Despite the fact that I enjoy putting on makeup pretty much every single day, it's a rare occasion when I can be bothered to even brush my hair. Blowdrying? Nope. Brushing? Rarely. Styling? Nope. I don't know what it is, I just can't bring myself to do it. And when I'm traveling, I want to do it even less. So, over the years I've developed my own little routine of how I style my usually flat hair to get volume and beachy waves when traveling with minimal effort. In addition to not wanting to style my hair, I also don't always take as good of care of it as I should. I periodically bleach my ends and don't get my hair trimmed all that often so it's safe to say that my hair is fairly damaged at the tips. A good conditioner will help but it's hard to find affordable options that are hydrating and moisturizing and don't kill my bank account. So, when I was offered to try the Whole Blends Hydrating Hair Care I was curious but tried not to have very high expectations. But I'm not going to lie to you. When I was able to buy the shampoo, conditioner AND the hair mask all for less than $15 I was pretty psyched. My normal drugstore shampoo and conditioner usually cost me more than that.
The formula for this particular line includes coconut water and vanilla milk, so you can imagine how great this product smells. It kind of reminds me of where my family vacations every Summer in Eastern Washington. I don't know why. Whenever I catch a whiff of my hair lately it just takes me right to lounging on the beach in Lake Chelan. The shampoo and conditioner by themselves make my hair feel so fresh and hydrated, but it was when I tried the hair mask that I noticed the biggest difference. My normally obviously damaged ends were smoother, more hydrated and I swear it even livened up the color somehow. Or maybe not the color exactly, but it makes my hair shinier and the gold strands really stand out now. For a department store brand (and considering they were under $4 EACH!!) I cannot recommend this line enough. I was able to find all three products at my local Walmart Supercenter. But enough of that, now onto my travel hairstyle tutorial!
First Things First - Towel DryYep, I actually brushed my hair. Then I towel dried it. And by towel dry, I mean I wrapped it up in a towel while I did my makeup and then brushed it. See? No effort.
Put A Bun On ItPull your hair up in a ponytail and start to put your hair in a bun but don't pull it all the way through. You should have a small bun on top and then the rest of your hair hanging out of it like a very sad tail.
Take Care Of That TailNow we're going to take that ugly tail and wrap it once around your bun. Then, with the remaining bit that's still hanging out you're going to grab the center of the strand and pull it partially through the hairband. So, you will basically have created a little "U" shaped bit like in the above photo.
DRY!Now, if you're like me (aka LAZY) you can just leave your hair up until it's dry ORRR if you have your life slightly more together you can use a hairdryer with a diffuser to speed up the process. Or even better, do this at night and sleep with it up - the ultimate lazy girl hack. Not to mention, you can just wake up and get on with your day without too much time fussing around in the bathroom.
Do you guys have any easy hair routines that you seem to gravitate back to, especially when traveling? Again, I can't recommend this line enough. I chose the Whole Blends Hydrating Hair Care blend but they also have blends for Repairing, Smoothing, Nourishing, Color Care, and more! Which blend would you choose?