We just hit 1000+ views the other day, soo I thought I would do a bonus post, and add 3 choices for what my next tutorial will be on, simply pick which hairstyle you’d like (in the poll), and click “vote”. There is no limit to how many votes you have, so vote away! 😉
EDIT: voting will be over by the 31st of July, so make sure to vote before then to get the hairstyle tutorial you want! 😉
Anonymous asked: I was wondering why don’t you use shampoo? What are the benefits?
The main reason I don’t use shampoo, is because as I mentioned in my routine I used to have very curly hair when I was younger. But now I just have a hair texture similar to curly hair, which can tend to be a little frizzy at times. So I started researching ways to get rid of frizz and I stumbled upon the book Curly Girl, It’s a great book full of natural ways to look after your hair ect. And in one part there was the recipe for the bicarb rinse, which I decided to try and it worked so well, that’s pretty much what I’ve been using since. And it cut down on the frizz quite a bit!
What are the benefits of not using shampoo? When using shampoo with harsh ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, or sodium laureth sulfate, (which are also found in liquid and laundry detergent) they cut the or oils in your hair so effectively that it strips all of the natural oils from your hair, the oils that are used to protect your hair and scalp. (Not that I was using any shampoo’s with those ingredients before I stopped.) Even with shampoo that doesn’t have those harmful ingredients, it still can dry out your hair making it frizzy and disturbing the hair follicle. But when using bicarb, it gets rid of build up from hair products, and excess oil, without stripping the essential from your hair, leaving your hair clean, but less dried out and frizzy.
Now this is basically the reasons why I stopped using shampoo, and I’m not saying it will work for everyone, but if you struggle with frizzy, and/or dry hair it may be worth a try. 😉
Here are the shampoo’s I will use if I’m not using bicarb:
I hope that answers the question and was helpful. If anyone would like to see more posts like this, feel free to ask below. And any questions are welcome, so please comment!
For my first official post on Seton Girls Hairstyles, I’m going to show you how I do my basic wand curls! They’re pretty easy once you get the hang of using a wand, but it can take some practice (believe me, you should have seen some of my first attempts! ) So hopefully this tutorial will help you out, and please don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have any questions ect!
I used the babyliss pro conical curling wand (32mm-19mm, )
Make sure if you use shampoo not to over do it. (and only wash your hair every 2-3 days) This helps your hair regulate it’s own natural oil production, keeping it nourished naturally. 😉
Use a good hairbrush, this is very important because you don’t want to be damaging your hair with a bad one. Brushes like this one and this one are very gentle, and therefore, good for your hair. These ones (or similar) could probably be found at most shops with hair supplies.
Always plait or braid your hair before going to bed; it prevents damage as you sleep and your hair is much more manageable when you wake up in the morning. If you can, using a scrunchie like this one : is meant to be much better to sleep on than a normal hair tie, which is more prone to damage as you sleep.
Another big tip would be never to use hair products with SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) SLS (sodium laureth sulfate) or any number of other bad product put there which you should avoid. That said, these are two of the most damaging for your hair (not to mention unhealthy.) So try to use natural and organic hair products when possible.
One great hair product is argan oil. It can be a bit more on the expensive side, but getting a good one is really worth it because it will last a long time. 😉 Coconut oil is also extremely effective for taming frizz and nourishing dry ends.
One of the biggest tips is to have a hand mirror to use along with a larger mirror (a bathroom mirror for example) in order to see the back of your hair while you are braiding/styling. This helps so much! Like this one:
When you wear any type of ponytail, do NOT take it out by yanking the rubber band through your hair. Instead, try to gently unloop it until it slides out. This simple change will prevent LOTS of unnecessary damage to your hair.
Here is a great book on hair care; especially if your hair is curly: