My Current Haircare, Cut, & Color
Welcome to the hub of all things pertaining to my current haircare routine! If you’re wondering what I’m using as of late in any of my reels, YouTube videos, etc. then you’ve come to the right place. I regularly keep this page updated with what products I’m currently using, how I use them, and why. I’ll make sure to include my daily concoction of products I use, tools I style with, and the brushes I use as well. All those items come together to create the perfect hairstyle!
I’m going to break this down into 3 separate sections:
I will also be including an extra section at the end of this post with details from stylist Chris Jones and hair colorist Emily Cooper from Salon Bugatti in The Woodlands, TX. Be sure to read through to the end for details on my haircut, color, and more tips to take to your own stylist.
1. Shampoos & Conditioners
Recovery by Virtue – This shampoo is a bit thicker and a little bit goes a long way. I love it but as someone with fine/oily hair I don’t always want this one on my roots so I would say only use it if you tend to have hair that is less oily and more dry.
Tonique by L’ange – This shampoo is tried and true for years by me – great if you have an oily scalp or buildup quickly between washes. It isn’t as thick as Recovery but I like using it on my roots and then Cascade or Recovery from midshaft to ends.
Restorative Shampoo by LolaVie – I came across this one at Ulta Beauty and actually saw it was being promoted by the actress Jennifer Aniston. She’s known for having gorgeous hair of course so I tested it out and I actually like it a lot! I didn’t need a hydrating shampoo since I’m set with the Goldie Locks one but this is a great shampoo to rotate with a hydrating one.
Ultra Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner by Goldie Locks – This is a very hydrating shampoo so if you have oily hair, you may not like using this often. I love that the ingredients are very clean and it does a great job of hydrating my hair without weighing it down!
faq: How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?
I typically wash my hair every three days; thanks to this concoction, my styles last me until the next wash, with a few products in between on day 2 and 3 hair to help control static, oil, etc. When I do wash, I don’t always use conditioner or a deep conditioning treatment – if my hair is feeling hydrated, healthy, and soft, I usually will forego the conditioner but I’ll still use my daily concoction afterwards. These help with frizz, volume, holding a curl, battling humidity, and they provide hydration. HOWEVER if my hair is feeling a little more dry or there’s breakage that I can feel, I will make sure to follow up with conditioner after shampooing my hair in the shower.
2. What I Use Before Blow Drying
Now when I say daily concoction, I don’t mean it literally – just on the days when I wash and blow dry before styling. I’ve been able to train my hair to go longer in between washes so I typically wash my hair every three days and on wash day is when I’ll use my concoction. I love using these four hair care products each time as they each have something to offer when styling short hair or any hair for that matter. Most of the products included are from L’ange and can be found on their website under the Hair Care tab where you can also view other L’ange hair products for different hair types. My daily concoction consists of the following four products:
Swell thickening cream & Sorbet leave-in balm together offer frizz control, help holding a curl, hydration, and added shine/softness. The Salt & Sea spray provides texture for hair and the Create 6 in 1 Styling Cream is the cherry on top for texture and heat protection.**
One analogy I like to use when talking about hair and using the right products for it is it’s like seasoning your meat. You wouldn’t throw the meat directly on the grill without the proper marinades or seasonings – the same goes for hair! Using the right products before blow drying is going to help your hair hold a curl and helps style to last longer.
3. My Styling Tools
I say tools to style “short hair” because these are what I’ve tested and loved for my own short hair. I can’t say too much for those with longer hair but I will encourage you to experiment and test out products to find what your hair likes as well as needs. Remember that what works for some may not work for others!
There are a few different curling tools I enjoy using and regularly rotate through them depending on the curl I want for the day. Above are all tools by L’ange that I have tried & love for styling short hair whether it’s curling, at-home blowout, or a sleek straight look for the day.
The flat iron I used to use by L’ange is no longer made so I’ve been on the hunt for a solid one to share with you all. One option is a flat iron I recently bought and tried out – NuMe Tourmaline Flat Iron if you’re in need of a solid flat iron.
The Rootie is a tool I’ve shown on my social channels & tutorials – I like using this to add volume at the root of my hair before styling.
faq: How Do You Keep Your Hair Healthy?
