Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Glam Series - Get Yo Hair Did

My Hair Routine

Hair blow dryer / Straight iron / Sultra blow dryers iron / Sultra 'Bombshell' Clipless Iron Styling Glove / / Beyond the Zone Rock On Volumizing Powder / New Image Carbon Rattail Tease Comb

I am excited to join back in to Jordon's weekly linkup.  Today we are all talking about our hair routines.  I feel like after 29 years...I finally have my hair under control!

Ovation Cell Therapy 

Hi, I'm Janice and I buy things I hear about on the radio.  I have probably heard the commercial for the Ovation Cell Therapy hair treatment hundreds of times but a few months ago I was feeling pretty blah about my hair (I felt like it was stringy, brittle, dull...etc) and they were promoting a special holiday deal so I figured I would give it a shot.  The package I ordered was the Volume collection for $60 and it included a 6 oz shampoo and conditioner, 12 oz "Cell Therapy" treatment, hair spray, and special hair vitamins.  I figured it was a pretty good deal because just the 12 oz "Cell Therapy" retails for $56.  The "Cell Therapy" is an extra treatment to be 2-3 times a week between the shampoo and conditioner.  I leave it in for about 5 minutes while going about my other shower duties and then wash it out and then use conditioner (only on my ends) as usual.  I have noticed a great difference in my hair in just a month and a half!  I feel like it has grown more than normal, but that may also be due to the fact there is a lot less breakage than normal.  A few weeks ago, I saw my sister and she asked if I just got a haircut because my hair looked so healthy!  A compliment like that made my day, and confirmed the fact that this treatment was working (my sister had no idea I was trying out something new).  I also really like the way this stuff has a "coconutty" like smell which reminds me of vacation!

{Kinda Wash}

Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo

I first heard about this product from Shanna's blog and knew I had to give it a shot.  I have tried a few other types of dry shampoo but never felt like I was actually getting the real shampoo experience.  My hair still felt dirty and gross.  I picked this up on a Target trip one day, and haven't looked back.  It really works!  You just spray it on, stare at yourself with white hair feeling depressed about getting old and having legit white hair like that someday for a few minutes, brush it out, then voila - semi clean hair!  The best styling method I have found with "dry washed" hair is the curling method because it really holds the curl, and hides the creases that have appeared from sleeping on my hair.  I have already sold a few of my friends on this, so you should get on board too!

The Dry Bar Blowout in a Box

My mom surprised me with this for Christmas and I couldn't have been more excited!  She said she remembered how my last blowdryer smelled like burned hair and thought I could use a new one.  Gotta love the Mother's intuition huh?  A fancy blowdryer was never something I wanted to splurge on, especially since I had one that did the job.  This one literally blew me out of the water - pun intended!  It dries my hair in half the time and leaves it less poofy!  Double win!  For those of you that are not familiar with The Dry Bar it is a salon that only does hair blow outs.  They will wash you, dry you, and style you all nice and pretty all while you sip on some champagne and watch a movie!  It's pretty nice, and I highly recommend going there for a special night!  They have recently started marketing some of their equipment so that's where this "Blowout in a Box" comes in.  It included hair clips, a round brush, and a sample shampoo and conditioner but lets be honest - I am not coordinated enough to blow dry using a round brush but the clips come in handy for curling/straightening my hair.  


The Chi is no secret.  I've been a loyal Chi girl since 2004.  My hair isn't curly, but it doesn't look sleek enough to just blow dry and go.  I mainly use the Chi to calm down the fuzziness of my hair after blowdrying and to smooth out the small amount of waves.  I know there are probably better straighteners out there, but this one is a good 'ol classic!  I may venture out and try a different brand (I hear The Dry Bar makes a pretty awesome one!) whenever my Chi goes ka-put (which better not be for a few years because I just snagged this cute red one on sale on ideeli last year when my old Chi died!)

Beyond the Zone Volumizing Hair Powder + Teasing Comb 

(both found at Sally's Beauty Supply)

I live in Texas where the motto is "the higher the hair, the closer to God" so teasing is a little something extra I will do if I have the time.  If I am wearing my hair straight, I will usually finish up straightening it and then section off the top parts and pour in some hair powder and shake it around my roots and then get to work on teasing the crown area.  If I am curling my hair, I will do this first and then get to curling.  This powder helps add texture and holds the man-made volume pretty nicely, but I do notice that it takes about 2 shampoos for me to feel like it has completely washed out.  

Sultra Bombshell 1" Curling Rod

I've never really been about to curl my hair with a curling iron or curlers in a way that I would be ok going out in public before being introduced to this wand.  One of my friends had it and showed me how to use it and I was so impressed with the fact I could actually get my hair to look good curly!  At the time, it was on sale at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in a special "exclusive" hot pink color so I decided to splurge on it and have definitely got my money's worth!  It comes with a funny pink glove to protect your hand - and be warned this bad boy is HOT!  I have burned my hand, ear, scalp, and arm before and it's not fun.  The glove may be goofy looking, but it helps!  I have pretty much mastered the art of curling my hair with this tool, and can usually do my entire head in about 15 minutes.  I love it!!

Topstyler by Instyler 

I am still trying to get a hang out of using this set, but how it works is pretty cool.  It isn't your regular set of curlers.  Instead of curlers that heat up, this has what they call "C-Shells" which are little clips that are plated with ceremic that heat up.  After they are nice and hot, all you do is wrap your hair around 2 or 3 fingers and then clip the "C-Shell" over the wrapped up hair and then after about 5-10 minutes you have a super bouncy curl!  You have to be careful with the placement of the hair inside the shell, otherwise you get a janky looking curl (been there).  The times I have got it to look good enough to leave the house, the curls lasted all day!  I was so impressed!  I am still working on mastering this style (lots and lots of youtube tutorial viewing has been going on) but I think it is a great tool for getting your curl on.

As for hairspray, I don't have a brand I am loyal too.  I will pretty much use anything.  I am excited to see what everyone else in the linkup uses for their hair routine!  Happy Thursday everyone, and be sure to check out everyone else's posts!

The Glam Series


  1. Love this post! So helpful! I need to learn how to tease- It always seems so scary at first! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I use the NYM clean freak dry shampoo too!!! I hate how "white" it is at first but have gone back and bought it (twice) so I guess that means it's working for me ;)! I will have to look into Ovation Cell Therapy!! Xx.

  3. I hear those commercials all the time too! Haha! The blowout in a box sounds nice. I actually dry my hair with a round brush almost everyday so that would work for me.

  4. You REALLY made me want the Dry Bar dryer, I have thick poofy hair so that sounds right up my alley lol

  5. Haha I hear the Ovation Cell Therapy commercials ALLLL the time! Glad to hear it works for you and isn't just some radio scam! I'm going to the Dry Bar for the first time in a couple of weeks and this made me really excited! I have Sultra curling wand (the 3/4th) and I love it! It definitely has a learning curve but can make some pretty great curls once you get the hang of it.


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