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Short Hair Don’t Care. (okay, maybe I do a little)

May 20, 2015
Some of you may remember my nightmare of a hair situation awhile back. While I didn’t go into details then, I will tell you now that, long story short, my hair did not react well to color that had been applied to it and instead of it remaining blonde, it turned a hundred shades of GREEN and GRAY. (No exaggeration.) Now, I know that gray hair is “very in” right now (although I’d like to meet whoever claimed that fad because no no no no no) but when green and gray is not what you’re going for, it’s quite traumatizing. Aside from my hair taking the color incorrectly, it also started falling out due to it being completely fried. SO. What’s a girl to do (after she bawls her eyes out) but chop it all off, find someone to fix the color, and start completely over, right? RIGHT. (Side note: I know it’s “just hair” but it’s MY hair… having spent 2 years growing it out only to have to chop it off was horrible you guys!)
I’m no stranger to short hair (my first ever modeling job with Elite required my hair being chopped) but it had been quite awhile since I’d rocked a bob/lob and it has taken some time to get used to the different ways of styling. I have always been a fan of the messy/texturized look but always attempted to get this look with without actual product. This meant scrunching up the roots of my hair with my fingers – the super legit and professional thing to do, obviously. (Please tell me you guys do this too.) The problem with attempting to gain some funkiness/messiness/texture by using my fingers is that 1.  it never stays funky/messy/texturized so I end up doing this throughout the day which leads to 2. dirty hair at the end of the day. 
I know there are products to help “funk up” your hair, but I’ve never been a fan because most of them are sticky, not to mention heavy and weigh the hair down (and therefore no longer providing volume).  I’ll even confess to you all that lately I’ve been spraying dry shampoo on my roots, NOT because my hair is dirty, but because I want a texturized look. 
Fortunately, I have found a new texturizing product I’m pretty much 100% obsessed with: Joico Hair Shake Finishing Texturizer Spray. OBSESSED. To prove to you just how amazing this stuff is, let’s do a little Before/After photo shoot, mkay?
Before/After w/ Joico Hair Shake Finishing Texturizer Spray
Things to know: 
  • This amazing potion is liquid-to-powder, which leaves hair feeling light.
  • Only $18 a bottle (5.1 fl oz), compared to other texturizing liquid-only or gel-only products that range from $16-$22
  • Works well with all hair types, but especially if you have fine hair, like me!

We love it, yes? YES.

Now to share the love with you guys šŸ™‚ You can get 10% off your Loxa Beauty order, simply by using the code GREY10 at checkout. Not in the market for texturizing spray? This 10% discount can be applied site-wide. (If you’re looking for lipstick, here is my fave.)
Happy shopping!!
Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post. Loxa Beauty provided me with the aforementioned beauty product, Joico Hair Shake Finishing Texturizer Spray, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. I do not make any type of compensation if you purchase a product from Loxa Beauty using the coupon code. A big thank you to Adproval for giving me yet another fun opportunity with Loxa, I think it’s safe to say I’m a fan! You can check out my other Loxa Beauty reviews here (Daytime Makeup) and here (Nighttime Makeup)
EG Side note– If any of you have recently experienced a hair nightmare and need some extra help to get your hair healthy & growing again, you have to try Terax Life Drops. I’ve talked about this magical stuff before in this post but can’t say enough about it – I swear by it. Yes, I think it smells like wet-dog but twice now this spray has healed my hair and therefore helps it grow faster.

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  • Jae

    Your haircut suits you well, Em! I'm now rocking an edgy pixie cut, and while my Mom hates it, I LOVE IT! HAHAHA!

  • I have thin hair myself and it has recently started going through some issues. So so interested in the life drops and definitely going to look into them. Thank you for sharing!

  • Oh my what a traumatic experience! Ao glad you got it sorted out and can now rock that beautiful cut. Always looking for new hair products that dont weigh me down or make my hair feel gross.

