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How I prep and wear my hair for a Long Haul Flight

Going on a long-haul plane ride??  One thing I worry about (besides many other things) is.. my hair!!  I’ve got long hair and omg.. it gets so messy and frizzy when I go on a long-haul flight.

 

Here’s what I do to prep my hair.  Firstly, wash.  My scalp gets really oily if I don’t wash it and when it’s too oily, I don’t feel fresh.  If you’re going on a 12-24 hour travel, feeling fresh is key (for me, at least).  After washing, I condition my hair like there’s no tomorrow.  I only condition my hair from the middle of the hair length downwards to avoid my scalp being too oily.

 

Products for Long Haul Flight

 

After washing, I let my hair air dry.  While it’s air-drying, I add a little bit of serum, again, starting from the middle of the hair length downwards.  At this point, you can choose to braid your hair from the crown so that there are little to no fly-aways.  I usually wait till my hair is dry before braiding because my momma always taught me to have dry hair before tying it up or going to sleep – might be an old wives’ tale.

 

Here’s a few photos of how I did my hair for my recent trip.  I pinned my fringe to the top of my head to avoid it coming loose when I toss and turn in my airplane seat.  The key is to getting the braid as tight as possible to avoid it coming loose.

 

Braided Updo for Long Haul Flights

Braided Updo for Long Haul Flights

 

Braided Updo for Long Haul Flights

Guaranteed to have no frizziness and I don’t have to re-do my hair at all during my travel.  It also has great waves once you release your braids when you reach your destination.

 

Party ready?  I think so!

 

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam

 

P.S.  looks a bit like Lara Croft’s braid, don’t you think so?

 

Girl’s Night Out Hairstyle

I recently went for a friend’s Hen’s night.  Of course, with all Hen’s night, you obviously want to get dressed with all your girls.  With so many girls “fighting” for the mirror, sometimes an easy hairstyle is the way to go.  Here’s a girl’s night out hairstyle that you can wear.

Girls Night Out Hairstyle

Here are the steps:

  1. Comb through hair to get rid of tangles
  2. Loosely curl hair with low heat so that the curls are just loose waves – does not have to be perfect
  3. Scoop hair from one side of head and pull it back to your head and secure with bobby pins
  4. DONE!

Easy enough?

 

Here’s a pictorial how-to:

Girls Night Out Hairstyle

The great thing about this hairstyle is that you can show off your fabulous earrings and jawline because the hair is swept away from you face.  There’s something about a strong jawline that I love… makes a girl look sexy, especially if contouring is done right!

 

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam

 

New Haircut!

So… before the Lunar New Year rolled around the corner, I had to do the traditional thing and go for a haircut.   Apparently, it is bad luck to cut your hair during the Chinese New Year period and this period runs for 14+ days.  I was due for a haircut about a month and a half ago but I keep coming up with excuses or just forgetting about it.  Before my haircut, the length of my hair was up to my waist!!!  Plus, it took an extra 10 minutes to dry my hair!  Oh, the horror! (insert hash tag #firstworldproblems here).

Anyway, NO MORE DELAYS!  I booked myself at Artis Sydney at Bridge Street, Sydney CBD for a haircut and here is my new look, blow-dried straight.   I did ask for a straight look and then regretted it since it was a little too straight for my liking.  However, I previously asked for a volumizing blow-dry and it was the most fantastic blowdry ever!  A good blow-dry can really make one feel fabulous and I certainly did feel fabulous.

So, I told my hairstylist what I wanted – length, volume and a particular set of bangs.

I love my new hairstyle.  I wake up with voluminous hair and I did not even have to style it because it looks great.  Of course, if I want some more oomph, i just give my hair a 2 minute blow-dry in the morning.

Haircut

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Oh, the most important thing…my hairstylist’s name – Lisa McGinn.  Thanks Lisa, I love my haircut! 😉

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam