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Biosilk Silk Therapy
Since I have frizzy hair, I like to use a serum after I wash my hair to keep it hydrated and help define the natural waves. I’ve been using the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum for the last 3 years and I absolutely love it. My routine is to wash my hair at night and apply 1 pump of the serum to damp hair. The following morning, my hair feels a lot softer and looks shiner and a lot less frizzy. When I ran out of my last bottle, I decided to try something new. I’ve heard great things about the Biosilk Silk Therapy and it was on sale at the time.
In terms of texture, the Biosilk serum feels very liquid-y and oily compare to the Paul Mitchell serum. It also smells like a typical hair product, which I don’t particularly like, but it’s not too pungent. I generally apply a quarter size amount to damp hair and distribute it evenly near the ends, where they tend to be drier. After using this product for a month, I feel like it doesn’t really make a difference on my hair. When I was using the Paul Mitchell serum, I could actually tell whether or not I used the product on the next day. To make the Biosilk serum more hydrating and effective on my hair, I sometimes add a few drops of argan oil and mix them together before application.
I’m pretty disappointed that this product didn’t work for me. If you have fine hair that’s not too frizzy, this product could probably work for you. It’s pretty light so it won’t weigh your hair down. But for people with wavy or curly hair, it’s just not very effective.
-Karen
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Biosilk Silk Therapy

Since I have frizzy hair, I like to use a serum after I wash my hair to keep it hydrated and help define the natural waves. I’ve been using the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum for the last 3 years and I absolutely love it. My routine is to wash my hair at night and apply 1 pump of the serum to damp hair. The following morning, my hair feels a lot softer and looks shiner and a lot less frizzy. When I ran out of my last bottle, I decided to try something new. I’ve heard great things about the Biosilk Silk Therapy and it was on sale at the time.

In terms of texture, the Biosilk serum feels very liquid-y and oily compare to the Paul Mitchell serum. It also smells like a typical hair product, which I don’t particularly like, but it’s not too pungent. I generally apply a quarter size amount to damp hair and distribute it evenly near the ends, where they tend to be drier. After using this product for a month, I feel like it doesn’t really make a difference on my hair. When I was using the Paul Mitchell serum, I could actually tell whether or not I used the product on the next day. To make the Biosilk serum more hydrating and effective on my hair, I sometimes add a few drops of argan oil and mix them together before application.

I’m pretty disappointed that this product didn’t work for me. If you have fine hair that’s not too frizzy, this product could probably work for you. It’s pretty light so it won’t weigh your hair down. But for people with wavy or curly hair, it’s just not very effective.

-Karen

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2012 Summer Beauty Tips (Combination Skin, Wavy Hair)

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Hi everyone! Hope you guys are staying cool this summer. It’s been extremely hot and humid in the south for the past few weeks. It was over 100 degrees for the past 2 weekends! My acne-prone skin tends to break out more in this type of environment. Not only that, my hair becomes quite frizzy with all the humidity in the air. I’m going to share some of my tips on how to keep our skin and hair under control. (All the products that I mentioned are linked to an online source where you can purchase them.)

For the skin:

  • Skip the foundation and go with a BB cream (more coverage) or tinted moisturizer (less coverage). The last thing we want is heavy makeup in this hot weather. Many BB creams and tinted moisturizers also contain sunscreen. This can cut down the number of products you apply to your skin without sacrificing sun protection. I like to use the Skin79 Super+ BB Cream (pink label).
  • Use a toner every night. Summer is the only season that I use a toner regularly. It takes off whatever makeup your makeup remover and/or cleanser failed to remove and tightens your pores. I prefer using a toner that contains acne medication. I like the Biore Triple Action Astringent (recently repackaged as Biore Blemish Treating Astringent).
  • After the toner, apply a thin moisturizer. Just because it’s summer and your face is more oily than usual doesn’t mean you should skip out on hydrating your skin! My favorite daytime moisturizer of all time is the Olay Complete Lotion. At night time, I like the St. Ives Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer. Both products very light-weight and perfect for summer.
  • Use a mud/clay mask once or twice a week! I love the c. Booth Deep Cleansing Volcanic Mud Mask.
  • Change your pillow case and face towel every week. This tip is applies to all seasons.
  • Get your hair out of your face. The oil and dirt in your hair can easily cause breakouts on your forehead. Even if you don’t like pony tails, you can still get your hair out of the way by braiding or clipping them.

For the hair:

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Do you have any special beauty tips for the summer? Share them in the comment area!

-Karen

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My Hair Care Routine

Hi guys! Today I’ll be talking about my hair care routine. Managing frizzy and naturally wavy hair isn’t easy. When I was young, I wish I had the typical stick straight hair that most other Asian girls have. But in the past few years, I learned to love and care for my naturally wavy hair. The hair products that I use most often are displayed in the picture below.

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Garnier Fructis Leave-In Conditioning Cream: I apply this product in the morning when my hair is frizzy and needs some help staying in place. After I straighten my hair with my Remington 2-inch hair straightener, I apply the leave-in conditioner to the ends of my hair.

Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel: I haven’t gotten the chance to use this product very much. So far, I don’t like it as much as I thought I would. It works better with semi-wet hair than dry hair. Basically, you spray the gel and twist your hair into curls. The gel is very sticky and gives the hair a hard texture if the product is not very evenly distributed.

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum: This is my favorite hair product of all time. I prefer to wash my hair at night and use this product when my hair is damp. After I dry my hair with a towel, I apply a pump of the serum to the ends of the my hair and scrunch my hair to create more volume. When I wake up the next morning, the ends of my hair look hydrated and the soft curls stay all day long. This product also helps to dry your hair faster so you can apply this product before blow drying.

Aussie 3-Minute Deep Conditioner: Christine suggested me to try this product after I told her how frizzy my hair becomes. I use this product once a week. After shampoo and rinse, apply this conditioner and use a shower cap to facilitate the effect of this conditioner. After 3-5 minutes, rinse your hair twice (once with warm water and once with cold water). This conditioner has a strong pina colada smell so be aware of this fact if you are allergic to fragrance.

TRESemme Heat Tamer Spray: Before applying heat, it’s always important to use a heat protectant. I use this spray before I blow dry or straighten my hair.

L’Oreal Hair Expertise EverSleek Shampoo & Conditioner: Overall, I like this shampoo-conditioner combo. But sometimes the shampoo is a bit drying, especially in the winter. I chose this line for the frizz-control and the lack of sulfate and silicone. 

-Karen