Breaking Point 101: My Top 3 Tips for Getting Long Hair without the Damage

Breaking Point 101: My Top 3 Tips for Getting Long Hair without the Damage

It’s no secret that most girls long for luxurious long hair without all of those nasty damaged or frizzled ends. I must say, it’s not always easy to maintain healthy long locks, but I’m confident that if you follow my below tips, you’ll be on your way!

Tip #1: Get a trim every 4 months: I know, I know – you’re trying to grow your hair not chop it off, but I promise that getting a trim 4 times a year will help your hair remain strong and healthy. After all, your hair grows from the root NOT ends, so you need to make sure you’re chopping off all of the deadness in order for them to look full and healthy vs. brittle and dry.

Tip #2: Use the right Hair Care: Using the correct products really help restore your hair. I’ve been loving 180Pro’s newest line – the Length Revival Collection, which is ideal for anyone with long or hard-to-grow hair that suffers from breakage and split ends caused by color, chemical services and heat styling. The collection is designed to strengthen strands so damage doesn’t hinder hair’s growth.

And if you’re a science geek like me – let’s get technical. Each Length Revival formula has a powerful combination of 180PRO’s patented Pro-Peptide Complex™, which targets hair’s worst breaking points to help repair up to 2 years of hair abuse**, and a new reinforced Length-Lock Complex, which fortifies strands from root to tip to protect against breakage for longer, stronger, nourished hair.

Tip 3: Lower the Heat: I’m sure you know by now that frying your hair with hot tools will only damage it more. What I’d recommend is using low heat or letting your hair go natural. Or if you’re like me and have really dry hair, only style it with heat 1-2 times a week. You’ll definitely notice a difference if you put the straightening iron down and embrace your natural hair.

So what do you think? Will you implement these products and rules into your routine? Comment below and let me know your thoughts.

I’m Still Obsessed with #MillennialPink…

I’m Still Obsessed with #MillennialPink…

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You might remember I wrote a post about #MillennialPink a few weeks back. Well, guess what? I’m still not over it and as I guessed, this trend is here to stay. When I came across this TopShop light pink denim jacket, I knew it had to be mine (I guess love at first sight does exist after all). As much as I love it, I had a harder time styling it than imagined, so when I was sent these block heels from Chinese Laundry, I knew they were a match made in heaven.

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Shop My Look: The Slit Skirt Trend

Shop My Look: The Slit Skirt Trend

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If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good skirt or dress with a high slit. Who doesn’t love showing a little leg and playing homage to Angelina Jolie’s infamous Oscars 2012 red carpet moment? For those of you that don’t know what I’m referencing – you should – but HERE is photo evidence.

Anyway, that’s why I love love love the skirt I’m pictured in above – it’s super comfortable, a bit sexy and perfect for summer. You can shop my entire look below:

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Why I’m Proud to be a Millennial

Why I’m Proud to be a Millennial

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My shirt may read “1990,” but I was actually born in 91′. However, I needed to snag this shirt because I felt like it represented the 90s as a whole, and I especially loved that it labeled me as a millennial.

The truth is, I’m really proud to be a part of my generation. Sometimes as I’m sitting around having deep and meaningful conversations with my friends about life, I realize how far we’ve come from past generations. We talk with an openness that has been shunned in years past. We discuss everything including how the processed food we’re putting into our bodies is effecting our long-term health – to growing up in a time where we all have friends of diverse backgrounds – to our ambitions and life goals.

Mostly every friend I know has a side passion or “hustle,” where they explore their creativity and chase the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. And for that, I’m truly proud to be among some of the very people that are going to change this world. Are you proud to be a part of your generation? Sounds off below in the comments.

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Breaking Point: How to Care for Your Hair in the Summer

Breaking Point: How to Care for Your Hair in the Summer

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I’m so excited to be kicking off a brand new hair care series in partnership with 180PRO, which I’m calling Breaking Point. From now until the end of the summer, I’m going to be sharing tips and tricks for caring for your locks during the warmer months.

Most recently, I let my hair grow way too long before getting it cut. I generally get a trim every 4 months or so, but this time around I wanted long hair for the summer and decided to forgo my quarterly trim. However, I quickly learned that it wasn’t the right move because not only did I not to cut it, I decided to go even lighter. As you can imagine, going lighter damages your hair and when it’s already not in its healthiest state, it really takes a toll on your ends. Plus, it doesn’t help that I’m always outside in the summer. Much like your skin, the sun really damages your hair (Pro tip: Use UV hair spray to protect it from harsh rays).

With the mixture of dying my hair, sun exposure and a missed cut, I started to notice that my ends were brittle, dry and thin. I immediately booked an appointment to get it trimmed, but needed to do more if I was looking to really repair my hair. I’ve been using 180PRO products for a while now, but I decided to incorporate the Moisture Repair line and it really was the right decision this time around.

180PRO Moisture Repair is specifically formulated for hair that is dry and damaged. It targets hair’s worst breaking points and actually improves its condition with each use. After using it for just two weeks, I noticed a huge difference. I recommend using it with the Miracle Repair Damage Eliminator Leave-In Treatment because together the two reinforce proteins and conditioning agents in your hair to make it even stronger.

Often times, when people notice their hair is getting dead, they just turn to cutting it off, but never actually address the problem with the right products. Aside from using a shampoo and conditioner that helps repair it, it’s also important to incorporate quality styling products into your routine. Since I put a lot of heat on my hair (it’s naturally really curly), I like to use the 180PRO Heat Rescue Flat Iron Barrier Thermal Protection Spray before styling. It surrounds strands to help lock out heat to prevent damage before it even starts.  If you’re putting a lot of heat on your hair, this step is crucial to keep your mane healthy.

Aside from using helpful hair care products, I’d also recommend wearing a hat on the beach or covering your hair with a towel when you’re lying out to tan. If you take these steps, I think you’ll find that you’re quickly on the road to healthy hair. Be sure to look our for another post next month, full of more tips! In the meantime, comment with any questions below.

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