This post is long overdue! I chopped my hair about a month ago. Honestly, I haven’t had hair this short since jr. high, and I was so nervous to make the cut. Once I left the salon chair (I go to Jeanna at Salon9), I couldn’t believe I’d been nervous and I thought… I should have made this cut a long time ago! It feels more mature and no-fuss. I love it!
Since then I’ve been getting questions a lot of questions about how I’ve been styling it. I wanted to wait until I had tried a few irons, curlers, products, etc. so I could share my favorite strategy with you guys. I promise it’s not groundbreaking information, but I like to share blog posts when I get the same question often so that it will hopefully answer everything in one place!
Two of my favorite things about having short hair are:
It cuts my styling time in half.
My hair holds curl and texture SO much longer.
Once I’ve washed my hair (I wash my hair 2-3x a week), I use this detangler with this brush. I’ll then add either this leave-in conditioner or this moisturizing cream.
I then blow dry it with this blow-dryer and will spray in this heat protectant spray before plugging in a curling wand or iron. When I’m styling it for the first time I will use this 1″ curling wand for tighter waves that fall throughout the day. For the next 2-4 days, I’ll use this iron with this 1.25″ barrel to maintain the waves or touch them up.
In this post, I have third day hair. On the first day I curled it with the wand and then today before the post I touched it up with the clip barrel.
Once I’ve curled my hair I’ll spray this texturizing spray in the mid-section of my hair and will lightly spray with hairspray. If I’m going to be taking photos for my blog, I will pop in a few clip-in hair extensions (I’m wearing them in these photos) from Bellami for extra fullness! I use the ones shared here, and I cut three wefts when I cut my hair so I could continue to wear them.
photos by Christian Barnes
t3 curling iron trio (I use this barrel the most) | Nume curling wand | detangler | hairbrush, also have and love this one | oribe moisturizing cream | heat protectant spray | oribe texturizer | hairspray | blow-dryer (on sale!)
top – sold out, similar style here and here (on sale) | jeans in post-modern blues (runs TTS) | similar earrings | room details here
AND I thought this would be a fun time to host an all-about-hair giveaway for you guys! To enter to win the below, here are the steps:
1. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite hair product.
2. Follow @kathleen__barnes on Instagram.
3. “Like” any of my last three photos on Instagram and leave a comment, tagging two friends who you don’t think follow me on Instagram, tell them why they should follow.
1/16: The winner is Mary Allison Mitchell, first runner up is Annalise Botzenmayer! So many amazing entries I had to pick more than one. THANK YOU SO MUCH for entering! XOXOXO
Thanks so much for reading and entering (I threw in a few beauty products too because… why not!?)! Can’t wait to hear what some of your hair must-haves are. XO –