C U R R E N T | H A I R

Alright guys, you may have noticed my hair got longer overnight. No, I wasn’t taking hair, skin and nail vitamins for the past week and it magically grew…haha. My hairdresser and personal bff, Rachel {IG:@rachel.rush} had asked me about getting extensions to try something new. If you remember, I asked her to cut my hair almost 12 inches 2 summers ago and instead of growing it out and waiting I went for the instant gratification–HAIR EXTENSIONS!!!

| P R I O R |T O| I N S T A L L A T I O N |

Prior to Rachel giving me extensions, she highly recommended I get a Trissola Smoothing Treatment. There are 2 options: Option 1} Trissola True is a smoothing treatment like Brazilian Blowout that has waaaaaay less harsh chemicals, 75% less to be exact, than the Brazilian Blowout. Option 2} Trissola Solo treatment that has absolutely NO harsh chemicals. I went with the Trissola True because it’s the stronger formula and since my hair is more coarse and naturally wavy I deal with a lot of frizz, so choosing this step before the extensions was a no brainer for me to reduce blow-dry time since I was adding more hair to my already thick mane!

I’m very conscious when it comes to chemicals and Rachel is too, so it’s great that we don’t have to sacrifice our health for having sooth, sleek hair like we used to have to with the Brazilian Blowout!

Thank you, TRISSOLA!

Sidenote: Trissola is not a permanent straightener, it is just to smooth out frizz and reduce blow-dry time. However, you will still retain your curl pattern if you choose to air dry your hair. Also, this treatment is not necessary for you to have extensions, depending on your hair it may be a good option and lasts up to 3 months.

Now here’s the GOOD STUFF: Rachel is offering 25% off the Trissola Smoothing Treatment {regularly $300} for my readers in the month of January 2017 only. To book, call or text 972.838.7332 and use code “CHRISSOLA25”

Oh and here’s a pic right after the treatment: I couldn’t stop touching my hair. It was so sexy, sleek silky, and smooth.

| I N S T A L L A T I O N |

Rachel used the brand HOT HEADS which are TAPE-IN EXTENSIONS. I had only ever heard of clip and sew-in extensions so when she said tape, I couldn’t wrap my brain around having a tape in my hair…would they fall out easy? I was also a little nervous about what they would look like. How they would feel? Would the tape hurt my scalp? Even though I had all these questions, at the end of the day, I completely trust Rachel and she has never steered me wrong. She’s always keeping up with the latest trends and making sure my locks are always up to date! SO despite my doubts, I happily went. #trust

As I sat in her chair {her suite is amazing, btw} I just let her work her magic. I noticed all the different colors of hair extensions she would be installing {that word always cracks me up when it comes to hair} and I was like, “Whoa, these look bright and maybe too red for my hair…will they look good?” {see pics above} But as I mentioned before, Rach has never steered me wrong. 😉 As she began to install {heehee} them, I was blown away by how natural it looked, the colors blended absolutely perfect and best part is, no pain and they felt and looked like my real hair…

And just like that!

V O I L A!

{insert early 90’s, high-energy photoshoot music}

Again, no surprise that it looked fabulous because duh, it’s Rachel!!! I love that she completely customized my hair based on the look I wanted to create. Maybe you want to go darker, maybe lighter? I just wanted warm and natural. WHATEVER YOU NEED, she will make it look perfect and exceed your expectations, completely.

Now onto…

| M A I N T E N A N C E |

You will be pleasantly surprised to know that maintaining these extensions isn’t a hard task. I washed my hair for the first time exactly 3 days later. 2 things to note when you have these: 1} Not using conditioner on your scalp, just the middle and ends of your hair.  You can shampoo your entire head but conditioner will loosen them up. 2}  Blow-dry your hair IMMEDIATELY after you shower. Reason being, the tape will loosen up if wet for too long. If you’re feeling lazy, just blow-dry your scalp/tape to get it dry and let the ends air dry. As long as your scalp and the tape are dry, you’re good to go!

 Another key in maintaining these lovely extensions is going in every 6-8 weeks so that the extensions are moved up since our hair is always growing. You get them re-taped up to 3 times before you will need new hair.

So if you find yourself wanting these, I say go for it! I’m so glad I did!

T H A N K S RACH!

xxoo and M E R R Y | C H R I S T M A S, Charity

Dress: H&M In-store | Booties: ZARA booties | Hangbag: Celine | Sunnies: Ray-Ban Nordstrom | Hair + MUA for this shoot: Rachel Rush (IG:Rachel.Rush) to book, call or text 972.838.7332 for a consultation, Dallas, TX based | Photographer: Jeremiah Warren (IG: Jeremiahjw)

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