely and put a little hair gel on over the color. Add more chalk to each strand and let it dry out again. If you don’t want the color to be as long lasting, don’t use the hair gel.

How to hair chalk at home

Flat iron each of color strands and spray them with hair spray. Now style them how you wish!

DIY hair chalking for 4th of July on www.girllovesglam.com

Now you will look extra fabulous this 4th of July! You can do this with any number of colors for any other day of the year too!

You will love these other great hair tutorials too!

Twist Knot Bun

Cut Your Own Split Ends

At Home Hair Coloring Tips

Now check out these awesome projects that my blog friends created too!

Perfectly Tousled Curls with a Curling Wand

How to create perfectly tousled curls with a curling iron on www.girllovesglam.com

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I feel like I have been avoiding this tutorial because I know there are several tutorials out there like it that teach how to curl your hair with a curling wand, but after getting numerous requests for a tutorial on how to achieve my curls, I decided it was time to blog about it! I like my curls to be imperfect. I like them to look more natural than the perfectly curled ringlets that I see on the shoulders of celebrities. The funny thing about it is that even though I want them to be “natural looking”, they aren’t natural at all! I have naturally curly hair. To achieve this look, I first straighten out my hair (taking all of the natural curl out of my hair), then curl my hair with a curling wand to create the messy, tousled curls I love. About as UN-natural as it gets. I guess that is just life though! Sometimes it takes the most work to look like a natural beauty!

I know that probably doesn’t apply to many of you, but that is my long way of saying that I start this whole process out with stick straight hair. I love how starting with straight hair can make a messy look that is still controllable.

To create this look, you need…

*Curling wand

*Heat protecting spray

*Brush

*Clip

Here is the video to teach you my step by step process of how I create this look. For written instructions, look below the video.

 In case you missed any of that, or want to look back for reference, here is how I created the curls…

1. Spray hair with heat protecting spray.

2. Pull up majority of the hair, leaving a small section of the bottom of the hair down.

3. Take a small section from that hair and wrap the section around the curling wand, curling away from the face. Hold the end (about an inch) of the piece of hair away from the wand so that it stays straight.

4. Go through the bottom section of hair and repeat step 3.

5. Pull down the next section of hair and curl it in small sections.

6. Curl the top section of hair a little tighter than the rest. You will see these curls the most.

7. Curl any fringe that has fallen out of the sections of hair that didn’t get curled.

8. Take a brush and brush through the hair and run your fingers through it.

9. Spray it with hairspray.

How to get loose messy curls on www.girllovesglam.com

Now you have perfectly, messy tousled curls! These are great because they last for a few days. You can touch them up a little bit, but they are supposed to look messy, so a little bed head actually can make your hair look even better! Score!

Messy Wavy Twist Hairstyle and Giveaway!

 The big day is here! Remember THIS post last week? I told you about the holiday hairstyle I was creating with Pantene products and here is the big reveal! Messy Wavy Twist

 

I must admit, I was a little worried about trying Pantene products because I am a cosmetologist and I tend to use salon hair products. I got to try several products from Pantene that are all geared to protecting your hair from the heat. The products I used were…

 

Pantene Heat Protecting Products

 

    • Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield Shampoo

 

  • Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield Conditioner

 

 

  • Pantene Silky Moisture Whip

 

 

  • Pantene Heat Protection Spray

 

 

  • Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KeraGloss Oil Mist

 

 

  • Pantene Smooth Lisse Serum

 

 

  • Pantene Triple Action Volume Mousse

 

 

  • Pantene Volume Root Lifting Spray Gel

 

 

  • Pantene Shaping Hairspray Extra Strong Hold

 

 

 

I was really impressed with the way that these products felt in my hair! My hair was so soft! I was a little concerned that by using all of these products, my hair would be weighed down and would look greasy, but that wasn’t the case at all. I am glad that I got to try these out! If anyone needs heat protection, it is me! I have naturally curly hair, so my hair gets a lot of heat. I blow dry it, straighten it, and then use a curling wand to create loose curls or waves in my hair. I love the look, but it isn’t good on my hair at all! By using hair products made to protect my hair from the heat, I am able to continue styling my hair the way I like it without feeling like I am totally destroying my hair!

 

I wanted to create a perfect holiday look for the parties that I attend during this season. I don’t go anywhere formal, so I wanted something that I felt like was a little dressed up, but still had enough edge to it that I could feel casual and comfortable. To create your own messy wavy twist look, follow these directions below. Beware! There are a lot of photos of me without makeup, fresh out of the shower coming up! You may not be able to get these images out of your head.

 

Holiday Hair Look

 

 

 

1. Wash and condition your hair with the Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield shampoo and conditioner. It is so important to start with a strong foundation to work off of. If you start with great shampoo and conditioner, your hair will be much happier!

