Guest Post! Easy No-Heat Curls by Jordi Gailard

My friend and co-worker Jordi came to work the other day with the prettiest waves. When I found out she achieved this beachy, gorgeous look with no heat I immediately asked her to share the steps on my blog. Here you go!


The No Heat Curl! (AKA The Lazy Girl’s Dream Come True)

Like every other female with access to the internet I can say that I’m on Pinterest a fair amount of time. Though, my favorite pins to discover are those that allow me to sleep in an extra 20–30 minutes before work. When I first discovered the sock bun trick it was a dream come true … so when one of my past managers, Amanda , challenged me to a NEW easy hair-do she found I was more than happy to oblige.

Step one: Shower

Shower and then sit around with a towel on your head drinking some wine whilst pinning until you hair is “towel dried.” If you are impatient feel free to blow dry your hair a bit, but make sure it’s still a little damp.

Step two: Use a wave enhancing spray

Pick a product that will help those curls stick! I bought Charlotte Ronson A Perfect Mess Beach Hair a few weeks ago at Sephora and could not honestly tell you how it should be used when I initially bought it, but I figured it had to be pretty self-explanatory if there weren’t instructions on the bottle right? … I’m a sucker for packaging. Turns out it’s perfect for this lazy girl no heat curl. If you don’t have this particular product you can basically use anything that is meant to “enhance waves” (I also like Wonder Waves by Garnier) or just use a light mist of hair spray. CAUTION: do not use too much hair spray or else you have a hard sticky hair situation in the morning. #Gross.

Step three: Wrap

Put a medium sized cloth headwrap around your head like all the cool hippy hipsters do. Once your headwrap is in position you are ready to start wrapping! This seems trickier then it actually is I promise. (Or maybe this just seemed tricky to me…?) First, if you have bangs I suggest pulling them out of the way and not including them because it just looks funky. Next, take a good section of hair and twirl it around your fingers, then pull up and over through the headband. Repeat this step on both sides of you head until you reach the back of your head and run out of headwrap. If my ramblings have confused you there is also a video for you to refer to.

If you have long hair you may need to MacGyver a weird little mini bun in the back and use a bobby pin to place it in an area that won’t bug you to sleep on.

Step four: More wine then sleepy time!

Step Five: Remove headwrap and finger through curls

Wake up, pull that baby out and BAM! Curl city! I like to just run my fingers to adjust but you are also welcome to use a round brush to fluff it out a bit (second option did not work out so well for me).

And there ya go! Thanks to Arantha for asking me to post my awesome lazy girl find and I hope you enjoy. May the lazy girl force be with you!


(Twitter: @jordanagailard)

Drugstore Hair Care Part 1

In continuation of my previous posts (here and here) about my favorite drugstore products, here are some fantastic shampoos and conditioners you can pick up at your local Walgreens!  I have either tried or currently use all of these products.  Stay tuned for great drugstore styling products in Part 2!


John Frieda Sheer Blonde & Go Blonder Shampoos $6.49

All the John Frieda products I have tried are salon-quality.  I notice that my highlights are brighter, blonder and shinier when I use either of these shampoos.  I’m currently using the Go Blonder.

Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Shampoo $4.99

I use this once a week for deep cleansing.  It rids hair and scalp of product buildup without overdrying.  It also smells like fresh green apples and the scent lingers on my hair.  It’s 92% biodegradable, has no silicones and contains sugar cane, lemon peel extract, green tea and acerola fruit extract…whatever that is!

Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo $6.99

This super hydrating shampoo is full of coconut oil, egg whites and coconut milk.  It smells like a tropical vacation and leaves my hair really soft and fragrant.  Organix bottles are eco-friendly and manufactured from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin, which is an added bonus to this delicious shampoo.

Neutrogrena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo $5.99

This gentle shampoo is full of olive, meadowfoam seed and sweet almond extracts that deeply hydrate hair.  It also smells really great.

Daily & Deep Conditioners

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner $6.79

This conditioner has all the same effective ingredients as the matching shampoo I mentioned above, and leaves hair detangled and super soft.

L’oreal Evercreme Deep Nourishing Masque $8.99

I absolutely love this deep conditioner.  I just ran out and need more ASAP!  It’s full of Omega-3 and 6 and it leaves my hair so soft and managable.  I use this once a week.  It’s also 100% vegan and smells heavenly.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deeeeep Conditioner $3.99

I haven’t used this product in years but I remember really liking it.  It won an Allure Best of Beauty 2011 Cheap Thrills award.  It’s full of Australian sea kelp, aloe and jojoba oil and is a  fantastic detangler.  Plus you can’t beat the price!

What are your favorite inexpensive shampoos and conditioners?