My New Spring Routine
Is it just me, or do a little bit of sunshine and a good hair day instantly transform your mood? Ever since I had Summer in September, I’ve developed the bad habits of staying indoors for most of the day. While I love my home, there’s something so refreshing about getting out in the sunny weather – especially when there’s still a slight breeze in the spring air! I’ve been trying my best to go outdoors and enjoy the spring sunshine at least once a day, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much better it makes me feel. Who knew changing such a small habit could great such a big effect in my mood?
Whether I’m taking an afternoon stroll around our neighborhood with Summer or grabbing lunch with friends, the extra dose of sunshine always cheers me up. In addition to making more of an effort to go outside each day, I am also trying my best to spend a little bit of time getting completely dressed each day. Since I work from home with my baby girl, sometimes it seems silly for me to take time out of my morning to put on an outfit, style my hair, and put on makeup; however, I have noticed that when I do take the time to get ready, I am insanely more productive throughout the day.
I think it has something to do with intentionally starting the day on the right foot. When I move from my bed to my desk in the morning but stay in my leggings and messy bun, there isn’t much of an official start to the day. Getting up and getting dressed helps me wake up, think about everything I want to accomplish throughout the day, and it provides the bonus of helping me feel more confident. It’s just another small habit that creates a big effect on my mood!
Since I’ve gotten my groove back with my daily beauty routine, I have been testing out new beauty products like a mad woman. Get ready for TONS of new beauty finds on the blog throughout the next few months because I have found some truly amazing products, including a new-to-me line of hair products from Hair Cuttery. As a natural blonde who’s constantly in hot and humid weather, I’m always on the lookout for products that add moisture to my hair and fight frizz. The Redken All Soft collection delivers on both counts.
If you have normal to dry hair and are looking for a new shampoo and conditioner combo that will leave your hair super soft, the Redken All Soft line is going to be right up your alley. It’s formulated for normal to dry hair, and it provides the perfect amount of moisture and shine to revive dry and brittle hair without weighing it down too much. The Redken All Soft Shampoo has a hair softening formula including argan oil, and you guys are going to die when you feel how rich the lather is. I consider myself to be a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to moisturizing hair products, and I was shocked when I first applied this shampoo to my hair. The lather is so thick, and it truly feels so moisturizing on your locks. The shampoo’s RCT Protein Complex treats your hair to make it softer, shinier, and more manageable. It’s honestly a great shampoo for everyday use.
The matching Redken All Soft Conditioner is another winner. It also features argan oil and RCT Protein Complex, and it helps to soften, replenish, and detangle your hair without robbing your hair of precious volume. This conditioner is great for adding moisture to your hair in the warmer months when your hair tends to flatten in the sweltering heat. If you’d like to see my thoughts on other Redken hair products, definitely read my review of the Redken Extreme shampoo and conditioner.
If you want a quick intensive conditioning treatment, you might want to check out the Redken All Soft Mega Mask. The bottle features a dual-chamber design with two different formulas, and when you squeeze out the product, they combine to form the perfect deep conditioning treatment featuring an RCT Protein Complex to restore your hair’s softness, shine, and suppleness. After I was my hair, I lightly towel-dry it and apply a generous dollop of this product on my hair and allow it to sit for 3-5 minutes before rinsing it off. It’s a surprising product because the formula is so lightweight that it initially feels like it wouldn’t be very moisturizing, but it actually provides 15x more conditioning power.
During my first application, I was a little bit skeptical, but oh man- did my opinion ever change after rinsing this product out five minutes later! I couldn’t believe how silky smooth my hair felt, and it styled like a dream that day. I have fine hair, and this treatment didn’t weigh my hair down it all. It simply left it soft and rejuvenated. It’s recommended to use this product on every 3rd wash or whenever your hair needs intensive conditioning. I would highly recommend this product if you need to quickly revive your hair and give it a huge dose of moisture! If you’re curious about the Redken Mega Mask range, you can also see my read my review of the Redken Extreme Mega Mask.
As I mentioned earlier, I love moisturizing hair care products, so naturally, I am always up to try a new deep-conditioning hair mask – especially when it also combats frizz. As someone who has tried dozens of hair masks in the past, I can safely say that the Redken All Soft Heavy Cream is exceptionally good for several reasons.
First of all, it has an ultra-moisturizing formula to deliver intense moisture to your hair, but it does not have the traditional thick and oily texture of most hair masks. It has the texture of a normal conditioner, but the ingredients provide way more moisture than a normal conditioner would provide. Due to this unique texture, it rinses out like a dream, so you won’t have those annoying clumps of undissolved hair mask at the bottom of your shower. Secondly, I have truly been impressed with this mask’s ability to reduce the amount of frizz in my hair. When you live in an ultra-humid environment, frizzy hair is basically inescapable, but this mask really does lessen the appearance of frizz and flyaways!
I apply this mask similarly to the Mega Mask. I wash my hair, lightly towel dry my hair, apply the hair mask, and allow it to work its magic for five to fifteen minutes while I finish shaving my legs and washing my body. You only need to use this mask once a week, and you are going to love the results! To see my experience with another Redken mask, check out my review of the Redken Frizz Dismiss mask.
Overall, I have to say that I was incredibly impressed with my results from using the Redken All Soft range. It’s a great collection of moisturizing hair products that could work for a variety of hair types. You can pick up this line of salon-quality hair products at your local Hair Cuttery.
The combination of these products has definitely helped me have more good hair days over the past few weeks, and I was seriously impressed with how little frizz I experienced when I spent the morning on Park Avenue in Winter Park in this cute spring wrap dress. I am always a fan of spring florals, and this flattering and nursing-friendly wrap dress just screams spring to me! It was love at first sight when I saw it at the mall, and I knew it needed to make its way into my closet when I felt the soft fabric and noticed the flattering fit.
As a new mama who’s still trying to get her pre-baby body back, I truly appreciate that I can tighten and loosen this dress as my shape changes. Plus, this dress looks great whether it’s a tight or loose fit, so I’ll be able to wear this once I’m back to my normal size and if I get pregnant again in the future. Seriously, I’m just in love with this spring fashion find – especially since it was only $35!
Whether you’re a new mom too or just looking a girl looking to brighten her mood, I encourage you to change up your daily routine this week. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while just to catch up. Spend time outdoors, get ready each for yourself – not your plans, or pick up an old hobby you haven’t practiced lately. I think you’ll be surprised at how little changes can alter your mood in such a huge way!
If you want to switch up your hair routine this season, head to your local Hair Cuttery and pick up the Redken All Soft line. I honestly think you’ll be really impressed with the quality and results these products provide, and Hair Cuttery always has amazing deals going on with their salon hair care brands! You can find the closest Hair Cuttery to your home here, and be sure to keep up with Hair Cuttery on social media by following their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts.