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EMPTIES: Spring 2019 pt. 2

I’m not sure how this happened, but I’ve been going through so many beauty products lately. I was trying to do a new Empties post every season, but I have used up way too many product these last few months. Therefore, I couldn’t wait any longer and decided to take an executive decision and do  EMPTIES: Spring 2019 pt. 2. Using up so many products over the past couple of months is a good and bad thing. It’s good, because I’ve been cautious about using up products instead of buying new things. The bad thing is that I’ve now iut of different products, such as night creams. So, I have to start buying some new products soon.

EMPTIES: Spring 2019 Pt.2

Keep reading to get a complete run down of all the products that I’ve used up over the last couple of months. Don’t worry – there won’t be a part 3. 😉

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IOTW: Split End Repair Mask

ITEM OF THE WEEK is a weekly series on Stained Couture that highlights a product I’m currently loving. This week: Eden Body Works Split End Repair Mask.

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Split End Repair Masque | STAINED COUTURE

This summer, like every summer, I have so many plans for my hair. However, like every summer, I fail to accomplish them. For the past couple of years, I’ve want to get everything from braids, fake dreads, to bundles to cankles. Despite me continuing to fail to get all the cute, protective styles, I do properly prepare my hair in case I do come through, one day. The main way I protect and prepare my hair is deep condition my hair weekly. My favorite deep conditioner masque that I’ve been using and loving is Eden Body Works Split End Repair Masque. Keep reading to find out all the reasons I love this masque.

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Current Favorite Hair Products: Spring 2019

A couple of months ago, I was having a real love/hate relationship with my hair. Actually, I feel like this happens at least twice a year and I’m okay with that. So, I did what I usually do, buy a ridiculous amount of hair products with the hopes that some or all of them make me feel like Beyonce with a fan; fabulous. SPOILER ALERT: All of them didn’t work. Although, they didn’t make me feel like Queen Bey, I did find some new favorite hair products. I consider this a fair compromise, TBH!

Current Favorite Hair Products: Spring 2019 | STAINED COUTURE

Interested in seeing my favorite hair products I’ve been loving? Keep reading!

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Goodbye Elastic Hair Ties. Hello Scrunchies.

Elastic hair ties have been my my BFF for what seems like decades now. Over the past almost 20 years, I’ve owned and lost so many elastic ties in different colors and widths. However, I recently forced to stop using them by hair monitor a.k.a hair dresser. After wearing them for most of my life (not overestimating), I was a bit hesitant about letting them go. However, according to my “hair manager”, they were actually doing more harm to my hair.

Goodbye Elastic Hair Ties. Hello Scrunchies  | STAINED COUTURE

Despite my inner turmoil, I had to focus on the bigger picture; strong and healthy hair. I mean, this is the reason why I spend so much money on my hair, which includes maintenance and products. Therefore, giving up elastic hair ties forced me to have to look for other ways to secure my hair without the use of elastic hair ties

The first thing I did was replace my elastic ties with scrunchies. Yes, those puffy circles of fabric that we rocked in elementary school are now things I buy and wear. Thankfully, 90s style is back. So, I’ve been able to find an entire slew of scrunchie options, in different styles, colors, and fabrics. Satin scrunchies are my new BFF. Although I still don’t like the look of them and they can look very childish, they are super comfy. Plus, they do a good job keeping my hair secure without the sense of being too tight or breaking my hair.

At night, I usually put my hair up, curly or straight, up in a messy, top bun. Actually, putting my hair up at night with the elastic ties was doing so much damage to ends. I thought I was doing the opposite; protecting my ends.

Now, at night, I moisturize my ends and put my hair up in a loose scrunchie. However, for those nights mean I want my hair to have a little curl and bounce the next day, I break out my satin rollers. I discovered these satin rollers in the clearance section at Target and it was the best $4 I spent. I moisturize my ends and then spray my hair with some texturizing hair spray and roll my hair up in 10 curls. Despite being them being so soft and satiny, these rollers stay in all night thanks to help of the hair spray. FYI, I’m currently using the Ouai texturizing hair spray to see if Ouai can work on more natural, thicker hair. Verdict is still out.

Do you still use elastic hair ties? If not, why not?

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Winter Hair Care for Thick Color-Treated Hair

When the weather gets colder, everything gets drier. This is very true for hair and especially thick and/or color-treated hair. When it comes to thick and/or color-treated hair, you need products that clean your hair and scalp without stripping it. Unfortunately, most shampoos do that without even trying. A couple of weeks ago, after getting my color touched up and an amazing scalp treatment, I still encountered some flakes on my scalp. However, I realized that the cold weather played a part in it, too. So, I had to find the right winter hair care routine for my thick, color-treated hair and fast!

Winter Hair Care for Thick Color-Treated Hair | STAINED COUTURE

After dealing with an avalanche of scalp snow dropping on my shoulders, I believe that I’ve found the right products to clean my hair. If you’ve been having a problem creating a winter hair care routine that cleans your hair without stripping it of it’s natural oils or your color, then keep reading. One of all of these products might be exactly what you need.

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