Double Loop Pony Tail

Double Loop Pony Tail

Hello and happy Sunday. I’ve been talking a lot about my hair, so let’s just do another post about it. This is a hairstyle I did last week, and it turned out okay, so I want to share it with you. You’ll need a comb or a brush, two hairbands, and a small hair loop. If you have a lot of hair, maybe you’ll need one small and one big hair loop.

The first thing you’re going to do is take a small portion of hair at the top of your hair and secure it with a hair band in a half-up ‘do. I did mine up high and could do more loops after that.

Anyway, once you have that first piece of hair secured, you’ll use the hair loop. You can buy it on Amazon. I suggest using a small loop for this.

Then you’ll take your hair and do a low ponytail with it. And you’re going to loop it. I was able to use the small loop for this, but you might want to use the big one.

And that’s it. This is a simple and cute hairdo that will stay in place throughout the day. In the comments below tell me how you like to style your hair.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

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Why I Only Wash My Hair During the Weekend

Why I Only Wash My Hair During the Weekend

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Hello and happy Sunday. The idea for this post came to me after sharing my hair care products and tools. I wanted to explain the reasons why I initially decided to wash my hair only during the weekend, and also what has made me stay with this regime.

I used to wash my hair everyday up until a few years ago. I was that girl who would always have wet hair at school. That was the norm for me because it’s what my mom has always done. And probably today I’d still be washing my hair every single day if I hadn’t had my surgery. Back in 2015, I underwent a breast reduction, which meant I had bandages for two or three weeks. That alone made showering really difficult, and I wasn’t going to add washing my hair to the mix. On top of that, for a few weeks after my surgery, I developed this aversion to water. I couldn’t have water near me because it all of a sudden had this weird scent that reminded me of the recovery room, so after going to a hair salon once to get my hair washed, I decided I would leave it as it was until the bandages were gone and I was able to shower properly.

I spent two full weeks without washing my hair, and what I learned from it was that: 1. my hair got super dirty super quickly because my scalp was already used to being washed so often, and 2. after a week or so, the hair stops getting dirty. Two weeks without washing my hair was obviously excessive in normal conditions, but once I got my bandages removed, I decided I would wash my hair only on the weekends or after a workout because I was really into Zumba at the time.

One of the reasons why I’ve kept washing my hair only on the weekends is that I feel that what I do to my hair lasts longer. If I use leave-in conditioner or oil, I can still smell it in my hair days after applying it because by not washing it, I’m not removing the product. Obviously, when I iron or curl my hair, it stays longer that way. If you dye your hair, then you should know that if you wash your hair less frequently, then the color will remain longer, especially if it’s one of those fantasy colors. There’s nothing more frustrating when dyeing your hair than having a fresh color applied, and seeing all the dye fall off your head and go down the drain.

Now, I want to go back to what I said about product application because there’s another advantage related to this when you only wash your hair once or twice a week: you are saving money because you’re saving product. Think about it in the simplest terms; even if you’re only using shampoo and conditioner, it’s two applications a week versus seven. That means that those product will last you around three times as much as if you were washing your hair daily. Add to that leave-in conditioners, sprays and other products that can only be applied to wet hair. You’re welcome.

I already touched on this earlier, but I feel that my hair is stronger in the sense that it’s more resistant. When I used to wash my hair everyday, I was stripping it from its natural oils, and I was making it dependent on the daily wash, which meant that if I didn’t wash it for a single day, it would get super greasy immediately. Of course my hair gets dirty throughout the week because it is experiencing five days without being washed, but it can hold a little longer without looking like a greasy mess. Aside from that, I honestly feel that it’s way healthier now. If you’ve followed my blog from the beginning, then you probably have also followed all the changes my hair has underwent. I haven’t dyed my hair in over a year now and I feel that it’s the prettiest it’s been .

Finally, not washing my hair everyday means that I take shorter showers on weekdays. No, I’m not going to talk about the impact this has on the environment, although it’s a nice side effect. I’m going to talk about how exhausting washing my hair is for me personally, and how I love saving those ten extra minutes in the morning. Washing my hair is also energy-consuming (and again, I’m talking about myself and not the environment), so that’s why I like to leave it for the weekends, when I’m more rested and I can incorporate this step into my self-care routine and see it more as a treat than a chore.

How often do you wash your hair and why? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Cleaning My Hair Care Bin

Cleaning My Hair Care Bin

Hello and happy Sunday. I feel like I don’t discuss hair care much in this blog, and the reason is that I don’t really have a structured hair-care regime that I follow. I literally wash my hair only on the weekends, and I use shampoo, sometimes conditioner, and then another product that I most likely got in a subscription box. Today, though, I’ll show you what’s inside my hair care bin. Let’s get started, shall we?

First, we have the tools. I have a straightening iron I bought at TJ Maxx forever ago, two thingies for when I go for creative-ish dos, a comb, a dry hair brush, and a Tangle Teezer.

 

This is what I live by: all sorts of hair ties, scrunchies, and other hair things I don’t know the English name of. If you do, please let me know in the comments. I only let my hair down when it’s drying after I’ve washed it, and even after it’s dry, I’ll probably pull it up in a ponytail or something. I feel that hair is an important part of your look and because my job requires me to wear somewhat formal clothes, I prefer my hair to be up because it looks more stylish and classy.

