Boho Curls with USmooth

I can’t even tell you how many YouTube videos I’ve watched with some combination of the following words: messy, curls, wavy, lob, boho, and waves. And while I definitely don’t consider myself an expert, I feel like I’ve finally gotten into a groove with my hair. So I thought I’d share what I’ve learned and some of the products that have helped me figure it out.

volumizing products usmooth

USmooth is a haircare line I recently discovered that does an amazing job. I use the volumizing line, and every product smells like heaven. Not even kidding. I like the way the shampoo and conditioner makes my hair feel. As someone with pretty straight hair, it can be hard to find a product that doesn’t leave my hair looking greasy by the end of the day. But I’ve also taken it too far and purchased products so focused on “clean” that my hair ended up seriously dry. These strike a nice balance.

volumizing products usmooth

After washing and towel drying, I workΒ the plumping serum into my hair and let it finish drying. I do think the combination gives me a boost of volume after it’s dry.

boho curls wavy lob usmooth

When I first started teaching myself to do messy curls I was doing it with a straightener. I liked the result, but it was pretty finicky, and I wanted to see what would happen when I used a curling iron. I got the 1.25″ barrel from USmooth and it does a great job with looser curls. It has a good range of heat, I don’t even have to use the hottest setting like I have with other products in the past.

boho curls wavy lob usmooth
boho curls wavy lob usmooth

Once I’ve got it all curled, I give it a good spray with the USmooth firm hold hairspray and toss it with my fingers to separate them out and give it that messy look.

boho curls wavy lob usmooth

boho curls wavy lob usmooth

And that’s it! I can do the whole process in about 15 minutes and it stays all day–sometimes into the next morning, too.Β Not that I would ever do that.

boho curls wavy lob usmooth

boho curls wavy lob usmooth

disclaimer: this post was sponsored but the opinions were my own.


Just Peachy

What I wouldn’t do for a skinny peach stucco like this one. Also even when it’s appropriate this emoji makes me giggle 🍑

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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day to all my ladeez out there! I’m constantly inspired by and grateful for all of the women in my life. To the women who brought me into this world: My strong mama and grandmothers 💪 To my friends, the women I’ve chosen to keep close, who are yes, ballers, but they’re also deeply caring and loyal. And to the women I’m privileged to meet and work with every day as a freelancer. To the models, fashion designers, shop owners, makeup artists, interior designers, and fellow photographers out there. I’m daily meeting new women who are crushing it with their craft, and they’re also funny and smart and kind and so very inspiring. Here’s to you.