I’d like to preface this story by informing anyone reading that I’m no beauty editor. In fact, I’m possibly the furthest thing from it. As someone who has had a deep love affair with fashion my entire life, I never really had the time to devote as much attention to makeup, skincare, or anything else that falls under the general umbrella of beauty. If I did, I’d never get off the internet or out of the house in the morning! I do, however, I do have a few things going for me when it comes to the category:
1. I’m lazy, which means I often seek out easy-yet-effective products and practices.
2. I’ve worked alongside beauty editors for the last five years, leading me to pick up my fair share of tricks here and there. AKA I hounded them with questions.
3. I’m Persian, which makes me, by default, an expert in hair—as I’ve had to maintain my own mane for as long as I could hold a brush. Thank you, mom.
Given all the above, I’ve managed to get by and actually receive a handful of compliments and questions about my various routines when I post my favorite fashion finds on @trustmebuythis. Most often, as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, these questions relate to hair. So today is the day I’m finally sharing what I do know, as well as a little bit about what I don’t—but first, a few last notes…
I get asked a lot about how I keep my hair healthy. I honestly think a lot of it has to do with genetics, but one thing I avoid is using a flat iron (especially on the ends) because of the damage and dryness they can cause. I have naturally curly hair and style it at least twice a week, but only with a blow dryer and curling wands—never an iron. If I’m getting a blowout, which I also do regularly, I request they do the same and only use an iron if they really can’t get a section of the roots straight (usually the baby hairs).
You’ll also notice there’s nothing about shampoo or conditioner in this article. That’s because I’m pretty low-maintenance about them and don’t stick to one specific brand or product. It’s kind of a revolving door of samples and drugstore finds, so no use in taking my advice there. Now that we’ve got that covered, scroll through for the tools and products I do highly recommend!
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