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Dear Mama’s with hair woes,
What happened to our glorious locks after we had kids? Seriously. I don’t know about you but my hair before having twins was exactly what I wanted it to be – a lotta’ sass and bounce for days. Now I can barely get my hair out of a ponytail or top-knot (to which I’m famous for rockin’) and attempting to defrizz this mane is about as easy as putting kids to bed on Halloween. What happened? I never checked out one of the “mom hair cuts” that many women pursue to escape the pregnancy hair frump they might have felt. I sure felt it! In a world that can revolve around baby food puree’ recipes, shuttling the kids to every T-ball and dance lesson in a cross quarter mile of your neighborhood and endless attempts at potty training and diaper changes, our hair can be the absolute LAST thing that we think about as mothers.
In my case, I realized that the hair routine I was using should only be considered for people under the age of 6. My products, which consisted of kids detangler sprays with funny animals on the label and occasionally a comb in lieu of a brush when drying my hair, were awful to use and should be stopped – immediately. The endless ponytail that I tossed up every single day had to be revamped. I had completely lost touch with what my hair needed so it was time to start on a clean slate. I knew I needed to regroup on the products I should be using, the styles I should be rocking and the hair accessories I could be wearing.
Many stylists recommend not doing anything rash when wanting a new hair cut or change after having children. You’ve just been on a hormonal roller coaster and you might feel less than your best self, but grabbing a hair cut or color that you quickly choose might leave you with regrets if you aren’t so sure of the outcome. If a different style immediately might give you a boost of confidence, then remind yourself hair grows back and go for it! Our hair texture and definition changes after childbirth and this can also help you decide what style you might want to choose. Often we want that “wash and wear” short style that can be easy to throw together when running to that early PTA meeting, but it might not be as easy to manage as you thought. Take your time and weigh your hair style decision. And if you think you’re desperately in need of a change and feel the sense to chop it all off – then go for it. It’ll grow back! Here are some of our favorites! (Photo sources – www.gvenny.com , ShopStyle.com , people.com , beautyeditor.ca , usmagazine.com)
In the quest for my new mom hair products, I got lost very quickly. I tried many things that were suggested on the market but nothing really changed the drab status of hair despair I was in. I was looking through an Allure Magazine and saw that Kendall Jenner got a tip from sister Kim to try Finesse® Restore + Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner so I thought I would give it a try. After trying both of these products I realized how awesome they were and 5-6 washes later, my hair has significantly improved and the damaged split ends and endless frizz has become manageable like never before. Kendall Jenner swears by this and now I can totally see why. The Shampoo has a great smell and lathered up very well. The conditioner left my hair very soft and relaxed but not weighted down.
Infused with active proteins, Finesse® Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioners help restore and strengthen hair that is dry, damaged, stubborn, or sometimes frizzy. The active silk and soy proteins penetrate deep into the hair shaft, leaving your hair more moisturized and manageable. Your hair will feel clean and silky soft, while being easier to de-tangle and easier to style.
Finesse is a brand that has actually be around for a long time (over 32 years to be exact) and I consider it a perfect product for millennial moms who are looking for a new and great product line. While hairstyles, brands, and trends have come and gone, Finesse has always retained its signature creamy, highly moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, as well as its much-loved clean, fresh scent. It’s not gonna break the bank and averages around $3.99 per bottle (or $ 1.99 at Wal Mart!) and can be found at local Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, and grocery chains such as Kroger, Shoprite, HEB, and Publix.
Interesting Facts: In a recent Home Tester Club study, after 750 female consumers with wavy – medium curly hair tried Finesse shampoo and conditioner:
–91% said they planned to purchase the shampoo and conditioner in the future
–92% would recommend the brand to their friends and family
Last, I chose to find some of the best hair accessories that I could wear with my workout clothes to the gym or to help pull back a quick ponytail while running the kids to school. I fell in love with the Hair Tie Bracelet by Maria Shireen and it has never let me down. Ingenious products always change mom’s lives and this one has been great at helping me to keep a generic style hair tie available at all times while concealing it in a pretty and fashionable bracelet. Maria Shireen has a variety of bracelets that are well made from stainless steel with a variety of finishes (gold, silver, rose gold, etc). I am obsessed with these bracelets and think that they are great dressed up or down. There couldn’t be a more handy product on the market for moms and I recommend this to anyone looking for hair accessories. For more on Maria Shireen and her Hair Tie Bracelets, click HERE or go to MariaShireen.com