  • Ooooooooooooooo! Joico is awesome sauce! (My mom is a hairdresser) Your hair is so cute as a bob. I want to cut mine all off because I am just SICK of it! It's way too long and the only thing I can manage to do is a messy top knot. I'm trying for those long mermaid locks. It's half way down my back but it's a pain!!!!!!!

    You turned your hair ash blonde. I did that once. Well, my mom did actually. Us blondes have to be careful when it comes to bleaching and dying our hair. But I freaked out too when I saw my hair green. I have been seeing the grey hair trend (Taylor Swift is rocking it) and I sorta wanna do it. But to achieve it, it will require over processing my hair. I've learned a lot over the past 20 years about coloring hair and what to do and what not to do. So stay away from ASH blonde LOL!

    Have a great Wednesday! xoxo

  • I love your new cut but I so understand how attached we can become to our long hair. I'm having some problems with my own (something I've never had before and I am going to look into what you have mentioned. I'm becoming a little desperate! Thank You!!

  • I wish I knew what mermaid hair was like! hahaha!! šŸ˜‰ oh girl. I've had ash-blonde hair before- this was not it! It was straight up gray and green. Fortunately it was able to be corrected – at a hefty price when it was all said and done. gah!

  • Thanks, Sheryl. I actually love it now too – so much that I might keep it this length for awhile. Let me know if you want more details on the life drops! šŸ™‚

  • I really love this stuff. I tried it out yesterday and even this morning my hair is still texturized – love that it stays so long!

  • Yes!! Shoot me an email if you'd like more details/instructions on the life drops! šŸ™‚

  • hahaha!!! I love that you laughed at the end! I LOVE your hair, Jae! It can feel so freeing to chop it all off, right?!

  • Did you mess it up or was it a salon? If it was a salon, you CAN get your money back. Did you know you can get a refund if you don't like the way it turns out? Ooooohhhh yes!!!!

  • Wow that is awesome! I have naturally wavy hair but without some help it just looks crazy and frizzy so I am always on the lookout for great styling products like this that help enhance my texture without coating my hair in stickiness!

  • You're just too cute- long hair or short! I'm glad you've found products that work for you! Sometimes finding the right product is so tough!

  • Hmm…I wonder if this stuff would work with my super short hair? It's getting long enough now that I need to find something/some way to start styling it.

  • I think I need to check into this product. I have the flattest, most boring bob ever!

  • Jae

    I think my Mom is more stressed about the amount of hair I let go of in the last 6 months, that's why. I mean, I used to have a mermaid's hair, y'know! šŸ˜›

    P.S. I just might get something else from Joico using your promo code! Either I get the dry wax or the texturizing cream. šŸ˜€

  • It looks great! You pull off short hair effortlessly šŸ™‚

  • That product is amazing! I always forget that adproval has a brand section for opportunities!! I'm also kind of obsessing over your modeling photos.

  • You're new cut looks super cute on you, but I would have probably freaked out and cried too. Yikes! I am super anxious about getting my hair cut because they always cut it way to short….but I am way past due for a cut, so cross your fingers for me! lol

  • Funny, the title of my post today is Long Hair, Don't Care. That product sounds great. I might have to try it, even though I like to stick to my drug store priced hair products. šŸ™‚

  • I love the short hair on you! I'm going to have to try that spray, I have fine hair that doesn't do anything. Thanks for sharing!

  • amazing!! 1) I'm still really loving your hair girlie and 2) that textured look looks amazing on you! I also use the scrunching trick with my fingers, but mostly I do it to try and keep my waves to stay crunched up and not fall limp. they always fall limp… I feel like this amazing spray would help keep my hair the way I want it to!

  • Your hair looks fabulous! I think I will go shorter next time šŸ˜‰

  • You are way too fabulous! I need to check out that spray asap!! Who doesn't love a little extra texture?

  • So if I buy it I'll look like you? Yes? I'll take a case! XO

  • Checked out your modeling pics, wow, stunning. You are a beautiful woman. And I'm a short hair fan and going gray. I've come to terms with it and have just begun coloring it. Yet, get this, my stylist says I should let the gray in and not color. She's not making any money off me. So, I've decided to do just that for the summer and see how I feel at the end. I adore your short hair. Great product tip.

