Fairly straight with a hint of wave
Thick, normal condition
Thinking about layers
Not very product savvy
Erin is pregnant with her second child and is looking for a relatively manageable style, although she mentioned being more than willing to spend more time styling her hair. This is a GOOD thing, considering she is definitely wash-n-wear. (She uses NO conditioner in her hair! Quelle horreur! My hair weeps at the thought!)
First off, let’s start shampooing AND conditioning Erin’s hair. Conditioner will help keep ends hydrated, reduce frizz and keep tangles under control. However, you don’t have to employ the ol’ shampoo/condition tag team in the shower to achieve hair nirvana. Many leave-in products can be used post-shower too!
Some of my favorite conditioning products (leave-in and/or wash-out) are:
Redken Color Extend Sun Sparkling Shield Leave-In Smoother, $11 (I’m taking this one to Palm Springs with me this weekend. Fantastic for protecting hair from sun and swimming!)
As for Erin’s new style, I definitely think she should keep the length. The addition of a new baby can be quite demanding, and I would hate for Erin to deal with the upkeep and styling of a shorter haircut.
I love the idea of giving Erin some layers throughout to create more movement and enhance her subtle wave pattern. Also, a few sideswept layers around the face would draw attention to her beautiful blue eyes and make her ponytails a little more stylish. (Let’s not deny it – the woman is going to be busting out some ponytails in the upcoming months.)
On most days, after using her NEW CONDITIONER, Erin should work a dab of a styling cream (such as Bumble & Bumble Styling Cream, $26) throughout her beautiful red hair and air-dry for a fun and wavy summer look.
Something like this.
Or if she’s in the mood to blow-dry for a sleek look, this would be fantastic.
Good luck, Erin! Be sure to send a photo update of your new style!