I get asked about how I keep my short hair healthy and truly the answer is I feed my hair! If you keep up with me elsewhere besides just my blog, you’ve probably heard or read my posts stating “feed your hair.” What I mean by this is dig deep and find what your hair needs for styling purposes and always make sure to keep it hydrated. One of the easiest ways to do this is by drinking lots of water and keeping your body hydrated in that sense but your hair will also tell you what it needs if you pay close attention. Your ends may be a little dry or there might be breakage – does it need some oils for hydration or a deep conditioning treatment? Does it simply need a trim to keep things in order? If you listen close enough, you’ll hear what your hair is hungry for!
Aren’t sure which haircare products are right for you? Check out this Healthy Hair Guide I created to help give a bit more direction into finding what products are right for styling hair, maintaining it, and giving your hair what it needs. I also have a L’ange Hair Care Guide I created as L’ange hair products have been my jam for a while and I’ve been able to test their products pretty well over the years!
4. What I Use After Blow Drying
Here are some extra hair/haircare products I like to use in between things, depending on how my hair is feeling. These extras can be anything from pomade to create more separated curls to dry shampoos for battling any oil in between washes. I’ve also made sure to include some products for hold after styling too and the links to shop if you’re wanting to try them out at all. I don’t use these every time I style, it just depends on the day and the look I’m going for.
styling aid: Pastes
Semi-Matte Putty by Atlas – This paste is perfect for men’s hair but can double for women’s hair. It’s quite tacky and can definitely give short hair a piecey look.
Badlands by R+Co. – Badlands is the most unique out of the four pastes above. It’s meant to be a dry shampoo pomade but must be used in a specific way for best results, especially when using it on the roots. I love the gritty texture it adds for the ends of my hair when styling.
Salt & Sea Pomade by L’ange (DISCONTINUED) – If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ll recognize this one as I’ve loved this for some time now. This is probably my favorite of them all for having medium-fine hair and lots of it. I love the tack it has but also the ability to use it closer to my root without making it feel greasy.
6-in-1 Styling Paste by Virtue – This one has a creamier consistency and would definitely keep it at the tips of the hair only. It does a great job of giving the hair a piece-y look without the grit so if you want more soft/less texture in your hair, this is the way to go.
styling aid: for Volume & Hold
Beach Club Texture Spray by IGK – I love this spray for texturizing styles and adding a bit of product to help hair hold its style without feeling too heavy.
No. 26 by Kenra – I’m picky with what hairsprays I use and have tested many, this one included. I think it works great and it does have a super strong hold so keep that in mind if you’re looking to try it out.
No. 14 by Kenra – If you don’t love the super strong hold No.26 has to offer, you might enjoy No.14 more. This hair product has a light hold and won’t weigh your hair down.
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Stardust dry shampoo powder by L’ange – lightweight powder dry shampoo to help styles and hair last between washes.
All In the Details: The Cut, Color, & Maintenance
And we are back to a BLUNT BLONDE BOB!
Going from lighter to darker is easy, but also going to dark back to light really takes some work. It’s not easy for the stylist to achieve their full goals on the first time if you want to keep healthy hair. Which is a MUST for me!
When we cut my hair this time around, we knew we wanted a blunt bob since that was something I’ve really liked from all the haircuts Chris has given me. If you’re new here, most of my haircuts are done more for education’s sake to help teach how to communicate clearly with your stylist, find what you want, and be happy once you go home.
To see more regarding my hair maintenance and hairstyles, check out my hair guide on Instagram by clicking this link: https://www.instagram.com/jocelyn.mcclellan/guide/chris-jones-emily-cooper-hair-cut-and-color/17965744534946014/
Details on the Color from Emily Cooper (@emilycooper_hair)
Below are details on the new color done by the amazing Emily Cooper (@emilycooper_hair on Instagram) – check it out so you know exactly what was done!
Emily had her work cut out for her on this one! My head was so heavy with all the fouls. She will be doing her own reel regarding everything she did and Chris will be giving his own take on the cut so follow them on Instagram @emilycooper_hair and @chrisjones_hair for more as they’re super educational in all they do.