  • My only true hair nightmare was in 4th grade but I was traumatized by it. It's weird, even though I have curly hair, it always feels flat on top and I've definitely done the scrunch with the fingers thing about a million times today. I will have to check that product out.

  • Yes! As long as it's through Loxa's website, the code will work! šŸ™‚

  • Mine is naturally wavy too, Julia! I plan on trying it out on my wavy hair this weekend. I'll let you know! šŸ™‚

  • aw, thanks, girl šŸ™‚ Yes, I'm pretty picky when it comes to what type of sponsored posts I do (which is why I don't do them very often)… when I saw the Joico though I knew I had to try it!

  • Hmm. You know, I'm not sure, Steph. The harder gel stuff might be better for your length? But I'm no hair/beauty expert so don't necessarily listen to me šŸ˜‰ You know what I can do?! I'll test out the Joico on Christian's hair! I'll let you know!

  • aw, girl your bob isn't boring! I will say though, this stuff will def pick it up a notch! And you can use just a little or a lot. I used quite a bit and my hair still looks great today, after using it yesterday for this post.

  • Thank you!!! šŸ™‚ I'm definitely getting used to it now!

  • Lady, Adproval is great for connecting bloggers with brands! If you would like an introduction, let me know!

  • Don't do it!!!! You can grow it!!! You got this!!! (So you can tell I miss long hair haha) I will say- this length has been fun, especially for summer. What other products have you used and liked for your bob?

  • Thank you, Julie! My fingers are crossed for you! Can't wait to see! šŸ™‚

  • ha!! I'm coming over to read! šŸ™‚

    (I'm totally with you on the drug store prices… that's where I get most of my products, however- when I find something that works really, really well- and it's under $30s, it feels worth it to me) šŸ™‚

  • Yes, exactly my problem too, Meagan! I have a good amount of hair but it's really fine. This stuff really helps with that!

  • thank you!! šŸ™‚ Yes, I first used this stuff on my roots but then went back and used it on some of my ends to "funk it up" more šŸ˜‰ And even today- after sleeping on my hair from doing it yesterday for this post, my hair is still looking great!

  • Thank you! Short hair is fun, especially in the summertime šŸ™‚

  • Love that texture!! šŸ˜‰ Thanks, Jamie!!

  • oh girl! Thank you! šŸ™‚

  • ha! Anne! You made my day šŸ˜‰ XOXO

  • Thank you, Michelle! My feeling on going gray is that if that's the direction your hair is naturally heading, ROCK IT. (And I will also say I think gray hair is beautiful, especially on women!) The shorter hair sure makes getting ready in the mornings faster! šŸ™‚

  • Yep, that's what I've done- the scrunching thing… the teasing thing… the hairspray thing.. the dry shampoo thing (which I do still love)… but this stuff definitely gets the job done! šŸ™‚

  • Oh I'm def going to need to try this!!

  • Your hair is so, so pretty! Love the new style!

    Jen
    http://www.lifeunrefined.com

  • You. Are. STUNNING! Love your hair, so pretty!

  • You are beautiful with long, short or bald sister!!!

  • I haven't done the bald thing yet, but you never know haha! Thank you, Kim!

  • your hair looks so lovely! suits you really well:-) xx

  • You look adorable but I totally can understand…my hair takes 4-Eva to grow. I have super fine hair too so I may just have to check this stuff out.

  • Honestly, I only used hairspray!

  • Thank you, Laura! šŸ™‚

  • Thank you, Shelly šŸ™‚ Let me know what you think if you end up getting it, I am definitely sold on the stuff!

  • chall1018

    I think short hair looks wonderful on you! But, I do get it. I have been growing my hair out for over a year only to fry it with a curling iron last month. I had to chop it off. I still have some damage that was higher up, but I didn't want to be bald. Ahhh….it's so tough being a girl sometimes.

  • haha, I know! I suppose it could have been worse… a buzz-cut vs. a bob cut šŸ˜‰ Thanks, Crystal!