 

2. Put just a little bit of the Pantene Silky Moisture Whip into your damp hair. A little of this goes a long way. It makes your hair feel so soft and it smells fantastic!

 

3. Put the Pantene Smooth Lisse Serum through the ends of your hair. Keep this away from your scalp, or else you will start looking a little greasy. This helps protect your ends a little more while keeping your hair looking nice and smooth.

 

4. Next is the Pantene Triple Action Volume Mousse. Put this all over in your hair. This helps add volume to all of your hair. A lot of products that are made for volume can really dry out your hair, but this one is made to keep your hair nice and healthy so that is a total bonus.

 

5. Spray the Pantene Volume Root Lifting Spray Gel onto your roots and rub it in.

 

6. Spray a very healthy dose of Pantene Heat Protection Spray into your hair. It is so important to use heat protection spray before using any sort of heat on your hair. It helps build a barrier to keep that heat from frying your hair off.

 

7. (These next two photos got switched! Forgive me! Look at photo 8) Blow dry your hair and then spray the Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KeraGloss Oil Mist into it.

 

8. (Now look at picture 7) Straighten your hair. If your hair is naturally straight, I’m totally jealous. You can skip this step!

 

9. Make sure to brush it out really well before curling your hair.

 

10. Take medium sized sections of your hair and section them off.

 

11. Use a curling wand to curl those sections. Leave the ends off of the wand so they will stay straight. Brush through your curls after the hair has been all curled.

 

12. Take two sections from the front and pull them back. Tie them around each other, creating what would be the base part of a knot. Loop the hair through 2-3 more times to make the twist a little longer.

 

13. Take bobby pins and pin the twist into place.

 

14. Check where the hair is falling and pin anywhere you may need extra support.

 

15. Spray your hair with Pantene Shaping Hairspray Extra Strong Hold to keep everything in place.

 

Now you are done! The perfect, done up look that will look effortless and amazing!

 

Now for a giveaway! One lucky reader is going to receive all of these awesome Pantene Heat Shield products that I got to use! To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

 

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

At Home Hair Coloring Tips and Tricks

I am so excited to tell you guys about a really neat opportunity I was given. I was able to throw a girl’s night out for some of my besties while we watched Project Runway, played a Fall trends bingo game, and tried out some of the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products! I also got to try out the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series hair color on myself. As a licensed cosmetologist, I thought it would be fun if I did a video giving you my tips and tricks for hair coloring at home.

At Home Hair Coloring Tips and Tricks Straight from a Cosmetologist's Mouth on www.girllovesglam.com #beauty #hair #vidalsassoon

Now, for the the tips you should all learn before dying your hair at home!

The Vidal Sassoon Pro Series party was a blast! I went to Target to pick up all of the products we would need and treats to eat while we watched Project Runway.

Fall Hairspiration Party

 Once the show was done, we spent some time trying out the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products. I was SO impressed! I am typically a professional hair product only type of girl, so to see these products work as well as I did was a huge shocker for me! I love the smell of the Combing Cream. I have used it everyday since the party and love to get a little sniff of my hair throughout the day. I was really impressed with hairsprays too. They had just the right amount of hold, without making the hair feel stiff. I now understand why they call Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products… Salon Genius. Affordable for All! At the party, I taught the party guests how to do flat iron curls on short and long hair. They wanted to know how to make them more wavy and how to make them tighter.

Holly Before and After

Rachel Before and After

I had a blast teaching these ladies about Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products and I think we are all sold!

Vidal Sassoon Party Goers

Now for a better look at the hair color change I made! I got rid of the ombre that I had and went back to a brown that is pretty close to my natural color. I LOVE it! I was really surprised at how much the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series color mixing process was like professional hair color. It was really easy to apply and I am really happy with how the color turned out!

Vidal Sassoon Home Color Tips

What do you think? Do you like my color? Have you ever used Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products? What is your favorite?

Don’t forget to enter Vidal Sassoon’s Pin-it-to-win-it Sweepstakes! Contestants have a chance to win a $1,000 Target Gift Card! That could do some SERIOUS damage! Check out the details here.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Favorite Summer Hair Products

Last month, my segment on KPVI More was all about my favorite hair products this summer! Where this month is the month of makeup, I thought this would be a fun segment to throw in here too. I know it isn’t makeup, but it is beauty related!

Favorite Summer Hair Care Products

You really do need to try out these products! Watch the video and let me know what you think. I want to know what your favorite summer hair care products are too!

Twist Knot Bun Hair Tutorial

I am so excited to be sharing one of my favorite hairstyles with you all today! It is the Twist Knot Bun. The greatest part? It can be done in less than 5 minutes! Because let’s be honest, some days we are all lucky to even be able to look in a mirror to get ready for more than 5 minutes!

