Operation: Long Hair – UPDATE!

Hello everyone!
I am so sorry this post is over a week late!! I am trying so desperately to get back on a regular posting schedule…and a regular workout schedule while I am at it. ウソ。Well, I do have exciting news! I actually, well finally, bought my first DSLR camera!! I did post it on Instagram, but incase you guys are aren’t following…
image_1After a year of doing research and waiting: I finally have the Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D! I AM EXCITED. Actually, the product pictures were taken with the camera, so let me know what you think in the comments below!! The camera isn’t the only thing new though…my picture editing site is new as well! So please work with me as I try to adjust everything to fit the site!!

Anyways, today I want to share with you all how far along we are in Operation: Long Hair!! So, I officially started the operation in August with THIS post and I haven’t really done an official update since, so why not today!! LET’S SEE THE PROGRESSION!
imageMy hair has certainly lightened up! Since 2013, I have not colored my hair so my natural color has definitely grown in. I have not used a heated tool since our engagement photos which was in September, so it’s been a while. I also have not physically brushed my hair since December. My hair is really starting to fall on its own and it’s pretty straight then, so no reason to use a straightener or blow dry it.

I will say, however, that the winter really did some damage to my hair. It was just way too cold and dry and so my ends became dry and so damaged that we had to cut them off yesterday. I was horrified about getting the trim, but I had to face the facts…my hair needed it and my bangs were obnoxiously long. 悲しいよ。I had a mini heart attack when the hair stylist started cutting. Ugh.

So, what products am I currently using?
hair care productsThese three products are pretty much all I have been using since January…well, minus the L’Oreal shampoo. I do shampoo my hair every day, but from what I am hearing…I really shouldn’t. Argh, I can’t win!! Moving on…
essential hair maskThis is a product I have sworn by and I love it. I purchased the Essential Rich Premier Hair Mask from SaSa.Com in November and trust me, this little container will LAST YOU A LONG TIME. It really do work if you use it correctly which means; a two finger scoop, place on ends, and leave in for 10-15 minutes. It is the Ultra Honey edition, so if you’re looking for something else…they do have a shea butter and honey edition as well. This is super inexpensive though!!
tresemme shampooI absolutely love this shampoo. I always have some sort of Tresemmé product in my room or bathroom. Since I no longer use heated tools on my hair, I now use the Tresemmé Luxurious Moisture Shampoo and it is lovely. I don’t always condition my hair, so when I decide not to, my hair doesn’t feel stringy and dry after shampooing. It still feels soft and looks shiny. I don’t really have any thoughts on the scent or anything, but it works and that’s all that matters to me!
loreal shampooThis is actually a product I just received yesterday at the salon. It was quite expensive, but the salon owner suggested it and since I had a gift certificate…WHY NOT? This is the L’Oreal Absolut Repair Shampoo and I am not too sure how this will work on my hair, but if it will keep my ends is good shape, I’m excited to try it. Once I start using it regularly, I will let you know!

When it comes to styling my hair, like I said: no heated tools, excessive products, no brushing, and so on. I let my hair air dry and then throw it up into a bun or ponytail. That’s it…complicated, right?

Well, I hope you all enjoyed this post!! I PROMISE there will be a new post on Sunday and posting twice a week will resume. BUT next week is a huge event and I will surely be blogging about it! I am so excited because I’ve actually been working with The DC Ladies (as an intern) on this event and I want to share all the details but I can’t even though I want to. It’s cruel, so cruel!

Anyways, let me know if you have any tips on photography or growing out your hair in the comments below! If you have any recommendations or suggestions for future posts, go ahead and comment below as well or hit the contact button above. I hope you have an amazing weekend, stay safe, and always remember that you are capable of anything and everything! 🙂
Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae


4 thoughts on “Operation: Long Hair – UPDATE!

  1. I love this post!!! I can’t believe how dark your hair used to be \(o.o)/ so happy it is growing!!! It’ll be down your back before you know it! 🙂 and I’m in love with your camera, your pictures look amazing. They looked good before but now there is my clarity in the photos!!! Love you! xoxo

    1. Awww Thank you Gorgeous!! I had completely forgotten that I had dyed it black around that time, oh lord! I love you too dear and I’ll let you try out the camera on Wednesday at the event! 🙂
      See you tomorrow love!!

  2. Ah, remember my first tattoo. I went about it totally wrong and 17 years later i’m thinking about getting it removed or covered up. It was a bad design, bad placement, and heeled bad. This is a pretty cool tattoo and really great instructions.

    1. It was weird, the one on my collar bone healed much better than the one on my shoulder, but they still have bumps from healing. I appreciate the comment dear and I hope we get a chance to meet up soon!!

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