Not A Hair Tutorial

OK, y’all. I have to clarify that this is not a hair tutorial because that would imply that I have a secret knowledge of how you should do your hair, when in fact, I do not (sadly). But, I have gotten quite a few requests from people to tell how I normally do my hair, so I thought I would share it with you!

First, I’ve got to say that I think the most important thing is to know what works for you and your hair. Experiment with different products and with not using products at all. Find people with hairstyles that you like, and more importantly, with hair that is similar to yours and ask them what products they like and how they style their hair.

My hair is thick and already has a bit of a curl and I am not a product kind of girl. In fact, I’ve discovered that most products simply weigh my hair down and cause it to fall more quickly.

I wear my hair piled on top of my head to sleep so I tend to look kinda crazy in the morning.

Example A…me in all my glory…


I’m still washing my hair everyday. I was going to try to quit this terrible habit, but so far I’m still addicted to daily shampooing. Can someone with oily hair please tell me what works for you?! I use plain ole’ Herbal Essances or some other drugstore brand- I tend to choose my shampoo by what smells the most heavenly.

After washing I hang out with a towel on my head for a while, do my make-up, drink a cup of tea, just generally let it dry a bit.



Then I blow dry – upside down and all around. One little trick that works for hair that has a little natural curl is to twist it as you dry. I discovered this trick a couple years ago and now I do it every time I blow dry. It really works to give your hair loose curls on the end!



Here’s how my hair looks after drying.


Then, the only thing I do that might be a little out of the ordinary is to use hot rollers. I swear by hot rollers and if that makes me old-fashioned or out dated then I’m fine with that. They give my hair a much more natural bend than a curling iron and lots of volume – which, you might have guessed – I’m all about.


I put the rollers in and within 2 minutes start taking them back out. If your hair is straighter then I recommend leaving them in longer, but my hair gets too curly. I’m not trying to look like Shirley Temple!



Then I flip my head over and shake it out and lightly brush through it.



The one product I do use is a shine spray. My favorite is Chi Shine Spray 🙂

That’s it. Sorry that there isn’t more to it, but I do recommend taking a step back in time and trying hot rollers. They just might change your life. Or at least your hair! If you want suggestions on which kind to use then you can email me at or leave a comment below! 🙂

Y’all have a wonderful day!




14 thoughts on “Not A Hair Tutorial

  1. It’s been so long since I’ve used hot rollers, but I have that same set! Refresh my memory, how do you put them in, top of your head, down? If that makes sense. And I love the twist while you blow dry, great idea!

    1. I really like this set!! The only thing I wish could be better is sometimes my clips will slip out if I put too much hair in each roller! Does that ever happen to you? Well, I typically start with the front pieces of hair and roll my hair under the roller, if that makes sense, then I go around my head doing the top layer then go back and do the bottom layer with the smaller rollers, for the top layers I use the bigger ones. I hope that helps! If you have any more questions (or if I didn’t answer your question haha) let me know!! 🙂

      1. I’m so excited to try out your technique, I’ve always done smaller rollers on the top 🙂 I do think the last time I used them I had the same issue when I tried to use too much hair. I feel inspired to pull out my hot rollers now! I’ll let you know how it goes 😉

  2. Drug store brands tend to cause product build up and that can cause oiliness. They have lots and lots of wax in them. I’ve found that using professional brands helps keep my hair from being oily. I love Sebastions volume shampoo! It smells delicious! Or Redkin just came out with a shine shampoo that is wonderful!

  3. Your hair is beautiful. I’d definitely consider this a tutorial. I have very thick hair with nice natural wave. I curl big sections and then run a hair brush through it to make it “fluffy.” Though your curlers would probably give me the same result with less work. (; Dont fret about washing every day. Yea, yea it’s “bad” for your hair. But as far as I’m aware no one has ever died from too much shampooing. I too have very oily hair. About a month ago I sent my man to the store with a list and on that list was my preferred shampoo, Aussie Aussome Volume. Well long story short, he didn’t buy the right kind. Shocking, I know. Well to my surprise I turned out LOVING the Aussie Moist Shampoo and Conditioner. I never would have thought my oily hair would be ok with something like “moist” in the title. But wow is it amazing! (:

  4. This “not a hair tutorial” would have fooled me! Your mane is STUNNING! Im so jealous of how thick your hair is. I’ve never tried the twists with blowdrying before, I need to try it! You’re gorgeous as ever, Em!

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