Twist Knot Bun How To Tutorial

Care for a little back story? I have been making twist knots in my hair for years! I used to make seriously probably one hundred tiny ones right on top of my head and then pull the rest of my hair up. I loved it, then one day a boy told me I looked like I had monkey poop on my head. I then decided that having the twists on top of my head probably weren’t my best option! Secretly, I still call twist knots “monkey poops” in my head though because it makes me laugh thinking of how funny 16 year old boys can be. I think my more grown up style of the twist knot in a chic side bun classes it up and takes the “monkey poop” right out of the look!

How to do a twist knot bun via www.girllovesglam.com #hair #style #how #to

To do a twist knot bun…

1. Pull your hair into a pony tail

2. Take a section of the hair from the pony tail and start twisting it. If you want it to be super smooth, use hair cream to make your piece really smooth while twisting the hair.

3. Keep twisting the piece of hair until the piece starts curing up into what looks like a knot.

4. Bobby pin the piece into your hair to start making the base of your bun.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 over and over again until you have used all of the hair in your pony tail and twisted it into “knots”.

6. Go through and bobby pin pieces that feel less secure to be sure that your bun will stay in place.

7. Spray your hair with hairspray to smooth things out and keep the hair in place.

Now enjoy your new, quick hairstyle! Who says you need a lot of time to look and feel fabulous?!

Check out a few of my other beauty posts too…

Cut Swoop Bangs

Glitter Nails

Easy Messy Bun

How to cut your own side “swoop” bangs

As a cosmetologist, one concern I hear over and over again is that people really want to try side swoop bangs, but they don’t want to have to come get their bangs trimmed every 3 weeks to maintain them. I usually teach them a few tricks to help them maintain the look so that they don’t need to come back until they need a full haircut. I wanted to have some side swoop bangs before I going to Snap, so of course, I decided to take pictures along the way so that you can ALL know how to cut your own side swoop bangs at home!

How to cut your own side swoop bangs at home on www.girllovesglam.com #diy #hair #cut #tutorial

You will need…

*hair scissors

*comb

*styling tools

Before you start, be sure that your bangs are dry and straight. If you cut them while they are wet, bangs tend to shrink a little when they dry and they become shorter than you had originally planned. NOT good!

Cut your own side swoop bangs at home on www.girllovesglam.com #diy #hair #bangs #tutorial

Follow along with me through these pictures.

1. Part off as much hair as you want included in your bangs. If you want them to be thin, don’t take as much hair. If you want thick bangs, take a bigger section of hair. Keep in mind what your hair texture is like when choosing. My hair is thick, so a medium/thicker bang works well with my hair.

2. Choose where you want your bangs to hit on the side of your face.

3. Brush the section of hair you are working with to the opposite side of your face (Random information: This is also known as taking it across the street in beauty school). Put your fingers where you want your bangs to hit when you pull that hair back over to where you want them to be.

4. Using your fingers as a guide, cut your hair along where your fingers are, keeping your hair pulled the opposite direction that they will be. I like to point cut my bangs, meaning that I don’t cut straight across. I hold the scissors up and down and cut that way. It makes for a less dramatic line. Keep in mind, that could be a little more advanced and could be dangerous to cut towards your fingers. BE SO CAREFUL not to cut your fingers! You can also just cut straight across if that is easier/safer for you.

5. Brush your bangs over to where you want them to be. Style them how you want them.

All done! Enjoy your beautiful side swoop bangs!

I know you will LOVE these other great hair tutorials too! Click on the photos to take you to these posts…

Cut Your Own Split Ends

At Home Hair Coloring Tips

Perfectly Tousled Curls

Easy Messy Bun Tutorial

During the summer, my hairstyles are much more relaxed and easy. I wear my hair curly or in a messy bun a lot. Many times, when I wear my hair in a messy bun, I am asked how to do it. I think it is easier to show someone how to do it than to explain it, so here is my take on the messy bun…
Easy Messy Bun Girl Loves Glam

It is pretty simple. To start, I just added a little volume on top. I don’t like my hair to be really big, but I don’t like it to be stuck to my head so I give myself a little volume. Then I put my hair in a ponytail. On the last loop, I don’t pull my hair all the way through the elastic so that it curves around like the picture shows.

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Then I take pieces of my hair and stuff them back through the elastic. Continue doing this until you have created the basic shape of how you want your messy bun to look. It will look different every time.
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After you have the basic shape, you can go back and put a few bobby pins in place to help it stay where you want it. Add a little hairspray to keep everything in tact.
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You are done! Easy peasy.
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Now go and enjoy the last leg of your lazy summer!

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