Shampoo and Conditioner

Hi Friends,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I am talking hair. It is funny that I don’t talk about hair very much on my blog considering… one of my dreams growing up was to become a hairstylist. I actually do hair on the side and love doing it quite a bit. Same goes with make up, I guess because once I have found a routine that works, I stick with it. Today I am giving you all my schedule (yes, schedule) on how I cleanse my hair.

I like to use three types of cleansers and I use them in “cycles.” Typically, I wash my hair once a week. At the beginning of the “cycle” I cleanse my hair with a traditional shampoo with the matching conditioner. In case you haven’t noticed, I have natural hair and I have learned over the years my hair responds better with less shampoo (it dries it out). The next week I co-wash (conditioner wash) which is when you just use conditioner. This allows me to redo my hair, provide moisture and lightly cleanse. The next week I use a co-wash cleanser and the matching conditioner after two weeks without a shampoo I start to get itchy (lol) so using a “no poo” cleanser allows me to cleanse my hair and scalp without drying it out. The last week in the cycle, I co-wash again, then back to the top. 🙂

Also, in the cycle is the deep condition process. I always try to deep condition when I wash my hair. My goal is twice a month but if we are being honest, I am lucky if I do it once (I am going to do better). I love this deep conditioner and I have been using it for years.

img_7496_fotorimg_7494_fotorimg_7498_fotorimg_7500_fotor2Let me know if you all are interested in seeing more hair post. I would like to share with you the tool and styling products I use too. Would you be interested?

Hair Envy

I know I can not be the only person who get lost on Pinterest for hours. A few days ago I came across these lovely ladies and their gorgeous hair. Which got me thinking about hair envy, and what I think of it. In all actually I have I hair envy with all of these ladies, some because of the length, some because of the curl and some just because of the style. It is okay to like how other people style their hair without wishing and praying it was your hair.

As for me I have big, crazy, wild hair and I don’t think I would trade for anything only, because it is mine. When I was younger I wised my her like like every other black girl I saw on TV. Until I got older and started to appreciate my hair for what it is.

I think as we get older we start to realize, there is nothing I can do about it so lets make the most of it. This can be applied to almost anything. We should all me content with what the Lord given us. Although, there is nothing with with appreciating what the Lord gave to other people as well.

xx

Jazmin Mac

Bridal Shower Photos

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Just when you thought Wedding Wednesday was over, it’s the gift that keeps on giving 🙂

I recently had a chance to actually go through all my photos from the events around the wedding, I realized I have so much to share with you all. First up are the photos from my bridal shower. These photos were taken by Brian Adrian, to see more of his work . Don’t you think my maid of honors did such a great job!

Thinking back, causes me to have a HUGE smile on my face. This party was everything I could have ever wanted. It was classy and eloquent and I has such a great time with my friends and family.

Lace Top: Banana Republic

Crop Cami: Garage

Pencil Skirt: Banana Republic

Headband: Forever 21 (old) similar here, here, here.

Brian Adrian: brianw224@gmail.com

5 Days!!!

MY HAIR DRESSER CANCELLED ON ME!


No shade, but this picture was taken of me last week and I don’t want this style for my wedding.

So, I had my hair dresser booked for about 2 or 3 months now. When it was time to confirm, her response was “Oh, I can’t do it.” WHAT, what do you mean you can’t do it. The wedding is a week away! I had to take a deep breath, stretch, do a few backflips and summersaults, then go into crisis mode!

Originally, the plan was to have my hair dresser here in DC come to the hotel and do my hair. Early on in the planning my stylist told me she would not be able to travel to me and it would be best if I came to her. Unfortunately, I will not be able to travel to her because she is to far from the hotel and I will be pressed for time and I don’t want to stress. The only other option was to get my hair done on Thursday afternoon, and try to make it last until Saturday, and it may rain. My amazing maid of honor is currently woking on getting me an appointment with her hair stylist. My fingers are crossed hoping I can get an appointment on Saturday morning. Pray for me!

Life Lesson- Always have a backup scheduled, just in case because you never know what is going to happen.

Blogmas Day 22: Holiday Hair and Makeup

It’s begenning to look a lot like Christmas! I start to get so excited when we start to get closer to the holidays… it’s countdown time 🙂 For those of you have have a few parties to attend here are some looks that will give you some inspiration.

First we are going to start with my favorite… Hair!

 

As you all know I have natural hair so this mohawk is so edgy for a NYE party. I am not sure if I would every pull it off, but those ladies who do… get it!

 

You can’t every go wrong with a sky high bun! Buns go great with just about any outfit… especially if you are wearing statement jewelry.

 

This bun here… gorgeous! Braided buns, are so romantic, effortless, and chic!

After the hair is done, we now have to do our makeup.

 This is by far my favorite makeup look. Natural eyes and a bold lip.

 

 This look is very glamorous and sultry, perfect for a Christmas party. Imagine wearing this with a bright red dress!

 

 

 

Bold lashes… enough said.

xx

Jazmin

Wedding Hair

So this Saturday I am meeting with my hair stylist for a trim. I plan to discuss with her what I want to do for my wedding day hair. I know, I still have 7 months and I am sure this will change at least 5 more times until the wedding. For the sake of this weeks Wedding Wednesday lets talk about wedding hair.

This week, I am thinking about having my hair staring with loose waves and pinned to the side. Here are some pictures from Pinterest of course.

Because I love buns… Here is one!