Every summer it seems wavy mermaid hair is back in! It's always touted as the must have style. But, how to get it?
First, know that I have very sensitive skin and horrible allergies. There are so many beauty products I can't use do to the fragrance (so many I'm allergic to) or me being allergic to the actual ingredients. That being said I love mermaid hair. I crave mermaid hair and there are some products I use to keep my hair shiny, soft and manageable so that I can create beautiful mermaid waves.
First, I look for products with sea weed (I also take Icelandic kelp supplements just to get the max help.) The reason for this is threefold:
1. Seaweed helps the body prevent absorption of toxic chemicals, including radioactive waste and pollution. It is recommended for use during chemotherapy, or after excessive X-rays.
2. The optimum nutrition in seaweeds gives better immune function, and revitalizes the body in many ways, promoting heart health, better digestion, hormonal balance, nervous system strength, and much more. (“Of the fourteen elements essential to the proper metabolic functions of the human body, thirteen are known to be in Kelp,“ says Dr. J.W. Turentine, ASDA agricultural scientist.)
3. Seaweed promotes the growth of thicker, more lustrous hair. (Some people even claim it helps to regrow hair!) It also makes nails and teeth stronger, and helps skin to be smoother and more even-textured skin.
One of my favorite shampoos is Bumble and Bumble Seaweed Shampoo. It's perfect for anyone although without a good conditioner it can be too drying.
Each of these has a corresponding conditioner, but none are very intense.
Bumble and Bumble Conditioner is actually more of a detangler than conditioner. It has marine greens that help nourish your hair. I love it for non-intense moisture (for those oily days), plus it has a light scent.
The Deepshine conditioner is a leave-in and I occasionally use it. It's very thin and adds practically no moisture, but it makes your hair nice and shiny and it smells so good.
2 Braid your hair into pigtails. When it's about halfway dry take them down. Your hair should have a little wave, but not too much. I do this one when I'm lazy.