FBFF: Naturally Not Red

Now that summer is quickly approaching, along with the humidity of Indiana, I find that my haircare is changing. This week’s FBFF (courtesy of Katy of ModlyChic) is all about haircare - quite appropriate, if you ask me.

1. How often do you get your hair cut?

Never. Because my hair is naturally curly, it seems slightly more durable and can go longer in between cuts. I get my bangs trimmed about every eight weeks or so.

2. Do you go to the same stylist each time, try someone new, go to the cheap hair-cutting chains, or live it up in a salon?

Once a year or so, I’ll go to a stylist just to get my layers reshaped. My mom used to cut hair in college, and she’s pretty good at it; she cuts my hair every once in awhile or trims my bangs.  

3. Do you color your hair? How often? What’s your natural color?

I color my hair red every two months or so. I typically use Clairol or Garnier and their demi-permanent dyes so that it fades with each wash and gives me natural-looking roots. My natural color is a light brown with hints of gold and red.

4. The one thing you always do to keep your hair looking great is:

Never use too much product. That seems like a bit of an oxymoron, consider naturally curly hair tends to be frizzy. I find that the more I try to fight the frizz with products, the frizzier it gets and the less curly it becomes because of the weight of the products. So my typical haircare routine consists of John Freida’s Frizz-Ease Shampoo and Conditioner. Once a week, I’ll use Infusium 23’s Leave-In Treatment, which really helps to strengthen and moisturize my curls. I blow-dry my hair using a diffuser, but I always let it air dry slightly after blow-drying it to reduce the frizz. Using less product keeps my curls soft and bouncy.

5. What hair trend do you love and wish you could rock?

I absolutely love California waves, but because my hair is naturally curly, the only way to get waves like that is to straighten my hair and then curl it. If only I had that much time on my hands…