The Summer Me: Laid Back and Wavy. Okay, Maybe Just Wavy.

Much to the chagrin of my Texan husband who will forever want me to sport perfectly blown out blonde hair, I have decided to let myself go a little this summer. But not in a “now I am a mom so I can be a mess and get away with it” way-. Rather, in a very purposeful “channeling the laid back California girl that I will NEVER be” way.

Instead of popping down to the 24-hour hair salon under my building a couple mornings a week (yes, I know, I am a lucky girl- the ability to get straight hair while catching up on magazines at all hours of the day and night is HUGE), I am letting my hair dry- I hope you are sitting down for this- naturally. Yep. That’s me. Soooo natural.

Inspired by my growing collection of maxi dresses, and the tousled waves Erica  & Emily – my go-to hair and makeup gurus for important shoots and such- always seem to pull off to perfection, I have embarked on a whole new strategy for managing my mane.

Here is my latest regimen:

  • CATWALK by TIGI Curlesque Shampoo & Conditioner (I am a firm believer that styling starts in the shower. But when my hair needs major hydration help, I rotate in anything from Ojon or this new line from Brazil called BioSupplements.)
  • Beach Blow Texturizing Mist by Blow Hair Care, spritzed generously.
  • I give myself about 3 minutes to scrunch, twist and twirl at random- and then, hands off. This gospel was ingrained in my psyche by Amy Keller Laird. Amy not only happens to be the Beauty Director of the beauty bible we have come to know as Allure, but also happens to have great waves. Every time I see her. So there.

If I behave myself and keep occupied, a couple hours later I look into the mirror to discover waves. Good ones.

Note- My regimen is a work in progress, so very curious to know what your product picks and tricks are. Do a girl (me) a favor and leave words of wisdom in the comments section.