How to Create a Sleek & Smooth High Ponytail

Lately, I’ve been totally crushing on sleek ponytails. Many of us think that ponytails are for those days when you just don't have time to do your hair or that it's something that you throw your hair into after the gym.

Ponytails can make quiet a statement.  Ponytails are perfect in showing off flawless makeup or to make a statement with your clothing since you won't be hiding behind your hair. It’s definitely a way to make yourself noticeable! In recent times, the ponytail has made a huge comeback with stars like Kim Kardashian and Blake Lively rocking the hair-do!


Steps for Achieving a Sleek Ponytail:

1.  If you have extremely thick hair like me run a straightener through your hair OR you can always blow dry your hair straight.

2.  Using an elastic, gather all hair into a high ponytail (or into the height which you want).

3.  Take your favorite hair spray and hair spray your head lightly.  If you’re not a fan of hair spray you can always use a light-hold hair gel.

4.  Using a fine tooth comb, comb the top and sides of your hair until your hair looks perfectly smooth and sleek.


Tips & Tricks for Achieving a Sleek Ponytail:

Tilt Your Head Back – Tilting your hair back when pulling your hair into a ponytail creates a tighter hold.  This also keeps the hair underneath from slipping out (especially with baby hairs!). 

Use a New Elastic Make sure you’re using a new elastic or an elastic that’s tight .

Let's Get Fancy  If you want to get a little bit fancy, you can take a small piece of your hair from the underside of the ponytail and wind it around the base of the ponytail to cover the elastic.  Then pin into place for a long-lasting hold!

Hair Trend Summertime Braids

With all this heat and humidity on the East Coast the last couple of days, I really wanted my hair out of my face but wanted my hair to look put together at the same time. What I needed was a quick, easy, and low maintenance hair style.

So what did I do? I created simple look that has a braid and a low bun. Here's the look from the side:


The look is super easy to achieve. Here's how you do it:

1. Create a side part with a comb (You can use towel dried hair, blow dried hair, or hair that hasn't been washed for a day)
2. At the start of the part, take the front section of hair and start braiding. Make sure you start taking pieces of hair and incorporating it into the braid (like a small french braid)
4. When the braid gets near your ear, take all your hair and secure with an elastic so it's in a low ponytail
5. Twist hair into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

As other options you can leave your hair in a ponytail without a low bun or you can braid the rest of your hair.

Product Review: Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray

Many Indian women either have naturally stick straight hair or extremely thick frizzy hair. I unfortunately I have been blessed (I use that term loosely) on the later. My hair is extremely thick, wavy, and frizzes up very easily.

I'm always on the hunt for a straightening spray that not only helps to straighten my hair but will also protect my hair. Basically a two in one product. I was in CVS a month ago and was looking for a product to use in my hair before using a flat iron. I stumbled upon the Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray by Organix.


On the bottle, this product says it does the following:

"Rich coconut oil along with lush keratin proteins strengthen and soften the hair, while avocado oil and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle to hold straight, strong tresses, finishing with a brilliant glow and luminescent shine." 

Doesn't it sound wonderful? 

My hair before using the Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray: 


My hair after using the Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray: 


For those that are concerned with this product damaging your hair, this product is both sulfate and formaldehyde free.  My hair felt so much more softer after using this product.  This product is lightweight and does not weight down your hair or make your hair sticky.  As an added bonus is smells aaaaamazing like coconut!! 

How do you use this product? I run a hair brush through my hair to remove any tangles and then I part my hair into sections. I lightly spray the product onto my hair section by section and then let the product dry.  Then I go in with my flat iron like I would normally. I can fully straighten my hair in about 15 minutes! My hair pretty much stays straight all day and I've gotten so many compliments on it. 

I would recommend this product to everyone!

Product Review: Bumble and Bumble Straight Shampoo, Conditioner, Blow Dry Cream

I'm always on the hunt for shampoo, conditioner and blow dry styling balm that will leave my hair looking like a movie stars, you know - silky, smooth and straight.  I unfortunately have typical indian hair which is coarse, thick, and wavy.  Basically it's a crazy mess when it's not tame.  When I was at Sephora two weeks ago their 500 point gift was the BB Straight Set with comes with the Shampoo, Conditioner, and Blow Dry Styling Balm.  The Straight Shampoo (retails $31.00 for 8.5 oz) , Straight Conditioner ($34.00 for 8.5 oz) and Straight Blow Dry (retails $16.00). 


The shampoo and conditioner smell amazing!  I used a little amount of shampoo in my wet hair and it worked into a great lather.  As an added bonus, the shampoo is sulfate free.  I then rinsed the shampoo out and followed with the conditioner by leaving the conditioner in my hair for a few minutes before rinsing.  Although I did like these products, I think I could have achieved the same great smell and feel with other cheaper products.


The blow dry styling balm is lightweight and heat-activated.  I am extremely picky about the straight creams I use in my hair since they are expensive and rarely seem to work.  I always have to bring out my straightening iron for that sleek look.  However, by using this product I am able to cut out the straightening time as this product leaves my hair straight, silky and smooth.  Also, you just need a little bit (pea size) to work into your hair.  If you use to much your hair will instead look oily and greasy. 


Overall, I am glad I tried this product.  I would not invest in the shampoo and conditioner since I can use a lower cost option to achieve the same result.  I would however invest in the Blow Dry Styling Balm as it left my hair straight, smooth, and silky!

DIY Avocado Hair Mask For Amazing Hair!

Happy Friday beauties! You guessed what today is... DIY Friday! So today I will be telling you how to make a hair mask that's super easy with all natural ingredients you can find in your kitchen! This mask is the Avocado Hair Mask. Avocados contain vitamins and contains oil which hydrate the hair.

What you need:
1. 1 Ripe Avocado
2. 1 Tbsp Honey
3. 2 Tbsp Almond Oil (or Olive Oil)

Scoop the insides out of an avocado and mash in a bowl. Then add a tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of almond oil into the bowl.  If you do not have almond oil you can use olive oil. Mix together all ingredients. Put on your hair for 20-25 minutes then rinse off in the shower with warm water.  To avoid this mask from getting messy I would put a shower cap over your hair or saran wrap. This mask will leave your hair feeling smooth and silky!!