The Ultimate Accessory For Fall ~ Shiny Bouncing Hair

What is the ultimate accessory for fall?

Shiny, glossy, bouncing hair.

Selfie time – my hair using Simply Smooth Magic Potion

After a long summer of slicked back and pulled up hair, fall’s trench coats and jackets, fluffy sweaters and long sleeves are best complimented by hair that has luster and shines and moves, stays groomed and doesn’t look constructed or labored over.

My hair while I’m working on a product shoot for a magazine.
Fall in Phoenix still has pretty gorgeous weather. Simply Smooth Magic Potion is keeping my hair smooth and manageable.

 For me that is quite a handful as my hair has a natural wave that looks like a really bad home perm. So I am completely reliant on great products to both give me control of hair that wants to take off in every direction, and to give my hair a super silky shine.

Simply Smooth Magic Potion keeping my hair smooth and shiny on a magazine shoot

For the past few months I have been using and loving Simply Smooth Magic shampoo and conditioner, and the Simply Smooth Magic Potion.

The Simply Smooth Magic Potion collection is sulphate free, paraben free, and sodium chloride free. For those with extreme gluten and wheat allergies, this line is completely gluten free too.
It’s color safe and seems to be able to fix pretty much anything.

The Magic Potion detangles, soothes and smooths, hydrates the hair and calms down any frizzy-ness. If you are like me and have tons of really thick hair you will notice a speed up in blow dry time.
My hair, left to it’s own devices, wants to fly away. It gets frizzy and most control products normally just weigh it down and take away the bounciness. Simply Smooth Magic Potion products make it incredibly manageable and leaves it super soft.

For the past week my poor assistant Katie has had to make a photo diary of my hair for this story, on an iPhone. No slick edits, no fabu-fixes, just me and my hair.

Today, walking out of the makeup room and heading out to set.
Behind the scenes in the makeup room today

Behind the scenes – in the makeup room today

Behind the scenes – today on set, shooting an ad campaign.
My hair is bouncy, soft and shiny, and in this light is looking brown!

The product line is keratin and collagen infused.
Read more about these amazing hair care products here


How To Make Your Hair Shine

Summer can be super harsh on your hair.
Everything from sun damage to chlorine to surf and sand
contribute to stripping the sheen from your hair and leaving it looking lifeless and lack luster.

Here are some great tips to help you get  (and maintain!) shiny, glossy hair.

1.) Brazilian Blowouts
I love the Brazilian Blowout! As a more permanent treatment it helps the hair to stay smooth and glossy, regardless of where you are. Your styling time is cut in half, so you have less heat damage from blow dryers and irons, and even the most vicious humidity won’t leave you frizzy.

2.) Use a shine enhancing shampoo.
Shampoo that contains jojoba, olive oil or rice proteins will work in your favor.
Avoid shampoos that strip the hair, and avoid “clarifying” shampoo.

3.) Use conditioning treatments that penetrate the hair shaft.
Plenty of deep treatments and conditioners really  don’t penetrate that deeply. If at all. Often they just lay product on top of the hairshaft, and then it just rinses away.
Leave conditioner on for at least 3 minutes.

Oribe Hair Products

4.) After towel drying the hair use a glossing cream (fine hair) or a serum (course hair) that contain Vitamin B5. 
Or any of the Oribe shine products.
Comb through the hair evenly. (My hairdresser has me start underneath and then work my way through so that I don’t saturate the top layer).
Saltwater sprays tend to leave a more matte finish to the hair, so if its shiny hair you’re after, they may not be your best choice.
After blowdrying spritz a shine spray if needed.

Oribe Apres Beach

On shoots I frequently work with hairstylist Drew Noreen, who exclusively works with Oribe products. He has me completely addicted to them – nothing, nothing makes my hair look glossier
than Oribe, and the smell is to die for. ( a thousand glorious, heavenly deaths…) 

5.) Blow dry your hair correctly – use a round brush and angle the dryer downwards. This helps keep the cuticle flat – angling the dryer up or to the side can lift the cuticle. Sliding the brush gently down the hair shaft while blow drying helps the cuticle to lie flat.

6.) If you color your hair have your colorist do a shine treatment to help your color stay fresh and glossy.