 

 

 

Finally, we have those products I told you I use after washing my hair. And I have to be honest, I’d sort of neglected them, which led me to have all these opened and unfinished bottles of stuff. To solve this problem, I numbered them from one to six, one being the bottle with the least amount of product and six the one with the most. I’ve been working on finishing them by using them not only after washing my hair, but also on days when my hair is not that dirty. I am currently working on product number three, which is the argan oil.

 

What products can we find in your hair care bin? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Sugar Bear Hair: After

Sugar Bear Hair: After

Hello and happy Sunday. First and foremost, this is not the picture I wanted to use but silly me forgot to take an “after” picture, so we’ll use this one because I look super hot, okay?

Instead of what I’ve been doing in the other posts, which is basically telling you the changes I’ve noticed in my hair and nails, I’ll tell you what I’ve been experiencing after finishing my two months of Sugar Bear Hair.

Let’s go back a little while because some of you might be new here. After a rough time for me, emotionally, in which I discovered that due to anxiety and probably poor eating habits my hair was falling off, I felt like I needed a boost. I had tried the Sugar Bear Hair gummy vitamins before and was in love, so I thought they could really help me again.

Over those two months in which I tool the gummy vitamins, I did feel that my hair was stronger, shinier, and overall healthier looking. It was getting its shape back and I was very happy with it. Now something to understand here is that when you take supplements and stop, you might be running the risk of what people who stop dieting or exercising go through: the effect just dissipates. I feared that my hair would go back to look opaque and unhealthy and that the falling out would increase once I stopped taking my Sugar Bear Hair, but that hasn’t happened.

I feel that after those two months of nourishing and love, my own body somehow has regained the ability to keep my hair beautiful and healthy. I feel that the falling out has gone back to the normal, expected amount, and that my hair has gone back to where it was before all the bad stuff happened. It has also grown so much that I now can pretty much do any hairdo except for a braid, but let’s give that a few more months.

In the comments below I’d like you to tell me some “glow up” stories.

Happy Sunday!
Love, Miss Camila

 

One Month of Sugar Bear Hair

One Month of Sugar Bear Hair

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Hello and happy Saturday. If you read last week’s post, you know that I was kinda disappointed with the lack of visible advances in my hair from week one to week two. Today I have a completely different attitude because, honestly, who’s that queen in the picture?

Look at that shiny, volume-y, wavy hair. Look at how much it’s grown! I feel like I can do so many hairstyles now that I hadn’t been able to try because the length just wasn’t there, and I feel like shade-wise my hair has gotten its life back. You can actually see that there are some natural highlights going on.

I didn’t mention this in the previous post, but I have to admit that I did have a massive falling out situation. Again, like I’ve explained, that is caused by anxiety, and it’s not something Sugar Bear Hair can really prevent. I can say, however, that it was just one episode as opposed to the sort of uncontrollable situation I was going through before taking these supplements.

In one month, I’ll show you the final results of this little experiment. Now, I’m not sure if you’ve heard but Sugar Bear has come up with these multivitamins, and almost at the same time, Tati released Halo Kiwi, which is targeted specifically for the skin. In the comments below let me know whether you’d like to see me try one or both of these products and share my experience with you.

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

Three Weeks of Sugar Bear Hair

Three Weeks of Sugar Bear Hair

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Hello and happy Saturday. I know these updates tend to become kind of repetitive and that, you get it, Sugar Bear Hair makes my hair grow. Awesome. This is why today I’ll keep this post short and sweet.

I think that the change in my hair, especially in its length is noticeable if we compare the “before” with today, three weeks into the Sugar Bear Hair “treatment.” I didn’t see much change, however, with my hair last week and then this week. If anything, I feel it looks shorter in this picture, which is super odd, but might seem this way because it’ so dirty it maybe got that weird shape, which is not really like defined waves.

Do I still trust Sugar Bear Hair? Totally. Do I still think that it works and that my hair has become longer, healthier and overall better looking? Absolutely.

In the comments below, tell me more or less when do you start noticing that a hair care product is no longer working the way is used to.

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

Sugar Bear Hair: 2 Week Update

Sugar Bear Hair: 2 Week Update

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Hello and happy Saturday. In case you were wondering, this is the face of a teacher after coming home on a Friday. But we’re not here to talk about my face, right? We’re here to talk about my hair and whether I’ve seen any changes in the past two weeks.

Well, judge for yourselves. It’s obviously dirty, but it looks thick, which I associate with strength. It has also clearly grown, and I know this because I’ve been able to play with more hairstyles lately.

As for the falling out, I feel it has decreased, but then again, let’s all remember that this is more caused by anxiety than an issue directly related to the health of my hair or scalp.

Being halfway through the first month, I do feel like Sugar Bear Hair is giving my hair that boost to grow and be healthier, and you can tell. Yes, this picture was taken when I was pretty tired, but still my hair looks good, it has volume and a nice shape, which I’d been wanted to get back for a while.

In the comments below, tell me about self-care rituals that help you after a long week at work or school.

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila